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Author:  Arnie [ 12 Aug 2020, 18:43 ]
Post subject:  Sanwei SU - A new type of penhold blade

Hi everyone,

Sanwei has a quite unique penhold brand which is super comfortable, but for some reason, these blades are not promoted at all outside of China.

It took me a great deal to find and get a hold on them, but after trying it out I just fell in love.


My story started with this blade Sanwei SU-A9, I bought this around 3 years ago when I was still a basement player, this is still available on Sanwei's official website, however, Sanwei not producing this blade anymore and if you try to buy it they will kindly offer you from the new type of this blade. I know this because I liked this blade and wanted to have a spare one if anything happens so that's how I found out that there is a new version, which is on a whole new level. After that, I started investigating the Chinese Sanwei Shop and found all the new SU blades.

I will post a few photos and comments on the blades I have.

Sanwei SU-A9:
This blade is unavailable and not as great as the new versions.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing

There are two types of the new SU blade, the cheaper ones which are similar to the normal penhold blades but the index finger part is leaning so it's much more comfortable.

Sanwei SU-Training:
This blade is the cheapest version of the new SU blades, a premade bat with an even 5Ply all-wood structure nothing too fancy, but it's very comfortable.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
You can buy this from XVT on ALI express
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000447 ... 6e87PGYSU8

Sanwei SU-C:
This is the same as the previous but from a better quality of wood, still, 5ply all wood but the middle ply is much thicker which makes it faster.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
You can buy this from XVT:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000447 ... 71368KlPAd

The other type of these blades is the Numbered SU blades, where the left side of the blade is longer and contacts your thenar which makes the grip more stable and comfortable.
You can only buy this contacting Sanwei directly, I recommend Clark Mu([email protected]), he is super kind and helped me to buy from these blades.
The original website where I found the blades https://item.jd.com/31549452829.html

From these blades I have

Sanwei SU-2:
This is a 7ply all-wood blade quite similar structure to Fextra7. I haven't tried it yet.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing

Sanwei SU-3:
This is a 17 layer blade, 9ply wood + 8 soft carbon. I used it a lot and this blade is amazing, It's quite flexy and if you touch it's slow but if you hit hard it's becoming super fast.
Unfortunately, the feel is quite subtle, so you have to listen very hard to feel the blade, I prefer the all-wood feeling.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing

There are two more blades from this type which I don't own:

Sanwei SU-1:
5Ply wood 2 Carbon

Sanwei SU-5:
This one is a Koto ALC blade I couldn't find the specification, probably seven-layer.


So this is all I know about this SU type blade, I shared it because it's a remarkable craftmanship and I think it should be more known and also it could save a lot of time if someone got a trace on these blades and wanna find out more.

Cheers,
Arnie

Author:  aeoliah [ 04 Dec 2020, 18:27 ]
Post subject:  Re: Sanwei SU - A new type of penhold blade

I hope to read your review soon...

Author:  iskandar taib [ 04 Dec 2020, 19:01 ]
Post subject:  Re: Sanwei SU - A new type of penhold blade

Ah...

https://sanweisport.com/english/product ... u/type-su/

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Looks like several different wood options available. All seem to be "out of stock", however.

Also check out the "Type 96" - a similar "leaning handle bat". Though I'm not sure if it's penhold or not... "Easier for the beginning players of these who want to use holder bat not used penholder bat before."

https://sanweisport.com/english/product ... 6/type-96/

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What do they mean by "hangingbat problem", one wonders. I've seen "leaning handle bats" from other manufacturers. too - it's not exactly a new idea. Also if you're a left hander, you're out of luck... :lol: (I HAVE seen left handed pistol bats on sale at Eacheng, though..)

Iskandar

Author:  Aurelian [ 12 Dec 2020, 01:51 ]
Post subject:  Re: Sanwei SU - A new type of penhold blade

Sanwei are well known for their weird blades as the pisto grip blades, those are looking like some jpen blades.

I feel very comfortable with my cPen collection :D

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Author:  iskandar taib [ 14 Dec 2020, 18:18 ]
Post subject:  Re: Sanwei SU - A new type of penhold blade

I actually do have a pistol grip blade (it's the "artistic" one, with the red butt monkey on the face), I bought it from the Sanwei dealer who was exhibiting at the WTTTC in 2016 (which was the Year of the Monkey). I haven't tried playing with it extensively, though. Yeah, it feels normal for topspin driving, but other shots - pushes, blocks, chops.. I suppose one could get used to it. Also, serving could be a problem - you'd have to modify your grip to get the full swing of the wrist. I should get it out again and give it another shot. There was a high level player (probably about 1900 level) playing with one at the Chiang Mai club some years back.

Iskandar

Author:  TTES [ 28 Dec 2020, 15:27 ]
Post subject:  Re: Sanwei SU - A new type of penhold blade

I've just found Su blades on SANWEI official website which seems to be the new ones, I'm not sure if I can attach the link here but it's easy to find on the website anyway, in the Next Generation Blade section, and a new page of the description of the Su blade.

I also found a SANWEI Australia website link at the bottom of the official website, looks like it's an online store.

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