Hurricane 3 as BH rubber

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Ardak Mirzakhmedov

Ardak Mirzakhmedov Asked 2 weeks ago

Hi coaches! 

I play with DHS-hurricane-III last 3 years on both FH and BH sides. I like it because of its control, spin, power. My problem is: I can't do backhand topspin with my new blade(Sanwei fextra off+, clone of stiga clipper). I have a feeling it is even impossible to learn it. I am playing with it last 3 months. With stigaCC7  I could do some BH topspins against slow balls.  And I was feeling that my BH topspin was improving. But stiga cc7 was so heavy that I couldn't react to fast balls, sometimes I even didn't have time to block because of its weight. So I changed it...

Many of our club members said that hurricane is not BH rubber. But I tried once tensor rubber (xiom vega europe) for BH side, DHS-H-3 for FH.  The successful touch which I do with vega europe didn't work for hurricane and vice versa. I was very confused during the game.

When I was playing with tensor rubbers (tenergy 05, 05fx, xiom vega china, europe, japan) I could do nice BH topspins even against some backspins. But it was difficult to return spinny serves and spinny strokes. It was difficult to play in terms of control. So I started to play with DHS hurricane3. 

With my current blade it is easier to play than my previuos stiga offensive classic carbon. But I don't feel any progress in my game with my current blade Fextra, although it was better with other blades in terms of progress. 

Should I get used to tensor rubber to BH side? Should I return to all+ or off- blade? Does it help to improve my game? Please suggest me something...

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 2 weeks ago

Hi Ardak,

My suggestion for you is to change to a slower blade.  This will allow you to control the ball more.  It sounds like the current blade is too fast.

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Jasper Low

Jasper Low Posted 2 weeks ago

I'm using the waldner donic blade. It's easy to control the ball 

Ardak Mirzakhmedov

Ardak Mirzakhmedov Posted 2 weeks ago

Thank you, coach! I will change to a slower blade.

Thank you, Jasper Low!

Ardak Mirzakhmedov

Ardak Mirzakhmedov Posted 1 week ago

Hi coach!

Most of my backhand strokes are blocks. I think I like off+ blades because with them I can do good  blocks, fast blocks. In the past with all+ or off- blades most of my  blocks went to the net. Is there any all+ or off- blades which is good for blocks?

Sometimes I think the fact that I play with too many blocks prevents improving my backhand topspin? Am I right? 

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