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PostPosted: 29 Sep 2018, 21:55 
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No. I used FXP on the advice of Bribar Table Tennis. Only had one match so far so difficult to say if it is the correct decision.
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Thanks Bulldog. Aurus select is probably similar to the Armstrong SH-1 that Dusty is using on his B&W so will probably be fine.

ELP is a quite a lively rubber with high catapult so from your feedback the blade clearly is very linear with good control, unlike say the faster TSP balsa blades.


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I've just bought a second B&W so I can keep one as my main blade and experiment with rubbers a bit on the other. Obviously I like this blade a lot.

One minor drawback that I’ve noticed- chopping on my FH from mid distance seems a little less stable and controlled. I guess this is no surprise given that my previous blade (Firestarter) was slightly larger, heavier and slower. I think I can adjust in time. In addition, it encourages me to attack more on my FH which is how I win most of my points and is what I should be doing anyway.


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PostPosted: 29 Sep 2018, 22:34 
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The one thing I can say for certain is that the blade has great control. Excellent for long pip blocking. Very short and aided reversal. The guys I beat with it the other night described wobble and also were mistiming their attacking shots.
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Just ordered the B&W from Bribar Straight handle 66gm

Hope to get more control and linearity than my TSP balsa blades on the backhand as they can be too bouncy when blocking with thin sponge short/medium pips


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PostPosted: 08 Oct 2018, 08:34 
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I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on the B&W after you've used it.

ChasFox wrote:
Aurus select is probably similar to the Armstrong SH-1 that Dusty is using on his B&W so will probably be fine.


I'd like to try Aurus Select at some point. It's description does sound similar to SH-I.


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Further encouraging results with B and W. Only one defeat this season to a player with a lower ranking than me and hardly started to get used to the blade yet!
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Did either of you use sealer on your B&W blade if so what type and how many coats. The outer Plies seem quite soft so my thoughts are sealer is unlikely to be too detrimental to how it plays.


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Mine was supplied with rubbers on by Bribar so I am not sure.
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I seal all of my blades since I figure it can never be too easy to remove rubbers. Two coats of water based sealer which are very thin and dry quickly. I can't imagine it would affect performance. The one I've got currently is Xiom I-Sure.


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