The Butterfly Nakama P6 Japanese Penhold Table Tennis Racket is constructed of 5 layers of wood.
The all-wood composition of this racket offers a softer feel at impact compared to paddles made with a reinforcing material such as carbon fiber.
Flextra is a terrific intermediate level rubber with a bit more spin than speed.
The softer sponge layer of Flextra will 'hold' the ball longer making it ideal for learning the basics.
The backside of the blade is painted black as traditional Japanese penhold rackets are constructed with rubber on only one side of the blade surface.
Both forehand and backhand shots are executed using the same side of the paddle.