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PostPosted: 06 Oct 2018, 10:27 
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Blade: dr neubauer firewall +
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The phenomenon blade is not a combi. I remember a forum where neubauer was mentionning that tney were not a bh side and fh side. I agree of everything you said.


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How would Stiga Defensive Pro work with a 1.5mm Medium Pip such as Friendship 563-1 or Yinhe Pluto ?

Currently, I have 563-1 (1.5mm) on a thin balsa core blade.. The ball seems to fly off the table quite often, when I punch/jab against loops/top-spins... Same with passive blocking, as well as flicking against backpsin .. I've been playing with this setup for around 2-3 months.. coming from LP ..


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When you switch from LPs, you have to radically change your technique to tame much faster pips. In my experience a slow blade is not necessary better to reprogram reflexes.

In my own experience I had more problems to block power shots with Dornenglanz ox rather then KO Pro with sponge. Blocks and long aggressive pushes just settle to the endline perfectly most of the time somehow after a few hours of adaptation with any blade and sponge thickness of my Dr. Neubauer KO Pro. But I had very hard times for 6 month and even longer to return my previous LPs consistency. Faster speed is not critical change but longer ball contact time is. I think defensive blade can worsen longer dwell time technique shift problem.

With my experience it is easier to begin with thinner sponge under medium pips rather then slow blade. Even 0.2 mm sponge thickness difference is noticeable in playing. Passive shots are somewhat easier with thinner, flicks and pushes against backspin are much better with thicker. But just coming from LPs ox the thinnest the much easiest to control.


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PostPosted: 22 Jun 2022, 14:08 
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Omut wrote:
When you switch from LPs, you have to radically change your technique to tame much faster pips. In my experience a slow blade is not necessary better to reprogram reflexes.

In my own experience I had more problems to block power shots with Dornenglanz ox rather then KO Pro with sponge. Blocks and long aggressive pushes just settle to the endline perfectly most of the time somehow after a few hours of adaptation with any blade and sponge thickness of my Dr. Neubauer KO Pro. But I had very hard times for 6 month and even longer to return my previous LPs consistency. Faster speed is not critical change but longer ball contact time is. I think defensive blade can worsen longer dwell time technique shift problem.

With my experience it is easier to begin with thinner sponge under medium pips rather then slow blade. Even 0.2 mm sponge thickness difference is noticeable in playing. Passive shots are somewhat easier with thinner, flicks and pushes against backspin are much better with thicker. But just coming from LPs ox the thinnest the much easiest to control.


Thanks Omut ...
Stiga Defensive Pro is a fairly hard & stiff 5+2 layer blade.. So, I thought it'd could work for MP ..

What low-cost, light-weight blade would you recommend for someone who just recently made/making a foray into Medium Pips


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Equipment choice depends on playing style and previous experience. I personally do not like lightweight blades.

Some kind of rubbers highly depend on the used blade. I think medium pimples (or just me playing with them) are not very sensitive to the blade choice.

A good budget blade is Sanwei Fextra 7 (discontinued but should be still widely available). It is a close clone of Stiga Clipper Wood. Original Clipper is also not very expensive.

I generally do not buy blades with "defense" in their name. Most of the time they are classical choppers blades.


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Omut wrote:
Equipment choice depends on playing style and previous experience. I personally do not like lightweight blades.

Some kind of rubbers highly depend on the used blade. I think medium pimples (or just me playing with them) are not very sensitive to the blade choice.

A good budget blade is Sanwei Fextra 7 (discontinued but should be still widely available). It is a close clone of Stiga Clipper Wood. Original Clipper is also not very expensive.

I generally do not buy blades with "defense" in their name. Most of the time they are classical choppers blades.



Good blades, both


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