Which blade to buy

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Last updated 4 years ago

Goh Finian

Goh Finian Asked 4 years ago

hi pingskills, im in the school team thanks to you! i just bought a custom made racket. for forehand, i use black hurricane 3 neo rubber for backhand, i am using a red nittaku factive, which is a new rubber for good backhand spin both rubbers are good for me, but the blade i buy, is a china brand blade (dawei) that is very heavy when i add both rubbers, with a mass of 184 grams what blade should i change it to which is lighter when both rubbers are added?

i need a lighter blade that is not too expensive ( over 90 singapore dollars)

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi Goh,

I don't have any specifics except for the PingSkills Touch.  DO you know how much the current blade weighs?

Other readers may be able to help you with some ideas on blades.

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Benzene Chiral

Benzene Chiral Posted 4 years ago

What blade you should be using depends on what type of player you are. The predominant style used in Singapore is offensive. If you are one of them, why not try Stiga Offensive CR (around S$85)?

Benzene Chiral

Benzene Chiral Posted 4 years ago

If you want something faster, try 

Donic Persson Powerplay, or Donic Ovtcharov Senso V1?


D K Posted 4 years ago

If you want very light blades you can also try Balsa blades but be careful as they do not like the edges of the table too much :D

Benzene Chiral

Benzene Chiral Posted 4 years ago

Balsa usually more than $100 in Singapore?

Rohan Keogh

Rohan Keogh Posted 4 years ago

Goh, 184g with those rubbers does sound a bit heavy.  I make my own balsa blades that weigh around 64g (pretty light) and I have one with 2.0 mm H3N on both sides.  It's total weight is 158g meaning the trimmed rubbers are 47g each or 94g total.  That means your blade weighs around 90g. You can definitely find lighter all wood blades but I doubt you could get the overall mass much below 170g with those rubbers unless you go for a balsa blade.   Otherwise think about selecting a different FH rubber that is lighter or select a thinner version which will be lighter (with more control but less spin and speed).  For an affordable balsa blade try this balsa blade or this balsa and carbon blade 

Good luck

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