The Stiga Apex paddle is a great racket for recreational or beginner players that don’t want to spend a lot of money on a new racket, but still want a decent paddle with the ability to generate some spin.
Compared to some of its more expensive predecessors, the Stiga Apex handles its self extremely well. This is probably the cheapest ITTF approved racket you’re going to find. It’s also got Rubber: "Drive" inverted w/ ACS Technology, a concave Italian composite handle, with a 2 mm sponge.
The thicker the sponge, the more spring, the more power; the Stiga Apex is designed with increased power in mind, great for offensive players. The blade is made out of 5-ply extra light blade, for extra speed in returning shots, great for children who struggle with the heavier paddles.
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I would recommend purchasing this racket if you are a beginner or recreational player. For the price offered, it’s hard to find another racket with such good quality. It’s got enough of the ability to control and generate spin on the ball for fun, but not enough extra gimmicks to make the price not worthwhile. Overall, this a great racket.
I would recommend this paddle if you are a beginner or someone just starting out. However, if you are an advanced player, or expert player or even someone looking to seriously improve, I would recommend looking at a higher-end paddle.
This paddle is for those that want to play with an alright paddle, or are just looking to have some fun at work or school. While the paddle carries great value for its price, it’s not worthy of being purchased for tournament use. There are better paddles for only a fraction more that would better suit your needs as a player that wants to develop his/her skills.