Stiga Ebenholz NCT V Review

Stiga Ebenholz NCT V isn’t a very highly-talked table tennis blade but surely deserves more recognition than it currently holds. This isn’t just an ordinary table tennis racket. It’s a state of art in terms of design, balance, grip, and comfort. Made from one of the finest quality wood ply and Ebenholz veneers of the most premium quality, this racket is one of its kind.

In today’s prevalence of carbon fiber blades, Ebenholz NCT V is like a downright nobleman.

Before reading the review, keep in mind that this racket is very different from its variant brother, Ebenhol NCT VII which received very bad reviews. Ebenholz NCT V is surely worth the money.

A high-quality and high-speed power elastic blade is built to last. In using Ebenholz NCT V, you will have a different feeling from other rackets. A well-balanced blade that offers variations of speeds and allows players to play almost every modern table tennis shot, has a very surprising specs sheet.

Stiga Ebenholz NCT V
Stiga Ebenholz NCT V

Basic Properties

PropertiesStiga Ebenholz NCT V
OuterEbony Wood
Speed 9.0
Control 7.5
Stiffness 6.5

These ratings are set by players and hence vary due to several factors, such as the type of rubbers and glue used, etc. The control rating of this racket is highly contradicted.

While some users go to rate it as high as 9.0, others come down at around 6.0 but as I said, in the end, it also depends on the type of rubbers used and the playing style and situations of the player.

To learn more about the types of table tennis rubbers and how to glue them, check these articles.


This racket offers a bundle of different shots. Mainly, this racket is the looper king, made for both, forehand and backhand loopers. This racquet offers strong spin and is very stable and easy to control. This is why the ply has medium hardness.

Due to 5 layers of ebony plywood, players get a good speed along with spin, making this racket one of a kind. It takes no time to get adjusted to this racket and when you do, your shots feel more controlled and you can learn greater spin and better serve techniques. In short, this is an offensive racket with a touch of defense.

One thing to get off the table is that this racket isn’t mainly for extra attacking players who are experts in drives as this racket hasn’t much to offer in the backhand attacking section. Although this also depends on your rubber, I would suggest going for the spin-oriented rubbers as this racket is mainly meant for looping.

The most talked-about quality of this racket is its balance. This racket is so perfectly balance that it can rest on your finger from the center of weight and offers great grip during the game.

To conclude, this racket is a great purchase for players and experts say that it is a little cheaper. Nonetheless, this racket continues to be sold from the shelves and is a great value for money anyways! Let’s get started

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