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Selecting the right racquet
27 May 2016 Cyril MBKA

Baliboa® series

Selecting the right racquet

Sensitive to the notion of price, we have tried to create a variety of racquets in different price ranges. Selecting the right racquet we try to reduce costs and margin when possible, without sacrificing quality and without succumbing to the diktats of “low cost” at whatever cost. This is why we offer a range of 3 kinds of racquets that while they adhere to our to our standards for quality and playability also offer a line of products for a variety of budget sizes, tastes, playing skills and frequency of use.

Corkintens® for life

Our exclusive and patented process Corkintens® is a composite that has been developed and tested by our passionate and demanding team. The crossed fiber cork heart allows for an optimally responsive racquet, responding well to impact without reverberations and allowing for intensive play. The cork offers malleability, flexibility and lightness, the beech wood hardness and structure.

CORKINTENS® exists in several combinations: cork/beech/beech, for a precise and subtle game or cork/beech/walnut for a more relaxed game that is nonetheless precise. Special attention has been given to the various processes (glue and finish) to optimize its performance (weight and power) as well as its esthetic qualities.

The process is unique, rigorously developed by us, with a finish that is exceptionally resistant. Our racquets effectively combine efficiency and esthetics; they are a high-quality sports equipment to cherish like a work of art. A loyal game partner who will accompany you on your many getaways and bring out your singularities and your strengths.

The “Nude”

The « Nude » racket series are our mascot and represent our slogan “Less is more”. For the player who is looking for a family yet playable racquet. Made with our exclusive composite Corkelite®, this is a 5-layer cross grain racquet with a 9 mm HD cork core and 2 layers of 10/10 French beech wood for a profile of 12 mm and 260 grams.Sticks are made of lower density cork for perfect ergonomics and a natural feel. Made in France, Handmade, All materials bio-sourced in France.

Dimension: 395 x 226 x 12 mm – Handle 38/29 mm
Weight: 260 gr
Profile: 12 mm
Ply 5: 1 Cork 9 mm | middle – 2 Beech 1 mm | each side

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The “Daily”

The rackets of the “Daily” range are our pride, real unique pieces, small jewels in limited edition. Baliboa® aims to perpetuate our know-how and to remix them to bring these materials and techniques back to life and use. For users looking for a collector’s racket who doesn’t forget the game. Produced on the basis of our exclusive Corkelite® composite, it comes in the form of a 5-ply racket and consists of a cork core 9mm, 2 plies of 12 / 10 French beech assembled in crossed wire with 2 plies of rare essence of 9 / 10th for a total of 12mm thick and 280g. The sticks are made of lower density cork for perfect ergonomics and a natural feel. A nautical string strap and a twisted beech stopper keep the racket in hand.
The species vary according to the arrival of stocks.

Dimension: 395 x 226 x 12.2 mm – Handle 38/29 mm
Weight: 280 gr
Profile: 12 mm
Ply 5: 1 Cork 9 mm | middle – 2 Beech 1.2 mm | each side – 2 Rare wood 0.9 mm | each side

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The « Week-end »

The rackets of the “Week-end” range are our signature, real unique pieces, small jewels in very limited edition. Baliboa ® aims to perpetuate our know-how and to remix them to bring these materials and techniques back to life and use. For users looking for a collector’s racket who doesn’t forget the game. Produced on the basis of our exclusive Corkelite® composite, it comes in the form of a 5-ply racket and consists of a cork core 9mm, 2 plies of 12 / 10 French beech assembled in crossed wire with 2 plies of rare essence of 9 / 10th for a total of 12mm thick and 280g. The sticks are made of lower density cork for perfect ergonomics and a natural feel. A nautical string strap and a twisted beech stopper keep the racket in hand.
The species vary according to the arrival of stocks.

Dimension: 395 x 226 x 12.2 mm – Handle 38/29 mm
Weight: 280 gr
Profile: 12 mm
Ply 5: 1 Cork 9 mm | middle – 1 Beech 1.2 mm | each side – 2 Color Rare wood 0.9 mm | each side – 1 fillet of boxwood | each side

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Grip, handle and hand strap

Our racquets are equipped with a cork handle forfor maximum comfort with a finish that is unique to us and recognizable amongst thousands. No need for superfluous grips or gloves, cork is naturally antifungal and slip-resistant so it does it all with tact and simplicity. Cork boasts a great advantage over other materials.
The Daily and Weekend models are equipped with a flax-colored, double braided and nonirritating adjustable hand strap so that you don’t lose your racquet while playing.

Service and Guarantee

Whether you’re buying just one racquet or you’re looking to personalize racquets for your company, sports club or hotel, the Baliboa® atelier is equipped to respond to your special requests. Should there be a need or simply a desire to modify or repair your racquet, we also have a workshop specialized in this area.

Like all marine sports equipment, if in contact with seawater, please rinse the Baliboa® racquet in clear water after use.

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