Friendship blade

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 8 years ago

basit mazher

basit mazher Asked 8 years ago

how's the friendship 729 v5 carbon blade for beginners with sriver fx on forehand and 729 xl on backhand?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Basit,

I will have to hand this over to our readers to help out.  I don't know the blade at all.

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Xariuz Cruz

Xariuz Cruz Posted 8 years ago

OMG, if you're a beginner don't try to get those. It is too fast to practice. Get a cheaper blade and use Friendship Super 729 FX on both BH and FH, trust me, it is a good rubber, but sriver fx is too fast for beginner!!!


Sammy Serea

Sammy Serea Posted 8 years ago

Or you could just get it, and practice hard until you catch up and are able to use the full potential of the blade ;)

You see, sometimes it's not a good idea to start with something very fast and very good, but sometimes IT IS - Andre Agassi's father made him play with a very good tennis racket (heavy and head light) from a very young age, and told him to always hit the ball as hard as he could... "- I don't care if it goes out, I don't even care if it goes over the fence" he said... And, as unconventional as it sounds, it seemed to work ;)

I myself also when starting to play table tennis at a very young age, I started with a very good Chinese bat - I can't remember the make, but I do remember that my father spent one month's salary on 2 table tennis bats (and his salary was a good margin above average at the time) and he started teaching me ;)

The same with tennis rackets - tournament rackets are heavier, softer and head-light, while amateur-beginner rackets are lighter, stiffer and head-heavy, and you just cannot learn proper technique with a light, stiff and head-heavy racket.

So, I would definitely go for the advanced bat and grow into it, rather than getting a weaker bat and then having to upgrade and re-adapt... ;)

Just my 2 cents,

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