Even Ping Pong Paddles are Being Coated in Carbon Fiber Now

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I don't care how much lighter carbon fiber makes something—is it really necessary to paint a bleedin' tennis table paddle in it? I will concede it looks damn cool, but $140 cool? Yeh, I thought so. [Donic Schildkröt CarboTec 100 via Uncrate]

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