Blade and Rubber Combination

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 5 years ago

Hammad Hammad

Hammad Hammad Asked 9 years ago

HI coach.

I am about to buy a racket. i have budget of US$170. some of my seniors have suggested me to make a combintion of Rakza 7 with Stag Balsa Carbon Blade. I want to ask your opinion about the racket. plz guide me.



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Hammad,

I don't know those rubbers well but they are good quality so depending on your style it will be OK.

You can also look at the combinations we have in our Store.  We have found the PingSkills Touch to be a good blade when used with several rubbers.  You could try the Yasaka Pryde with it for a good feel.

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Hammad Hammad

Hammad Hammad Posted 9 years ago

I did a bit of research on different websites and found better views on Yasaka Rakza 7 as compared to Pryde. can you have a look at Yasaka Rakza 7 a little deeper please and guide me what to do?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi Hammad,

There really isn't a lot of difference in the rubbers.  You really are better to focus more on the development of strokes.  Rakza is a good rubber I am sure.

Hannes Lemberg

Hannes Lemberg Posted 9 years ago

Pryde and R7 are basically same .... Maybe Alois class player can feel the difference on same blade. In my opinion pryde is bit tackier, when it is new. But Ive just tried them for an hour or so.

P30 and R7soft are basically same too - R7S has a little bit higher throw.

All of them are very fast rubbers - P30 and R7S bit more slower.


If you choose carbon blade, then there are different ones - faster and slower. But I think senior players suggested carbon mostly for bigger sweet spot. Try out Butterfly Balsacarbo X5 - it is one of most slowest one among carbo blades, also very light (~80g). Lacks speed away from table, otherwisae great blade for amateur.

tanay Jagani

tanay Jagani Posted 5 years ago

hi hammad, ive youve taken stag balsa carbon can you let me know how that blade is? im planning to buy that with mark v on both sides, how would that be?

Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Posted 5 years ago

The rubbers in Pingskills store like Vega Pro, Pryde comes assembled with the paddle or we have to assemble them?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

They are assembled.

Gabriel Gabe

Gabriel Gabe Posted 5 years ago

Hello Alois!

I've been playing table tennis for almost a year now using an Eastpoint SP2 bat; which in your "Choosing the right bat" video, is identical to the 2nd one you mentioned that you should NOT use.. So I've been searching for a cheaper, yet still good quality blade-rubber combination. I want your advice because my family has no clue about anything even related to table tennis, so please respond.

Price range: $10-$35


Gabriel French

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