I am going to get Butterfly Grubba Pro definitely now. Just want to make sure I get the right rubber. Seemiller uses Tenergy and Antispin with this racket. Tenergy would be a waste for me... When looking at Yasaka rubber list, I notice Pryde and Rakza are rated a lot spinnier. Are people recommending Mark a lot more cause its more well-known, cheaper, or because its made better or something else? Thanks.
There are a few models of the Grubba blade; I think the Grubba pro is rated ALL- and although I've only hit with one briefly it felt very slow. You might want to consider the Grubba ALL+ model, This is probably more comparable to the Stiga AR and is certainly not too fast by any standards for an allround game. I am referring to the all wood model as there is/are also a/some carbon variant(s).
This is the one I'm suggesting (look at the 2nd last setup in my sig.....)http://butterflyonline.com/online_store ... ype=1&ID=2
If you zoom in on the image you see "ALL+" on the lens
As you'll see, there are a few variantshttp://butterflyonline.com/search.asp
and search "grubba"
Mark V is an excellent starting point. Quick enough, spinny, durable. There is always a temptation to assume something newer is better of course. But around here some of the best player use good old Mk V on an all-wood blade, including an ex-England #2, and they certainly don't lack pace or spin......
Xiom Offensive-S with Rakza 9 max f/h and TSP Spectol 1.7-1.9mm b/h x 2
Xiom Offensive-S with Rakza 9 max f/h and TSP Spectol 21 Offensive sponge 1.7-1.9mm b/h
Transitioning to SPs Summer 2015
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