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gus-13
07-11-2012, 01:15 PM
hey guys ! iam using an stiga rosewood nct v and i found it great but it is a little bit of weak in mid-distance ! i heard that timo boll zlf is as rosewood v but with more power less control in the net ! has anybody tried that blade before ??

Giangt
07-11-2012, 02:03 PM
Hi gus.

I could be great to hear what type of playing you have and how many years you have been playing.

Haven't tried Rosewood NCT V before, but tried TB ZLF. It's a fast blade which has decent control, good for top spin and good felling. I would say it has a bit of vibration but not that much. Good for offensive play mid-range.

haris
07-11-2012, 02:39 PM
if you like rosewood maybe you shoud try rosewood XO. a bit faster than ebenholz v with great control.
also lighter enough than the other blades of hardwood series.

gus-13
07-11-2012, 05:08 PM
Hi gus.

I could be great to hear what type of playing you have and how many years you have been playing.

Haven't tried Rosewood NCT V before, but tried TB ZLF. It's a fast blade which has decent control, good for top spin and good felling. I would say it has a bit of vibration but not that much. Good for offensive play mid-range.

hi giangt ! i am an attacker and i play close to the table and mid-distance i like flick and topspin a lot but i also use push and block !!

gus-13
07-11-2012, 05:13 PM
if you like rosewood maybe you shoud try rosewood XO. a bit faster than ebenholz v with great control.
also lighter enough than the other blades of hardwood series.

hi haris ! i dont know if XO would be a better option! have you ever played with XO ? i've heard that XO is faster and lighter but they say it loses on control ! so im in temptation which of them should i choose !

haris
07-11-2012, 07:14 PM
i play with rosewood xo. it is lighter and faster than rs v. the control for me is great, but i used to play with primorac carbon so maybe my opinion is not so accurate :P. as i told you it is slightly faster or equal on speed with eb v, depending on the rubbers. also i think it has better control than eb v.
i haven't play with rs v, so i compare it with eb v which i have.

UpSideDownCarl
07-12-2012, 01:43 PM
Funny, I felt that the TB ZLF lost a little at mid distance, but I did not feel that about Rosewood. :)

Not sure though, since each blade is a little different, and each person is a little different.

It is much less expensive but a pretty good blade, why not try a Stiga Clipper? It is as good as the other two blades and 1/3 the cost.

Giangt
07-12-2012, 02:19 PM
Yeah I agree with Carl here. Why don't you try a Clipper?

gus-13
07-16-2012, 09:06 PM
i've got a clipper but i dont like it it is too heavy for me ! :P ive got the wrb and all the weight is in the front :P

UpSideDownCarl
07-17-2012, 05:44 AM
i've got a clipper but i dont like it it is too heavy for me ! :P ive got the wrb and all the weight is in the front :P

Yeah, I don't really love the WRB. I like the regular Clipper with the solid handle. Although I don't mind blades that are head heavy. I feel like it gives a whipping action to my strokes. But, all the blades mentioned are pretty good blades.

gus-13
07-17-2012, 10:47 AM
also , clipper is faster than XO ??

gus-13
07-17-2012, 10:50 AM
maybe ill try clipper with t05 fx fh and t64 on bh maybe this works on the weight !! :) i also wanna ask haris if it was good in the mid distance and close to the table .

haris
07-17-2012, 03:52 PM
i think xo is a bit faster than clipper(or same, not big difference), but clipper is more solid. far from the table clipper is better because of its solidness, not speed. xo it's ok.
i like short game with xo, short return is very easy with T05 fx. i will try and clipper cr because i like solid blades, basically 7-ply.
if you don't mind about that give it a try.

gus-13
07-17-2012, 09:15 PM
hmm i will i have the rubbers and the blade so i don't have anything to lose ! ;)

JasminTBS
07-20-2012, 01:01 PM
Yeah, I don't really love the WRB. I like the regular Clipper with the solid handle. Although I don't mind blades that are head heavy. I feel like it gives a whipping action to my strokes. But, all the blades mentioned are pretty good blades.

Hi Carl,

I remember your reply to my question the other day and here I want to convince myself to purchase Clipper over the next two weeks . I'm of the opinion that Clippers are a must have for this game and collector, what do you say Carl ?

To me, as long as you have 7 plies of blade that has a bit of stiff element, you won't struggle to play middle distance.

UpSideDownCarl
07-20-2012, 07:41 PM
Hi Carl,

I remember your reply to my question the other day and here I want to convince myself to purchase Clipper over the next two weeks . I'm of the opinion that Clippers are a must have for this game and collector, what do you say Carl ?

