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Donic Waldner OFF JO Shape

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Number of Layers : 5
approximate weight (g) : 82
Blade Type : OFF
thickness (mm) : 5.5
This is a limited edition blade commemorating Jan-Ove Waldner, who retired from competitive table tennis in 2016. To honor the "Mozart of Table Tennis" Donic crafted this limited edition blade with the "Drop" shape that was introduced by the Master himself. The blade is lightweight and comes with 5 plies of wood that allow for high speed playing with maximum control. This blade is made in Sweden.

Customer Reviews

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29/09/2023 This blade is still amazing in 2023 Review by Wasseem Khayrattee
Many moons ago, there was the epic and now the iconic Donic Waldner OFF JO Shape blade. This has two variation, the tenso carbon and this one.

This one (the Donic Waldner OFF JO Shape), is slightly slower that the tenso carbon one. But not that much slower.

I really like this blade. I think I got the perfect blade, having used Viscaria, Stiga Carbonado series - these two were too fast as the expense of good control/speed
and also I used the Donic Epox series - which seemed a bit slower than this blade.

What I like with this blade:
1) the sweet spot is the amazing control it gives, I can place the ball very very close to the net even when the ball is coming with lot of speed. Something which I could not do with Stiga Carbonado with the same rubber.

2) The grip of this blade is like non-others. For a Straight shape, it has a unique JO Shape that no other blades has. It is slightly bigger and round and very very soft in the hand. I just love it.

Caution: if you do not like bigger handle width, this might be a bummer for you.
(By comparison with Stiga Carbonado which has a much thinner width in the blade handle for the same Straigh type)

But if you have previously used any Donic handle for example the Donic Epox, then you will feel amazing.

3) The quality of this blade is 10/10. Good craftsmenship

4) It is much lighter in the hand if I compare it to Stiga Carbonado - with the both rubbers being a Tenergy

5) I can make very good blocks with this blade, it has been able to handle quite some different type of attacks so far and everyone seems amazed. But I, for one, know that the blade gives me a notch there for a clean block return.

6) Smashing is clean and impactful

7) (Bias) I feel the inspiration of Waldner when using this blade. :)

Rubbers that I saw was good with this blade:
- Tenergy rubbers
- Joola Dynaryz ACC (on both FH and BH)
- DHS Goldarc 8
- Tibhar Evolution MX-P

DHS rubbers did not feel good on this blade and not even Tibhar Quantum
13/07/2023 quite good Review by Dmitry Ostroushko
Racket well built
15/02/2023 Nice Review by Ouchy
Nice looking. Good feeling...
29/11/2022 Faster than a standard AR Review by John PAYNE
A great budget blade, faster than a standard allround.
30/03/2022 Good product Review by Ruel Rubio
For beginners.
15/02/2022 Very Good Review by Ruel Rubio
Perfect for a defensive player!
05/07/2021 Excellent blade,,, Review by Rajah Averilla
This blade can do everything. The perfect blade for me. I can generate lots of topspin and the price and craftsmanship are superb. I bought 3 of the same blade with straight handles.
10/06/2021 De las mejores maderas que he probado Review by Jorge Gonzalez poveda
Creo que es la mejor madera que he usado, y han sido unas cuantas, mango ST y muy cómodo y fácil de manejar por su forma.
13/02/2021 good blade Review by jiaji ma
it is suitable for T05 hard, balance power spin, and control.
27/11/2020 Tried, tested and trusted! Review by Ali Aosjah Muhammad
A very good blade of a very decent quality. Good feeling aspect.
One thing buyer should keep in mind though, especially if he or she prefers a lighter racket; this racket is light but it has a bigger surface area. When you apply the rubber, the weight increases exponentially due to the extra surface area.
In performance though, I have found this blade to be quite effective. Hell, it even sends back those shots successfully which I have normally given up on.
15/04/2019 Classic Review by Dusan Stamenkovic
Classic offensive (off-/all+) wooden blade. It has a great filling/control but at the same time, it is fast enough for attack with spin or flat hit from the middle distance.
11/04/2019 Good Review by jiaji ma
Good blade. The blade has been adjusted for 40+, the secode veneer becomes thinner, the middle veneer becomes thicker. Nice! I bought two of them, but there is a handle that is not very well-proportioned, Donic's quality control needs to be improved !!! Donic Waldner OFF is also made in Wood House. Why are Yasaka's products always better quality? If Donic's handle is square not oval, it would have been better.
26/11/2018 God of All Blades Review by Ravi
First of all, the person who came up with the idea of JO Shape was great (legend JO Waldner himself), not just because the way he played, but also because of his invention of JO Shape in Table Tennis Blades. In JO Shape blade, there are no annoying wings, plus you can switch your racket from Forehand to Backhand (and vice versa) faster, plus you have a better grip on your racket which provides great stability and control to your game.

