a particular playing style Kevin-Prince Boateng AC Milan Jersey , but a particular playing style requires a particular blade. As an engineer and a craftsman and a table tennis blademaker I fell under the spell of wooden table tennis blades. When my sons blade maker, Master Perkosan, died and there seemed to be no one to replace him as a blade maker, I decided I would study of the masters of blade making. Soon, I was making my own blades and was getting promising feedback from table tennis players of all levels, styles and abilities. In honour of the great Istvan Szabo I gave my first official blade the serial number 001 and the Palatinus blade was born.
If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants. (Isaac Newton)
For years I studied the philosophies and techniques of the master blade makers such as Perkosan and Bandstigen and I continue to study them now. What I discovered is that each of the blades they made had a unique character and purpose. For example:
The Perkosan blade is like a weapon for destroying your opponent with varying trajectories and speeds of shot delivery; a real implement of beautiful frustration.
The old Stiga and Banda blades are like musical instruments providing the player with the joy, feeling and rhythm of the game. They allow the player to orchestrate each point to his or her pleasure.
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Wood is a miracle. Working with wood is also a miracle. (Istvan Szabo)
I would like to thank my family for their patience. Next, I must thank my mentor, Istvan Szabo, for introducing me to an amazing world, one that combines table tennis, craftsmanship and art. Now, Szabo is a common enough Hungarian name but the coach Istvan Szabo Juraj Kucka AC Milan Jersey , from Coka, was no common man. Well known in the elite table tennis community of the former Yugoslavia, Szabo coars and was one of those rare coaches who could train the child or the Olympic champion equally well. Over the course of a career spanning fifty years, Szabo often advised and regularly collaborated with various master blade makers including Master Perkosan. He also trained my son, Martin, his last student Jose Mauri AC Milan Jersey , for six years.