Problem with setup

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 8 years ago

Pratap Pandit

Pratap Pandit Asked 10 years ago

Hi, I have started playing TT after a long time and bought a joola carbon blade with mark v rubbers. My racket generates high speed but virtually doesn't grip for topspins and looping. Even with chopping the ball floats high. Tried my friends joola express rubbers and am able to get the loops perfect and good chops. Is there any way of improving my yasaka rubbers or I need to junk them. Thanks in advance. Cheerio

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Pratap,

The Carbon blade will also make it difficult to get good spin because the ball is coming out of the rubber too fast.  Mark V is a good rubber for control.  Perhaps it doesn't suit your game.  Joola Express is a bit faster and a step up. It is just a matter of finding something that suits your game and feel.

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Pratap Pandit

Pratap Pandit Posted 10 years ago

Thanks Alios. Maybe I need to practise a bit more and get used to my bat. Its been only 10 days and am playing after a long time.

Pratap Pandit

Pratap Pandit Posted 8 years ago

Hi Alois,

Thanks once again for your feedback nearly 2 years back. I have started playing more regularly at a new club where more serious competitors and playing mostly singles has helped developed my game at a much faster pace.

Today, with the added practice, am able to generate awesome fast topsins on the joola carbon blade and mark 5 rubbers. This combination is great when your stroke is near perfect. This combination should not be used by any beginner! I recommend jonyer blade with mark v rubbers for beginners.


Adding these comments only to help people who like me were struggling to play with this super fast setup. 


Of course, now am playing with TBS and Tenergy 80 and 05, and those really make it easier as we need to expend much less energy to achieve a great stroke.

Have also ordered a 729 dynasty super carbon and will use with either hurricane neo 3 national blue sponge or 05 or omega IV pro for forehand.


Would like to add that Pingskills, Alois and Jeff have added more to my table tennis skills than my practise, equipment and friendly advice from some 5 tt coaches & friends.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Hi Pratap,

It is great to hear about your progress.  Well done.

Pratap Pandit

Pratap Pandit Posted 8 years ago

Thanks Alois.

The progess is there. But, it will only really count when I start winning tournaments. As my boss would always remind me, 'Efforts are appreciated, but only results are rewarded'. And, I have set my heart and mind out on at least 1 Veterans World Championship.


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