The Butterfly 302 penhold racket is assembled with Butterfly Yuki rubber on both sides. The Yuki rubber is extremely tacky offering tremendous spin. The hard 2.1mm sponge layer will provide excellent quickness and speed. Comes with a free racket cover.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought this racket for a friend who is on the beginner-Intermediate level, and he didn't like it. I tried it myself and I didn't like it either. This racket does not give you a solid feel when hitting the ball hard and it is an extremely slow racket... Probably the slowest I've tried in the Butterfly product line. On the bright side though, the slowness of this racket trades off for a better control. This racket hits pretty accurate backspin, thanks to the penhold style as well.
I've been playing TT for 15 years, and I've assembled and tried countless rackets. This racket is not the one to go with, if you are looking to develop long term skills. If you are a beginner, definitely run away. The penhold style lacks power and spin by its nature, so always go with high power and heavy spin rackets (even if you play defensively, you'd need both).
It is an alright racket. The throat of the handle comes down too far and is sharp. After my first use, I had some bruising between my thumb and index finger due to my tight penhold grip. I've never had that before with other rackets I've used. Some of the players on the college team showed me their rackets and the throats were much more comfortable and filed down. I have a dremel tool so I think I will try and sand it down, maybe then I will be more comfortable with it.
One small note/recommendation: --> The text on the case is unnecessary. Also, it doesn't really make sense, most people,who look at my case are confused by it. The red text on both sides it says:
"Let's play table tennis! You get a lot of fun. You'll find a competition bat for the official matches."
I really wish it did not say that. It sort of ruins the case for me. The case would be great if it just had the butterfly logo and nothing else.
So I'm a nerd and taught myself to play penhold a long time ago. When our company changed locations and decided to get a ping pong table, I immediately found this and ordered it. It's super sticky and no one can return it when I put the right spin on it. So far I'm on top of the company bracket. I get to defend my honor everyday with this superior paddle.
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