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I have mastered basic moves and strategies on a Stiga All round Classic bade with Mark V 2.0 on both sides.
I feel I am ready for a more customized bat that suits my off/def combo.
First, since i am spin focussed the stiga was decent. Some of my friends use the butterfly primoracs. Those are slightly heavier but the speed and control is awesome. Now going through the bats online, I need to finalize my blade with your guidance.
Choice A - Timo Boll All+
Choice B - Timo Boll Off-
Choice C - Waldner Senso Carbon
Which of these will give me a substantial jump in my speed along with a noticeable jump in my spin with control remaining almost the same?
As far as rubbers are concerned I want a spinny yet fast FH rubber.
So going through the database I found the Butterfly Tackifire C soft and the Donic Akkadi Taichi suiting these parameters. Both are durable and better than the Mark V. Amongst these the online speed rating of the Tackifire C soft is better than the donic.
So overall I find the tackifire to be better than the Mark V for my FH. But I need a professional opinion.
Lastly as my backhand is my strongest (in terms of blocks, top spins and smashes) I thought of the tenergy. But seeing that Stiga Boost TS has almost the same qualities for less than half the weight I chose the Boost for my BH.
So all in all my pref (based on my experience and the online ratings) I find this combination comfortable and powerful
Donic Waldner Senso Carbon (blade)
Butterfly Tackifire C Soft (FH)
Stiga Boost TS (BH)
Also let me mention that I am a close to the table to mid distance type of player. Also sometimes I go for FH chops on incoming smash and topspins.
I have 3 years of playing experience. The Mark V was a pleasure but as I have improved substantially I want to take my game to a new level altogether.
Your guidance is deeply appreciated
I will hand this over to our readers with more experience with all of this equipment.
Remember to focus on your techniques as well as equipment. Have you tried Tenergy 05 or XIOM Vega. They seem like good options as well.
Soon we will have a PingSkills blade that will have good control. These will be available with Vega as well which may be a good combination for you.
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