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 Post subject: It it too much?
PostPosted: 28 Aug 2017, 07:53 
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I am currently playing with Mark 5 rubbers and I am very agressive and want a faster rubber, I have done my research and like the look of the TIBHAR evolution EL-P do you think this is too much of a jump for spin and speed if not please tell me if so please tell me a recommendat ion that would be good for me.
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 Post subject: Re: It it too much?
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Mulltman05 wrote:
I am currently playing with Mark 5 rubbers and I am very agressive and want a faster rubber, I have done my research and like the look of the TIBHAR evolution EL-P do you think this is too much of a jump for spin and speed if not please tell me if so please tell me a recommendat ion that would be good for me.
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My usual recommendation,

Pinjam punya teman (borrowing from a friend) is always a good way to understand rubbers. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: It it too much?
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It could be in max but I've used EL-P in 1.9mm and seemed more controllable. I'd suggest you go 1.9mm. If testing things out I think it's worth taking a decent step up for contrast but without wasting your money.

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 Post subject: Re: It it too much?
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Many coaches recommend something like Xiom Vega Europe as a first tensor. It’s a little slower, softer and more controllable. But we don’t know anything about your game and a lot depends on your playing level and training/practice regime. EL-P could be a good choice for you.


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Mulltman05 wrote:
I am currently playing with Mark 5 rubbers and I am very agressive and want a faster rubber, I have done my research and like the look of the TIBHAR evolution EL-P do you think this is too much of a jump for spin and speed if not please tell me if so please tell me a recommendat ion that would be good for me.
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Heck, just buy it and try it. You'll never know until you do, and all it costs is money, after all. To be honest, I think you'll be disappointed if you're expecting some sort of quantum leap (and believe all this talk about double the spin and triple the speed). After trying a whole bunch of stuff from Batwings to MX-P, I've come to the conclusion that quantum leaps don't exist in rubber, there ARE differences to be sure, but the differences tend to be subtle rather than in-your-face. Unlike blades. Change blades and you're very likely to feel an obvious difference. Change rubbers? You might actually have to stop and think hard about what's different from one to the next. Don't believe all the hype on TTDB.

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 Post subject: Re: It it too much?
PostPosted: 28 Aug 2017, 18:39 
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A switch from Mark V to a tensor rubber could be a harder change to adapt to than perhaps switching to a faster blade.

If Mark V suits your game and you just need more top end speed then unless you already use an off or off+ blade then go up a notch or two in blade speed.

If you do change rubber then look for a similar hardness not too bouncy tensor. Soft bouncy tensors such as many Xiom ones could play very different to Mark V. One of the new more linear ones such as regalis blue could be the way to go. Also keep an eye on the rubber weight again avoid to big a change from your current set up. Reduce the number of variables you introduce If your game is settled.


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How about a switch from Hard Chinese to a Tensor? I barely noticed, to tell the truth. I could barely tell the difference between Big Dipper and Rasant. When I flipped over to the backhand side from the Rasant, I could tell that the other side (can't remember what it was - 729 Sky Wing/King, Yinhe 9000 or similar) was slower but not by very much. Am now playing with MX-P not because it's faster (it is, however.....) but because I paid so darn much for it I want to get my money's worth... :lol: And for all that money, it's already died and been resurrected once after only six weeks...

Perhaps I should be thankful I'm not so equipment-sensitive.. :lol: I suspect a lot of people are the same way. Of course, I haven't tried Tenergy 05 yet.. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: It it too much?
PostPosted: 15 Oct 2017, 12:44 
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I had an EL-P on one of the bats.
I don't recommend it. It has a 'flaking off' problem where the rubber literally starts flaking off. Also with the MX-S, and perhaps the whole series. Also short lifespan in general, it felt to me.


If you really wanna have fun, I'd happily recommend the 729 Battle II. It's a $20 very tacky chinese rubber you can order from ali-express or something (free shipping too), so you basically get 2 for the price of 1 euro-rubber, it lasts a long time and it's a very controllable rubber with tons of spin potential :)


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