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Author:  ejms1906 [ 13 Jan 2018, 05:08 ]
Post subject:  non-twiddling TPB c-pen with rubbers on both sides?

it seems from looking at footage of traditional c-pen players there are many who have rubber on both sides of the blade but never twiddle, meaning they simply don't ever use an entire sheet of rubber. why is this? j-pen players at least save weight/money by just painting the backside black. perhaps they enjoy the extra weight?

Author:  hclnnkhg [ 13 Jan 2018, 11:09 ]
Post subject:  Re: non-twiddling TPB c-pen with rubbers on both sides?

may be it is more comfortable to hold it?

Author:  Ma_Xin [ 13 Jan 2018, 15:03 ]
Post subject:  Re: non-twiddling TPB c-pen with rubbers on both sides?

The extra weight helps with power. Cpen blades are lighter and thinner than jpen. Also for the emergency chop or fish.

Above is for me if i play single sided.

On forums people also say it protects the blade. You can use some cheap rubber or long pips.

Author:  iskandar taib [ 14 Jan 2018, 23:36 ]
Post subject:  Re: non-twiddling TPB c-pen with rubbers on both sides?

I don't recall two sheets being common back when penhold (sans RPB) was the default playing style around these parts. The back side of the blade was usually bare wood.. and it used to be perfectly legal to strike the ball with it. You didn't even have to color it. So people would use the back side of the racket once in a while as a change-up. I suppose once bare wood became illegal (to hit with), some people started putting something on the back side of the blade - in most cases probably OX long pips rather than inverted, the closest legal thing to bare wood.

There is actually someone at weekend doubles who still plays with bare wood (actually vinyl faux carbon fiber decal) on the back of his blade - and he's gotten quite good at it, too. I assembled that racket myself. If you think long pips has high spin reversal you haven't seen what bare wood can do.

Iskandar

Author:  lasta [ 28 Jun 2018, 16:06 ]
Post subject:  Re: non-twiddling TPB c-pen with rubbers on both sides?

Mostly for comfort, I get painful fingertips on bare wood. Right now I have black paint sheet as well yellow sponge on the upper 1/3 closest to the handle as a lighter alternative. In the past used Rakza Soft to dampen the feel but a full sheet added too much weight and i don't use RPB.

Author:  iskandar taib [ 02 Jul 2018, 16:29 ]
Post subject:  Re: non-twiddling TPB c-pen with rubbers on both sides?

The traditional material is cork. If you have a Daiso store nearby they sell 3mm sheets of it. Otherwise a car parts store might have cork gasket sheets. And there's always AliExpress.. :lol:

Iskandar

Author:  shaolinTT [ 04 Jul 2018, 08:02 ]
Post subject:  Re: non-twiddling TPB c-pen with rubbers on both sides?

lasta wrote:
Mostly for comfort, I get painful fingertips on bare wood. Right now I have black paint sheet as well yellow sponge on the upper 1/3 closest to the handle as a lighter alternative. In the past used Rakza Soft to dampen the feel but a full sheet added too much weight and i don't use RPB.

Could it be that you're gripping too hard, making the fingertips hurt?
When a penholder adds some "cushion" at the back of the bat, it's usually to avoid the fingers slipping out of positions.

Author:  lasta [ 04 Jul 2018, 11:27 ]
Post subject:  Re: non-twiddling TPB c-pen with rubbers on both sides?

Maybe you are right, I get sore tips on both index and middle fingers after a long session :lol:. Recently I've been forcing myself to adapt to a more closely curled backside fingers, but I still like to feeling of sponge/rubber. In fact, I stick a small square of sponge on the front side too, just for the index finger.

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