I found this racket when I was transitioning to advanced table tennis play. Unlike other paddles I had used, the JOOLA Infinity ping pong paddle was different. It helped me improve consistency and muscle memory when making shots, and I didn’t take much time learning how to use it.
Having used this paddle a few times, I found its control and spin unmatched. This is mainly because of JOOLA’s Method 38 rubber used on both sides of the blade. It has a ‘grippy’ surface that allows the ball to stay on the paddle longer when striking. The long dwell time enhances control and spin; a helpful feature for defensive players.
The Infinity Balance ping pong paddle imitates JOOLA’s quality construction. The brand mainly focuses on the blade as it equips it with a strong 7 ply wood combination that enhances the paddle’s durability and flexibility. It consists of:
- Koto: This wood is stiff and nimble to help the player make quick counterattacks
- Kiri: The type is light but hard enough to minimize vibrations that develop when the blade comes into contact with the ball
- Limba: The wood makes the outer part of the blade. It has a flexible but firm feeling helpful to a player’s topspin play
- Ayous: This is a more lightweight wood type used at the core of most all-round blades. It’s firm and elastic construction helps players hit the ball with precision
This wood combination enhances the paddle’s durability while creating a thick blade that’s light and firm.
Ease of use
I found this paddle a little heavier than those I had used before. With a weight of 167 grams, this paddle isn’t designed for a beginner but for an intermediate or advanced player. In fact, I needed some time to get used to playing.
However, the heavy construction helped generate velocity on impact creating a lot more speed than other paddles in this class range.
Value for money
The Infinity Balance is the true definition of value for money. Its construction is on point allowing players to use it for years without changing the rubber. Its performance is also impressive beating pricier paddles.
The Infinity Balance is a solid buy for a table tennis player who wants to improve their game. It’s reliable, offers a degree of control and flexibility over the ball, helping players to hone their skills.