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TTjhonel04
05-02-2014, 09:44 AM
Hi everyone, I'm new here, and been playing table tennis for almost 3 years, and I want to change my playstyle from allround to all+ or Off type... I just wanna ask you guys if on what blade should I start learning being an aggressive player... My choices are Stiga Clipper Wood and Stiga Infinity VPS V.. with a FH:DHS H3 national team rubber and BH:Xiom Vega Europe.. Tnx :)

vvk1
05-02-2014, 11:09 AM
Playing style is determined by the shots you make, and much less by equipment you use! So keep your current blade and practice looping!

TTjhonel04
05-02-2014, 11:35 AM
Well, I have practiced looping since then. and notice that I've been lacking some speed and control of my blade... :)

vvk1
05-02-2014, 12:00 PM
Lacking both speed and control?

TTjhonel04
05-02-2014, 12:04 PM
lacking both speed and control.. I would want my spin to be a little faster.. about the control. I think I could manage to practice with that right? :)...

harveyaquino
05-02-2014, 01:14 PM
May I ask your previous setup?

TTjhonel04
05-02-2014, 10:48 PM
Well.. my previous setup was Skitt Alligator FH:H3 BH:Xiom Vega Pro Europe.... and now I will be changing my FH:to maybe DHS H3 Provincial or national

TTjhonel04
05-02-2014, 11:57 PM
oh. and uh. btw. my previous FH is DHS H3

johndol
05-03-2014, 12:44 AM
If you are lacking on both speed or control, I would suggest you to train harder until u master either control or the speed. You can find many fast rubber but if you are lacking on the control u may find it difficult to master. Maybe u should get a good control rubber, and start developing ur power. Well that is my opinion, I would do so if I were u :):):)

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harveyaquino
05-03-2014, 03:02 AM
Regarding the OPs original question on what blade to put his rubbers. Stiga Clipper and the Infinity VPS blades are good for that combination. Clipper is faster and stiffer I think than infinity. However, I haven't tried both. Maybe sir Carl can help here?

But regarding the question of being aggressive in play, I think it is mostly player-dependent. Ofc equipment will help you highlight your strengths. But being aggressive is skill dependent. One may use even all round equipment and still be aggressive. So my advice is to train and train. Your previous setup is already considered offensive.


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TTjhonel04
05-03-2014, 06:36 AM
Tnx for the advices :))... It would really help alot in my play.. :D..

courage1337
05-03-2014, 12:36 PM
you can try butterfly petr korbel :)

TTjhonel04
05-03-2014, 01:30 PM
well.. I've been thinking about that for a couple of days. and asked some of my cousins and uncle if it would fit for me... but they said that it is too fast for me that I might even lose control of my ball.. still dreaming to be a butterfly user someday :)

harveyaquino
05-04-2014, 04:17 AM
Isn't your blade skitt alligator a carbon blade?


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TTjhonel04
05-04-2014, 04:30 AM
I was, thinking about that since I first got it. I noticed that there are black lines when I looked at the side of the blade and thought of that it is a carbon blade.. I researched about it and can't find a blog or a post saying that it is a carbon blade... still suspecting it as a carbon blade......

harveyaquino
05-04-2014, 04:49 AM
I am not familiar with skitt. But if you prefer allwood, Stiga has some of the best wood blades. Also, they are cheap. If you want composite, you can try Butterfly and Donic. Andro also has some notable composite blades.

I advice training with your original setup first and be comfortable with the strokes and have established your strengths. Once you discern your playing style (defensive, allround, offensive) you can upgrade to a blade you should settle with for many years. It helps to have a good coach. And don't EJ too much if you seriously want to improve. Haha



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TTjhonel04
05-04-2014, 05:05 AM
hahah. no planning on being an EJ.. I'm planning of adding Donic waldner senso carbon to my blade choices.. but it concerns me if it would suit to a Chinese rubber Forehand... :)

harveyaquino
05-04-2014, 05:28 AM
hahah. no planning on being an EJ.. I'm planning of adding Donic waldner senso carbon to my blade choices.. but it concerns me if it would suit to a Chinese rubber Forehand... :)

I personally haven't tried that blade. But it has positive reviews so I guess it's good. :)
Some would say its better to hit with a blade first before buying it but I guess that depends on your area if many table tennis enthusiasts live there so that you can try their blades. Anyway, good luck with finding equipment.

TTjhonel04
05-04-2014, 05:37 AM
yep.. hehe :).. well tnx for your advices... I learned alot from you :)... I hope that Donic WSC would build a good combination with my H3 Blue sponge and Xiom Vega Eu. :)

harveyaquino
05-04-2014, 05:58 AM
yep.. hehe :).. well tnx for your advices... I learned alot from you :)... I hope that Donic WSC would build a good combination with my H3 Blue sponge and Xiom Vega Eu. :)

No prob. :)
I haven't tried my H3 blue sponge yet. It seems we have the same setup for rubbers. I will change my backhand from baracuda to Xiom Vega Asia or Stiga Calibra LT Spin.BTW, how is vega europe? is it good for backhand?

TTjhonel04
05-04-2014, 06:02 AM
yes.. I just got it last february.. and they say that it is an alternative for a tenergy (But I don't know which tenergy are they referring at).. but still I love how my bachhand works with Xiom vega eu... :)

TTjhonel04
05-04-2014, 06:04 AM
for me.. it is kinda perfect for my backhand..... I just got it last feb.. they say that it is an alternative for a Tenergy... (But I do not know which tenergy are they pertaining to) maybe the T05.... I love how Xiom vega EU works with my backhand :).... I hope you'll like it too when you also tried it in your BH :)

harveyaquino
05-04-2014, 06:23 AM
for me.. it is kinda perfect for my backhand..... I just got it last feb.. they say that it is an alternative for a Tenergy... (But I do not know which tenergy are they pertaining to) maybe the T05.... I love how Xiom vega EU works with my backhand :).... I hope you'll like it too when you also tried it in your BH :)

Hmm. Reviews say Vega Europe is too soft to be compared to Tenergys even the fx versions. I will be purchasing Vega Asia instead with a harder topsheet than Europe. But I guess both will be good for backhand.

TTjhonel04
05-04-2014, 06:26 AM
hmmm.. didn't know about that. because I'm not yet trying any rubber from the tenergy series.. :)

harveyaquino
05-04-2014, 06:27 AM
I've only tried Tenergy 25, but it suits forehand more than backhand IMO. BTW, where do you play?

TTjhonel04
05-04-2014, 12:32 PM
what's the difference of the Xiom Vega Asia? is it harder or spinner than of xiom vega EU? :)

TTjhonel04
05-04-2014, 12:32 PM
I play here in my school De La Salle Lipa :)

harveyaquino
05-04-2014, 01:19 PM
what's the difference of the Xiom Vega Asia? is it harder or spinner than of xiom vega EU? :)

Asia is harder in sponge than Europe. Both works on mechanical spin, so it depends on technique for creating greater spin..

TTjhonel04
05-04-2014, 01:20 PM
ahhhh.. i see. :)

harveyaquino
05-04-2014, 01:29 PM
After you buy your preferred equipment, maybe you can post a review here? It would also help other players. :)