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PostPosted: 11 Mar 2017, 01:37 
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Ok but this chinese sponge, is it absorbing ? Do you have the brake effect ?


This is very interesting, so please start a separate thread for it so others can find it.

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PostPosted: 13 Mar 2017, 13:32 
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Hi guys, while I am waiting for the Revolution blade to arrive, I was able to very quickly try the MB 2.0mm on a Stiga Hypertech CR today. I am used to a very old & slick SuperAnti 2.0mm, and the MB felt harder and perhaps not so much spin reversal (although much more compared to a new SuperAnti), so I'll hang on to the MB for the foreseeable future. I felt though that perhaps I was killing some of the reversal by punching my blocks a tad too much. I'll try to soften it up and may be not push so much. If anyone has suggestions to adjust, I'd appreciate it much. Here's the 2 short videos I spontaneously had my daughter take of me. Not made public as it's not proper test or anything. Again, appreciate any feedback :)

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Looks good univesse, thanks for the videos! :up:

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PostPosted: 13 Mar 2017, 17:15 
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Looks good. Besides what you noticed yourself, you could try to block the ball a little later, closer to its highest point. This way you can make the arc flatter and also leave more spin on the ball. If you block very close to the bounce you may kill more spin than you have to.

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PostPosted: 13 Mar 2017, 19:21 
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Besides what you noticed yourself, you could try to block the ball a little later, closer to its highest point. This way you can make the arc flatter and also leave more spin on the ball. If you block very close to the bounce you may kill more spin than you have to.

That's very perceptive Def-attack, not something I've though about before. :up:

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Besides what you noticed yourself, you could try to block the ball a little later, closer to its highest point. This way you can make the arc flatter and also leave more spin on the ball. If you block very close to the bounce you may kill more spin than you have to.

That's very perceptive Def-attack, not something I've though about before. :up:


Thanks. This is actually rather important when blocking with frictionless anti, and especially with MB (at least I think so). Not sure if it applies to other rubbers though...

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and it also seems that your blade is too fast for MB...there was not any braking on the blocks that usually occurs...and also, the spin from the robot didnt seems high...

so the combination of the thickest MB, fast blade and fast not very spiny balls produce this kind of block...

also, as a side note, how did you glue the MB to the blade? when your revolution blade comes, be very careful when removing it...you have a procedure in my blog if you'll have problems...

do you have any other videos to show? you seem to be a good player from whom we can learn something :up:

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PostPosted: 13 Mar 2017, 23:44 
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Def-attack wrote:
haggisv wrote:
Def-attack wrote:
Besides what you noticed yourself, you could try to block the ball a little later, closer to its highest point. This way you can make the arc flatter and also leave more spin on the ball. If you block very close to the bounce you may kill more spin than you have to.

That's very perceptive Def-attack, not something I've though about before. :up:


Thanks. This is actually rather important when blocking with frictionless anti, and especially with MB (at least I think so). Not sure if it applies to other rubbers though...


Thanks for the advice Def-attack, I had not thought about that but now that you mention it, I realize this is how AA blocks. I was wondering how he manages to keep so much spin on the block. It felt somewhat counterintuitive to me as usually so far the earlier I catch the ball after the bounce, "the easier". But perhaps MB will allow to keep more control that way than my old SA. I can't wait to try. Nothing like the view of a slow, loaded block :lol:


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PostPosted: 14 Mar 2017, 00:10 
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and it also seems that your blade is too fast for MB...there was not any braking on the blocks that usually occurs...and also, the spin from the robot didnt seems high...
so the combination of the thickest MB, fast blade and fast not very spiny balls produce this kind of block...
also, as a side note, how did you glue the MB to the blade? when your revolution blade comes, be very careful when removing it...you have a procedure in my blog if you'll have problems...
do you have any other videos to show? you seem to be a good player from whom we can learn something :up:


The Hypertech is supposed to be a Stiga Allround Classis with a CR coating. I chose it as the backhand side is slower than the forehand. It's not too fast, though I remember when I played with BTY Morim blade (All- but very stiff), I had much more control on block. But back then the speed glue compensated on the FH side. Anyhow, I should receive the DMS Revolution tomorrow, and will see how that compares.

And you are right the robot speed on that drill was not too high, neither the spin. I will up it next time.
I had tried the MB on a Stiga Off Classic CR blade last week by only applying glue to the blade (as I had seen your warnings :up: (and your machete removal technique :D)
Even so, it didn't fall off too easily when I took it off, so I just pressed it onto the Hypertech, as now both the blade and rubber had some glue on them.
I only tried it for 20 min and with Revolution on the way, didn't want to take any chances.
You can see when I swung with my forehand on the last point that the rubber fell off the blade.
I will use a BTY adhesive sheet to attach it to the Revolution. Excited to see how a specialized blade will fare!~
I'll look for some more videos, not that good tho :oops:


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Is there anyone who have tried to play like Mr AA? with medium/short pimples on forehand and megablock on backhand??

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Is there anyone who have tried to play like Mr AA? with medium/short pimples on forehand and megablock on backhand??


That is my aim once the season finishes, 5 more games to go.

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