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Okay this may sound like quite a noob question but I noticed today with the current bat that I own...basically a sporting goods special...I don't really generate quite the spin that I need to learn the proper strokes granted yes it's better than what I had but not quite allowing me to do what I want to do. I am looking into new rubbers, bats, etc. What does all the jargon mean? Off+ off- all+ etc and as far as rubbers when it says 1.8,2.0,max I kind of understand but what does max mean? I feel I can make a more educated buying experience if I know what I am looking for and what the products provide as opposed to shooting from the hip and hoping my money goes to a good cause.
This is a question that a lot of players go through.
Firstly: Off+ etc are all ratings that the manufacturer gives their own equipment. Off meaning Offensive and ALL meaning Allround.
For a first bat it is probably best to go for something in the Allround to Off- range. The rubber comes with sponges of different thicknesses. That is the 1.8 or 2.0mm. Max is usually about 2.2mm. The thicker the rubber the faster it is as long as you are talking about the same rubber.
At PingSkills we have a blade and rubber that we think is suitable as a first custom bat. The PingSkills Touch with Mark V are what we recommend. This is by no means the only option because there are a lot of blades and rubbers that are the same but it is something that we have sourced to take the guess work out of buying equipment.
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