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 Post subject: C-pen Blade for Looping
PostPosted: 27 Aug 2018, 13:33 
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Hi,
I am looking for a C-pen blade which is very good for looping. What are your recommendations ?
Currently I have the following C-pens : Violin, Roots 5, Roots 9, Virtuoso, Taksim and Amultart.

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And NONE of those are good for looping? :lol: Maybe go for what Xu Xin uses, perhaps? It's a Stiga somethingoranother.. probably has ebony or some other hardwood on the face.

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PostPosted: 28 Aug 2018, 20:12 
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iskandar taib wrote:
And NONE of those are good for looping? :lol: Maybe go for what Xu Xin uses, perhaps? It's a Stiga somethingoranother.. probably has ebony or some other hardwood on the face.

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Violin ..... pure-wood blade ?
Taksim, Amultart ..... composite blades ?

Surely the Violin would make a better "loop" blade than the arylate composites ?

Also personally as a beginner,

I find that soft inner-core + hard top-plies makes more loop-drive and smash possible.

While hard/medium inner-core + soft top-plies makes All-Round game possible.



More flex or springy a blade will make it easier to loop but not drive or smash as effectively.

Does anything I said make sense ? Correct me please :-D

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PostPosted: 29 Aug 2018, 17:50 
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man_iii wrote:
Surely the Violin would make a better "loop" blade than the arylate composites ?


Not according to some... :lol:

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I am sure there is always something better out there but the Violin loops like a dream.

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PostPosted: 30 Aug 2018, 13:04 
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Thank you all for your comments, so I would choose Violin, meaning that I do not have to buy a new blade :)

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Surely you've tried it already? :lol: (That sure is one expensive blade..)

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PostPosted: 04 Sep 2018, 16:29 
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Yes, but I never did looping before, now I want to start learning :)

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In general,
Root 5
Violin
Virtuoso

Probably better starting point than the other three.

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PostPosted: 08 Sep 2018, 09:51 
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Thank you Rokphish2, I am now trying Virtuoso with Desto F2.

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So how goes the looping? :lol:

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PostPosted: 05 Oct 2018, 13:48 
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Going haywire :D
I do not have a good faith, so I go from one blade to another. I tried Virtuoso with F2, Borko with Mark VAD, Roots 5 with F2 and Rapscallion with
Rakza 7 soft. I think Raqpscallion is too stiff.
I think I am starting to get some feel on it, my trainer said that my stroke is getting better, but the spin is still far from good. I used to hit hard, so I find it rather difficult to brush the ball :@ .

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You might try looping with slower stroke speed, and longer arm movement and aim to land the ball only half-way down the table?

I found learning FH looping, needed lots more controlled strokes with very compact placement.
"Play inside the box" is a typical requirement during practice ( rectangle size of A4 sheet ).

Also I found that if I don't worry too much about how high the ball rises and as long as it comes down half-table, I can start putting a lot more spin on the ball with a faster vertical stroke while still landing the ball in the box.

Now to generate speed I close the bat angle and play the same stroke diagonally with explosive results :rofl: :lol: And yes the ball lands , and on the white lines, and goes phwooom :-D

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  • 729 Bomb : FH/BH-YRD/T5QS
  • DHS PowerG-9 : FH/BH-729SuperFX
  • Stag Balsa Koto : FH/BH-YRD/YR9
Fun blades:
  • Yasaka Battle Balsa(ST) : FH/BH-YSD
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