Bat changing stages

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 8 years ago

atharva sakharkar

atharva sakharkar Asked 8 years ago

Hi coach

I am a beginner.  I wanted to know that when you need to change your racket wat are the steps or stages when you need to change your bat.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Atharva,

I think the first bat you should get is a bat with good control however it needs reasonable quality rubber to allow you to learn the strokes.

After a year or so then you could move on to a Custom made racket.  This will be slightly faster and the rubber will be even better quality that will allow more speed and spin.

Then after another year or so you may start to think about upgrading the rubber on the same blade to something a bot faster and with more spin.  this timing will depend on the development of your game and how much time you have spent on the table.

From there the changes are personal depending on the speed of development and the likes of the player.


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atharva sakharkar

atharva sakharkar Posted 8 years ago

Currently im using a adidas afg rookie does it hv good control im using it since 3-4months im a very serious tabel tennis player of beginner level nd recently my raquets hving many problems like tgee rubber is wearing out a bit from the edges nd thE rubber is sperating frm its sponge this is cteating a lot of problem so please suggest something.


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Hi Atharva, Rubbers tend to last for around 80 playing hours.After that you'll need to replace them. I'd recommend trying Mark V next but there are plenty of good table tennis rubbers you can choose from.

atharva sakharkar

atharva sakharkar Posted 8 years ago

Coach shoud i need to change the blade also because the bat which im currently using is premade bat nd if i need to then which blades shud i go fr gki .....


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

I would.just udder the same blade.


atharva sakharkar

atharva sakharkar Posted 8 years ago

So i shud just nt worry bout the blade nd just change the rubbers i just wanted to also know wheter joola lex glue is legal nd is it advisable to change both the rubbers or is it ok if i go 1 mark5 nd other gki euro xx

Nd to tell thaT the bat costs lesser than the mark 5 ruber so is it really ok


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Yes the blade will be OK.  You can just use Mark V rubber on both sides.  It will make it simpler.

It looks like the glue is legal.  I am not sure how good it is though.


atharva sakharkar

atharva sakharkar Posted 8 years ago

Kk thanks is it ok if i change nly put 1 mark5 rubber fr the time being bd then change the other after sm months bcuz my dad will nt be ready ti buy both of them at the sm time nd if then givr me a cheaper suggestion


atharva sakharkar

atharva sakharkar Posted 8 years ago

Cn u suggest which glue do u ptefer

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

You can change one at a time.  I use XIOM I-Bond glue.


atharva sakharkar

atharva sakharkar Posted 8 years ago

Thanks coach i will change the other after 2-3 months

 



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