I would say that is right. From the collector side of things, it is worth having the Clipper.

But I would also say that almost every single pro I know that is in NYC and is originally from China is using a Clipper. :) Must be something to that. :)

Can Wang, Wang Chen, Hiroka Ooka, Lily Yip, Hippo (his real name is too complicated for most of us NYC people to learn). I don't think Jennifer Wu uses a Clipper and I don't know what Taylor Wang uses, but, I would say that list is a list of excellent players over 2500 who all use a Stiga Clipper.

I would also say that in spite of DHS sponsorship, Wang Liqin using a Stiga Clipper without bothering to put the DHS handle on it says something as well.

So go for it. With a blade that good and that inexpensive in comparison to other blades, how could you miss. :)

sxTT
07-20-2012, 10:20 PM
I would say that is right. From the collector side of things, it is worth having the Clipper.

But I would also say that almost every single pro I know that is in NYC and is originally from China is using a Clipper. :) Must be something to that. :)

Can Wang, Wang Chen, Hiroka Ooka, Lily Yip, Hippo (his real name is too complicated for most of us NYC people to learn). I don't think Jennifer Wu uses a Clipper and I don't know what Taylor Wang uses, but, I would say that list is a list of excellent players over 2500 who all use a Stiga Clipper.

I would also say that in spite of DHS sponsorship, Wang Liqin using a Stiga Clipper without bothering to put the DHS handle on it says something as well.

So go for it. With a blade that good and that inexpensive in comparison to other blades, how could you miss. :)

i have a friend who trained for 2 months in china, he mentioned that the most popular shakehand blade there is clipper wood and donic carbo system off, even if you are a total beginner coaches tell students to get the clipper, for cpen its the YEO and rosewood V

out of the topic but i would just like to mention that the rubbers they use there according to my friend its always H3 or H3 neo on FH and either desto F1 or hammond pro alpha/beta on BH, tenergy is not even popular in china, atleast on the local clubs

JasminTBS
07-21-2012, 02:48 AM
what if we match them Stiga Clippers with euro/jap rubbers ? always chinese, eh ?

UpSideDownCarl
07-21-2012, 02:57 AM
what if we match them Stiga Clippers with euro/jap rubbers ? always chinese, eh ?Clipper works well with both. I like hard rubbers so the softest thing I personally used on it when I was using one was Tenergy 05. But, I have hit with rackets that friends had that were the Clipper with soft Euro rubbers and it felt good to me as well. I tried with Xiom Omega III Europe and Elite and both felt pretty good on that blade, and I tried it with Donic Coppa X3. That felt good also.

@ sxTT: I bet the price of Tenergy is prohibitive and they all know in China that there are other things that cost much less and are good enough, or, might even be better for a developing player.

JasminTBS
07-21-2012, 03:00 AM
and that satisfies truth seekers out there! :-)

haris
07-21-2012, 06:25 AM
i have a friend who trained for 2 months in china, he mentioned that the most popular shakehand blade there is clipper wood and donic carbo system off, even if you are a total beginner coaches tell students to get the clipper, for cpen its the YEO and rosewood V

out of the topic but i would just like to mention that the rubbers they use there according to my friend its always H3 or H3 neo on FH and either desto F1 or hammond pro alpha/beta on BH, tenergy is not even popular in china, atleast on the local clubs

what about ebenholz & rosewood series??are they popular???
the guy from the store(from Sweden) that i bought rosewood xo said that xo is very popular in China.

sxTT
07-21-2012, 09:21 AM
what if we match them Stiga Clippers with euro/jap rubbers ? always chinese, eh ?

ive tried it with tenergy, p5, vega pro, aurus and it works fine, but most of all ive tried it with a heavily glued sriver for over 15 years and it pairs excellent with it

sxTT
07-21-2012, 09:27 AM
what about ebenholz & rosewood series??are they popular???
the guy from the store(from Sweden) that i bought rosewood xo said that xo is very popular in China.

i think xo is a fairly new blade? my friend went to train in china march 2011 so maybe xo was not yet available? not sure but he didnt mention it, RW V is popular but as cpen blades, i think if i remember correctly another popular blade there is the donic ovtcharov senso V1. ill try ask him again if xo is popular there

JasminTBS
07-27-2012, 12:28 PM
I would say that is right. From the collector side of things, it is worth having the Clipper.

But I would also say that almost every single pro I know that is in NYC and is originally from China is using a Clipper. :) Must be something to that. :)

Can Wang, Wang Chen, Hiroka Ooka, Lily Yip, Hippo (his real name is too complicated for most of us NYC people to learn). I don't think Jennifer Wu uses a Clipper and I don't know what Taylor Wang uses, but, I would say that list is a list of excellent players over 2500 who all use a Stiga Clipper.

