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atharva sakharkar

atharva sakharkar Asked 8 years ago

I'm planning to buy a pair of the following rubbers

Yasaka zap biotech

Yasaka new era

Should i buy this rubbers im playing table tennis for half a year


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Atharva,

I would just go for Mark V on both sides.  The Zap is a bit slower and the Era is a bit faster but Mark V is well tried and a rubber that I can recommend.


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atharva sakharkar

atharva sakharkar Posted 8 years ago

Thank u alois im gettingtwi mark 5 rubbers now bt im confusedbetween these three blade 

Tibhar stratus powerhood

Dhs power g7 blade

Friendship ritc 729 carbon


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

I don't know much about these blades.  Perhaps one of our other readers will be able to help.


Jakob TheUnknown

Jakob TheUnknown Posted 8 years ago

If you've been a player for only a half year i wouldn't recommend any of the blades you wrote about. They are all very fast and a too fast blade results in that your playing style will be slower because the ball flies off your bat very fast and you will not be able to cotrol the ball very good. I would instead recommend an allround blade, there are lots of them and they are cheaper! :)


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

In that case the PingSkills Touch blade might be good for you.


atharva sakharkar

atharva sakharkar Posted 8 years ago

thanks for u r advice Alois and Jakob r der ny other choices as u in u recommend 


Arnaud N

Arnaud N Posted 8 years ago

Regarding the Mark V, is there a big difference between the various thicknesses available? I'm thinking to get the 1.8 mm version on both sides, with a Yasaka Balsa blade.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Hi Arnaud,

The difference between 1.8 and 2mm isn't much.  The 2mm will give you slightly more spin and speed.


Dhruv Maniar

Dhruv Maniar Posted 8 years ago

For more spin you can look at the blades made with Hinoki wood.........they are available in almost all leading manufacturers.


atharva sakharkar

atharva sakharkar Posted 8 years ago

Which of these blades shud i choose

Butterfly jonyer

Stag allround hinkoo


Arnaud N

Arnaud N Posted 8 years ago

How would you describe the level of control on the Yasaka Balsa blade? Does it have a decent control or is it rather a fast blade? (I have been playing for 2 years and would be using this blade with Mark V rubbers 1.8mm on both sides)


Dhruv Maniar

Dhruv Maniar Posted 8 years ago

Stag Hinoki is a tad bit heavier than Butterfly one 4 grams ....assuming ure from india the butterfly jonyer is available on sportsjam.com at 2229 whereas stag hinoki at healthkart.com at 1360...I would go for stag as little bit of weight does help the spin.


atharva sakharkar

atharva sakharkar Posted 8 years ago

Thanks dhruv ill go fr the stag hinko .

Wat bout u r also frm india nd if then frm which part


Dhruv Maniar

Dhruv Maniar Posted 8 years ago

I am kind of juggling between surat and mumbai these days....hopefully flyin off to US soon for studies.Before buying it online it would be better of you could get the feel of the bat in some retail store if possible,and then buy it online :P Let me know how ths blade rubber combination turns out.


atharva sakharkar

atharva sakharkar Posted 8 years ago

Cn u suggest me some good rubbers also rather than mark 5

 


Dhruv Maniar

Dhruv Maniar Posted 8 years ago

what are your priorities??.speed spin?

 


atharva sakharkar

atharva sakharkar Posted 8 years ago

I want it to be a bit fast nd very spinny im most of an allround player


Dhruv Maniar

Dhruv Maniar Posted 8 years ago

Actually mark5 is one of very few rubbers that does everything very well....there are rubbers faster than that but they will lose out on spin and control,and many spinny rubbers tend to be slower..plus if you get different fh and bh rubbers you have to be conscious of which one u play with all the time and thats a wrong thing to concentrate on while playing.If you are technically sound then theres no indian player you cant beat with two mark5's in your hand....with this you get an excellent bat in hand ...now its up to you where you take your game.


atharva sakharkar

atharva sakharkar Posted 8 years ago

The actual prob of mark 5wid me is that its nt in my budget nd wats u r opinion fr the above 2 rubbers


Dhruv Maniar

Dhruv Maniar Posted 8 years ago

What bat are you using now?

