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I'm debating on if the Rook is the bat for me.
When looking at other sites, they have all kinds of information about their bats.
Do you have any "ratings" for the ROOK. Such as speed, control, and weight?
What about the rubbers? I see you state Lion rubbers, but which ones? How thick?
Is it a straight or flared handle?
What is the blade made out of?
Are the rubbers replaceable?
I'm just an above average recreational player but want to step up a little bit in my game. I'm only using a cheap low level store bought bat that's probably 10yrs old. My play is all around, the backhand is my main defense.
I've been looking at the yasaka extra with Mark V as my other choice.
Thanks for your queries about the Rook.
The bat weighs 185grams with the rubber. The blade is a 5 ply wood. It is fairly soft to give you good control. It has a flared handle.
The rubber is Lion 5 Star rubber with 2mm sponge. It has ratings of Speed 7, Control 9, Spin 9. I don't worry too much about ratings more about how the bat plays. It is a very good control bat that will offer you good spin to develop your game. It is intended for a player starting out or having played up to 2 years.
The rubbers are replaceable once you have "out grown" them.
The Yasaka extra with Mark V is a bit faster than the Rook.
Hope this all helps.
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