The Pasol 4 Star is advertised as an intermediate-level racket. Should you consider this racket? Why is it so cheap? In this review we hope to clear things up for you and help you make that choice.
Pasol 4 Star
The Pasol 4 Star sells on Amazon.com for $17.99 which is extremely cheap for 2 rackets. Intermediate to advanced players will find the racket to be on the heavier side with its 7-ply wooden blade. It is a well-rounded racket that performs decently but can take some getting used to.
Not a lot is known about the Pasol brand. The Pasol 4 Star is a Chinese manufactured racket targeting intermediate players. It has a thinner 1.5mm sponge as compared to the Pasol 6 Star’s 2mm one. Glued onto the blade are 1.5mm premium rubbers that provide consistent spin and great control.
We find the Pasol 4 Star is a great value intermediate level racket. $17.99 for TWO rackets is unheard of. Its performance also surprised us. We were expecting a cheap racket that would be good for the casual player but it immediately proved otherwise.
It is on the heavier side of rackets and will take some getting used to if you play with a light racket. The spin and control offered by the 1.5mm sponge are decent. It only really lacks in speed which if you are an novice or intermediate player shouldn’t matter much.
Overall the Pasol 4 Star is great value for money and is a great choice for a cheaper racket that can still perform. We would recommend this to players who push and block a lot as the thinner sponge gives great control.
The Pasol 4 Star is a decent racket and great choice for blockers and pushers. What it lacks in speed it gives you in control and spin. A great value novice to intermediate level racket. However, we all want a well-rounded racket and you won’t get that with this.
We recommend taking a look at the Palio Expert 2. It is our favorite beginner racket and will provide you more playing time as you advance while not having to swap rackets. Have a look at our review here. Or maybe the Palio Master 2 racket as it is the best all-rounder. Have a look at our review here.
BUY THE RACKET
You can buy the Pasol 4 Star from Amazon.
- Amazon.com: The Pasol 4 Star is $17.99 (for 2 rackets!)
Or why not check out our favourite table tennis rackets, the Palio Expert 2, Master 2 and Legend 2!
- Palio Expert 2: The best bat for beginners. Only £29.99 (Amazon.co.uk) or $39.99 (Amazon.com)
- Palio Master 2: The best allrounder. Only £34.99 (Amazon.co.uk) or $49.99 (Amazon.com)
- Palio Legend 2: The most powerful bat. Only £39.99 (Amazon.co.uk) or $59.99 (Amazon.com)
You might be interested in reading Ben’s popular article The Best Table Tennis Bat for Beginners, which is available on his Expert Table Tennis blog. And don’t forget to check out all of our other Table Tennis Racket Reviews as well.
Have you used the Pasol 4 Star racket yourself? What did you think of it? Please share your experiences and leave a review below in the comments.