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PostPosted: 12 Apr 2021, 22:04 
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Hi! Just wanted to know if this is a custom bat or pre-made. Wasn't able to find any info on google.

There's some blue ribbon rubber mentions but the links/ebay are gone.

Just wanted to get some info. Is this rare?


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Blue Ribbon isn't listed in the LARC:

https://equipments.ittf.com/#/equipment ... _coverings

It's either old, and has been removed, or is has never been an ITTF-approved rubber, so my guess is that's a pre-made. Funny because all of Butterfly's pre-made rubbers (Addoy, Yuki, Wakaba, etc.) ARE listed in the LARC.

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PostPosted: 13 Apr 2021, 07:50 
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Rubber does have JTTA marking on it though which i thought was a requirement for comp in Japan. At least for the blade, not sure about rubbers.


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Looks like an ITTF logo above the JTTAA logo (on the other side of the line) to my eyes.

How old is the racket? If it's > 10 years, Nittaku may have stopped paying the fee to keep the rubber on the LARC.

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The fact that "Blue Ribbon" is on the rubber and the handle has literally a blue ribbon hints to a premade bat for sure.
Also, several "Blue Ribbon" bats can be found online in a "Nittaku Blue Ribbon" branded plastic bag, which also makes it look pre-made (Blades don't come in such bags), e.g.:
https://picclick.com/Nittaku-Blue-Ribbo ... 20425.html
https://www.kaidee.com/product-359747946
This one also has "Blue Ribbon" on the handle:
https://produto.mercadolivre.com.br/MLB ... n-rara-_JM

But yes, the rubber surely used to be on the LARC, Nittaku wouldn't have put the ITTF Logo there otherwise.


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Where's the "blue ribbon" on the handle? Do you mean the blue-grey-white stripe?

I agree that it's very likely a pre-made. Time to go check the nittaku website again, and Japanese retailers.

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