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  1. Another option is to change the rubber to...

    Another option is to change the rubber to something with better control/less sensitive to incoming spin. Probably cheaper in the long run than getting a different blade.
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  2. They do, or used to sell that nasty toloune or...

    They do, or used to sell that nasty toloune or xylene or whatever nasty stuff is used to dilute rubber cement separately so you can keep rethinning rubber cement. That would be the way to do it if...
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  3. In my experience Copydex is better than...

    In my experience Copydex is better than Tearmender. I've had bad batches of Tearmender and have had only success with Copydex. You don't need table tennis specific water based latex glues. That's...
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  4. It's not simply the serves that is getting him...

    It's not simply the serves that is getting him points. It's the fact that he is playing pips and can exploit the short returns he gets with a fast off the bounce return with angles and dead spin.
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  5. Alternatively, you can join the dark side and...

    Alternatively, you can join the dark side and push block with OX LP and other "junk" rubbers or have a more tactical, less offensive/power oriented style of play. You'd still be able to win at the...
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  6. Traditional tacky rubbers like the Hurricane...

    Traditional tacky rubbers like the Hurricane rubbers tend to be slower than tensor rubbers but they do have some amazing spin capabilities if you have the technique. It is not alway hitting through...
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  7. The video show him doing different types of spins...

    The video show him doing different types of spins with very similar motions, The difference is subtle and happens right before the ball contact. It's in how the final presentation of the face of the...
  8. That is unusual. Were you playing 38mm celluloid...

    That is unusual. Were you playing 38mm celluloid balls when said failure to drive/power topspin happened? What rubber were you using? I tried the Sardius as well with Rakza X and had no issues with...
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  9. Equipment Junkie. There is no real cure, only...

    Equipment Junkie. There is no real cure, only remission. That happens when you've surveyed the field of possibilities and found something you like and until the next new truly innovative gear...
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  10. It has a limba top and will benefit from...

    It has a limba top and will benefit from lacquering. A proper thin layer of lacquer will have no effect on feel.
  11. The hyped up price for a Chinese blade and the...

    The hyped up price for a Chinese blade and the very apparent non-linearity of the blade may be a turn off for many people.
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  12. Trichloroethylene eh? Sounds like its straight up...

    Trichloroethylene eh? Sounds like its straight up VOC rubber cement. If you freshly glued and the VOC has not completely evaporated and the competition you are in checks with thos high tech sniffing...
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  13. XIOM Tau II for the FH and Andro Hexer Powergrip...

    XIOM Tau II for the FH and Andro Hexer Powergrip for the backhand. My first time playing using the Tau II and it is a revelation how responsive a hard sponge can be. I see now why these types of...
  14. So I got lucky and managed to get one of the last...

    So I got lucky and managed to get one of the last few that was available when I purchased it. Mine is 82 grams. It is my main blade now because this thing is just right. It feels very natural and...
  15. As mentioned it's similar to Viscaria but the one...

    As mentioned it's similar to Viscaria but the one I got to try has better feel than all the Viscarias I've tried.
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  16. Nittaku Fastarc G-1 is the new "Mark V". The...

    Nittaku Fastarc G-1 is the new "Mark V". The thicker it is, the higher the maximum potential spin and speed but it will be heavier.
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  17. As an alternative, you may want to consider...

    As an alternative, you may want to consider joining the dark side by switching to OX(no sponge) long pips for "spin reversal" thing and you can simply play blocks and pushes for some easy points...
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  18. The voc should be long gone from the old glue and...

    The voc should be long gone from the old glue and depending on the tournament, no one really cares.
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  19. Yup. I might also hazard a guess the OP is...

    Yup. I might also hazard a guess the OP is probably used to playing hardbat/premades or traditional penhold with rubber on just one side and is now suddenly surprised at the extra weight.
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  20. My guess is OP is not an experienced EJ, and...

    My guess is OP is not an experienced EJ, and waggles the new bare blade thinking it is super light. Well yes, it's light because there are no rubbers and gets a surprise when the rubbers are added...
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  21. Yeah, the math does not add up and the unknown...

    Yeah, the math does not add up and the unknown variable here is the actual weight of the 301. Actual rubber weight vary way less than blade weight.
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  22. Some sort of cloud storage solution would...

    Some sort of cloud storage solution would generally work well and be relatively easy to use, like Amazon s3.
  23. Are you sure your scales are accurate and...

    Are you sure your scales are accurate and precise? Did you weigh the blade before assembling the rubbers? A blade that is super light should weigh much less than 85 grams and including the rubber cut...
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  24. Yeah 209 grams is pretty darn heavy for me. My...

    Yeah 209 grams is pretty darn heavy for me. My blades are generally around 80-85 grams plus average weight rubber means my setup is around 185 grams or less. You must have a really heavy 301.
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  25. I own a Tibhar Akkad and i would recommend that...

    I own a Tibhar Akkad and i would recommend that anyone consider getting it try it out first if you have the chance. The response is somehat unusual to me in that it feels like there is a speed...
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