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george theofanakis

george theofanakis Asked 4 years ago

Please help!!!!!! Since i started playing in a club two years ago I had many people suggesting me types of blades and rubbers. I started with an off+ blade with 2 standard beginner rubbers. Then after a year I switched my rubbers with something faster like butterfly roundell. And the last advice given to me was to switch to an all+ blade and use tenergy 80 rubbers 2.1mm.  The result is that I dont feel the ball coming in contact with the racket long enough for me to apply the amount of spin I want, especially for topspin and I end up either hitting the net or hitting away from the table.  I played for fun with a premade stiga racket I had bought 3 or 4 years ago, which is definitely a slower racket and I noticed a very big improvement to my control and spin.  

So my question, after all that intro is, what course of action should I take in order to improve my game in such a degree so that i can finally one day be as skilled and effective as I need to be so that I can use a top class blade and rubbers.  Should i purchase a different blade or keep practicing with the one I have until I get it right (all+ tenergy 80).

Thanks in advance George Theofanakis from Greece

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi George,

I think it would be best to change back to a slower racket till you develop your strokes and control.  This is really important otherwise you will find that your strokes will become very short and inconsistent.

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george theofanakis

george theofanakis Posted 4 years ago

Hello and really thank you for your very quick reply.taking into consideration the rubbers i ve used so far do you have any rubbers to suggest that could help improve my technique without conprimizing much of my competitive performance?i am in a middle of a tournament and i dont know if i could handle a major change in my racket.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

Perhaps it would be best to go back to the Roundell rubber because you have the feel for that and you know it wan't too fast.

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