The Stiga Pure Color Advance Table tennis racket is an inexpensive, eye-catching paddle that is great for casual players that want to step up their game. It comes in four colors (green, pink, yellow and blue) which are great for friends and families who each want an easily identifiable racket.
Stiga Pure Color Advance
The Stiga Pure Color Advance sells on Amazon.com for $21.59 and Amazon.co.uk for £19.75 (Roughly $24.00). Stiga created this bat for recreational use and novice players. The Stiga Pure Color Advance is really more for looks than performance.
The Stiga Pure Color Advance features Stiga’s 3-star rubber. This is a low-grade rubber for Stiga paddles and while still capable of generating some spin, it does not excel at it in any way. Players will notice that the sponge is on the soft side, and this could take some adjustment for players that are used to playing with harder paddles. The soft sponge makes it a good racket for a defensive-minded player or someone who is really working on improving their ball placement.
The flared concave handle was created to be solid and comfortable with a shake hand grip. The paddle feels balanced in the hand even though it’s lightweight.
We find the Stiga Pure Color Advance to be a purely a recreational racket that won’t be able to help you improve yourself as a table tennis player. The low-quality sponge lacks the speed and power you will need to hone your skills. Also, the rubbers on the racket have a hard time creating spin so expect to be hitting flat no-spin shots with it.
Overall the Stiga Pure Color Advance is a gimmicky racket for recreational use that offers little to no performance. People looking to buy this racket will be searching for style instead of playability.
The Stiga Pure Color Advance is a recreational racket that we find to be just an eye-catcher with the different color schemes. The performance of the racket is mediocre and the rubbers on it won’t help you create spin at all. Don’t expect to improve while playing with the Stiga Pure Color Advance as you will plateau fairly quickly. We recommend investing in a higher quality foundation racket to last you longer.
Instead, we recommend getting 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. It’s a bit more than the Stiga Pure Color Advance but has greater quality rubbers and sponge. Have a look at our review here.
Buy The Racket
You can buy the Stiga Pure Color Advance from Amazon.
Amazon.com: The Stiga Pure Color Advance is $21.59. Amazon.co.uk: The Stiga Pure Color Advance is £19.75 (Roughly $24.00)
- Amazon.com: The Palio Expert 2 is $39.99
- Amazon.co.uk: The Palio Expert 2 is £29.99 (Roughly $36.00)
- 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 Stiga Pure Color Advance racket yourself? What did you think of it? Please share your experiences and leave a review below in the comments.