Avalox has just released some of their new ‘made in Sweden’ blades, the P900 and the Ruiba.

Here are some details and pictures, reviews will come later.

 

 

 

The Avalox P900

Excellent combination of specially selected 9-ply natural wood that enables high level allround offensive play.

These are some of my measured characteristics… these are not official specs as I’ve not seen these released anywhere yet:

  • 9-ply wood
  • Sealed wood surface
  • Weight ~85-90g
  • Thickness ~5.9mm
  • Made in Sweden

The sealed surface is a nice addition…I don’t believe the P500 / P700 have this, or if they do it’s a very thin seal. These blades are clearly sealed, giving them a bit of a shine, and it bring out the text as really clear. Here are some pictures:

 

avalox_avx_p900-bladeThis is the company’s stock picture (click on pictures to zoom in). Note that the final blade that was produced has slightly different text, in particular the addition of “Made in Sweden”.

Below are my own pictures, apologies for the poor lighting, I should have taken them during day time πŸ™‚

 

avalox_avx-p900-top-view

avalox_avx_p900_text

avalox_avx-p900-bottom-view

avalox_avx-p900-plies2

avalox_avx-p900-plies

 

The RUIBA Bloodwood Carbon

A 5-ply natural wood + 2 layers of high quality carbon. The specially selected bloodwood surface effectively maximizes the advantage of carbon power without losing the ideal feel of natural wood, allowing development of skill and technique to the highest level.

These are some of my measured characteristics… these are not official specs as I’ve not seen these released anywhere yet:

  • 5-ply wood + 2 ply carbon
  • Sealed wood surface
  • Weight ~90g
  • Thickness ~5.6mm
  • Made in Sweden

This Bloodwood blade has quite a strong seal too, which really brings out the beautiful look of the wood, while giving it good protection.

Here is the stock picture for this blade:

avalox-avx_ruiba-blade

Note the final blade that was produced has slightly different text, in particular the addition of “Made in Sweden”. Below are my own pictures, apologies for the poor lighting, I should have taken them during day time πŸ™‚

avalox_avx-ruiba-bottom-view

avalox_avx-ruiba-bottom2

avalox_avx-ruiba-text

avalox_avx-ruiba-plies

avalox_avx-ruiba-front

More details to follow as I check out the blade….

The Avalox AVX P900 and the Ruiba Bloodwood Carbon are available from OOAK Table Tennis Shop, the Official Avalox distributor in Australia.