 


atharva sakharkar

atharva sakharkar Posted 8 years ago

Im using some butterfly raket which hs sm pan asia rubbers of butterfly its a premade bat


Dhruv Maniar

Dhruv Maniar Posted 8 years ago

a lot of them have Pan Asia rubbers..if you want a cheaper upgrade then you can go for Butterfly TBC 401/402 bat for more spin as it has Yuki rubbers...or go for one in Butterfly Wakaba series bat for more speed.But I feel that would just be a compromise compared to mark5's...plus you already have a decent bat...so i wud suggest you play with it for some more months save up some money and go for mark5....as youre just 6 months into the game,you shud have a better idea of your game by then.


atharva sakharkar

atharva sakharkar Posted 8 years ago

To be frank wid u the bat im using now is my dads bat  whicg is like 4-5 years old  

My playing style is actually that i hv a v good bk defense nd good nt excellent bk attack i cn ply topspins , counterhit.. so wat say cn i go fr the new era rubbers


Dhruv Maniar

Dhruv Maniar Posted 8 years ago

I have no idea about these two rubbers....but given your playing style with loops and all...dont get a fast rubber.Go for yuki rubbers...great for spin so shud do well for blocks,chops and loops....as coach said that zap is a bit slower,so m guessing it would be spinnier of the two...if you really want to experiment you can go for zap on both sides....but Butterfly yuki rubbers would surely help.TBC 401/402 is a nice bat...and i think theres 602 or sumthn that is more advanced version...you can look into it.


atharva sakharkar

atharva sakharkar Posted 8 years ago

Thanks pal i also live in mumbai i livein mahim onemore thing i wud like toknow is wat do u prefer frm u r refrencrs


Dhruv Maniar

Dhruv Maniar Posted 8 years ago

If i were you still exploring the game...I would get an all round bat like Joola Miistral the one I have now.It does everything well...m heading out now...will reply at night.


Dhruv Maniar

Dhruv Maniar Posted 8 years ago

Hii....from your description i find that you are a defensive kind of a player....i thiink you should go foor a pre made bat f budget is an issue...if you want an all round bat with a good balance of speed,spin and control...you can go for Joola Mistral or Tibhar Samsonov Powergrip....I can vouch for joola as I am using it,I had some troubles as my previous bat was much heavier but shifting to Joola from Butterfly shudnt be a problem.Tibhar samsonov is also very good it seems fr all round game.Avoid buying very attacking bats if you plan to defend well as in most cases one comes at the expense of other.

But if you want to develop your defensive style better..go for Butterfly Yuki rubber bearing TBC 402/401..its been tried and tested for years...also i feel tempted to point out that though mych cheaper and heavier than joolas and butterflys...the GKI Kung FU has fabulous spin as it was myy first bat.Being a defensive player isnt sumthn to frown upon.....Look up "Joo se Hyuk king of defence" in youtube and ull know what caliber of people he frustrates.


atharva sakharkar

atharva sakharkar Posted 8 years ago

Thanks a lot ill surely buy joola mistral


Dhruv Maniar

Dhruv Maniar Posted 8 years ago

About the Joola Mistral...its unlikely that ull get it in retail stores..so its a 5ply blade whih is well built,handle is flared and great to use....the bat itself is veryyy light so theres no compromise on hand movement speed while making smashes....but u gotta be conscious that you dont get too fast on yout chops and loops.Fit and finish is on par with butterfly.


Oscar Moe Myint

Oscar Moe Myint Posted 8 years ago

Sir,

       Do the serves  of professinoal players need expensive rackets?

       Can their serves be done with normal rackets?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

The better rubbers will help to generate more spin but you can do the serves with a racket that has sponge under the rubber and  good tacky surface.

They can’t be done if your rubber has turned slippery or if you are using a hard bat with pimples.



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