Donic Waldner Senso Carbon
Donic Waldner Senso Carbon reviews and ratings on this table tennis blade.
Approx. $ 65 USD
Ratings (rated 47 times)
There are 9 users using the Donic Waldner Senso Carbon.From manufacturer:
Reviews of the Donic Waldner Senso Carbon
ffxme said this on March 27, 2008:
Its a good blade, a tad faster than korbel but they are very similar. Its a bit stiffer too but still loops well, Its on the higher side of OFF.
skyline said this on April 9, 2008:
Very good blade with very good feel and control. I really love it!
Sage said this on March 23, 2009:
This is a very good blade..i would recommend it to any offensive person. The blade delivers exceptional feel. The very light weight offers for a fast stroke which gives the ball extra spin.
DonicDeclan said this on November 27, 2009:
this is an exceptional blade i use it with tenergy 05 and works beyond belief!!!
TableKing said this on February 9, 2010:
This is a great blade. I use it with Butterfly Tempest rubber and it works very well. The blade allows feedback on how you hit the ball, which I like. It is fairly light and is a good offensive blade. I highly recommend it.
Fernando Fachini said this on February 11, 2010:
I use a Donic Walder Senso Ultra Carbon and i would like to know something. I am using is with 2 old rubbers, The rapid soft. As i am hitting with the ball i hear a TOK TOK, sounds like a beginner's raquet. Is it like that or my rubbers are killing sow to speak my blade?
Puck said this on May 17, 2010:
Not the fastest between the carbon blades but a wonderful control.
Very easy to use for all players.
With the right rubbers it can be a powerful gun with a very good accuracy.
IMO: a FANTASTIC blade!
Nick said this on October 26, 2010:
This blade is a great allround/OFF-.
Its control is really good, especially for people used with stiff and fast blades.
Perfect with Tenergy 05, but I've never tried new FX yet...
kostadin said this on December 30, 2010:
Bad things(from my viewpoint):
- senso+st handle -> Head heavy, go for lighter rubbers
- Produces ugly sound
- Stinks, cant explain
- bad neck shape, I had to sandpaper it a little bit
- not best with smashes and flat hits
- didn't like it for pushes, tends to send ball too high
- flex -> very good looping blade
- has enough power from all distances
- still can be used for smashes and flats
- can be used for various styles
Overall impression: very good looping blade.
Jay said this on February 18, 2011:
Got it a few days ago , coupled with Mark V on both the sides and I must say that it lives up to the expectations I had about it.
I was a little worried about its control but well I am surprised that it provides so much control with the speed. It gives a good feel of ball rolling/hitting when you execute a drive or a kill.
Its a good All-round/OFF- blade , I am loving it !
Phil said this on February 18, 2011:
I use it with both sides Andro Revo Fire 1,8 mm. The blade is more than fast enough, i think people who say it is an allround blade must have very poor technique. It is definitely an OFF blade, but there are faster blades.
Good for players who like the larger sweetspot and stiffness of carbon. A better than average blade which can produce amazing shots with good technique. Not suited for defenders, because too fast.
symoniri said this on March 5, 2011:
very good blade, with good balance between speed and control. I use it for about 2 years with different donic rubbers, coppa speed, baracuda, and desto f2.
Joostveen said this on May 21, 2011:
It's the mozart of all the blades. Perfect control and speed. FH: tenergy 05 1.9mm and yasaka rakza 7 1.8 mm Bh. This combination works fantastic. You can do everything with it.
Anonymous said this on August 8, 2011:
I have been using this blade now for over a year and i LOVE it!
Yes it hasn't the speed of other carbon blades, but with the senso handle (V1) the touch is excellent; gives a great 'wood' feel. This along with the 2 carbon plies gives good control and great accuracy.
I have been using the Donic Copper X1 Gold (max) for my forehand and the looping is great, good dwell (med/med high dwell) at mid to far distance. The elastic nature of this blade (it is fairly soft for OFF blade) also adds good spin to the ball for loops. Pushes aren't its strongest feat; can go high and long but not too bad.
Overall a GREAT blade with great touch and feel. Its especially suitable for looping mid-distance and can accommodate a variety of allround to offensive styles to a point.
Nilanjan said this on August 27, 2011:
Ever fell in love with a girl who is easy to understand, caring, and at the same time, a firecracker in bed??
You got the same in TT, in terms of your girl, i.e., your bat.
One of my favourite blades!
Unless physically abused, this blade will serve you across generations! You change your playing style? No issues, change the rubber accordingly and you have your perfect TT bat!
Want to play defensive and spinny? My doubles partner plays with Sriver EL and 729 FX and the blade responses with loops and underspins. Want to play Allround? My mixed doubles partner playes with the same ply with Mark V on both sides. Want to challenge your opponent in terms of speed and spin? I play with this ply with Tibhar Genius + in FH (my favourite for some time now while using a fast ply), and Tenergy 25 in BH (my pace is stronger in BH due to the ligament injury on my right shoulder - yes I am right handed).
Ask my opponents what happens when I got a good day in "hunting". Lol!!
This is one blade that can be used as your first Carbon blade, and your last Carbon blade as well!
With Tensor rubbers, this blade can take up amazing kind of speed due to the two carbon plies tucked just under the top ply. I can certify that as I do use it. I have heard my opponents using very nasty words at me after they received my pushes against the service. For services that I could return from close to the net, my pushes worked as fast as lazy smashes, and the receiver had too little time to react to it!
