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  2. H3 Neo Prov Blue Sponge 39° vs 40°

    My feeling is that 39 feels good right away and 40 needs a bit of breaking in. Additionally, it will last a bit longer. My preference is 2.1 / 39deg for my FH since H3 in general still lasts pretty long.
  3. C-Pen vs J-Pen vs K-Pen

    I think XX mostly lobbed with his forehand side. Despite that, yes, he uses RPB. Sent from my SM-F936U1 using Tapatalk
  4. C-Pen vs J-Pen vs K-Pen

    I think the difference between round and square heads on J/K-Penhold blades are more for playing style. Rounded blades keep the center of gravity closer to your hand and better for closer to the table attacks whereas the elongated head of a square blade puts the center of gravity further out and...
  5. Good blade and rubber for Chinese penholder short pip?

    I don't have experience playing SPs but maybe Stiga Clipper or any "Clipper clone" out there would be at least decent. It worked for Liu Guoliang. Sent from my SM-F936U1 using Tapatalk
  6. FH topspin generations

    I think this is a good example of how the “modern” game is adapting to more “square” to the ball play incorporating quicker and stronger backhands. Take a look at Harimoto as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. My lovely Darker j pen

    Hey very cool! Have you actually tried these blades in training or game? Or do you only collect because they are so rare? I would love to hear the perspective in comparing them to normal darker speed 90 or other popular Jpen blades (TSP Dynam, Cypress V/G-max and the RSM variants) in terms of...
  8. Liu Guoliang & other penhold twiddlers

    I think your time reference is off as the video is 47:42. Can you update it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Just curious how many Penholders are on TTD?

    Anyone have any good references or tips to improving traditional blocks and transitioning grip (cpen or jpen welcome)? I’ve learned RPB from the beginning and now I’m curious to learn TPB and see if it could be utilized anywhere in my game. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Penhold in Europe

    Xu Xin definitely used some TPH back in his earlier matches (2010-2012ish). Check out any of his matches against Ma Lin back then. Same here. Index finger controls and adjusts depending on the stroke. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. btfy alc: limba or koto?

    I’ve gone from Limba to Koto and am in my happy space. (Nittaku Acoustic to DHS Hurricane Hao 2)
  12. Unforgiving backhand rubber

    What makes you think this? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Learning Backhand Flick - Penhold

    Looking good Victor! I think this shot is actually physically easier because of the wrist and natural blade angle compared to shakehand. Maybe it seems “rare” because there are not too many modern penholders out and about. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Recommendation of Light Weight Rubbers

    Tenergy 64 is pretty light. Sorry I do not have any measurements for you, but I find it lighter than all the rubbers mentioned so far. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. New trend: Close to table aggressive attacking style

    My coach also tells me the more “modern” game is closer and more square to the table with stronger emphasis on backhand than previously. We’re not to the point where I’m attacking everything off the bounce though... My comfort zone is a step or two away, but really working on breaking that...
  16. Should I upgrade to a Nittaku Acoustic?

    Despite the acoustic being known for great control and feel, I have the feeling it isn’t a very linear blade and the flex sometimes surprised me. I probably did not have the best paired rubbers with the blade… Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  17. Competition: How should I approach it?

    Some good advice going on in this thread. I agree to leaving it all out on the table and learning how to turn on and stay aggressive. If you lose, you gave it your all and you don’t leave any “what ifs” out there. Losing when playing a passive game is the worst and I always feel like you...
  18. SURVEY: What rubbers do you currently play with?

    Tom, thanks for putting this together! Interesting results. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Just curious how many Penholders are on TTD?

    Pretty cool variations! I wonder how much of the week he dedicated to serve training. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Crispest Blade you have used

    What were you using to block Zaman? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk