Blade & rubber suggestions needed

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Ravi V

Ravi V Asked 10 years ago

Hi Coach,

I am a serious amateur. I can loop & smash consistently off my forehand wing & chop & punch off my backhand. I am learning to loop from the backhand too. Now I am looking to upgrade to a good bat. 

Please suggest good all-round blades & the rubbers to go with them. I think the Sriver/ Mark V rubbers seem to be reasonable starting rubbers for forehand/backhand.

[P.S] Please suggest 4-5 blades as I am not sure if my local sports shops stock all the brands. 

Thanks,

Ravi


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Ravi,

The two rubbers you mentioned are both good choices.

As far as blades you should look for something that is allround.  You don't want anything too fast.  Let me know what bats they have at the store and I will see if I can work out which one is best for you.  If I can't I am sure someone else will have some information for you.  There are literally hundreds of options.


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Ravi V

Ravi V Posted 10 years ago

Hi, here are the options that I have: 

1. Butterfly Joyner H II

2. Joola Carbon

3. Joola Rosskopf All round

4. Stiga all round  

The first two are available at my local stores. The Joola carbon feels good to hold. The last two, I haven't seen or held them, but can get them online.  

Which one do you suggest of these four? 


Ravi V

Ravi V Posted 10 years ago

Alois, I am also considering the Yasaka Gatien Extra after I heard a few good reviews about it. Please let me know which one to choose. Thanks :)

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Ravi,rnrnI know the Gatien Extra is a good speed of blade as is the Stiga Allround. They both have good control ratings.rnrnThe Jonyer H is an Offensive blade which will be a little faster. It is a nice feeling blade though.rnrnI haven't used the Joola Carbon but it sounds like it might be a bit too fast.rnrnI also haven't played with the Rosskopf but it is a little slower than the PingSkills Touch so would be a good choice too.rnrnIf I had to choose for you I would suggest the Stiga Allround.

Ravi V

Ravi V Posted 10 years ago

Thanks Alois. I will go for the Stiga then! :)

Shahbaz Khan

Shahbaz Khan Posted 9 years ago

Hello Alois... I want to ask that is Andro Super Core Cell ALL + is good blade to start with??? i am a player i can loop, drive, from my fh... and i am developing this from my backhand too... please suggest me 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi Shahbaz,

Yes they are a good blade.


Abhiram Reddy

Abhiram Reddy Posted 9 years ago

Is a combination of jonyer h-II and mark 5 a good combination ? I am upgrading from a premade and this will be my first custom racket and i like to play close to the table / mid range attacking shots.Thank you.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi Abhiram,

That would be a good bat for you.  The Jonyer is an OFF blade which may be reasonably fast but with the Mark V it should suit you.  You will be able to use the blade and upgrade rubber over the next few years as you progress your skills even more.


bharat raikar

bharat raikar Posted 7 years ago

Hello sir,  I had purchased joola rooskopf allround blade, but I don't kno which combination of rubber is suitable for that blade. Can you please suggest me?? 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

We like Mark V and then Rakza 7 as a guide.


D K

D K Posted 7 years ago

My teammate is using that blade and he enjoys the Tenergy/Rakza7 combo


Shahbaz Khan

Shahbaz Khan Posted 7 years ago

try to use andro super core cell all + or Off with sriver. This combination has great level of control when you are just starting learning backup top spin.

One more thing i would like to add, when i was learning backup topspin, i used to spin ball with backhand side without any speed, i had just practiced 1 month spinning with high loop (arc) without speeding up the ball the and learned to take control of the ball and build the wrist angle for this. Then I with time i tried to lower the ball trajectory with little speed. This has made my backhand topspin much better than before.

One more thing you could do to improve backup is to build muscle power in your wrist, for this you could just take a heavy thing like your racket handle or any metal handle, and practice shadow for backhand on the table. This will definitely help you. 

I guess i have given sufficient advice Alois.


Shahbaz Khan

Shahbaz Khan Posted 7 years ago

* its backhand, not backup :P laughing


nischay tibrewal

nischay tibrewal Posted 7 years ago

hello coach. i want to purchase GKI EURO_XX (blade nd both rubbers) is it a good choice?

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

Don't know much about it but sounds ok.


nischay tibrewal

nischay tibrewal Posted 7 years ago

okay!!!!


Faris Faris Imran

Faris Faris Imran Posted 5 years ago

Hello Alois

I just bought a carbon blade PG7........but i was wondering what rubber is great for the carbon blade?

 

Thanks

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Depending on your level Rakza 7, Tenergy 05....



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