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glider
12-01-2011, 11:56 AM
Hi,

First post. In summary - mid-level player, league experience, getting back into the great game after a few years off. Preferred style is close to the table, although against lower level players I tend to play back from the table to practice my longer shots. Currently having some coaching and every week can feel the improvements. Loving it more than ever!

Used to use a Banda Dacota (currently for sale on ebay if you're interested!) with a range of rubbers from Tackiness D to Nittaku Glasnost.

I want something with a larger sweet spot now, plus the days of me using OFF+ rubbers with max sponges are probably gone for a while!

So I'm thinking of asking Santa for:

Andro Kinetic Supreme All+
FH: Stiga Boost TS
BH: Sriver EL

I want it to give me good control, not too springy on the block shots, but with power in reserve that I can call on as I improve.

Just wondered if people think this a good combination?!?

Cheers.

azlan
12-01-2011, 12:04 PM
Andro Kinetic Supreme All+
FH: Stiga Boost TS
BH: Sriver EL

I kinda like this set up actually. I would use it. Sriver EL on the BH is just excellent!

glider
12-01-2011, 12:12 PM
Cool, thanks. I really need to work on my backhand drives so I want something that I can keep under control but which isn't too defensive. Sriver EL sounds like the one.

azlan
12-01-2011, 12:22 PM
Cool, thanks. I really need to work on my backhand drives so I want something that I can keep under control but which isn't too defensive. Sriver EL sounds like the one.

I grew up with Sriver in the 80's and through the 90s. Won many tournaments locally and abroad with it. I still think that it is very spinny, especially the softer EL, superb control on defence and provides easy placements for your shots.

Before I forget, welcome to the forum. We look forward to hear more from you buddy. :)

glider
12-01-2011, 12:51 PM
Very kind, thanks. I'm definitely hooked again - just took a few years off to discover drinking, get married, have kids, put on weight etc, etc, etc!

Dan
12-01-2011, 05:40 PM
Welcome to the site glider :)

Hope you like what you see here.

The sriver EL rubber is amazing, I use to use that on my backhand. I think as you are coming back in the sport the rubbers choice you have chose is good. You don't want to be purchasing all the latest fast technological rubbers like Tenergy as you want a contorl game as you say :)

Your choice seems great, I hope you get you have a great time!

olvarox
12-01-2011, 05:54 PM
Andro Super Core Cell All+ would be a better price/quality option with excellent control features and it's super super lightweight blade!
Your Boost TS might be too fast unless you take it in 1.9mm.
Tibhar Vari Spin @ 1.7 is an excellent option for your BH

kind regards

glider
12-02-2011, 05:55 AM
Thanks the for advice - really appreciate it.

Team Tackyfire
12-02-2011, 07:04 AM
Hopefully father christmas will bring me a new sheet of tenergy 05 is i caught mine on the table last night and ripped :(