OOAK Table Tennis Forum


A truly International Table Tennis Community for both Defensive and Offensive styles!
Live Table Tennis Videos Table Tennis News Live OOAK Forum Links About OOAK Table Tennis Forum OOAK Forum Memory
It is currently 21 Aug 2018, 19:49


Don't want to see any advertising? Become a member and login, and you'll never see an ad again!



All times are UTC + 9:30 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 50 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: 19 May 2018, 08:48 
Offline
Kim Is My Shadow
Kim Is My Shadow
User avatar

Joined: 28 Jun 2008, 09:04
Posts: 2158
Location: Lancashire
Has thanked: 207 times
Been thanked: 283 times
Blade: Magic: Wand
FH: Confusion
BH: Paranoia
Simple question really.

What has been your most disappointing table tennis purchase and why?


Top
 Profile  
 


Don't want to see this advertisement? Become a member and login, and you'll never see an ad again!

PostPosted: 19 May 2018, 08:57 
Offline
Senior member
User avatar

Joined: 08 Jan 2018, 08:48
Posts: 116
Location: USA
Has thanked: 21 times
Been thanked: 17 times
Blade: Stiga Sense 7.6 Penhold
FH: DHS C8 Ox
BH: Hurricane 3 Neo
RSM g max jpen with tenergy 05.

Very expensive. Very hard to control

_________________
USATT 1433.
Long pips blocker/hitter, inverted RPB.

Blog (Ramblings of an ordinary penholder...): viewtopic.php?f=58&t=32694


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 19 May 2018, 09:01 
Offline
Modern Chiseler.
Modern Chiseler.
User avatar

Joined: 05 Oct 2007, 06:49
Posts: 10816
Location: USA
Has thanked: 348 times
Been thanked: 447 times
Blade: Hock No 74
FH: Giant Dragon Submarine
BH: Dawei 388D-1 OX
All frictionless antis.

_________________



The MNNB Blog has had some pretty amazing stuff lately. Just click this text to check it out.
| My OOAK Interview
Table Tennis Video Links: itTV | laola1.tv | ttbl | fftt | Challenger Series | mnnb-tv

No matter how good you are at something, there's always about a million people better than you.
Homer J. Simpson


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 19 May 2018, 09:03 
Offline
Senior member
User avatar

Joined: 08 Jan 2018, 08:48
Posts: 116
Location: USA
Has thanked: 21 times
Been thanked: 17 times
Blade: Stiga Sense 7.6 Penhold
FH: DHS C8 Ox
BH: Hurricane 3 Neo
mynamenotbob wrote:
All frictionless antis.

Why?

_________________
USATT 1433.
Long pips blocker/hitter, inverted RPB.

Blog (Ramblings of an ordinary penholder...): viewtopic.php?f=58&t=32694


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 19 May 2018, 09:45 
Offline
Modern Chiseler.
Modern Chiseler.
User avatar

Joined: 05 Oct 2007, 06:49
Posts: 10816
Location: USA
Has thanked: 348 times
Been thanked: 447 times
Blade: Hock No 74
FH: Giant Dragon Submarine
BH: Dawei 388D-1 OX
Ma_Xin wrote:
mynamenotbob wrote:
All frictionless antis.

Why?

1) They are very expensive
2) They don't stay frictionless that long
3) They are overly angle dependent
4) They don't have good feel (compared to OX LPs)
5) Frictionless LPs, which these antis supposedly replaced, were way better

_________________



The MNNB Blog has had some pretty amazing stuff lately. Just click this text to check it out.
| My OOAK Interview
Table Tennis Video Links: itTV | laola1.tv | ttbl | fftt | Challenger Series | mnnb-tv

No matter how good you are at something, there's always about a million people better than you.
Homer J. Simpson


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 19 May 2018, 12:24 
Offline
Super User

Joined: 19 Dec 2010, 13:20
Posts: 477
Has thanked: 21 times
Been thanked: 70 times
Considering all its good reviews, the Tibhar CO-S-3 Defence just does not fit the bill for me despite giving it a good few tries with various long pips/inverted setups. Very disappointed :(


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 19 May 2018, 13:12 
Offline
Senior member
User avatar

Joined: 18 Mar 2016, 13:22
Posts: 137
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 20 times
Blade: Gionnis carb def
FH: H3-50
BH: Talon
Every balsa blade i’ve bought.

_________________
"When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk."


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 19 May 2018, 16:42 
Offline
I am Legend
I am Legend
User avatar

Joined: 13 Dec 2006, 18:21
Posts: 5992
Location: Queensland
Has thanked: 72 times
Been thanked: 104 times
Blade: Nittaku Acoustic
FH: Double Crappiness H8
BH: Donic Bluefire JP03
I have a lot of regrets.

10. Xiom Stradivarius. Not actually a bad blade, just disappointed in the feel.
9. Butterfly Innerforce ZLC. Never got along with this one, not really sure why, since I used a Mizutani ZLC and most ALC blades for ages.
8. Stiga Innova UL. Ugh. What happened to the spin?
7. Donic Waldner senso carbon. I really tried to like it, but it really wasn't that good.
6. DHS Skyline TG2 and TG3. Underwhelming.
5. All palio rubbers :lol: Probably not as disappointing if I think about how cheap they were.
4. Stiga Energy Wood. Terrible feel (sorry haggisv)
3. LKT Pro XT & XP. Dunno if I overglued it. Was using stiga energy back then. squidgy.
2. Stiga OC CR WRB. Just disappointment. Probably because it weighed mid-60g.

