You can order the following racket blades at any certified TBBA Trainer in Europe or online through :
- Easy = This blade is soft, elastic and rather saggy. It is well suited for beginners and for Soloplay
- Beginner = The blade sags more than 8mm but is not as flexible as the Easy blade. It is well suited for beginners trying out Multiplay and for Soloplay
- Advanced = The blade sags less than 8 mm and its nature is similar to the Beginner blade. It is well suited for Multiplay and for practiced Soloplay practitioners.
- Professional = The blade is made of rubber and rather tight. It is well suited to perfectionize the four BailongBall principles.
The BailongBall equipment is comprised of a ball and a racket. Since its patent application 1992, its inventor, Professor Bai Rong, has expanded its variety and improved its quality. This was also boosted by the success the sport enjoyed in China, where it was invented and soon turned into a trend!
The weight of the ball has remained constant a 55 g. Initially sheathed in felt or leather, the hard inner part is known for its optimal feedback to the player.
Especially for Multiplay softer inflatable rubber materials became popular, reducing the risk of injury, especially for beginners. Today’s silicon balls even come without valves.
Depending on size and material, rackets typically weigh between 90 g and 160 g. Racket size has also remained constant at 470 mm. Through the introduction of separate disciplines, additional longer racket variants were admitted to Multiplay competitions, extending racket lengths to 510 mm and 540 mm, respectively.
High end racket frames are made of carbon (one-frame), which makes them extremely light and resilient. Other variants like the compound-frames, consist of polycarbonate, plastic or acrylic glass. The aluminum or stainless steel racket heads are typically “cuffed” to the grip by plastic material, requiring more delicate handling to avoid damaging.
In the course of development, also the blade material has undergone some changes and new variants have been introduced, bringing along changes in diameter, flexibility, surface structure and wholes/gaps. While initial rackets came equipped with tight rubber blades, today’s versions feature silicon blades of varying diameter and sagging.