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PostPosted: 22 Mar 2020, 03:18 
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Hi All,

Since putting on a new sheet of classic TSP Spectol (which is super light), I've started noticing that my bat is significantly less head heavy compared with before when I had heavier short pips (Impartial XB). The less pronounced head heaviness has resulted in much less power in my forehand strokes (using Tenergy 05 on FH).

Have you experienced this as well? What would be the best way to solve this? The two obvious solutions are:

1) Using heavier short pips (Spectol Blue, Spectol Speed Sponge etc)
2) Using a more head heavy blade (my current Zhang Jike ALC is noticeably handle heavy - would Timo Boll ALC be more head heavy?).

Thanks for you input.


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Try a couple of layers of edge tape which should add 3-4 gms. Or if not enough some lead tape.


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Are you using the TSP rubber on the exact same blade? There are always variations between blades, even if they're exactly the same model.

While a small change in power is believable, a big change in speed may be only your perception. The lighter bat would have affected your timing, which could certainly result in much less power. Is it possible this is the case?

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This is what I use. About 7g per layer: amazon.com/gp/product/B073XB4Y6R

LEAD IS TOXIC. WASH YOUR HANDS AFTER HANDLING.


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PostPosted: 22 Mar 2020, 17:49 
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Yes, using the same blade. I've tried multiple layers of regular side tap and it seems to help a bit. Still he feeling and sound is nowhere as sound and healthy as it was with my Timo Boll Spirit.


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