And all time worst purchase for me...

1. OSP Virtuoso. Terrible feel and super slow. And I got a matched pair. Worst purchase ever.


oh, there was an andro blade with balls inside that I pulled splinters out of the fineline top ply pretty quickly. But I think I didnt get along with the balance of that blade.

_________________
Chasse Patate

NEW RUBBER MASS INDEX || OLD RUBBER MASS INDEX


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 19 May 2018, 17:04 
Offline
Super User

Joined: 22 Feb 2017, 04:18
Posts: 242
Location: Wakefield UK
Has thanked: 12 times
Been thanked: 38 times
Blade: TSP BB 3.0
FH: Aurus Select 1.9
BH: Waran 1.5
Worst Blade: Firewall plus just weird although a lot of people buy them. Zero dwell and gears!

Rubber: Gipfelsturm medium pips. No touch not much mp effect etc.

Disappointments:

Temper Tech all+ blade. nice blade but Just too soft a feel for pips, no feedback.

Spinlord Waran on bh - very spin sensitive for a short pip. Low margin of error on blocks


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 19 May 2018, 18:10 
Offline
Blockhead
Blockhead
User avatar

Joined: 07 Jan 2009, 19:20
Posts: 2124
Location: UK
Has thanked: 77 times
Been thanked: 150 times
Blade: Xiom Offensive S
FH: Tibhar MXP max
BH: TSP Regalis max
Victas VS-401 I think.

_________________
Timo Boll ALC ST
FH Tibhar Evolution MX-P Max
BH Butterfly Sriver L 2.1
185g


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 19 May 2018, 18:32 
Offline
Super User
User avatar

Joined: 14 Aug 2016, 15:12
Posts: 406
Has thanked: 27 times
Been thanked: 67 times
Blade: Palio TCT
FH: Palio CJ8000
BH: Yinhe 955
Most disappointing rubbers: Butterfly Ekrips, Donic Slick CSS and Nittaku Magic Carbon - the latter for looking worn out quite quickly. I also got disappointed by Tibhar Rapid Soft 1mm, my first short pip for beeing advertised as having good grip, but I positively have used it against other players at that time, more than 30yrs ago.

Worst blade I got was probably an Imperial Allround which broke within the first few hours of use.

_________________
Red is blogging here >> http://ooakforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=30522


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 19 May 2018, 18:44 
Offline
CTRL_ALT_Loop
CTRL_ALT_Loop
User avatar

Joined: 28 Nov 2011, 08:20
Posts: 1394
Location: Egersund, Norway
Has thanked: 147 times
Been thanked: 147 times
Disappointing purchase I - Bad decision:
DHS Skyline TG2.

Why:
I used Hurricane 3 before, and found it to fit my playing really well. The description of H3 says it was developed as a more controlled/less reactive alternative to the Skyline 2 rubber. I found this to be very true. I can do more or less everything with the TG2 that I did with the H3, and with less effort. Attacks are stronger. Trouble is, my consistency is significantly worse when using the TG2, so my overall playing level has dropped.

TG2 is all it is said to be. I guess I am disapponted in myself, more than in the equipment. It still qualifies in this thread, I suppose, as a TT purchase leading to disappointment.
H3 ordered. Changing back shortly. Note to self: if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Disappointing purchase II - bad equipment:
Stiga Aqua Energy glue.

Follow link to learn why.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 19 May 2018, 19:05 
Offline
Bytes worse than his Bark
Bytes worse than his Bark
User avatar

Joined: 15 Sep 2011, 12:25
Posts: 1184
Location: Sydney, Australia
Has thanked: 75 times
Been thanked: 272 times
Blade: OldNittaku Carbon
FH: Evolution FX-P max
BH: Tenergy 05 max
Unlike most (all?) of you I cannot recall having made a disappointing tt purchase.

My theory is that if you are good enough you can play with anything.

Je regret rien.

The anti EJ.

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


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 19 May 2018, 19:25 
Offline
I am Legend
I am Legend
User avatar

Joined: 13 Dec 2006, 18:21
Posts: 5992
Location: Queensland
Has thanked: 72 times
Been thanked: 104 times
Blade: Nittaku Acoustic
FH: Double Crappiness H8
BH: Donic Bluefire JP03
or maybe you're just better at researching/more risk adverse than us :lol:

_________________
Chasse Patate

NEW RUBBER MASS INDEX || OLD RUBBER MASS INDEX


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 19 May 2018, 19:30 
Offline
Modern Chiseler.
Modern Chiseler.
User avatar

Joined: 05 Oct 2007, 06:49
Posts: 10816
Location: USA
Has thanked: 348 times
Been thanked: 447 times
Blade: Hock No 74
FH: Giant Dragon Submarine
BH: Dawei 388D-1 OX
Retriever wrote:
Unlike most (all?) of you I cannot recall having made a disappointing tt purchase.

My theory is that if you are good enough you can play with anything.

Je regret rien.

The anti EJ.

Try some frictionless anti. :lol:

_________________



The MNNB Blog has had some pretty amazing stuff lately. Just click this text to check it out.
| My OOAK Interview
Table Tennis Video Links: itTV | laola1.tv | ttbl | fftt | Challenger Series | mnnb-tv

No matter how good you are at something, there's always about a million people better than you.
Homer J. Simpson


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 50 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next


Don't want to see this advertisement? Become a member and login, and you'll never see an ad again!



All times are UTC + 9:30 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Copyright 2012 OOAK Table Tennis Forum. The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group




Don't forget to 'LIKE' our forum on Facebook if you enjoy the content: