OOAK Table Tennis Forum

A truly International Table Tennis Community for both Defensive and Offensive styles!
Live Table Tennis Videos Table Tennis News Live OOAK Forum Links About OOAK Table Tennis Forum OOAK Forum Memory
It is currently 20 May 2018, 19:33

Don't want to see any advertising? Become a member and login, and you'll never see an ad again!

All times are UTC + 9:30 hours

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Sanwei M8 Mini
PostPosted: 19 May 2017, 11:52 
Super User
User avatar

Joined: 26 Sep 2015, 07:15
Posts: 527
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Has thanked: 65 times
Been thanked: 79 times
Blade: Acoustic Carbon Inner ST
FH: Karis M 2.0
BH: Mantra S 1.9
I was taking the FH rubber off my "good" Sanwei M8 a couple of months ago when the rubber decided to take some decent-sized splinters with it, ruining the blade for regular play. (Yes, now I'm more careful to seal everything.)

Over the weekend I thought I would convert the blade into something like the Nittaku Sign Blade (about 130mm W x 125mm H head), so set about butchering the M8 and filling the splinter holes with Tamiya Putty. My daughter decided she wanted the resulting bat – she normally plays with an M8, so this would be a baby version that I think might be useful for occasional training use, particularly for working on footwork and contact, since it does require more concentration when playing, to ensure you don't miss the ball or hit your fingers.

IMG_8630.JPG [ 691.66 KiB | Viewed 489 times ]

Yes, I don't have proper tools.

IMG_8631.JPG [ 506.73 KiB | Viewed 489 times ]

From left: Nittaku Sign Blade, M8 Mini, M8

IMG_8632.JPG [ 793.82 KiB | Viewed 489 times ]

M8 Mini with a full-sized rubber for comparison

I've glued a used red sheet of old 1.8mm Stiga Agathon to the BH and a used black 729 Super Soft (which to be honest felt super hard and super heavy) to the FH. 10mm XVT foam edge tape finished off the bat.
The cut-down blade weighs 62g (down from ~74g), and the complete weight is 129g.

From experience, the Nittaku Sign Blade plays like a proper bat when built up, and I'd expect the M8 Mini to be the same. We'll give it a go this evening.

"Once you get past a certain threshold, everyone's problems are the same: fortifying your island and hiding the heat signature from your fusion reactor." –Doctor Impossible


 Post subject: Re: Sanwei M8 Mini
PostPosted: 19 May 2017, 21:24 
Dark Knight
Dark Knight
User avatar

Joined: 13 Dec 2006, 12:34
Posts: 31862
Location: Adelaide, AU
Has thanked: 1599 times
Been thanked: 1082 times
Blade: Trinity Carbon
FH: Victas VS > 401
BH: Dornenglanz OX
Looks great! :clap: :clap: :clap:

OOAK Table Tennis Shop | Re-Impact Blades | Butterfly Table Tennis bats
Setup1: Re-Impact Smart, Viper OX, Victas VS 401 Setup2: Re-Impact Barath, Dtecs OX, TSP Triple Spin Chop 1.0mm Setup3: Re-Impact Dark Knight, Hellfire OX, 999 Turbo
Recent Articles: Butterfly Tenergy Alternatives | Tenergy Rubbers Compared | Re-Impact User Guide

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 9:30 hours

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Roy and 4 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Copyright 2012 OOAK Table Tennis Forum. The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

Don't forget to 'LIKE' our forum on Facebook if you enjoy the content: