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nexy
11-05-2014, 03:54 AM
We are recruiting testers for the launch of Tibhar new blade, ACTIUM. The ACTIUM blade has received positive reviews in Korea.
Please consider giving the blade a try, and seeing for yourself what the excitement is all about!

If you have previously reviewed a blade of any kind, please post a link on this thread. If you have never reviewed a blade,
it’s okay — just describe briefly why you would like to be a tester for ACTIUM.

After we review and evaluate candidates, we will choose 5 as blade testers for ACTIUM.



[FL, ST]

If you are one of the five selected, here are the conditions:

1.The blade is FREE, but you would need to pay for shipping.


2.In order to receive the blade, send me an e-mail: (jdbfud33@naver.com).


3.Use the blade, and submit a complete, honest review in a timely fashion.





<<<<<<<<< The tester for application deadline is November 16 >>>>>>>>>


You can see many Actium images in the nexy website: http://nexy.com/shop/blades/479-actium.html (http://nexy.com/shop/blades/479-actium.html)

Thank you.

mahomedy13
11-05-2014, 04:20 AM
www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?8963-Stiga-Stellen-Bengsston-Offensive-Classic

www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?8944-Review-Stiga-2000-Championship-Model-Yasaka-Mark-V

www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?9009-Dunlop-Revolution-6000-Premade-Bat

mahomedy13
11-05-2014, 04:24 AM
i would like to review the blade Actium in order to provide people good, unbiased experience,so that if they are searching for a blade and come upon my review,they will get a good idea of what to expect.

I have experimented being a defender before,but wasnt really into it.i was good,but not excellent.now that i have this opportunity,i will retry.

I have always wanted to try and be a modern defender with a JSH style play,and this blade will make that happen.the Actium might even turn me into a defender for life,as the name might have an effect on me.

Airoc
11-05-2014, 04:46 AM
I have reviewed a few blades on a German forum, and I would test this blade in co-operation with a defense player from our fifth league. Not one training session goes by in which he´s not trying to find the ideal blade within his existing collection, ranging from Joo Sae Hyuk via custom-made Joola to old Stiga, and lately custom-made Romanian blades with a faster forehand than backhand, and probably 50 that never get played at all.

All of these have strengths and weaknesses, and he refuses to even them out by choice of rubbers. So I would really love to give him a new perspective and stabilize his performance. Myself, I am an offensive player so I´d like to say a few things on how the opponent receives balls from the Actium compared to other blades.

Mahmed
11-05-2014, 05:13 AM
i would like to try out the blade as i cannot find the perfect combination yet.
every blade i tried seemed too slow on the fh,which i think the white ash will solve for me,it being dual speed.
I also love to try out new setups,and this will provide me the perfect opportunity to do so.

rajd1234
11-05-2014, 06:32 AM
First of all, I am excited to use a mordern defender style of blade and would like to test this blade from the basic or amateur perspective. People talk about various technicalities but the basic points (weight, feel, etc.) which makes the blade to be remembered will be my first priority. My choice of rubbers would be the Tibhar's classic ones Aurus and Genius which pairs easily with any blade. I will also pair it up with Grass D tec S on my bh for testing the classic defensive style.

...Rajd...

Ownage Table Tennis
11-05-2014, 07:18 AM
I want to help test out the new ACTIUM blade. My reasons follow:
First of all, I am an offensive player but, as an offensive player i can give a review from a different perspective as this blade is mean't for defensive players.
IMO faster FH and slowed BH my also help offensive players as well...The world may never know.
I also know a few defensive players at my club so they can also help me review the blade. (I have never reviewed a blade)
My opinion so far, I think this blade would fit defensive and (maybe) offensive players, I am sure the ACTIUM would be a blast in the market.
Thanks for reading my reasons on why i want to be one of the lucky five that can review the ACTIUM.

Pricey 11
11-05-2014, 07:24 AM
Good Morning,

I would like to review this blade as I have a wide knowledge of what i think makes 'the perfect blade' I haven't posted any reviews online but have reviewed a wide range of blades for my peers at my club.
If I was given the opportunity to review this blade I would do a step by step review and post it on all major table tennis forums.

cheers

James

MegaZZ
11-05-2014, 09:26 AM
Hi there,

I have played table tennis for 3 years and currently play both shakehand and penhold style around 2100-2200 USATT level. Recently I have started to try out playing modern defense inspired by the games of Joo se Hyuk and Ding Song. I was given a piece of Tibhar Grass D Tech by a friend who is a long time chopper and was actually just about to buy the Butterfly Joo se Hyuk blade when I saw the post Tibhar new blade, "Actium" and the idea sound of having different outer layer for FH and BH sounds very attractive to me especially since I am by nature more of an attacking player.

I haven't yet written a review on a blade before (only only rubbers) but I am able to write a review in english and chinese, being fluent in both languages. Would be very happy to get a chance to try out a new blade and write a review about it, by the way I am from Sydney, Australia.

PalashBindal
11-05-2014, 12:05 PM
I have never reviewed any equipment before. But i would like to review the tibhar aktium blade because i am such a fan of tibhar equipments(using samsonov force pro with evo elp both sides)
I have been playing for than 5 years now and still practice daily for 2-3 hour and would give a good honest review about the blade

Der_Echte
11-05-2014, 02:32 PM
Hey Sr Vice Pres Lee, This is William.

TTD is a GREAT place to ask for testers of blades, memebrs here are post often and are passionate.

Another two great forums for defensive specialists (Actium is a blade appealing to defenders) are OOAK forum (I think you know that one) and the German defender forum "Pimp My Blade" (People can post there in English) Matt Pimple from MyTT got in on your last blade promotion (Kanaph) and is a big-time poster at PMB forum. Whatever he tests he talks about there too.

Make no doubt about it, TTD is a great place to ask for testers and the membership and reach of this forum is outstanding.

Also consider hitting up some of the large defender specialist TT forums as well. You probably already did this at OOAK, consider Pimp My Blade forum as well.

TT Daily would have been a great forum to ask for Kanaph testers, but that is over and I hope some Lucky Buck gets his chance to test the ACTIUM.

Even a flexible attacker could appreciate the soft defense BH of this blade, so it could possibly suit a flexible attacker very well too.

I dont think he posts here, but Swiss guy Martin Spin might be a good candidate, he is known in Europe for promoting defensive style, and so are another few hundred posters.

Your job to decide exactly WHO gets an Actium is going to be a very DIFFICULT job. You have a lot of good qualified candidates among both newer players and veterans of the TT forums.

Kevinkorb
11-05-2014, 09:45 PM
Hello nexy,

I run a table tennis website, KevinsTableTennis.com. A variety of equipment reviews are posted here. Between this site and other social media accounts that can be found in the links below my post I reach a large number of people interested in the sport.

Here is an example of a recent review I wrote for the Xiom Stradivarius blade --> http://kevinstabletennis.com/?p=103

Enjoy!

Der_Echte
11-05-2014, 11:01 PM
Hey Kevin, someone like you who is 10,000% nuts about TT (AND does something about it) will fit in this place like a "T" dude. :)

Edit: Hey Kevin, you run into Mike Meier yet? He is S.D. based, but he runs around LA sometimes. Tell my Korean friends there Hello.

Kevinkorb
11-07-2014, 11:33 PM
Thanks Der_Ecthe! Yeah you called it. I am ping pong crazy haha!! And yep, I've met Mike Meier once or twice. He's a friend of mine through Adam Bobrow.

mahomedy13
11-17-2014, 01:32 PM
now i wait with my eyes closed...

FlyRyder
11-17-2014, 11:00 PM
Hello there,

I would like to review this purely because I would get a free blade.

The review would be as honest as my post :)

MegaZZ
11-18-2014, 01:13 PM
Hello there,

I would like to review this purely because I would get a free blade.

The review would be as honest as my post :)

Very witty!

mahomedy13
11-18-2014, 01:18 PM
Very witty!

True.but i think he posted past the deadline:(
just hope Nexy doesnt mind

Tony's Table Tennis
11-18-2014, 01:51 PM
I think people are just after freebies. Some may even lie to achieve this....

Guys, seriously, this is a "product review".
If you are not a tester or can become one, then you may create a very negative image and create problems for the future. ie such oppurtunities will never happen ever again. You basically just need one bad apple and thats it.

I have seen how some young kids, who lack table tennis skills (and obviously business/marketing skills) and understanding of table tennis, but then they hide behind a computer and act like they are a coach or a top level player. This happens all the time and isn't just limited to kids.

Maybe TTD should incorporate the Verified Pro program with legitimate "testers", so can provide some some quality control and assurance to companies like Nexy who is willing to "invest" (throw away money) for the sake of promotion and have a chance of a better ROI.
Same time this limits out scammers or people who have other intentions.

Just my opnion and no hard feelings to any one

mahomedy13
11-18-2014, 02:13 PM
I think people are just after freebies. Some may even lie to achieve this....

Guys, seriously, this is a "product review".
If you are not a tester or can become one, then you may create a very negative image and create problems for the future. ie such oppurtunities will never happen ever again. You basically just need one bad apple and thats it.

I have seen how some young kids, who lack table tennis skills (and obviously business/marketing skills) and understanding of table tennis, but then they hide behind a computer and act like they are a coach or a top level player. This happens all the time and isn't just limited to kids.

Maybe TTD should incorporate the Verified Pro program with legitimate "testers", so can provide some some quality control and assurance to companies like Nexy who is willing to "invest" (throw away money) for the sake of promotion and have a chance of a better ROI.
Same time this limits out scammers or people who have other intentions.

Just my opnion and no hard feelings to any one

it would be a good idea for the reviewers to pass the review through someone first,await acceptance then post it.Those person(s) could be the forum moderators,Nexy himself.Or even accomplished members of the different forums.

superloop73
11-18-2014, 02:29 PM
I think people are just after freebies. Some may even lie to achieve this....

Guys, seriously, this is a "product review".
If you are not a tester or can become one, then you may create a very negative image and create problems for the future. ie such oppurtunities will never happen ever again. You basically just need one bad apple and thats it.

I have seen how some young kids, who lack table tennis skills (and obviously business/marketing skills) and understanding of table tennis, but then they hide behind a computer and act like they are a coach or a top level player. This happens all the time and isn't just limited to kids.

Maybe TTD should incorporate the Verified Pro program with legitimate "testers", so can provide some some quality control and assurance to companies like Nexy who is willing to "invest" (throw away money) for the sake of promotion and have a chance of a better ROI.
Same time this limits out scammers or people who have other intentions.

Just my opnion and no hard feelings to any one

http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6719&stc=1

Rajah*
11-18-2014, 02:33 PM
I think people are just after freebies. Some may even lie to achieve this....

Guys, seriously, this is a "product review".
If you are not a tester or can become one, then you may create a very negative image and create problems for the future. ie such oppurtunities will never happen ever again. You basically just need one bad apple and thats it.

I have seen how some young kids, who lack table tennis skills (and obviously business/marketing skills) and understanding of table tennis, but then they hide behind a computer and act like they are a coach or a top level player. This happens all the time and isn't just limited to kids.

Maybe TTD should incorporate the Verified Pro program with legitimate "testers", so can provide some some quality control and assurance to companies like Nexy who is willing to "invest" (throw away money) for the sake of promotion and have a chance of a better ROI.
Same time this limits out scammers or people who have other intentions.

Just my opnion and no hard feelings to any one
Verywell said Tony +1

Der_Echte
11-18-2014, 04:11 PM
I have done a lot of cooperation with Nexy over the last few years (the outfit is TAK9.com in Korea) (Ping Pong dot Com translation)

Sometimes President Moon (or General Manager Lee) has asked me to identify TT forum members who could be able to do a thorough test and a comprehensive fair and coherent review on other forums, like MyTT.

Of course, since it is a marketing launch, you just don't select inexperienced players who do not post often, do not have a reputation on the TT forum(s), and are not respected.

If it wasn't a totally random choose a number kind of thing like we did a few times, I would look for posters with at least a decent post count or at least a well known player with a small post count but increasing, someone who is listened to on the forum, someone who is a good player capable of putting the blade through most common situations and an ability to clearly explain it.

Another key thing is to choose these testers from a variety of different countries since it is an international marketing effort. Being a coach would be a plus, but not a requirement. Being a high level player would be a plus, but many lower rated players have a good reputation on forums and are capable at their level of articulating their observations, so they were not immediately ruled out.

Having a low post count and not knowing who the forum member is... well that usually put the forum member down low on the list.

With enough time, we who are active, multi-forum posters (Tony posts on several forums too) know each other well enough and have a decent amount of judgment of who fits the bill.

Sometimes, I would choose on purpose someone who was not a top player, but wrote well and was enthusiastic, who was respected enough on the forum to have an impact and get people to listen to a little different perspective. Some of these turned out to be excellent for Nexy, some never even wrote reviews.

Nexy Manager Lee gets the task of sorting out the bullcrap and pealing the onion to get to the good stuff. Sometimes the ones he puts lower on the list are obvious to be placed there, sometimes the choices are difficult and not every well qualified forum member will get selected. Sometimes I give Nexy a name or two who are obvious top of the list people who would suit their intentions well, even if they are not a forum member. (Like when I recommended Martin Spin from Europe who is a pretty prominent advocate of defensive playing style and always promoting defense) (or when I recommended to President Moon on another forum a top defensive players living in USA who is a top defender and poster on TT forums)

However it turns out, manager Lee doesn't have an easy task and he is wise enough to know the ways of TT forumers like Tony is pointing out.

I am every bit as Tony appalled at forum members who are like he describes. The one selecting testers weeds them out and selects obvious ones to test, even if it looks like they favor some players every test marketing phase. To be real, if you owned a company and had to select testers, you would like to have several reliable testers who are respected, as long as they keep staying respected on the forums.

Tony's Table Tennis
11-18-2014, 04:38 PM
Der_Echte,

Glad you are invovled with Nexy. Your experience in forums is far longer than me, so i'm sure with your aid, Nexy can filter out the ones who just want a free ride.

Regarding posts and forum reputation.
On paper, it may all look good, but we both have experience this (over many forums) of fake accounts (duplicate accounts) and making the "master" account looking famous. We have mostly seen fraudster sellers, but seriously, there have been many dodgy accounts of late (lots of useless posts), lots of TTD "likes" from the same usernames (even when the post is useless etc)

I have even seen some people planning way ahead of time, ie reg few account few years ago, and use it now - so they have "joined" date to they advertage.

On paper it is 3 things - join date, number of post/quality of post and in TTD case "likes". All 3 can be faked.

Imo, the forum is still full of good people, but there are a lot of dodgy and tricky things happening.
Maybe the TTD giveaway is causing that (for me to win, let me enter 20 times by making 20 accounts etc :p )

But yeah, Nexy is doing something so nice (not this just forum).
I really with Nexy gets its worth, so it becomes a good win-win

I really thought of applying, but I still don't think I am a good enough tester/reviwer.
Let me stick to equpment selling/recommendation and coaching, that is something i'm more confident with

mahomedy13
11-18-2014, 05:57 PM
Der_Echte,

Glad you are invovled with Nexy. Your experience in forums is far longer than me, so i'm sure with your aid, Nexy can filter out the ones who just want a free ride.

Regarding posts and forum reputation.
On paper, it may all look good, but we both have experience this (over many forums) of fake accounts (duplicate accounts) and making the "master" account looking famous. We have mostly seen fraudster sellers, but seriously, there have been many dodgy accounts of late (lots of useless posts), lots of TTD "likes" from the same usernames (even when the post is useless etc)

I have even seen some people planning way ahead of time, ie reg few account few years ago, and use it now - so they have "joined" date to they advertage.

On paper it is 3 things - join date, number of post/quality of post and in TTD case "likes". All 3 can be faked.

Imo, the forum is still full of good people, but there are a lot of dodgy and tricky things happening.
Maybe the TTD giveaway is causing that (for me to win, let me enter 20 times by making 20 accounts etc :p )

But yeah, Nexy is doing something so nice (not this just forum).
I really with Nexy gets its worth, so it becomes a good win-win

I really thought of applying, but I still don't think I am a good enough tester/reviwer.
Let me stick to equpment selling/recommendation and coaching, that is something i'm more confident with

With you saying you are not a competent tester,even though you have so much experience,you put me to shame.
I wish that i had that humbleness.

Der_Echte
11-18-2014, 08:42 PM
Der_Echte,

Glad you are invovled with Nexy. Your experience in forums is far longer than me, so i'm sure with your aid, Nexy can filter out the ones who just want a free ride.

Regarding posts and forum reputation.
On paper, it may all look good, but we both have experience this (over many forums) of fake accounts (duplicate accounts) and making the "master" account looking famous. We have mostly seen fraudster sellers, but seriously, there have been many dodgy accounts of late (lots of useless posts), lots of TTD "likes" from the same usernames (even when the post is useless etc)

Hey Tony, the ones who are do not often post things of value over time are pretty obvious to anyone paying attention to the forums. Manager Lee from Nexy isn't blind, he reads forums, but mostly MyTT and he has judgment. I am not the only person he is in contact with, so he has others who can help him out too. I am different in that I am the one who can say it to him in his own language, but manager Lee doesn't need that, his English is perfectly functional on a professional level. President Moon is a Pastor in a HUGE Korean church to an English speaking crowd there, so his English is also very "Good to Go" as well, even more so.

Even Der_Echte who is credited with sufficient amounts of awareness and judgment from being on TT forums for a number of years, doesn't know every single poster and their value, that is why it is important to go at things from a few angles to net a better result.

As for Tony not being "good" enough to test equipment, I think here Nexy is looking for modern defenders or OX LPers who benefit from a two speed blade to make a review. You are an attacking C-Pen player, so maybe Nexy wants in this specific case a player who is a defender. You are certainly competent enough to test and review blades to see if they stack up to how you play. Even Der_Echte who would want this blade to tryout as a two speed blade for attack and soft BH defense could find it a good try.

Right here and now might not be the best place to get too deep into what I led this thread away and that is my fault.

Manager Lee promised me a Kanaph since Sep and once all the madness of Korean Thanksgiving got done, he sent me a Kanaph (that I am trying to use as main blade, but I can only play at a rec center with rec players) and he also sent me an Actium, which I passed on right away to a high level modern defender who could use this blade for its intended purpose and make a sound review.

I personally have nothing against a younger newer player to the sport who has enthusiasm, but not yet a comprehensive understanding of TT and a decent amature level yet. We were all at a certain lower stage when we all started, so that is natural. We were all very eager to start our TT adventures and make our way in the TT world. Some of us had great TT situations, and some of us had terrible ones (like me, until I could get to Korea for 4 years). I hold nothing against a forum member who can not post a lot of technically insightful stuff, but who basically supports other forum members by encouraging them and being nice. I started out at that stage and I know firsthand.

Kevinkorb
11-18-2014, 11:41 PM
As for Tony not being "good" enough to test equipment, I think here Nexy is looking for modern defenders or OX LPers who benefit from a two speed blade to make a review. You are an attacking C-Pen player, so maybe Nexy wants in this specific case a player who is a defender. You are certainly competent enough to test and review blades to see if they stack up to how you play. Even Der_Echte who would want this blade to tryout as a two speed blade for attack and soft BH defense could find it a good try.

Right here and now might not be the best place to get too deep into what I led this thread away and that is my fault.

Manager Lee promised me a Kanaph since Sep and once all the madness of Korean Thanksgiving got done, he sent me a Kanaph (that I am trying to use as main blade, but I can only play at a rec center with rec players) and he also sent me an Actium, which I passed on right away to a high level modern defender who could use this blade for its intended purpose and make a sound review.

You make a very good point. Giving an attacking C-Pen player a defensive blade, asking them to review it, and expecting this to be your best resource would be foolish. Blades are so different that that it would be like giving a race car driver a motorcycle and expecting everything to translate. Aspects would be similar, but it is a very different sport.

That being said, I feel that in posting a query of this sort, there are two options for the tester selection. First. Individuals who have proven themselves as a reliable reviewer across many varieties of blades and are widely trusted in the forms. Second. Individuals who are up and coming in the table tennis world and have styles of play well-suited to the blade to be tested.

As mentioned above, Nexy and others who make posts of this kind have experience and know what they are looking for in their testers. Even if a poor tester were to be selected, their review would likely be equally poor, and would simply be disregarded in the forms (if it is even ever released there). I am not too worried about a poor selection ruining complete brand image as alluded to previously.

nexy
11-18-2014, 11:54 PM
Many thanks for joining this recruitmentand your support!

We have decided to choose the below name ofmembers for the test.


This is the final list of testers



Mahomedy13

Rajd1234
Ownage Table Tennis
Megazz
Kevinkorb




Please leave your email addressthrough my private email, jdbfud33@naver.com

mahomedy13
11-19-2014, 06:32 PM
rubbers that i will be using for the review arrived today.will be uploading pictures soon.

MegaZZ
11-20-2014, 06:56 AM
rubbers that i will be using for the review arrived today.will be uploading pictures soon.

Just a quick question for the selected reviewers, I have got now a setup in mind to test on the Actium blade, FH: tenergy 64 1.9mm and BH: TSP curl 1R 1-1.3mm sponge LP and also an old sheet of Tibhar Grass D Tech (Ox) from a friend that I am planning to try with the Actium. Wondering what you guys have in mind?

Maybe it would be good if possible for us reviewers to try different LPs for this setup? By the way I have written to Nexy's email but haven't received a reply yet, maybe not everyone has contacted him yet?

mahomedy13
11-20-2014, 07:08 AM
i recieved a reply to my email this morning-sent my email yesterday.

