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PostPosted: 09 Sep 2016, 14:10 
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Hey all,

I'm putting together my first racket to play after a long absence. I thought I'd go with an ALL or ALL+ setup and have been looking and asking about Chinese sheets to compliment the way I want to play.

On my BH I plan on doing some topspin returns and chopping. I won't be doing any looping or attacks. There might be an occasion where I will be able to put some pace on the ball with topspin if I get the right ball to the BH side. I am also going to try and learn to do some spinning serves on this side too.

I had a member contact me and help me with some recommendations. He told me I should seriously consider Gambler Reflectoid. I thought before I buy it, I might as well ask about a couple others I have also looked at and thought, based on the data listed for them at the TTDatabase, that these too might work well.

Friendship 729 Super FX-C
Friendship 729 Super FX
Gambler Outlaw (soft yellow tuned)


All of these have a low-medium throw angle and higher than usual tackiness which I thought would come in handy for serves.


What do you think?

Which would you go forif you were building up a racket for your pal that wanted to play and wanted an ALL or ALL+ setup?

Any help you can give me would be appreciated.

Thanks for your time.

Larry


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Skip forward to 7:04 or so.. "You are confused by many Chinese rubber: Hurricane, Skyline, Tinarc, H3, H2, H8, National, Provincial, Commercial.."

I agree with him. Try mounting any two of the rubbers you mentioned on opposite sides of the same blade and tell me if you can tell the difference. In a lot of cases _I_ can't, and I've tried a lot of them. Sometimes you can, but you actually have to stop and think about what you're feeling.

Want a recommendation? Buy this:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2x-Galax ... 53505.html

Wait for it to go on sale and you can probably save 80 cents (i.e. 40 cents a sheet!)... :lol: Anyhow - it happens to be my favorite backhand rubber. Not that it probably makes any difference - any of the half dozen $5 sheets out there that you can buy will play more or less the same, as will a huge number of $10 sheets.

Iskandar


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I'd have to agree with Iskandar, in a blind test I doubt you could tell the difference, or even if you could, I doubt it would make any difference. Chinese rubbers are all very similar. Just get any one of those and work on your technique.

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You might find FX-C is better on the BH side if you have a very strong BH stroke.

SuperFX is much better on the FH side as it has much more speed that FX-C.


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