JUIC Co. Ltd. is a Japanese based company, established in 1970,
producing a wide range of professional table tennis equipment to suit the needs
of players at all skill levels. Although the JUIC
brand is not as well known as some of the other big Japanese brands, their
product range and quality is right up there among the best of them. They have
also shown some true
innovation over the years in the design and manufacturing of new products, some
of which were true breakthroughs in technology. Below is an introduction of some
of most popular and innovative JUIC products.
Starting at the offensive range of blades, the Air Series balsa blades
are high speed, light weight blades, offering outstanding control and touch.
JUIC carry the widest range of balsa wood blades, and use only high
grade materials for the production of their blades. Probably the two most famous
and highly in this series are the:
JUIC Air Texa, an OFF+ rated blade,
weighing an impressive 72g, and consisting of a thick center layer of balsa
combined with two layers of texalium and two layers Japanese Abachi wood.
there's the JUIC Air-Large blade which is basically the new and improved
version of the JUIC Air Carbon blade (which has been discontinued). This
too is an OFF+ rated blade, weighing in at 75g, and consisting of a thick center
layer of balsa combined with two layers carbon fibre and two layers Japanese
Abachi wood. Both these blades have exceptionally soft feel due to the thick and
soft inner balsa layer.
Then there is of course the JUIC KISO Hinoki
blade, consisting of a single ply of high grade Japanese Hinoki wood. JUIC is
one of the few companies that offer this type of blade with a shakehand handle.
The power and feel of a one ply hinoki has be felt to be believed... it offers a
soft touch and slow speed in the short part of the game, but can generate great
power from mid- to far distance, and can still generate good spin for added
JUIC also have the unique and innovative JUIC Shot series of blades.
The JUIC Bamboo Shot blade and JUIC Maple Shot blade are unique
among all the table tennis blade manufacturers, and offer a unique feel of the
ball not found in any other blades.
a more allround style game, both the offensive and defensive players, it's hard
go past the JUIC Texalium blade. This blade offers great touch and feel,
and is a truly versatile blade. It offer enough power for an offensive style
game, but still enough control and feel for a defensive or chopper's game. With
the right choice of rubber this blade can be used for any style of play.
also offer blades for the truly defensive styles, such as the JUIC Euro
Chopper blade. This is a huge oversize blade with a soft feel, offering
chopper that extra reach and feel.
Although JUIC offers a wide range of rubbers, suitable for all levels and
style, they have some unique and innovative products that set them apart from
JUIC Couga rubber is almost certainly their most famous rubber. This rubber is
without a doubt one of the fastest rubbers in the world, faster than many
offensive rubbers even when they are speed glued! JUIC was one of the first (if
not the very first) to introduce Nano-Tech technology in both the topsheet and
sponge of the rubber. This technology offers much better grip, and a bog boost
in speed but also in durability. More recently JUIC also introduces the JUIC
Nano-Cannon, which also uses the same technology, but is designed and optimised
to produce a sharp arch on loops, at very high speeds.
JUIC also offer a range
of rubbers with high tension sponges, most notably the JUIC Varites and
the Driva Smash Ultima rubber. The highly elastic sheet and high tension
sponge provides a boost in both spin and speed, ideal for the highly offensive
style players. This high tension ultima sponge also comes on a range of their
short pimple rubbers, most notable the JUIC Offensive Ultima.
great JUIC innovation was to combine a tacky Chinese-style topsheet with a soft
but powerful Japanese style sponge, like the JUIC Ultima sponges. The
most highly regarded of these rubbers would be the JUIC 999 Elite Ultima, which
uses a thin tacky topsheet ( based on the Globe 999 topsheet design) with the
soft and powerful Ultima sponge.
For the defensive styles of play, JUIC offer
the JUIC Neo Anti, and the JUIC Leggy Defense. The Neo Anti kills
the spin and absorbs the power of any incoming attack, but unlike most other
anti-spin rubbers, the elastic surface of the topsheet, and soft sponge still
allows you to generate significant spin when you hit the ball harder...
JUIC Leggy defense is very dangerous and deceptive long pimple rubber. The soft
and grippy pimple combines with a soft sponge are great for chopping away from
the table, providing great spin reversal and allowing highly deceptive
manipulation of spin. The soft and grippy pimple also allow you to attack serves
and provide good offensive potential close to the table.
JUIC provide a wide range of table tennis accessories, by far their most famous
would have to be the JUIC Ecolo Expander. This is a rubber treatment liquid,
that provides a boost in speed and power to virtually any rubber sheet with
sponge. Not only is it totally toxic free, and will not be affected by up and
coming speed glue ban, but treatment has to be done only once, the effect
lasting for many months, which at higher levels is usually for the lifetime of
the rubber. Now in it's 2nd generation, the much improved JUIC Ecolo Expander II is a
true innovation in table tennis technology, and there is nothing else like it
currently in the market.
JUIC also provide the full range of cleaners and such
which contain no volatile contents and can safely be sent via air.
For top quality Japanese table tennis equipment, JUIC is well worth considering.
Prices are generally similar or lower than their other Japanese competitors, and
you'll likely to find the JUIC products to be of equal or better performance.
of a Kind Trading is JUIC distributor in Australia, carrying all the
products mentioned above, plus more. The full range of JUIC products can be
found on the JUIC