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      Posted 01-31-2016
      5.00 Rosewood xo
      • sound feel
      • speed control
      • feedback respons
      This is simply a fantastic blade. The sound it gets is a really nice click and even though it is a fast blade it has so much control because the feedback is always the same, it feels like you hit it in the sweet spot every time. A characteristic i really like is that it has a reasonably high throw angle giving it great arc and because the response of the blade is always the same it helps you get more quality shots on keeping you in the rally. Certainly more than enough speed and then with the feedback it gives you get extremely good feeling. Possibly the best blade ive tried.

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      •    9.2
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      Posted 08-13-2015
      3.00 DHS 3 STAR BALL
      Is one of the better plastic balls at the moment but still improvements to be made as it does break in half sometimes mid air, and is often quite wobbly as it is soft, will be interesting to see DHS bring out a better ball...hopefully soon!

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      Posted 02-21-2015
      5.00 p5 review
      • spin
      • feeling
      • control
      I really enjoyed playing with the P5. Similar in a sense to the tenzone where the rebound affect propels the ball off the rubber. However the p5 gives you more control and more spin. I found the p5 was efffective when counter looping as the softer rubber allowed more dwell time on the ball so the feeling it offers you is impressive. The p5 gives you good control for effective flicking (I prefered on the backhand side) as I was able to produce a lot of spin and power when backhand flicking short balls, the added control and overall feeling of the rubber meant that receiving was also very easy as I could direct the ball very accurately. If you are a player looking for a spinny (soft-ish) rubber but still fast then this is a good option.

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      •    8.5
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      Posted 02-21-2015
      4.00 Tenzone Review
      • Rebound
      • Explosive
      • Control
      When I first played with the adidas tenzone rubber I was impressed. One of adidas' first rubber and like a lot of their products this was high quality.
      I fond the rubber fast and quite explosive and the hardness of the rubber adds to the rebound effect when you are playing strong loops.
      The amount of spin you can produce is good too as it really propels the ball off of your racquet. The control it has is reasonable but is obviously affected by the fast rebound.

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      •    9.5
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      Posted 02-19-2015
      3.00 Tibhar smash table review
      • quite fast
      • skid
      • inconsistent
      I trained on these tables at my club about 4 times a week for about 2 years.

      They are pretty good tables but are certainly not the best. For high end performance players and for tournaments I do not recommend as the ball stays low and will sometimes skid along the table...you may only notice this if you play to a fairly high standard.

      They are still good solid tables but if you are making an investment to buy one for the club or for your own personal use i would buy a different table.

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      •    7.1
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      Posted 02-04-2015
      5.00 Ma Lin Carbon Blade Review
      • Fast
      • Feeling
      This is one of yasaka's most popular blade.

      When I was playing in France I saw quite a few top french players playing with the ma lin carbon. It is a good weapon of choice if your looking for a fast blade that still offers good feeling along with the carbon characteristics. I found that the carbon gave it a nice crisp feeling when I was looping and was quite durable so I would get similar results after each stroke. The feel of the blade also means that you get good control so is good for touch play and effective counter looping.

      Overall a very nice blade, if you are looking for a fast carbon that offers good feeling this would be a good choice or if you prefer a softer carbon feel, try the ma lin carbon soft.

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      Posted 02-04-2015
      5.00 Rakza 9 Review
      • Fast
      • Hard
      • Spin
      I've been playing with rakza 9 for about 2 years now (I used rakza 7 before), very similar to rakza 7 I found rakza 9 still had a grippy/tacky surface which meant that the balls dwell time on the rubber was a fraction longer compared to normal rubber so you were able to impart good spin. Rakza 9 is a harder rubber than rakza 7 which gives it a faster rebound effect and as a result is not quite as 'spinny' as rakza 7.

      It's very nice to loop with as you are able to produce a lot of effortless power so you get good results, it's a very nice rubber to serve with as I was able to get great control and grippy spin.

      It is a tensor type rubber so is fast, faster than rakza 7. It is well suited to an aggressive players looking for a bit more power but still with very similar characteristics of its predecessor Rakza 7 because of the tacky surface.

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      •    9.5
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      Posted 02-03-2015
      5.00 Rakza 7 Review
      • Grip
      • Spin
      • Fast
      I found rakza 7 had a grippy/tacky surface which meant that the balls dwell time on the rubber was a fraction longer so you were able to impart good spin with a nice ark. Its a very nice rubber to serve with as I was able to get great control and grippy spin and all my serves benefited from this as over time it helped improve my service as I was able to get more spin than previous rubbers.

      It is a tensor type rubber so is fast. It is not quite as fast as tenergy but would be well suited to aggressive players looking for a bit more spin on their loops and especially serves. Rakza 7, I found, was better for serving and control than tenergy because of this tacky surface and yet still offered power that was similar to tenergy.

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      Posted 02-03-2015
      5.00 Blade Review
      • Fast
      • Accurate
      • Consistent
      This blade is the same one that Ma Lin used for a few years. (Pen grip).

      I recommend this blade for the offensive player. It is fast but you are still able to get good solid control and consistency in your shots as it is not 'over the top fast'. I found it gave me a good overall balance for my close to the table attacking game from both wings as it provided enough speed and was able to counter loop with this blade effectively from close-mid distance.

      Because of the durability and hardness of the blade it gives you a very consistent result on the ball even if you don't hit it in the middle every time, yet at the same time the feeling is not compromised as it still feels very nice to play with.

      A blade for the player looking for a step up to a more attacking orientated blade for strong loops and counter loops whilst still offering you with control and good solid feeling for touch play close to the net.

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      Posted 02-03-2015
      4.00 Petr Korbel Blade
      • Control
      • Good feeling
      • Speed
      I played with this blade for a couple of years. Offers quite a nice feel with good control, reasonable speed but not the fastest as there is no carbon it in.

      I actually went from a faster vectron fibre carbon blade back to the Petr Korbel blade and the added control that the korbel offered me meant that I was more consistent in rallies and was able to direct the ball with more accuracy which as a result led to more consistent results. Can be used for various levels of players as is a good all rounder.

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      Posted 02-03-2015
      4.00 Sriver EL Review
      • Control
      • Development
      • Intermediate
      • Speed
      This was one of my first rubbers for my backhand. Very popular rubber when it first came out.

      I would suggest this rubber for a beginner/intermediate player who wants a slightly softer feel than regular sriver on the forehand or backhand side. This is an ideal rubber for the player looking to improve their game and to help develop a good technique whilst enabling a softer feel with more spin and control.

      I find too many players that have not 'ingrained' their technique and who have not been playing long will buy the fastest rubbers like tenergy which slows down their progression in their technique as the rubber is doing all the work. However, sriver el is a good choice for the progressive player looking for good control whilst allowing you to improve your technique, performance and overall understanding of the game.

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      Posted 02-03-2015
      4.00 Sriver Review
      • Control
      • Improve tech.
      • Good for inter.
      • Speed
      The good old Sriver! This rubber was the most popular rubber when it first came out. The tenergy equivalent going back 15 plus years in the speed glue days.

      I would suggest this rubber for a beginner/intermediate player. This is an ideal rubber for the player looking to improve their game and to help develop a good technique whilst still offering a good combination of speed, spin and control.

      I find too many players that have not 'ingrained' their technique and who have not been playing long will buy the fastest rubbers like tenergy which slows down their progression in their technique as the rubber is doing all the work. However, sriver is a good choice for the progressive player as it will give you good control whilst allowing you to improve your technique, performance and overall understanding of the game.

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