I do get amazing dwell time to put my looping topspin across the board.
Do remmeber in mind, this IS a docile woman in your hand, but how you put her to use depends on you, and your playing style!!
A really FANTASTIC product from Donic!
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tt fan said this on November 10, 2011:
i think the reason why this blade was so controllable is the carbon was place deep in side, like inner fiber of butterfly. Hold the ball really well
EdoAP said this on November 24, 2011:
Wow control.. feel great, it feels of course slower than my old Gergely, Gergely is of course crazy speed, but with this blade you can attack very well with a lot of spin in your attack more than if you use Gergely, maybe because its not that stiff..
Handle is very comfortable..
On Forehand : Tinarc 3
Backhand : tinarc..
wow the rubber feels better with this blade, i dont know why..
A Carbon Blade for your first and last time, just change your rubber..
rabbi-D said this on November 28, 2011:
I've been looking forward to try this for quite a while.
It is a good blade. Not crazy fast, but fast enough. Handle shape is very comfy.
The only thing I dislike is the sound / and of course you can not put heavy rubbers on it (like BWII) or it will loose it magnificent control, but this is pretty much also true for all Senso blades.
I've found it best with a relatively light 1.8 or 2 mm rubber on backhand and Tenergy 64 on the forehand.
All that said, I will not switch from my TB ALC to this. On very high gear, it lacks some punch from mid distance, and it somewhat makes my conterattacks lame from there. If you can keep close to the table, this is a beast since it relatively light (at least mine - 82 grams).
My guess is that this blade was designed for close-to-the-table game, where it absolutely shines.
The_Coach said this on January 23, 2012:
This is the blade, the Mozart of table tennis Jan-Ove Waldner himself uses. Yesterday he won his 9th Swedish championship in Halmstad with it. He won his first 27 years ago! He played incredible well, fast footwork. - He made his 16 years younger Per Gerell look old. It was a tactical perfect game by the master himself.
Oh, the review...This is a fast offensive blade with maximum control. A little bit slower than M.Maze off but it has greater control. It behaves a lot like it in my opinion. It is a little bit front heavy, compared to the M.Maze blade, but with a fast rubber it will come alive. If you want a carbon do-it-all blade this should be among your alternatives.
James L said this on May 12, 2012:
Wow what a blade! Its got the power and the enlarged sweet-spot, but who would have guessed that it had so much feeling and control? Best blade I have used so far. I had the Butterfly offensive blade before this as well as the donic P power speed.
Shirazir said this on November 21, 2012:
Not much that hasn't already been said but this is a good looping/all-around style blade.
There's enough flex to loop from a decent distance whilst still being quite solid in the short game. The carbon layers are a reasonable distance away from the outer plies and makes this more of a "woody" feeling blade than a harsh, fast, carbon blade. The Senso handle certainly improves feel and you almost always know where and how you struck the ball. Of course, the hollow handle comes at a price and that's head heaviness; two sheets of modern, heavier Tensors like Tenergy or Bluefire can make this average weight blade feel much heavier than it actually is.
Overall, it's a good blade for just about anyone but there are better blades for specific styles of play. Bear in mind, Jan-Ove Waldner himself used this exact blade so don't run off blaming your losses on it; it's good enough for most of us!
reef said this on December 30, 2012:
this is most balanced (do it all) blade witch i have ever play. with right rubbers you can have amazing control in short game and finishing power at the same time. very good tactical weapon for tactical players
BlackDog said this on February 18, 2013:
My brother owns this blade, the Waldner Senso Carbon ("Waldner"), and i got to try it for a while. I own the model after this, the Waldner Ultra Senso Carbon ("Ultra"). I thought i would focus on comparing the two, since i am in a position to do so, and i imagine more than one person will be comparing the two when they buy:
CARBON LAYERS--The first thing i noticed was the difference in the carbon layers: the Ultra has the carbon layers deeper in the plies, like the Darker brand hinoki/carbon composite blades, or the Butterfly Innerforce blades. Only taking into account the feel, I actually prefer the Ultra. It feels more woody, particularly when not hitting hard. The Waldner feels closer to The way Butterfly's best-selling carbon blades do (Boll ALC, the Michael Maze, Viscaria, etc....), a bit of a "ping" to it, since the carbon is nearer the surface. The Ultra and the Waldner are quite different in this respect. I recommend hitting with both before buying if you are unsure.
POWER--The Ultra has more power from mid distance, so much that it can be difficult to control. The Waldner, on the other hand, feels solidly OFF-, as Donic advertises. For a carbon blade, the Waldner has great control, and that is no small compliment. No surprise that Ovtcharov uses the Waldner to reign in the freaks he has to play. It is professional quality, no question. If you are unsure whether you have the technique and experience to steer the wild OFF+ power of the Ultra, or if control is a clear priority for you, then i recommend the Waldner as clearly the best choice.
HANDLE--my brother's Waldner is a FL handle, my Ultra is ST. Though i have a preference for ST handles (and highly recommend the ST handle of either blade), i have to say the FL handle on the Waldner is the most comfortable, best designed FL handle i have ever experienced. I am a grown man with big hands, and small handles irritate me. The Waldner FL is fantastic. If i wanted a FL handle, this would be it.
All in all, the Waldner is a fantastic blade. I like it better than my own Ultra. It is particularly nice that it costs half to a third what comparable blades cost.
Well done, Donic!
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