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Author:  aeoliah [ 27 Aug 2018, 13:33 ]
Post subject:  C-pen Blade for Looping

Hi,
I am looking for a C-pen blade which is very good for looping. What are your recommendations ?
Currently I have the following C-pens : Violin, Roots 5, Roots 9, Virtuoso, Taksim and Amultart.

Author:  iskandar taib [ 28 Aug 2018, 17:23 ]
Post subject:  Re: C-pen Blade for Looping

And NONE of those are good for looping? :lol: Maybe go for what Xu Xin uses, perhaps? It's a Stiga somethingoranother.. probably has ebony or some other hardwood on the face.

Iskandar

Author:  man_iii [ 28 Aug 2018, 20:12 ]
Post subject:  Re: C-pen Blade for Looping

iskandar taib wrote:
And NONE of those are good for looping? :lol: Maybe go for what Xu Xin uses, perhaps? It's a Stiga somethingoranother.. probably has ebony or some other hardwood on the face.

Iskandar


Violin ..... pure-wood blade ?
Taksim, Amultart ..... composite blades ?

Surely the Violin would make a better "loop" blade than the arylate composites ?

Also personally as a beginner,

I find that soft inner-core + hard top-plies makes more loop-drive and smash possible.

While hard/medium inner-core + soft top-plies makes All-Round game possible.



More flex or springy a blade will make it easier to loop but not drive or smash as effectively.

Does anything I said make sense ? Correct me please :-D

Author:  iskandar taib [ 29 Aug 2018, 17:50 ]
Post subject:  Re: C-pen Blade for Looping

man_iii wrote:
Surely the Violin would make a better "loop" blade than the arylate composites ?


Not according to some... :lol:

Iskandar

Author:  Ranger-man [ 30 Aug 2018, 05:14 ]
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I am sure there is always something better out there but the Violin loops like a dream.

Author:  aeoliah [ 30 Aug 2018, 13:04 ]
Post subject:  Re: C-pen Blade for Looping

Thank you all for your comments, so I would choose Violin, meaning that I do not have to buy a new blade :)

Author:  iskandar taib [ 03 Sep 2018, 18:05 ]
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Surely you've tried it already? :lol: (That sure is one expensive blade..)

Iskandar

Author:  aeoliah [ 04 Sep 2018, 16:29 ]
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Yes, but I never did looping before, now I want to start learning :)

Author:  rokphish2 [ 04 Sep 2018, 20:16 ]
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In general,
Root 5
Violin
Virtuoso

Probably better starting point than the other three.

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Author:  aeoliah [ 08 Sep 2018, 09:51 ]
Post subject:  Re: C-pen Blade for Looping

Thank you Rokphish2, I am now trying Virtuoso with Desto F2.

Author:  iskandar taib [ 26 Sep 2018, 02:30 ]
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So how goes the looping? :lol:

Iskandar

Author:  aeoliah [ 05 Oct 2018, 13:48 ]
Post subject:  Re: C-pen Blade for Looping

Going haywire :D
I do not have a good faith, so I go from one blade to another. I tried Virtuoso with F2, Borko with Mark VAD, Roots 5 with F2 and Rapscallion with
Rakza 7 soft. I think Raqpscallion is too stiff.
I think I am starting to get some feel on it, my trainer said that my stroke is getting better, but the spin is still far from good. I used to hit hard, so I find it rather difficult to brush the ball :@ .

Author:  man_iii [ 07 Oct 2018, 06:43 ]
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You might try looping with slower stroke speed, and longer arm movement and aim to land the ball only half-way down the table?

I found learning FH looping, needed lots more controlled strokes with very compact placement.
"Play inside the box" is a typical requirement during practice ( rectangle size of A4 sheet ).

Also I found that if I don't worry too much about how high the ball rises and as long as it comes down half-table, I can start putting a lot more spin on the ball with a faster vertical stroke while still landing the ball in the box.

Now to generate speed I close the bat angle and play the same stroke diagonally with explosive results :rofl: :lol: And yes the ball lands , and on the white lines, and goes phwooom :-D

Author:  iskandar taib [ 18 Oct 2018, 12:22 ]
Post subject:  Re: C-pen Blade for Looping

aeoliah wrote:
Going haywire :D
I do not have a good faith, so I go from one blade to another. I tried Virtuoso with F2, Borko with Mark VAD, Roots 5 with F2 and Rapscallion with
Rakza 7 soft. I think Raqpscallion is too stiff.
I think I am starting to get some feel on it, my trainer said that my stroke is getting better, but the spin is still far from good. I used to hit hard, so I find it rather difficult to brush the ball :@ .


Yeah, there's a very fine line between too heavy a contact (and the ball goes flying off) and missing the ball entirely. :lol: I don't think switching blades has anything to do with it, though it can't help. Whatever happened to the Violin, etc.?

Iskandar

Author:  TableTennisDoc [ 05 Nov 2018, 00:37 ]
Post subject:  Re: C-pen Blade for Looping

Man and iskandar got it. Love stiga. Stay away from hard if you’re starting out. I started with stiga rosewood soft rubber now up to carbonados (I have them all), xiom hinoki is fun but I don’t ply matches with it. But you need good technique! Use your legs, then arm lastly wrist. The more speed the faster the blade you can handle. Lately I’ve gotten slower and I’m blocking more. Too old. ;)

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