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vanir
05-03-2015, 10:21 PM
According to Xu Xin's coach a few month back, Xu Xin switch back to Tenergy. Some photo showed Ma Long is using Tenergy in closed training.

Yet, in the WTTC 2015 if you look at the sponge color of both Xu Xin and Ma Long backhand. It looks a lot like Hurricane 3 orange, and definitely not the Tenergy sponge.


Here is some screenshot from WTTC 2015:

https://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/images/malongbhwttc2015.jpg

https://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/images/malongbhwttc20151.jpg

https://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/images/malongbhwttc20152.jpg

https://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/images/xuxinbhwttc2015.jpg

https://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/images/xuxinbhwttc20151.jpg

From the close up of Ma Long blade on the table, You can see the backhand sponge is not the red sponge of Tenergy.

Edit: It is sure that Ma Long is not using a Tenegry. Xu Xin remain inconclusive.

www.flickr.com/photos/ittfworld/16730075313/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ittfworld/16730075313/)
Photo from Ma Long vs Fan Zhengdong, showing Ma Long's blade.

www.flickr.com/photos/ittfworld/17355052381/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ittfworld/17355052381/)
Photo from Ma Long vs Fang Bo. You can see Ma Long's blade on the left. The color of sponge is not like the tenegry sponge of Fang Bo.

Edit 2: it is sure that Xu Xin is using Tenergy.

TareqPhoto
05-03-2015, 10:31 PM
I looked at flickr page of ITTf and i saw them using H3 on FH and Tenergy on BH, i can easily see many photos zoomed or at larger sizes of their blades and rubbers, so you are right, most players were playing with H3 blue sponge on FH and maybe or vastly Tenergy rubber on BH.

TareqPhoto
05-03-2015, 10:48 PM
Ma Long pic with his racket in the hand for serving, i can see it is definitely H3 black of his FH

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ittfworld/17350327645/sizes/o/

vanir
05-03-2015, 10:55 PM
I looked at flickr page of ITTf and i saw them using H3 on FH and Tenergy on BH, i can easily see many photos zoomed or at larger sizes of their blades and rubbers, so you are right, most players were playing with H3 blue sponge on FH and maybe or vastly Tenergy rubber on BH.

I am talking about the backhand. Tenergy sponge are red not orange, like the ones Ma Long and Xu Xin in using the the screenshots.

vanir
05-03-2015, 11:17 PM
flickr.com/photos/ittfworld/16730075313/

Here is a close up of Ma Long's blade during Ma Long vs Fan Zhengdong from ITTF Flickr page.

The backhand sponge is not the red Tenergy sponge.

flickr.com/photos/ittfworld/17355052381/

Here is Ma Long's blade besides Fang Bo's blade.

It seems Fang Bo is using a red backhand sponge. Ma Long is not.

Trismegistus
05-04-2015, 12:06 AM
Question: how do we know whose is whose?

Trismegistus
05-04-2015, 12:12 AM
Ok, looking through more photos in the flikr album, I can see a photo of Ma Long's blade during the semifinals in which it is clear he is using the orange-sponged hurricane rubber on the backhand.

vanir
05-04-2015, 12:17 AM
Question: how do we know whose is whose?

flickr.com/photos/ittfworld/16730075313/
The photo taken during Ma Long vs Fan Zhengdong. It says so in the description.

From the handle it is a Ma Long 5, which is Ma Long's blade. Fan Zhengdong's blade have a Stiga handle.

TareqPhoto
05-04-2015, 04:35 AM
Well, from that pic link i posted above, it was like that H3 black rubber on his forehand unless i don't know how to place the FH and BH in the hand, check again my flickr link i posted on my post above, it was from this WTTC maybe in the semi final not something long ago.

John18
05-04-2015, 09:11 AM
Not ML or XX, but I was very surprised that, like it was pointed out in an other TT forum, LSW used Butterfly Spin Art (a tacky rubber) on her BH. Maybe tacky rubbers on the BH is the trend ?

http://mytabletennis.net/forum/uploads/12642/lsw.jpg

mikechow
05-05-2015, 08:40 AM
Ma long change the BH rubber for the 40+ games.

mikechow
05-05-2015, 08:41 AM
to increase the spin using BH

Kaiwen
05-05-2015, 08:40 PM
Maybe an H8 with soft sponge on backhand! H8 sponge is orange lighter than the H3!

Tony's Table Tennis
05-05-2015, 10:51 PM
Huang Biao (Team Leader) states Xu Xin is still using Butterfly on backhand

vanir
05-06-2015, 03:35 PM
Huang Biao (Team Leader) states Xu Xin is still using Butterfly on backhand
Do you have a source? Where I can find it?

Bollforte94
05-06-2015, 03:54 PM
Maybe it's a tenergy surface on a hurricane sponge?

vanir
05-06-2015, 03:57 PM
During China Trial's we have a clear screenshot of him using a Hurricane 3 topsheet on backhand. That is why everyone is assuming it is a Hurricane 3 topsheet.
#8 post: http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?9885-New-Ma-Long-backhand-rubber-2015

Also what is the point of using Tenergy topsheet...

Tony's Table Tennis
05-06-2015, 04:22 PM
Do you have a source? Where I can find it?

He said it on the CCTV 5 broadcast of the mixed doubles final - easy to get

TurboZ
05-06-2015, 04:35 PM
Photo confirmation of XX's BH rubber is indeed Tenergy.

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