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  1. Well, then the Mantra Pro series sounds very...

    Well, then the Mantra Pro series sounds very promising!
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  2. I see there's a new Stiga Mantra Pro series...

    I see there's a new Stiga Mantra Pro series listed on the ITTF website, as well as a Stiga Truls Moregard rubber. We'll have to wait and see where these new ones are made, but weren't the old Mantra...
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  3. I've only played with the commercial version of...

    I've only played with the commercial version of H3 Neo, so my observations may not apply to other versions (ie. Provincial, National, boosted non-Neo, etc.). So, with that limitation in mind, my...
  4. Thanks Tipiak! It sounds like you're saying that...

    Thanks Tipiak! It sounds like you're saying that the SK7 is more powerful than the SFP Blue - is that right?
  5. Thanks Guys. I'd initially ruled out the Clipper...

    Thanks Guys. I'd initially ruled out the Clipper for the same reason as the Samsonov Force Pro Black, i.e. that it's too fast. Am I wrong about that?
  6. Advice please: 7-ply all-wood blade for my son

    Hi All,

    I'm planning to get a 7-ply all-wood blade as a gift for my son and would be grateful for some advice please.

    He currently plays with a Xiom Offensive S and is looking for a step up...
  7. If all you mean is that you need a bit more skill...

    If all you mean is that you need a bit more skill to produce good spin with a carbon blade, then I agree.

    But what many folks seem to mean is that top-level players cannot be competitive with...
  8. Sounds to me like a good call. The fact is that...

    Sounds to me like a good call. The fact is that you'll probably have better feel with an allwood blade than with a carbon, and the extra confidence you gain from the better feel means that, in time,...
  9. Great to see Aruna looking so strong at the...

    Great to see Aruna looking so strong at the business-end of the competition! His next match against Jonghoon should be very entertaining - they're both such powerful hitters. Jonghoon probably has...
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  10. I think it would be one of the "Pro" versions....

    I think it would be one of the "Pro" versions. Probably Vega Pro or Omega V Pro.
    Vega X, although similar on paper, is quite a bit bouncier than G-1. And the Omega Asia rubbers are harder than G-1...
  11. Several well established alternatives come to...

    Several well established alternatives come to mind:

    Yasaka Rakza 7
    Xiom Vega Pro
    Xiom Vega X
    Victus Ventus Extra
    Stiga DNA Pro M
    Stiga Mantra M
    DHS Goldarc 8
    Donic Baracuda
  12. Just out of curiosity: Have you tried the Sieger...

    Just out of curiosity: Have you tried the Sieger PK-50? Quite a lot of online reviewers say it's very similar to D09C. I haven't tried it myself so can't comment from experience, but I'd be...
  13. You're right, I don't think a budget was...

    You're right, I don't think a budget was mentioned. What I meant was more that, for budget reasons (probably) fewer people have tried the Acoustic and, therefore, there are fewer people able to...
  14. $$$$$$$$ ... that's probably why!

    $$$$$$$$ ... that's probably why!
  15. I agree with Carl that if you're after a blade...

    I agree with Carl that if you're after a blade with good 'feel' then an all-wood blade is more likely to tick the right boxes for you.

    Having said that, if you want a composite blade at less than...
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  16. 100% agree. It's disrespectful - which is worse...

    100% agree. It's disrespectful - which is worse than a momentary loss of temper.
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  17. You're not alone in disapproving of Truls'...

    You're not alone in disapproving of Truls' behaviour, but that's not the issue. The issue is twofold:

    (1) What behaviour crosses the line of acceptability in a professional context?
    (2) If...
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  18. I'm not so sure - that seems a bit overboard to...

    I'm not so sure - that seems a bit overboard to me.

    I agree that there should be some consequence, but the consequence should be proportionate to the wrongdoing and a season ban seems too much....
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  19. Have a look at the Tibhar Lebesson. It must be...

    Have a look at the Tibhar Lebesson. It must be one of the most - if not the most - underrated blades around.

    If you're looking for something "a bit faster" then it might be a good solution for...
  20. Well, we don't know all the theories and pros and...

    Well, we don't know all the theories and pros and cons - that's why we ask each other questions on this forum! 🙂

    I agree with you that the throw is a key BH consideration. With that in mind, how...
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  21. PS: How do you "break up" a quote to be able to...

    PS: How do you "break up" a quote to be able to reply to different parts of it?
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  22. SOFTER rubber vs. THINNER rubber for BH?

    What would be the pros and cons of a softer vs. thinner rubber on the BH?

    For example, would you rather choose a 42-degree rubber in MAX thickness (eg. Rasanter R42 MAX), or go with the 45-degree...
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  23. Mr Vodak certainly knows what he's doing! Your...

    Mr Vodak certainly knows what he's doing!
    Your experience is very much along the same lines as mine has been with his blades: superior control across a greater range of power/speed than comparable...
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  24. I know nothing at all about the Skyline series;...

    I know nothing at all about the Skyline series; why does it need a hard blade?
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  25. Very nice! Is the handle also hollowed out like...

    Very nice! Is the handle also hollowed out like the No.1 Senso? If so, could you post a pic or two please? It would be nice to see that.
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