I got 13 rubbers to decide from,so i will see when i get the blade.
1 is a lp,another is sp.
But will post the pictures of them,and let forumers choose also.

rajd1234
11-20-2014, 09:41 AM
I was plannig to go for Grass D TecS but looks like MegaZZ is already doing that. So i would like to go with Friendship RITC OX and Yasaka Phantom 0012 on bh.
On fh i would go with Genius/ Aurus/ Mark V.

...Rajd...

MegaZZ
11-20-2014, 10:48 AM
I was plannig to go for Grass D TecS but looks like MegaZZ is already doing that. So i would like to go with Friendship RITC OX and Yasaka Phantom 0012 on bh.
On fh i would go with Genius/ Aurus/ Mark V.

...Rajd...

I only have the Ox Grass D Tecs so feel free to go for the ones with sponges. I only started trying out defense style recently so this will be quite interesting as I will need to learn new skills as well as review the blade. I have only one new sheet of TSP Curl R1 and old Ox Grass D Tecs for long pimples, I have a lot more choices for the FH inverted rubber :)

Hope you guys have fun at it!

mahomedy13
11-20-2014, 10:50 AM
forhand will be nexy demian,bh will be se7en long pips(I dont think its ITTF approved though),as well as a dawei xp 2008 and inspirit.
Not final,but so far...

mahomedy13
11-20-2014, 03:22 PM
Only 1 problem i have.They do not have South Africa as a shipping option as yet:D

mahomedy13
11-20-2014, 06:45 PM
finding it hard to get good images,but anyway,heres the rubbers list.
1)Nexy Demian
2)Dawei XP 2008 super power
3)Se7en 7.01 sp
4)Darker Vlon
5)Dawei Inspirit
6)Air Scirocco
7)Haifu Whale 2
8)Palioi cj8000
9)Se7en 7.01 l

i dont think chinese rubbers will suit this blade,but might as well give it a try.

mahomedy13
11-20-2014, 06:50 PM
http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6724&stc=1http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6725&stc=1http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6726&stc=1http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6727&stc=1http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6728&stc=1http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6729&stc=1http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6730&stc=1http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6731&stc=1

Der_Echte
11-20-2014, 07:11 PM
That is the correct version of the famous XP 2008 hope it is 2.2 sponge.

mahomedy13
11-20-2014, 07:12 PM
That is the correct version of the famous XP 2008 hope it is 2.2 sponge.

it is.

How do rate the inspirit compared to 2008?

Der_Echte
11-20-2014, 07:44 PM
Inspirit is not-tacky super duper thick topsheet. You hit the table with it and it wont rip, it might rip the table. Heavy as a hammer. With a very solid fast bat impact, you get a ton of spin and good control. Firmer sponge makes loopdriving a profit as well as flat hits.

Rajah*
11-22-2014, 06:51 PM
I was plannig to go for Grass D TecS but looks like MegaZZ is already doing that. So i would like to go with Friendship RITC OX and Yasaka Phantom 0012 on bh.
On fh i would go with Genius/ Aurus/ Mark V.

...Rajd...
Good choice on phantom0012 rajd1234

Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk

Ownage Table Tennis
11-24-2014, 05:29 AM
Hey guys,
I think I might use Tenergy for this test. Your Opinions?

mahomedy13
11-24-2014, 05:39 AM
Hey guys,
I think I might use Tenergy for this test. Your Opinions?

Not a bad idea.offensive rubber with defensive blade=allround bat(table tennis math:) )

rajd1234
11-24-2014, 05:50 AM
Hey guys,
I think I might use Tenergy for this test. Your Opinions?

Tenergy 64 is already used by JSH on his FH. Its not something new. Almost every modern defender follows this. But if you are planning to use it on BH (white ash) then things might be interesting. Looking fwd to hear your experience on that.

Ownage Table Tennis
11-25-2014, 02:57 AM
Hey guys thanks for your opinions i will be using tenergy 64 and 05, 05 for FH and 64 for BH. Lets see this ends up.

Oh and btw have u guys received ur blades yet? I haven't

tomkei
11-25-2014, 06:52 AM
i'd like to review some fresh new blade, and maybe consider to change myself. Read many different reviews and still lookin for my own peace of candy. So will be glad to have a try ;)

Der_Echte
11-25-2014, 07:51 AM
Hey Tom, It's a little too late now the roll-out is over.

