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PostPosted: 08 Dec 2014, 23:13 
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4 years ago after a lapse of 35years I came back to playing TT & in that time with coaching, a lot of practise, plenty of research, on YouTube, the forum & asking countless questions I know have discovered a magnificent blade/rubbers combination. :up:
In writing this until about 3 weeks ago I thought I had already discovered that combination. I was using Re-Impact Dr Barath blades with Tibhar Grass Dtecs OX rubber on my BH & Victas 401 on my FH & I was extremely happy doing so. :clap: Then I went & had a hit with Haggisv & tried his Re-Impact Smart blade with the same rubber set up. Wow, straight away I was very impressed by this blades balance; it gave me even more control with great drop shots & explosive power when needed. |( Again I was hooked by another Re-Impact balsa experience.
Over the past 4years I have progressed from Re-Impacts Tachi, Tachi +, Perfect, Dr Barath to now the Smart.
As I said before, for me the Dr Barath was almost perfect to now the Smart which is perfect for my game. 8)
Mind you the dreaded plastic could change all that only time will tell. :punch: :swear: :@
I would like to thank Achim for making these magnificent blades, Kees for his great reviews and Haggisv for his help & advice. :clap: :clap:

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PostPosted: 09 Dec 2014, 19:46 
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Thanks Gollum!

As a Smart user myself, I can only agree :lol:

I'd love to hear how the 402 is working on the Smart, as I've not yet tried that combination...

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PostPosted: 09 Dec 2014, 21:23 
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Oh boy, the EJ venom is "toxicating" the hormone! :whew:

My friend, my friend.... Why were you not in the approprite situation to let me try Smart last October. :headbang:

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PostPosted: 09 Dec 2014, 22:14 
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haggisv wrote:
Thanks Gollum!

As a Smart user myself, I can only agree :lol:

I'd love to hear how the 402 is working on the Smart, as I've not yet tried that combination...

Early days have tried it in 2 solid workouts & have been impressed by its control, spin & FH speed/power. :clap: :clap: Will give it another workout this Friday, very happy so far. 8) 8)

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Setup 3: Blade: TSP Trinity Carbon | Joola Samba Tech 1.8mm FH & Spinlord Dornenglanz OX red BH
Setup 4: Blade: Re–Impact Smart | Victas VS > 401 black 1.5mm FH & Dr N Viper OX red BH

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PostPosted: 09 Dec 2014, 22:21 
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I use Re-Impact Smart.

Control is superb.

Con: the head size is too compact. very small after used to use Bty Def Alpha and Re-Impact Tachi.

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PostPosted: 12 Dec 2014, 21:55 
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The Victas VS > 401 is very impressive on the FH of this blade but I also have another Smart with the Victas VS > 402 Limber on the FH. :clap:
Today I had another solid 2 hour hit out with it & I found the VS > 402 Limber produces even more spin in my serves & more control in game play than the VS > 401 8) :up:

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Setup 3: Blade: TSP Trinity Carbon | Joola Samba Tech 1.8mm FH & Spinlord Dornenglanz OX red BH
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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2014, 20:50 
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The more I play with this blade with the Tibhar & Victas set ups the more excited I'm becoming with great ball placement. I am very happy with my new Re-Impact Smart :rock: 8) :party:

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Setup 3: Blade: TSP Trinity Carbon | Joola Samba Tech 1.8mm FH & Spinlord Dornenglanz OX red BH
Setup 4: Blade: Re–Impact Smart | Victas VS > 401 black 1.5mm FH & Dr N Viper OX red BH

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PostPosted: 23 Dec 2014, 09:35 
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haggisv wrote:
Thanks Gollum!

As a Smart user myself, I can only agree :lol:

I'd love to hear how the 402 is working on the Smart, as I've not yet tried that combination...

I had another hit yesterday firstly with the 401 then the 402 limber & the 401 is fabulous but the 402 is even better with even better placement control & more spin :up: love my new setups. :clap: :clap:

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Setup 2: Blade: TSP Trinity Carbon | Victas V > 01 Limber black 1.8mm FH & Dr N Viper OX red BH
Setup 3: Blade: TSP Trinity Carbon | Joola Samba Tech 1.8mm FH & Spinlord Dornenglanz OX red BH
Setup 4: Blade: Re–Impact Smart | Victas VS > 401 black 1.5mm FH & Dr N Viper OX red BH

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I am using a black 1.8 Fastarc C-1 on my Smart and I am loving it. However, when the sheet wears out, I will give vs>401 or 402 a try. if anyone tries the 402DE on the Smart, please let us know your findings here.

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PostPosted: 17 Jan 2015, 18:01 
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"fazer227" I’ve just have a great couple of hours playing with my Smart with the Victas > 401 with great result, timing, control & power & as I’ve said it’s very hard separating that FH from the 402 > limber :party: :party:

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Setup 3: Blade: TSP Trinity Carbon | Joola Samba Tech 1.8mm FH & Spinlord Dornenglanz OX red BH
Setup 4: Blade: Re–Impact Smart | Victas VS > 401 black 1.5mm FH & Dr N Viper OX red BH

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PostPosted: 13 Feb 2015, 11:35 
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Gollum wrote:
Then I went & had a hit with Haggisv & tried his Re-Impact Smart blade with the same rubber set up. Wow, straight away I was very impressed by this blades balance; it gave me even more control with great drop shots & explosive power when needed. |( Again I was hooked by another Re-Impact balsa experience.
You really have to stay away from Haggisv :lol:

On a serious note, I had played with the original Tachi before with Tenergy 25 on the FH and DTecs on BH. I find that the best combo for that blade as brush looping on FH is just perfect. As for BH with DTecs, well this combo is what makes Tachi famous. My question is, how does the forehand speed and trajectory compare between the Tachi and Smart? Also, am I right to believe the BH are similar with DTecs for both blade? Thanks in advance.

EDIT: Scratch my query above. Found the Re-Impact blade selection and user guide above. Very informative. Thanks.

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PostPosted: 13 Feb 2015, 13:25 
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It does sound like a smart choice indeed!

On another note...hi Choi and Jix, long time no see!

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PostPosted: 13 Feb 2015, 15:04 
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RebornTTEvnglist wrote:
On another note...hi Choi and Jix, long time no see!

Hey Reb, yeah been busy. But still playing a bit of TT. Still lurking about, just don't have much time to post.
Cheers.

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PostPosted: 13 Feb 2015, 16:21 
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On a serious note, I had played with the original Tachi before with Tenergy 25 on the FH and DTecs on BH. I find that the best combo for that blade as brush looping on FH is just perfect. As for BH with DTecs, well this combo is what makes Tachi famous. My question is, how does the forehand speed and trajectory compare between the Tachi and Smart? Also, am I right to believe the BH are similar with DTecs for both blade? Thanks in advance.

The Smart is faster on forehand than the Tachi and the blade feels a little stiffer. It feels a little faster on the backhand too, probably closer to the Tachi +

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RebornTTEvnglist wrote:
It does sound like a smart choice indeed!

On another note...hi Choi and Jix, long time no see!


Hi mate, I am finally and thought to myself a retired man now. Alas, was hunted bt a local institution to teach in science subjects. Thus have been "active" in teaching everyday. And at the same time squeezing time to drive for an hour twice or three times per week to play TT. So that's what keep me busy for last a year plus.

I actually had written few posts in this forum. Funny, when I hit the "submit" button, the postings just disappeared. May be wrong buttons! :headbang:

Oh, a surprising news. I recently entered an open tournament. And got to 1/4 final! Alas I have to give up the next day when the 1/4 final proceeds. I was down with flue and drained off energy ! :devil:

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