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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.



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PostPosted: 09 Sep 2016, 15:52 
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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.


PostPosted: 09 Sep 2016, 16:19 
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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.

Donic Waldner Senso V1,FH Joola Rhyzm 425 2.0mm ,BH Donic Baracuda Big Slam 2.0mm

PostPosted: 16 Jul 2017, 01:05 
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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.

Backup C-pen blades:
  • TSP Black Balsa 7.0 :
    1. FH/BH-729OEM/729SuperFX
    2. FH/BH-STN
  • 729 Bomb : FH/BH-YRD/T5QS
  • DHS PowerG-9 : FH/BH-729SuperFX
  • Stag Balsa Koto : FH/BH-YRD/YR9
Fun blades:
  • Yasaka Battle Balsa(ST) : FH/BH-YSD

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