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PostPosted: 04 Jun 2018, 11:25 
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HI nathan is spinpips red more spin resistant than beautry? which one gives more nastier blocks?
It's been a long time since I played with Beautry. My recollection is that its blocks are faster than Spinpips RED's but I don't remember how spin resistant it was. Spinpips RED has an uncanny ability to take spin -- but not all the speed -- off the incoming ball when used with a loose, energy-absorbing grip.



so it must be hard to loop again and opponents make mistakes?
Yes, but mostly because they're rushed.


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so it must be hard to loop again and opponents make mistakes?
Today I built up identical paddles; one with TSP Spinpips RED max and one with Nittaku Beautry max. Not a whole lot of difference between the two, the most prominent difference being that Beautry is quiet and Spinpips RED is loud. Beautry might be a tad faster and throw a tad lower. Both make blocking effortless and dangerously fast.


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Today I built up identical paddles; one with TSP Spinpips RED max and one with Nittaku Beautry max. Not a whole lot of difference between the two, the most prominent difference being that Beautry is quiet and Spinpips RED is loud. Beautry might be a tad faster and throw a tad lower. Both make blocking effortless and dangerously fast.


Interesting. That wasn't my experience. I used the Beautry for months before switching to the Spinpips RED on the same blade, and I found the Beautry and Spinpips RED to have similar speed and both to be similarly excellent for blocking, but I found spin-generation on serves, chops and loops to be significantly better with Spinpips RED.

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Today I built up identical paddles; one with TSP Spinpips RED max and one with Nittaku Beautry max. Not a whole lot of difference between the two, the most prominent difference being that Beautry is quiet and Spinpips RED is loud. Beautry might be a tad faster and throw a tad lower. Both make blocking effortless and dangerously fast.

Played another night with both these paddles and it's now evident to me that Spinpips RED is better at blocking incoming loops. Beautry seemed sensitive to pip orientation vs the ball's spin, sometimes blocking as expected; other times seeing the ball slip off the pips and just die into the net. This was common against a side looper I played last night who imparted a lot of side-top with his FH. I'm putting Beautry away again, probably for good this time. Hopeful that the new DMS Firestorm SP surpasses Spinpips RED.


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