View Full Version : Butterfly Petr Korbel OFF + Feint Long II or TSP Curl P4

02-03-2014, 06:42 PM
Good evening guys,

I've been playing for 3 months with the Butterfy Feint Long II (1.1 mm) with good results. Often, however, I wonder how the defense would be better if I replace this with the TSP Curl P4 (1.0 mm) :confused:

We know that the P4 has a very soft sponge (20 degrees) and the Feint Long II (38 ° degrees)

I found this video on YouTube where he and the Korbel is mounted Curl P4 but maximum thickness


How do they differ these rubbers? :confused:

Or I keep practicing and use the Feint Long II and hope to control it like him? ;)


Thanks in advance :D

02-04-2014, 07:56 AM
Why do you use offensive + blade for defense?

02-04-2014, 08:56 AM
I started playing as attacker, then about a couple of years ago I started using pimples.

I find that the Korbel is one of the most balanced blade for the attacker player.

With this blade I can play a strong forehand, it is true I sacrifice a little the defensive side but I find it's still a great wood :)

Laki Sultan
03-11-2014, 10:04 PM
TTKing did you play with Korbel blade made in Japan or Europe version?

03-21-2014, 08:05 PM
TTKing did you play with Korbel blade made in Japan or Europe version?

I play with the Europe version :)

04-07-2014, 07:52 AM
I think the Korbel blade can be okay for a defender, but you need a good touch and feeling to use it properly.
In my opinion the FL2 is easier to control than the P4, because P4 behaves more like an inverted rubber than a usual pimple. But you can vary the spin with the P4 in a dangerous way that is not possible with the FL2.
I did not test this combination but I guess that the P4 can fit very good to the Korbel OFF. The problem is: if you do not try, you never know. If you try you spend money on it and it can be horrible ... Or better ;-)

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04-08-2014, 12:28 AM
Fab got 16 likes in 16 posts... doesn't get much better than that.

What he sez is right.

I say it another way... in the military, when the leaders publicly allow you to do something you want...

They say "Smoke 'em if You got 'em"

04-08-2014, 12:32 AM
As for the Korbel being too fast a blade... haha, the women's amature Div 1 summer champ won playing a chopping / spin killing close to table / step away to chop / attack certain balls style and took 1st place womens div and also in Aug 2012 Gwacheon MEN's Div 3 as well...

She used a NEXY OSCAR, which is right around the speed of a BTY Amulart (OFF+) using a control rubber on FH and a sponged LP rubber on BH P4 Curl I think it waz.

Just sayin'. If you play with it enough, you can learn it well enough to succeed at the amature level.

Look, it isn't like any of us are gunna crack into the pro ranks, so we should enjoy our toyz while we still can haha.