The DHS A6002 is the top-of-the-range DHS premade table tennis racket. DHS is the most well-known and established table tennis brand in China. They usually produce very high-quality equipment. Here is our full review of the racket.
You can buy this racket for €69.00 from Tabletennis11.com, or you can risk it on Amazon. The only problem with buying from Amazon is you cannot be sure if you might buy a fake DHS racket. There are lots of fakes about and Amazon isn’t able to check the quality of each seller. Tabletennis11.com buy direct from DHS.
Here’s everything you need to know about the DHS A6002 table tennis racket…
The rubbers used on the racket are the ITTF approved DHS Hurricane 3 (forehand) and DHS Tinarc (backhand). These are both proper table tennis rubbers that you can buy individually. They retail for up to $40 each, so you are actually getting a good deal by buying the complete racket.
The DHS 6-Star blade is a 5-ply “professional” wood blade. It is quite fast but not made from the highest quality materials.
The DHS A6002 is a decent table tennis racket with two high-quality rubbers.
DHS Hurricane 3 is a really well-known rubber. The Hurricane series of rubbers are used by many of the top Chinese players. This will be a lower quality version of it, but it is still decent. Tinarc is one of the newer DHS rubbers that is a little bit softer than Hurricane and better for the backhand side.
As with all DHS premade rackets, it’s the blade that I believe lets down this racket. It would be nice to see a higher quality blade. Some of the professional DHS blades are really nice.
To learn more about what to look for in a table tennis racket please read my popular article The Best Table Tennis Bat for Beginners, which is available on my Expert Table Tennis blog.
If you are thinking about buying a DHS A6002 table tennis racket I would personally recommend going for the Palio Expert 2 instead. The Palio Expert 2 is considerably cheaper and has a much nicer feel to it. The rubbers have a softer sponge which helps with control and feeling when learning new strokes. This is especially helpful on the backhand side.
The wooden Palio Expert 2 blade is also much better quality and more similar to the professional blades you can buy individually. If you were to compare the DHS A6002 to the Palio Expert 2 side-by-side you would immediately be able to notice the difference between the two rackets. The Palio Expert 2 simply feels a lot better to play with.
BUY THE RACKET
You can buy the DHS A6002 table tennis racket from Tabletennis11.com, or you can try your luck on Amazon – beware of the fakes.
- Tabletennis11.com: It retails for €69.00 but it is 100% guaranteed to be the real deal.
- Amazon.com: It varies from $25-$45. Read the seller ratings carefully.
- Amazon.co.uk: It sells for about £30.
- 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 DHS A6002 racket yourself? What did you think of it? Please share your experiences and leave a review below in the comments.