By The Way, the bat in your signature looks like a mean looping machine... with Either rubber. I like FX-P a lot and soft rubbers work well on that blade.

tomkei
11-26-2014, 08:19 AM
yes, i found this out too. tried vega pro and that was pathetic :), was playing with t64,but considered to change for t80 (fh). it just fits better near table, without speed lose at mid distance. But still searching for my own bh rubber. What rubbers u tried with zx blade?

MegaZZ
11-26-2014, 10:38 AM
Hey guys thanks for your opinions i will be using tenergy 64 and 05, 05 for FH and 64 for BH. Lets see this ends up.

Oh and btw have u guys received ur blades yet? I haven't

I got an email message that my blade just been sent from Korea, expecting it to take around 2 weeks to get to me. I am off from around 5-15 Dec for a business trip to China, not sure if I will get the blade and get to have a hit with it before leaving Australia. I expect to have the review ready at end of December or beginning of January

Ownage Table Tennis
11-28-2014, 07:16 AM
Received my blade. Do I post a review with a new thread or in this thread?

mahomedy13
11-28-2014, 07:18 AM
Received my blade. Do I post a review with a new thread or in this thread?

I think starting a new thread would be a better idea.

Ownage Table Tennis
11-28-2014, 07:20 AM
I think starting a new thread would be a better idea.
Thanks for your quick reply. Review would be up in a few days, maybe 1 or 2 weeks.

EDIT: I HAD PRACTICE EARLIER

Der_Echte
11-28-2014, 07:22 AM
Let's go with everyone making a thread titled "XXXXX's Tibhar Actium Review" so we can have a different thread title and know who is making the review.

Ownage Table Tennis
11-29-2014, 06:11 AM
Hey guys thanks for your opinions i will be using tenergy 64 and 05, 05 for FH and 64 for BH. Lets see this ends up.

Oh and btw have u guys received ur blades yet? I haven't
I originally said i would be using tenergy 05 and 64 but i have been deciding, and because of price i have to go with Hurricane 3 national (blue sponge) and tenergy 05.

PLEASE NOTE: These all are used rubbers but, are still usable.

Der_Echte
11-30-2014, 04:30 PM
As much of a good thing this blade is for modern defenders, I still this blade has a lot of potential for an attacker who can also play defense close to the table. No one will argue that a little extra control on BH wing doesn't hurt.

mutuz
11-30-2014, 09:32 PM
I didn't feel comfortable asking to be a tester since I'm not very active posting, but I'm sooo interested on this blade. Can't wait fot the reviews.
Just wanted to ask nexy if there is any major difference (feeling, vibration,stiffness, etc) on the weight range that you're selling on the website (87~89g and 90~93g).
My fingers are itching to click on the checkout button

Ownage Table Tennis
12-01-2014, 05:20 AM
Review is up in a few minutes

rajd1234
12-01-2014, 05:16 PM
Just got my hands on the Actium.

First impression: Beautifully crafted and handsome design. Big dimesions which was expected from a defensive blade.
The difference in the backhand layer of wood with forehand is noticable. Not only the texture but also the thickness.

Well i pretty much mumbled the same what nexy said in the post. But truth to be told it a beauty. And i hope i can do justice to it by providing an honest review.

...Rajd...

rajd1234
12-01-2014, 05:21 PM
And ohhh i almost forgot... Thanks to nexy for sending us a seamless 40 + plastic ball. I will post a review of that too along with the blade.

...Rajd...

Kevinkorb
12-10-2014, 07:30 PM
I want to give you guys an update. My Actium Blade has arrived, and the review will come shortly. For now, I would just like to say that there is a definite difference in speed and control from forehand to backhand. Very fun blade to play with! Will post my review soon.

mahomedy13
12-10-2014, 08:59 PM
so its just me and Megazz waiting for the blade to arrive...

I hope its soon.

yogi_bear
12-10-2014, 09:34 PM
it's like combined nittaku acoustic on one side and a joo sea hyuk on the other side! this oversized blade feels like an off- blade at times but when you chop with it is very good to chop topspin balls.

Der_Echte
12-10-2014, 10:00 PM
Damn Yogi !! You making me regret I sent my Actium to Bogeyhunter to test first. Since I was already not able to properly test Kanapah until a week after I got it, I figured Bogeyhunter and his Div 0 ringer level self could provide a proper test and review as an actual modern defender.

Myself, I am craving to test it as a close to table aggressive attacker who sometimes plays BH defense. I value control on BH wing and crave OFF performance on FH wing, so this blade looks pretty close to the stuff that suits my kind of offensive game.

