The history of wood tools has developed with mankind for hundreds of thousands of years, and naturally, humans are evolutionarily familiar with the texture, material, and vibration of wood, and also feel familiar and comfortable when working with wood. Even in table tennis, the wood has been used throughout the history of table tennis. Wood is the most basic component of a table tennis racket, and more than 30 types of wood are mainly used to make table tennis blade.
Different types of woods have different strength, density, and characteristics, so they can be combined in various numbers to suit the purpose of research and development, and blades of many types and characteristics can be created. A variety of special new materials that have made remarkable advances in modern science are being used for ta- ble tennis blades. However, in the realm of blade sensibility, wood is always considered the most important material.
Hinoki is mainly used pen- hold blade but also as a thick surface wood for a shake-hand blade that is high-performance with both softness, elasticity, and power.
When used as a surface wood, Koto has an intuitive feel and quick repulsion. Excellent surface wood used as a key material in designing outer blade for quick and sharp play.
Limba has a soft sensation and balance effect, It is the preferred wood for surface wood. Because it goes well with sensual play, it is often used for inner-type special material blade.