Choosing a Blade

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Tevia Sapire

Tevia Sapire Asked 11 years ago

Hi pingskills

Thanks for your quick reply on my previous question. Do you recommend any blades that are not too expensive, and are good for controlled attacking. Ideally something with good speed and a long dwell time, to make extra spin rather than blazing speed to use with a fast rubber.

The one thing you forgot to answer on my previous question. You said Tenergy was faster, but does that mean it is spinnier as well. I know generally thats true but is it spinnier than Mark V and XS. As you can probably tell I love using spin :)


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Tevia,

From your previous question, it is not necessarily true that if a rubber is faster that it is spinnier.  Sometimes the faster rubber means less spin because the ball doesn't stay on the rubber as long.  Tenergy has good speed and spin though.

You need anything with an all round rating perhaps a touch faster than that.  Something like the Stiga All Round Classic or the Yasaka William Henzell Blade.

These rating blades tend to be a little cheaper than the faster blades as well as an added bonus.


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Samkit Mutta

Samkit Mutta Posted 8 years ago

Hi Alois,

I am a beginner/intermediate player. Firstly, I would like to thank you for your videos. They are highly descriptive. My query is that, currently I m using a 20 year old yasaka blade with a year old Mark V rubber on both sides. Due to this my topspins are ineffective and also the spin and consistency is affected. I need to change the entire paddle. I know of jonyer h-2 blade, heard of DHS Power G-7 and joola carbon. Can you suggest me some more inexpensive all-rounder blades, like below 30$. Also, should I use the Mark V rubbers or replace them too?

Thanks


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Hi Samkit,

If you are finding the set up too slow I would also change the rubber.  The next rubber up that we recommend is Yasaka Pryde.  However there are many options out there.  The blade is relatively unimportant in the setup.  Focus more on the rubber.


Samkit Mutta

Samkit Mutta Posted 8 years ago

Thank you Alois. Also one of a coach in my club said that the Yasaka ply which I am using is 20 years old n its difficult to get a ply like that; so he says I should maintain it and only change the rubber.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Yes you can do that.  Those old blades can still be good.


Samkit Mutta

Samkit Mutta Posted 8 years ago

Okay. Thanks again. Yasaka pryde is good. Can you please suggest some more allround, good control rubber?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Sriver...


Samkit Mutta

Samkit Mutta Posted 8 years ago

Okay. Thanks Alois. Will get back soon! 



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