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PostPosted: 05 Oct 2020, 08:11 
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Blade: Avalox Blue Thunder 555
FH: Palio cj8000 Biotech
BH: Palio cj8000 Biotech
Do these Exist?
- Light weight (not more than 60 g uncut, if it has 4 corners)
- Medium high throw.
- Semi to half tacky.
- Not faster/harder than Joola Golden Tango PS, and not slower/softer than Palio cj8000 Biotech 36-38.

I'm looking to reduce the weight of my setup. My blade (bt777) weighs 86 g and is 6.2 mm thick, so that's relatively light. I do have some lighter and slower blades at my disposal though. And I am considering going back to one of them, while I'm still developing. Though I do play better with bt777 I think. And it's not that much faster than an all+ to off- 5-ply, just a bit and a bit better accuracy.
It's easier for me to find a lighter rubber for the backhand, since I don't need a hybrid rubber on that.
My main reason for using hybrid rubbers on forehand is for service and more security/dwell for the loops (slow spinny ones).
My backhand is significantly better, training partners always tells me that, so other than the comfort of a lighter setup (a heavy one makes my head feel heavy), I guess it'll also be more practical when quickly switching from forehand to backhand, especially close to the table, where I mostly play. I do back away for forehand looping, especially because I need the recovery time.

So right now I have GTPS on forehand. Haven't been to practice with it yet. Just service practice and hit a few single balls at home. Seems promising. Significantly faster than cj8000 that I usually play with, but doesn't seem too fast.

On backhand I have Evolution FX-S and after getting used to that, it seems great for my backhand, even though it feels slightly too soft for my liking. It's not too fast, but I can still do finishers with it. A bit dificult with cj8000.

I am thinking, if I have problems doing finishers with a slow setup (limba/ayous 5-ply with cj8000 on both sides), does it then mean than I should practice more with that slow setup to develope better? I mean, it feels like I'm hitting a limit to the speed I can get out of it. Like I'm needing a few ekstra higher gears. Trying to put more power in with a slower setup seems to make my body more stiff, so that I can't get in a proper shot.
But with a setup that is just a bit faster I can relax a bit more to get in a proper shot.
I don't have that much muscle, so working out some more would obviously help. And I do use my body and legs, not just my arm when hitting. Though come to think of it, I do have to learn to go more over the ball. I think I have a tendency to lean a bit back, so some of the energy gets lost and doesn't get into the loop. A training partner also noticed this.
No problems transfering energy when smashing though.

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PostPosted: 05 Oct 2020, 19:54 
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Hi,

Juic 999 Elite Ultima, comes close, but the sponge is not as hard as JOOLA Golden Tango PS ..

Another rubber that comes to mind is 729 FX Lightening ...


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Blade: S&T Black & White
FH: Rasanter R42 2mm
BH: Spinlord Keiler 1.2mm
Tuttle world No 1 latest version is good value and has good spin & speed with ABS ball on an Off- or faster blade. Has a medium hard quite direct speed glue feel rather than tensor.

https://www.customtabletennis.co.uk/pro ... ory-tuned/


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