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PostPosted: 11 May 2019, 07:00 
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Blade: Palio Chop #1
FH: Tuttle 55A
BH: Galaxy Qing 0.7
Another day with the Apollo 5 (36 ver).
So it's great for chopping(really easy to chop low and with a lot of spin or with almost no spin - just returning the ball low), great for over the table touch play. Doesn't like "lazy" shots (at least on my blade (Palio Chop #1)).
When attacking it needs real commitment (B2 was more forgiving in this regard).
Overall - good. It has it's strengths and weaknesses. If I played as an attacker and used this rubber on an OFF blade I think it would play very well. On a DEF blade it has it's trade-offs.
Will continue using it of course cause at our level control (I think) is more important than speed.

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PostPosted: 15 May 2019, 06:34 
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Well don't like such things but the result is - took off the Apollo 5.
Why? Because didn't feel any fun playing with it. This rubber is very demanding (on my blade at least) - if you want good shots you have to commit. Well that's a good thing when you train and work out a lot in TT, but I'm playing more for fun lately so that was not for me. :(
I really don't like changing rubbers in such a short period of time but took off the Apollo 5 and glued a new Tuttle 55A(yesterday). So today was the second day with it. Overall the same things that I wrote last time about it. It has ok spin(less than A5 and B2, but still enough), some springiness in it - more like a Japanese rubber, but the control and the ease of play with it is on another level. In this regard I would compare it to ESN rubbers but with a more Chinese feel.
So today played with it for a second time - very satisfied. Need to get used to the short game - it catapults the ball more than with the B2 or A5, the throw angle is a little different too.
Somehow when playing with the BH with this rubber I generate more spin on opening shots so I think I should change my 3d ball attack with the FH. probably cause it has more dwell time it needs a longer stroke. Not sure. Still the control is amazing. So I'll stay with it :Chop:

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PostPosted: 03 Jun 2019, 23:42 
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Nothing to blog about. On 20th of May twisted my knee(while playing, of course). The doctor said that everything is intact but will need some rest.
Well, no tennis and not a lot of walking these days. And it still hurts a little (although I'm wearing a stabilizing knee support).
I'll miss some major tournaments in our club. Hope I'll be able to play in July. Such injuries can't be taken lightly ;(

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