I'll get a crack at Actium later.

I still need to wait until I visit Boston or make a special trip to Ottawa to go to a real TT club and tryout the Kanaph Beast Mode in a true test. My results with Beast-Mode-Mod on Allround Evolution was successful... I won every match I played using it.

mutuz
12-10-2014, 10:48 PM
Just bought mine!
Too bad brazilian post office service is terrible, so It will take a while to receive. But when I get my hands on it I'll try to make a review comparing others defensive blades Ive used. So anxious...

yogi_bear
12-10-2014, 11:01 PM
der_echte, i had to let a chopper test this and he is using joo sea hyuk as his blade. its feel is amazing....

Der_Echte
12-11-2014, 02:05 AM
Damn you Yogi Bear, Damn you. Florida is too far a drive (24 hrs on road) from here to go get the thing and have a hit NOW.

haha, don't sweat it, I could get it today (not gunna happen) and I won't really be able to do anything with it for at least a week or two.

Tony's Table Tennis
12-11-2014, 03:54 PM
Now I am also wanting to do a choppers test on it

I just counted, as a Cpen attacking player, I have more SH Def blades than I do with Cpen lol.
Is that normal?

mahomedy13
12-11-2014, 04:18 PM
Now I am also wanting to do a choppers test on it

I just counted, as a Cpen attacking player, I have more SH Def blades than I do with Cpen lol.
Is that normal?

If i ever come to Cape Town,I will gladly let you try it out.

mahomedy13
01-31-2015, 01:10 PM
i have finally received my Actium.

Review should follow shortly(detailed review in about 1-2 weeks)

mahomedy13
01-31-2015, 01:14 PM
initial impressions though,is that this blade is superbly crafted,and i had this thought running through my mind-'do i really want to put rubbers on it and spoil it' :p

Rajah*
01-31-2015, 03:43 PM
In your review kindly elaboratè indicate your meaning of superbly crafted Actium ayt.

Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk

mahomedy13
01-31-2015, 05:08 PM
In your review kindly elaboratè indicate your meaning of superbly crafted Actium ayt.

Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk

1)Superply crafted as in the wings were smooth(unlike some blades were i was getting blisters due to the wings not being slightly sanded down).
2)The bh side has 2 pieces of white ash joined in the centre.however it is so finely finished that you have to look carefully to notice the joined area.(i will try to include a picture of it in my review)
3)the craftmanship is unlike any other i have seen IMHO.

Tony's Table Tennis
01-31-2015, 06:23 PM
1)
3)the craftmanship is unlike any other i have seen IMHO.

Just out of curiosity.
How many blades have you seen? 10? 100? etc

Why I ask is, this is similar to Mr Presidents thread about reviews.

you state this is "unlike any other". So if your range is over 100 blades, then "any other" really means a lot, compared to say, only 10 blades. Obviously, you need to compare new blades and not 2nd hand blades or some blades that was used my other people, as those could be sanded down already.

Of the 60 different blades I stock. Some companies has "craftmanship" as you describe.
For example, my R200 ($18) Yinhe N10 blade finish is much better than a high end Yasaka or even Butterfly blade.
Xiom (another Korean company) also have top finishes too.

I won't be surprised if Nexy Actium is similar, but then, for it to be "unlike any other" won't be a statement from my side - unless it is indeed superior over the Yinhe and Xiom QC and finish

jonurkel
01-31-2015, 06:35 PM
Hello,

I would like to review this new blade because I love Tibhar products, and if I liked it I would tell people here in Spain to buy it. I also have a TT YouTube channel where I could upload a video review of the blade in order to help the marketing of the product.

Thank you!

Check our channel out: www.youtube.com/bizkaiamahaitenisa

Tony's Table Tennis
01-31-2015, 06:45 PM
i have finally received my Actium.

Review should follow shortly(detailed review in about 1-2 weeks)

Congrates.

I actually thought you received it ages ago.
I recall last year you already said in your profile that you are using the Tibhar Actium blade.....didn't know that wasn't the case lol
Now waiting for your review

mahomedy13
01-31-2015, 07:23 PM
Congrates.

I actually thought you received it ages ago.
I recall last year you already said in your profile that you are using the Tibhar Actium blade.....didn't know that wasn't the case lol
Now waiting for your review

I completely forgot about my profile,as i cannot see what i have listed as my setup. (on the mobile version)

I had put that as the profile in the hope it would be in my hands in the expected date,but the SA postal system...