Now talking about wood composition: it is a light weight 5-ply limba-spruce-ayous-spruce-limba veneer construction. Top ply of Hard Limba provides stiffness which works great on drives and blocks. Spruce ply provides the extra kick in your shots and since the inner 3 layers are soft wood, it gives you tremendous capability for looping.

So if you are an offensive all-round player (from intermediate to advance level), this can the best blade you can ever have to play table tennis.

Rubbers: Medium Hard to Hard Rubbers work well with this blade (as this is an all-wood looping blade).
Evolution EL-S Rubber (Max Thickness) on both Forehand and Backhand can be one of the best combination (as EL-S plays like controlled version of Tenergy 05, because EL-S has less catapult effect than tenergy 05), so EL-S is easy to loop as well as block.

After EL-S, if you want to upgrade rubbers, then-
On Forehand Rubber upgrade, you can use Evolution MX-P Rubber (max thickness) which can give you more power.
On Backhand Rubber Upgrade, you can use Evolution MX-S Rubber (max thickness) which can be little bit harder and fast on your backhand.
16/11/2018 57 Review by Daniel Andres Delgado Cabrera
Una madera buenísima de muy buena performance con buena velocidad t excelente control
26/06/2018 1 Review by Daniel Andres Delgado Cabrera
Muy buena raqueta para jugadores all around
15/03/2018 Good blade Review by palnt viet
Excellent in defense. A little vibration; good control and attack with hard rubber like H3 or Tenergy 05.
19/02/2018 Best blade Review by Agron Sverkaj
Best blade very friendly good speed and spin and very good control.
06/01/2018 Good Review by Huy Ngo Huu
Good feeling but decent finish only. Should have been better finished and sanded since they are limited versions. Price quite high
16/12/2017 Superb Review by Huy Ngo Huu
Weird shape. Good for collection. Hard and vibrant blade.
24/11/2017 Excellent Review by DO VAN HIEU
Nice good blade, my friend he get this blade from me never use butterfly supper mizutani jun after using this blade.
02/11/2017 Great Review by Frank Aguilera
This my third blade. Choose anatomic. Love it.
14/10/2017 softer Review by Achmad Haitamy
Beautiful blade.
Scandinavian design.
More softer feel compare to old waldner offensive blade.
21/07/2017 Good off- blade Review by Aleksey Loktev
Very well balanced,comfortable off- blade. I like it.
10/07/2017 Excellent Review by Oleksandr Skrypnik
06/06/2017 WJO LE Review by Dustin
I've owned two Waldner Senso Carbons in the past but could never get over the hollow handle vibration and slight carbon feel. This Limited Edition is all wood and has a solid handle. It is a bit faster than the WSC, balance is perfect and the feel is at the top of all wood blades. I don't think I've felt one unpleasant vibration. Excellent!

So nice I bought it twice!
06/06/2017 Very good Review by nemo
Center of gravity grips gently and gently swings
And bouncy with carbon
Very recommendable racket
18/03/2017 good Review by Jack Dong
good feeling
06/03/2017 good Review by Valery
хорошая основа за эти деньги. доставка супер
06/12/2016 Quality not good Review by Leung tony
I play two times, the blades was broken....
22/11/2016 Good Review by Yu Rong Huang
This is a good blade, stable but offensive, maybe kinda weak in today, but definitely a good blade
18/08/2016 Excellent All Wood Blade Review by Martin Bremke
Perfect Blade between WSC JO Shape (stiffer) and Rosewood XO (more elastic), so I would classify this blade nearly stiff. I use it with Tenergy 05 and T25 FX: Perfect weight of 176 g, great spin an speed, controlled touch and passiv play, also in countertopspins.
24/07/2016 Excellent Review by P L
Top quality blade, lightweight (78grms). This was made to celebrate J.O,s career and similar to the old waldner blades of the 80,s. I would rate this with the best. I was a bit concerned about the shape at first ie ball catching the top edge! but this happened no more than other blades.This blade is faster than the Stiga OFF C but a bit slower than the Rosewood. Still has plenty of power and very good control. Fitted with Airoc astra M 2.1 (FH), Barracuda 2.0 (BH) gave me more than enough power looping on both sides but still had plenty of control for touch, pushes, flicks etc. blocking is so easy with this blade. This is i bit like a Dicon with more control and lighter! Quality OFF blade! Also very quick service (3 days to UK).
Donic Waldner OFF JO Shape