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PostPosted: 09 Jun 2017, 12:48 
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Seems perfectly fine for a beginner. :up:

You can upgrade to faster/spinnier rubber when you progress, the blade should be fine for quite a while.

Ask the retailer to seal the blade (if they offer it), because you want to to last.

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Ok so it looks like my original post is no longer there and it wouldn't recognize my username so I created another one. Any way here was the original post.

I am looking to buy my first custom racket and I have narrowed it down to two options. You guys tell me if either of these would work for a beginner and if one is better than the other. Or tell me if I'm just totally off base. I'm open to other options but would like to stay around $70. Thanks!

Option 1
Blade: Stiga all around classic
FH: J.M.S Evo 1 2.0
BH: DHS G555 2.2
Around $70 from paddlepalace.com

Option 2
Blade: Joola Falcon Medium
FH: Joola 4 You 2.0
BH: Joola 4 All 1.8
Around $70 from megaspin.com

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I have no idea what happened to your post, but yes that's what I was responding to.

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Do you think one of these set ups would be better than the other?


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Do you think one of these set ups would be better than the other?


Not really. I would give mild preference to Joola one since it has 1.8 mm rubber on BH, which is a bit easier to control.

Also, if you want to save some money, any combos on front page of colestt.com will be excellent choices as well (34$-49$) - ignore the sandpaper one :).

Don't overthink it - it's not really about equipment at your level.

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Option 3: Yasaka Sweden Classic with Donic Coppa both sides, on sale now for $72.50 at tabletennis11.com


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Stiga classic I believe is a softer feel. I've used the Falcon Medium and it's a hard feel. Really nice flared handle though. The Yasaka combo sounds good.

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Blade: Stiga Hybrid Wood NCT
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That Yasaka combo (#3) is a great deal. Go for it.


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I vote for the Yasaka/Donic combo that BRS suggested.


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Blade: Xiom Offensive S
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Not sure if you chose different rubbers on either side, but there is little value in doing that on your first bat. Just get the same rubber on both sides.

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"Joola 4 You"??? "Joola 4 All"?????? What are these???? And where can you get them???? (Not TT11.. I looked... ) :lol:

For a beginner to maybe 1800 level this would probably work just as well as those combos mentioned above, at a quarter of the price.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Sh ... 20589.html

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PostPosted: 08 Aug 2017, 13:13 
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4 You/4All have been around for years and years (and years and years)

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PostPosted: 08 Aug 2017, 14:05 
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So they're like, what, Butterfly Allround D-13?

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