JOOLA has had many successful racket series, and the Omega series definitely hasn’t disappointed. The Omega series focuses on more affordable ping pong paddles that have all the necessary components to improves one’s game. In this article, we will provide the complete JOOLA Omega Control review, which is one of three rackets in the Omega series.
The Omega Control has all the necessary elements to take a player’s game to another level. It is geared more towards recreational-level players looking to enhance their skills and improve their game. The paddle focuses on more precision aspects and specializes in control – making it ideal for someone who is more defensive in their play.
|Performance||Speed: 75, Spin: 75, Control: 97|
|Blade||5 ply real wood|
Who is it for?
Who is it not for?
This ping pong paddle is a steal for its price. It provides all the necessary attributes to play high quality ping pong. However, we do recommend this racket to beginners or intermediate players who have a more defensive approach to the game. This paddle doesn’t provide much in terms of speed, but it gives the an unbelievable ability to place the ball precisely and keep rallies going on for ages.
We don’t recommend this paddle to offensive minded players who have great skill in the aggressive strokes, such as the forehand topspin stroke. These players won’t get the desired results in their strokes with this paddle, as it doesn’t specialize in speed.
Once again, for this review, we’ll focus on the key components of any ping pong paddle, namely: the blade, the rubber, the handle as well as what the paddle specializes in.
If interested, we’ve written a complete ping pong paddle buying guide here – which may help you in determining which paddle suits you best.
The Omega Control has a 5 ply real wood blade, with a thickness of 5.7mm. The woods used for the blade are:
- Bassword (soft touch): This wood is known for being light, but strong and resistant. Basswood has a soft and even texture, which helps it give great feedback and benefits the development of technique.
- Tungwood (consistent strength): This wood is often used to substitute balsa or basswood, as it is tougher and more lightweight. This allows players to produce a bit more power in their shots.
The combination of these woods in the blade gives players the ability to control the pace of the game and add a bit of pace when needed.
The blade is more geared towards control rather than speed, so it is directed at less offensive players that are looking to slow down the pace of the game and keep the ball in play.
In terms of blade thickness, 5.7mm is reasonably thick, so there will still be a decent amount of power in shots. This thickness is similar to the likes of the JOOLA Infinity Balance – which is a paddle focused more on speed. The Omega Control weighs in at 154 grams, which means it is a reasonably light paddle – meaning speed will come from the speed of the stroke.
Overall, this is a high-quality blade that is great for control-minded players. Considering the price of the racket, this is definitely the best blade you’ll get for its purpose.
The rubber used for the Omega Control is JOOLA’s inverted Adapter 32 rubber. The pips-in rubber provides players with unbelievable control as well as a tacky top sheet which gives shots decent amounts of spin as well.
The 1.8mm sponge thickness in the rubber is ideal for control-minded players, as this isn’t very thick – so shots won’t spring too much off the face. This will give players the chance to learn the offensive strokes without blasting the ball over the table.
The Adapter 32 rubber is a control-focused rubber that is great for recreational players looking to take their game to a new level. The rubber has all the necessary attributes to keep the ball in play and frustrate your rival.
The Omega Control uses the classic flared handle, making it the perfect match for someone who uses the Shakehand grip. This handle is ergonomic, meaning it is designed for both efficiency and comfort.
The flared handle is used often in JOOLA’s paddle builds, and they are well known for their comfort. JOOLA makes it a priority to have comfort as well as performance.
The classic design of the handle also gives the racket a classy feel and look, making it rather appealing on the eye.
We’ve put together a table highlighting both the pros and the cons of the JOOLA Omega Control:
We’ve also put together some ratings out of 100, for the 3 key characteristics – speed, spin, and control.
If you’re reasonably new to ping pong and looking to improve your overall basics and technique, the Omega Control is a great way to get going. The table tennis racket is reasonably priced and provides all the necessities in a racket.
The Omega Control fulfills its job perfectly, in providing players with the ability to control their shots precisely, and command the pace of play in games. This is a great racket for new players as it is very reasonably priced and built with the intention for improve technique.
If you’re a player looking for a bit more speed or spin, we’ve reviewed plenty of other paddles here. There are options for all kinds of players.