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PostPosted: 28 Sep 2021, 22:20 
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Blade: TB ALC
FH: Nittaku Fastarc G1
BH: Spinlord Keiler

A year ago I started playing with Spinlord Keiler on backhand. What struck me immediately was how different the rubber behaved depending on which blade I used. Finally choosed Butterfly Timo Boll ALC. The effect was fantastic (at least for me who came from playing with two backsides) and after a couple of months I defeated players with significantly higher rankings than me and went undefeated in the league until the pandemic stopped all the fun.

Now to the problem. I have since become a father of two and do not have the opportunity to train to the same extent. This means that TB ALC now feels too difficult to master. What I hope to find is a blade that is slightly easier to play than my current one but which still retains at least large parts of the effect. I have previously tested blades with limba and hinoki without getting good enough results.

I want to attack with Keiler and never really push. Hitting and counter-blocking is primarily what I use it for. With forehand, I want to loop near the table.


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PostPosted: 05 Oct 2021, 00:23 
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Blade: Stiga Clipper Wood ST
FH: Palio AK47 RED (red)
BH: Dr. Neubauer K.O. Pro 1.5
IMO it is nothing bad to lower your performance because lower training and fitness but play style and equipment you like. I think another equipment can possibly be better for your style but without regular training you will have hard and long time to adapt to it.

I have made a similar error in trying to change equipment at a time I had no time train. I was tied for a while so I could not play neither old nor new equipment.

PostPosted: 06 Oct 2021, 20:23 
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Blade: Neub. Matador Texa Balsa
FH: Donic Bluestorm Z1 Turbo
BH: Spinlord Dornenglanz 0.5
I agree with Omut the most what he said.

I also read a while ago that the Keiler was a little bit blade dependent also.

But If I have to give you a suggestion try Dr Neubauer Firewall Plus blade. 8)
It is excellent for pips out players on the backhand side. It is good for hitting, blocking and counterattack.
Very good All+ blade with a good acceleration possible thanks to the balsa core inside.
It weights around +- 65gr. So it is light which you can prefer or not.
Make sure that you use on the FH side a harder and faster rubber. Because personally
I found a softer / medium rubber on FH side a little bit too slow.

I played a long time with Donic Waldner Senso Ultra Carbon: Keiler was also good on this carbon blade.
I never thought I would switch too another blade. The Firewall Plus convinced me, suits my personal style completely
and i'm happy with it :up:

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PostPosted: 02 Nov 2021, 06:09 
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Blade: Donic Waldner WC 89 FL
FH: Donic Bluestorm Pro R Max
BH: Victas 101 Black 1.8
I'm late to this party, I haven't had much time to post lately, anyway I think Keiler works well on blades with a harder outer ply.

Koto seems to work well for me, so if you haven't found what you want, look for something similar for your blade. A hard outer ply and match the other blade characteristics for what you need.

Donic Waldner World Champion 89 FL; Donic Bluestorm Pro (Red) Max; Victas VO>101 (Black) 1.8

PostPosted: 03 Nov 2021, 18:34 
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Blade: S&T Black & White
FH: Rasanter R42 2mm
BH: Spinlord Keiler 1.2mm
I find the the latest Keiler is not that fast due to a slower sponge than 3-4 years ago. 1.5mm definitely suits quite a hard fast blade as otherwise it can feel a bit slow and soft.

PostPosted: 26 Nov 2021, 22:36 
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Blade: Dr.neubauer
FH: Acuda S1
BH: Spinlord Keiler
I'm using the Keiler 1.2 mm on the dr.neubauer world champion carbon blade on backhand and it is excellent and easy for counter hitting and punching and blocking .

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