Should I change my rubbers

Table Tennis Equipment

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Vidhur Sabareesh

Vidhur Sabareesh Asked 4 years ago


I'm 14 years old and I've been playing TT seriously for about 2 years. I'm currently using Yasaka Mark V for both the sides of my paddle (stiga all-round classic). 

I'm an attacking player but my forehand is much stronger than my backhand. I'm seeing that my loops can be a lot better from both sides. Should I try a different blade or different set of rubbers? 



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi VIdhur,

You are probably ready to move up in speed of rubber.  There are a whole lot of options.  We tend to use Rakza 7 rubber as the step up from Mark V.

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Rohan Keogh

Rohan Keogh Posted 4 years ago

Hi Vidhur.  I agree with Alois.  Keep the blade and upgrade the rubber.  That said, if you think you still need help with control on the backhand, I wouldn't got too fast and maybe stick with the Mark V.  You could always go slightly thicker (assuming you aren't using max already) to get a bit more speed.  On the forehand the Rakza 7 is certainly and alternative, and you might want to look at the Rakza X, which I really like.  It has similar speed to the R7 but seems to have better control and feel.  Another to consider is the Tibhar Aurus which is quite similar to the Rakza. Any of these will give you a good lift in speed and spin over the Mark V and suit an attacking style at OFF/OFF+ level.

Good luck.

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