My Bat Is Too Fast

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Bill Hoang

Bill Hoang Asked 9 years ago

Dear coach,

i'm having a serious problem controlling my new racket. it's an Andro Kinetic CF Light Off+. since the producer have made this blade so "special" (it has tiny metal balls in the hollow handle and the racket head is so much more heavier), i'm having trouble swinging it. everytime i swing it it seems to be that the head is so heavy it's moving freely and pulling the whole racket, resulting in bad angling and force control. i'm having a side of rubber which is Xiom Sigma Pro and the other side is Donic Coppa X1, they both seem to have sensitivity that are so high i couldn't even control it either. plus the heavy blade head now it has double effects and my skills are going down badly.

how can i fix this coach? and if i can, which rubber should i replace into to have better control ?

thanks,

Bill


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 9 years ago

Hi Bill,

What you describe is exactly the problem of moving to a really fast bat too early. You don't have the control and hence can't develop your stroke correctly.

There are lots of good choices out there for good controlled rubbers. We recommend Mark V.

What rubbers did you use before you upgraded?


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Bill Hoang

Bill Hoang Posted 9 years ago

butterfly yuki and mark V M2


Bill Hoang

Bill Hoang Posted 9 years ago

i actually gave up the yuki for the mark v m2


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

You really need to be the judge here. Do you think if you practice hard on your consistency for a week or two, you'll develop a feel for the new bat and be able to control it? Or is it just too fast? Have a think about that and if you'll know what to do. Let us know what you decide.


Bill Hoang

Bill Hoang Posted 9 years ago

i think i would go with the mark v because it has more control and works really well with me. but i'm don't really know if it would go well with the andro blade


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Again it's a personal preference. I haven't tried the Andro blade so it's hard for me to say. It does sound like quite a fast blade but I think the rubbers are more important than the blade. So I'd probably try the Mark V on that blade. Do you have an older slower blade?


Bill Hoang

Bill Hoang Posted 9 years ago

unfortunately no. i've lost the older Butterfly blade


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

No worries, I think with the Mark V it will have more control. 


jorsel espino

jorsel espino Posted 9 years ago

is it ok to put mark v on fast blade like joola mc1?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

You can do that.  I think it is better to go for a slower blade to give you better control and then if you need to you can put on a faster rubber if you want more speed.


Martin Elliget

Martin Elliget Posted 9 years ago

I recently upgraded my rubber from Mark V both sides to Xiom Omega IV Pro FH and Vega Pro BH on the same all round blade (Stiga Energy Wood) and I'm happy with the transition. Still got control but lot more speed and spin. At the same time, I also bought a new faster Xiom blade (Stradivarius), also with Xiom rubber, but I'm initially finding that much harder to get used to. I'm sticking with the slower Stiga blade for now, to see the season out, but will try out the faster Xiom blade more later. Maybe it was a step too far for my current level, but we'll see.

If you do eventually decide the new Andro blade is too fast, perhaps you could carefully remove the rubber, put it on a new slower blade and sell the Andro.


Bill Hoang

Bill Hoang Posted 9 years ago

good news guys: i've managed to control my racket \m/. the only thing now is to learn to do topspins from the beginning. hooray!!!



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