I would also say that in spite of DHS sponsorship, Wang Liqin using a Stiga Clipper without bothering to put the DHS handle on it says something as well.

So go for it. With a blade that good and that inexpensive in comparison to other blades, how could you miss. :)


So much for two weeks, I got my Clipper CR in 7 days, finally.:o Guess it's WRB. huhu but I guess even TBS has a slight hollow handle if one ever encountered one.2408

UpSideDownCarl
07-27-2012, 02:27 PM
So much for two weeks, I got my Clipper CR in 7 days, finally.:o Guess it's WRB. huhu but I guess even TBS has a slight hollow handle if one ever encountered one.2408

Nice. Let us know how you like it when you have played with it enough to know how it works for you.

JasminTBS
07-27-2012, 03:51 PM
Nice. Let us know how you like it when you have played with it enough to know how it works for you.

tell me, do we need to seal the Clipper? the whole thing ? just finished the handle part.

UpSideDownCarl
07-27-2012, 05:28 PM
tell me, do we need to seal the Clipper? the whole thing ? just finished the handle part.

If you put finish on the handle, I would put finish on the blade surface. It will last longer and play better that way. It is, of course up to you. I do finish my handle as well. Not many people do. But, I think, it is more important with a Stiga blade like the Clipper to finish the blade face and edges. That is my experience and opinion. :)

JasminTBS
07-27-2012, 09:32 PM
If you put finish on the handle, I would put finish on the blade surface. It will last longer and play better that way. It is, of course up to you. I do finish my handle as well. Not many people do. But, I think, it is more important with a Stiga blade like the Clipper to finish the blade face and edges. That is my experience and opinion. :)

Now, your experience serves me well..:o:):p not only did i seal my Clipper clone (Joola Viva), but the real CR also suffered the same fate:rolleyes:, on the face and around the sharp edges:cool:. Thanks very much for your inspiration, Carl.

UpSideDownCarl
07-28-2012, 03:37 AM
Now, your experience serves me well..:o:):p not only did i seal my Clipper clone (Joola Viva), but the real CR also suffered the same fate:rolleyes:, on the face and around the sharp edges:cool:. Thanks very much for your inspiration, Carl.

You are welcome. And one more piece of info: I sand the edges, on the wings, so it does not dig into my hand (base of thumb). :)

The Joola Viva is not just a Clipper clone. I believe they just buy that wood for the Stiga factory and have their own handle put on it. It is exactly the same. :) Good blade.

yurybarquero
07-28-2012, 05:25 AM
How does the Yinhe M-5 and M-6 compare to clipper and also the donic ovtcharov senso v1.
I need to buy a new blade. And these are some of my options or I will end up buying a new pg7. But I want to try some other blades and if they are faster than the pg7 with good feeling even better.
I have been reading all over the web and asking some member about blades but I still dont know what to do.
According to a lot of websites the clipper should be the best match with the H3 and I also read the Yinhe M-5 is a clone of the original clipper because stiga happens to change some characteristic of their blades.
Thanks in advanced

JasminTBS
07-28-2012, 10:00 AM
Joola Viva has the best handle in my opinion - Top!. Nice blade equivalent to Clipper, minus the CR/WRB patent only I reckon.

JasminTBS
08-22-2012, 02:47 PM
Nice. Let us know how you like it when you have played with it enough to know how it works for you.

It's about Stiga Clipper CR.


They come rough, unpolished gem.


So, in order for one to appreciate this magnificient 7-ply blade, one has to do few things necessary to like 'em further.


What I did was I :


1. asked those who have actually used them I mean for real -- whether it's worth the try. seriously, you have to ask around.


2. next, after listening to some very good advice, i sealed the blade with the ever reliable andro free sealer. well now i think i should sell some of those !


3. when new, the sharp edges on the wings of this blade have to be sanded down using 600 grit sandpaper.


4. not enough, after the sealing and all, i can't help to think that the handle still feels rough sending messages to the brain I gotta sand the handle. so, i took 1K grit sandpaper and started to deal with it. well in the end, had to reseal the handle once again.


5. you see it's tough to deal with this raw material but with spirit and perseverance you will prevail


6. after all that she'd done to me, i still love her, my current blade.


7. cos she has already paid my trust today and let me taste how it feels to win again. it is gonna be a long long relationship ahead.

that's how I love my current blade.

UpSideDownCarl
08-25-2012, 01:49 AM
It's about Stiga Clipper CR.

.....

it is gonna be a long long relationship ahead.

that's how I love my current blade.


Sweet. I am glad for you.