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Sali
06-06-2013, 10:43 AM
My equipment:
Blade: Butterfly firehand off- – very hard ( I have it for more than 20 years) I never tried anything else.
Rubbers: because the blade is hard, soft or medium hard rubbers fits the best. Now I have tenergy 80 on my Fh I t05fx on my BH. This combination is quite good.

Why do I want to change?
I need better feeling and more power playing further from table.

How do I play?
I would say it is All+ or OFF-. I try to play intelligent tennis. I always try to be creative, sometimes too much :). I like to confuse my opponent. I play close to the table, only after first attack or defending high ball I am going back. I'm trying to bring the game to a long ball out of FH and then play topspin. If I am not in the position (even if the ball is long) I play backspin.

My strengths:

many different serves with mixing spin. I get many points with that
good Backhand flick
my topspins have a lot of spin and are quite difficult to block.
Good block against fast topspins

My weaknesses:

smash: I miss a lot of balls, many times too long, sometimes I hit the ball with the edge of blade
speed topspins: I am better with topspining backspins that no spin balls.
Block agains high spin topspins (quite often my blocks are too long)
Receiveng long serves with sidespin ( I am always too late)

Questions:

Should I choose a wood blade or zylon, arylate, carbon etc and why?

My suggestions:
1. Timo Ball ZLF
2. Stiga maplewood nct V

Samuraisam 3467
06-06-2013, 09:08 PM
My equipment:
Blade: Butterfly firehand off- – very hard ( I have it for more than 20 years) I never tried anything else.
Rubbers: because the blade is hard, soft or medium hard rubbers fits the best. Now I have tenergy 80 on my Fh I t05fx on my BH. This combination is quite good.

Why do I want to change?
I need better feeling and more power playing further from table.

How do I play?
I would say it is All+ or OFF-. I try to play intelligent tennis. I always try to be creative, sometimes too much :). I like to confuse my opponent. I play close to the table, only after first attack or defending high ball I am going back. I'm trying to bring the game to a long ball out of FH and then play topspin. If I am not in the position (even if the ball is long) I play backspin.

My strengths:
many different serves with mixing spin. I get many points with that
good Backhand flick
my topspins have a lot of spin and are quite difficult to block.
Good block against fast topspins
My weaknesses:
smash: I miss a lot of balls, many times too long, sometimes I hit the ball with the edge of blade
speed topspins: I am better with topspining backspins that no spin balls.
Block agains high spin topspins (quite often my blocks are too long)
Receiveng long serves with sidespin ( I am always too late)
Questions:
Should I choose a wood blade or zylon, arylate, carbon etc and why?
My suggestions:
1. Timo Ball ZLF
2. Stiga maplewood nct V

Since I play similarly to you I think the Timo Boll zlf would be perfect however it does lose some power as you move farther from the table but great for heavy spin loops close to table.

Sali
06-07-2013, 07:59 AM
In fact I do not move further so often. I prefer playing close to the table. still i hope to get some more tips before purchasing.

Samuraisam 3467
06-07-2013, 02:58 PM
Since u have been playing with a hard blade for a long time the change may be a bit odd. If weight is not a problem I would recommend trying t05 since it is harder than 05 fx to go with a soft TB zlf

Sali
06-08-2013, 09:10 AM
I am aware of that. But since I am 36 years old I know I will not improve much. That is why I want to try blade with better feeling.

Samuraisam 3467
06-09-2013, 09:39 AM
There is always room for improvement ;) innerforce series are similar to timo boll but wi more feeling, spin and flexy so can launch fast balls if you dig into it hard