STIGA’s has provided pre-made bats for all kinds of players, at many different price ranges, which makes the brand one of the most diverse table tennis brands in the world. For this article, we will provide the complete STIGA Supreme paddle review.
The ITTF approved STIGA Supreme is one of STIGA’s more advanced pre-made bats and produces some impressive stats. The Supreme is the perfect option for intermediate players looking to take their game to the next level. It may be slightly more expensive than the likes of the STIGA Titan, however, this paddle produces impressive numbers in all key attributes. This is an all-round paddle, and we look forward to bringing you all the fine details.
|Performance||Speed: 90, Spin: 92, Control: 89|
|Blade||6 ply extra-light|
Who is it for?
Who is it not for?
This is the perfect paddle for intermediate players looking to take their game to the next level. The Supreme provides impressive numbers in all attributes, and uses advanced technology to bring a high class all round paddle.
We don't recommend the Supreme to beginners who haven't quite mastered the ability to control paddles with high speed and spin. This paddle will require decent technique otherwise there may be frustration.
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 Supreme blade is constructed with a 6 ply extra-light real wood blade which gives the paddle a solid and durable base. The Supreme also has an added feature in its blade. It has a middle veneer that is implanted in the core of the blade. This middle veneer is a tube-like structure that fits in the middle of the blade and gives the blade a bit more power.
The Supreme blade is built to be lightweight, which benefits the control aspect of a player’s game. A lighter paddle gives players the chance to recover quickly, and implement the desired speed they want on the ball.
Overall, this is a high-quality blade built for durability but also to benefit all main attributes of play. The use of the middle veneer inside the blade helps give the paddle good power as well as consistent strike. The blade build for the Supreme is a large reason for the success of the paddle, as it is one of STIGA’s highest-rated and most successful paddles.
The rubber used for the Supreme is STIGA’s Future inverted rubber. Inverted rubbers are the most common in today’s paddle market, as it provides the most consistent strike as well as adding to the speed of the paddle. The Future inverted rubber has a reasonably tacky surface, giving players the chance to put some impressive spin on the ball, and if this is your first paddle upgrade, you’ll be shocked by the amount of spin you can apply on the ball.
The Future inverted rubber uses ACS technology, which combines microscopic air particles in an ultra-light rubber. this essentially adds elasticity to the core of the rubber, giving it more spring and explosive bounce. This gives the Supreme good speed off the face, but not too much, as the Supreme still has solid control.
The Supreme has a sponge thickness of 2mm, which is a commonly used sponge thickness for STIGA’s pre-made bats. A sponge thickness of 2mm gives the paddle good speed as well as a good ability to grip and spin the ball. 2mm isn’t too thick, so control will not be too badly affected.
Overall, STIGA’s Future inverted rubber is all-round solid rubber. It is ITTF approved and provides good all-round attributes. It gives the paddle decent speed, but not too much – so control is still there. It also has a reasonably tacky top sheet which grips the ball well. A lot of Supreme paddle users have pointed out the great spin that paddle has.
The Supreme uses a concave Italian composite handle, which is essentially a flared handle built for comfort. This is an ideal handle for a Shakehand grip user.
The handle uses WRB technology, which basically means the handle is slightly hollow. This gives the handle a light feeling, and distributes the weight of the paddle to the face – this means the paddle will feel heavier in the blade rather than in the handle. This is quite a unique feeling at first, but is effective once used to – STIGA uses this technology is a lot in their pre-made bats.
Overall, STIGA are known for their handles and make comfort and performance a priority.
We’ve put together a table highlighting both the pros and the cons of the STIGA Supreme:
We’ve also put together some ratings out of 100, for the 3 key characteristics – speed, spin, and control.
Overall, this is one of STIGA’s most successful all-round paddles which has the capability of improving every aspect of one’s game. The paddle has racked up some impressive reviews and remains one of our favorite paddles. This is a paddle that anyone can learn how to use, as it has solid control as well as impressive speed and spin.
Looking for a paddle built for speed? Or maybe something for control-focused? We’ve reviewed many other options here, which we think are all genuine options for a paddle upgrade.