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PostPosted: 22 Jan 2018, 10:55 
Bytes worse than his Bark
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Blade: OldNittaku Carbon
FH: Evolution FX-P max
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Inspired from "What' be the hardest part of table tennis for you to learn?" thread is this one, with due acknowledgement to Debater for suggesting the topic.

My name is Retriever and I am an anti-EJ.

The blade I use I have used since new 20 - 25 years ago.

I tend to use rubbers for longer than a year. The current set date back to October / November 2016. The forehand one is showing signs of wear, so probably later on this year I will be changing both.

As to why, well it is mostly that I subscribe to the theory that once beyond a certain level of skill a player can use most of the same class of rubbers to play well if they persevere. I can still remember when I jumped on the Joola Tango bandwagon (as around here it was at one stage all the rage) and took a few weeks to stop pushing / chopping easy balls out. It probably didn't help that the previous rubber I used was 729 RITC Tack Speed 2000.

I am also of the mindset that I have one set up and just use that. For a few interstate tournaments I have taken a back up bat which I borrowed from one of my children, but that was something still of the same class of rubber but totally different in case of emergency.

Budgetary concerns also kick in. I can see that having a few blades and a few more rubbers kicking around can quickly add up in the dollars department, and I don't see much use in that.

Anyone else care to chime in?

Retriever (sometimes golden, but often leaden)
Moderator, Inverted Retriever Technique sub-forum - http://ooakforum.com/viewforum.php?f=74


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