• Join our newsletter: 
  • Welcome Guest


    Page 59 of 60 FirstFirst ... 949555657585960 LastLast
    Results 1,161 to 1,180 of 1183
    1. Top | #1161
      suds79 is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Senior TTD Member Country: United States
      suds79's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade Gambler | Fire Dragon Fast - Penhold
      Forehand Rubber DHS | H3 Neo
      Backhand Rubber DHS | C8 Long Pips

      Join Date
      Aug 2016
      Posts
      848
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 1,166 Times in 588 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by netdriver View Post
      hot damn, beautiful blade!

      what made you change your mind from the revofusion?
      It was a tough call. Felt like it was splitting hairs. I do like 1 ply jpens.

      So that and the fact that it's slightly cheaper was probably the difference.
      My youtube channel of various games & highlights from club throughout the years:
      http://bit.ly/2NDjqd4

    2. Top | #1162
      SFF_lib is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Elite TTD Member Country: New Zealand
      SFF_lib's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade DHS Hurricane Long 5
      Forehand Rubber DHS Hurricane 3 Provincial No. 22 Blue Sponge Version
      Backhand Rubber Butterfly Tenergy 64

      Join Date
      Aug 2016
      Location
      New Zealand
      Posts
      1,111
      Reviews
      Read 2 Reviews
      Liked 758 Times in 460 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by suds79 View Post
      It was a tough call. Felt like it was splitting hairs. I do like 1 ply jpens.

      So that and the fact that it's slightly cheaper was probably the difference.
      What do you plan to put on it? RPB?

    3. Top | #1163
      suds79 is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Senior TTD Member Country: United States
      suds79's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade Gambler | Fire Dragon Fast - Penhold
      Forehand Rubber DHS | H3 Neo
      Backhand Rubber DHS | C8 Long Pips

      Join Date
      Aug 2016
      Posts
      848
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 1,166 Times in 588 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by SFF_lib View Post
      What do you plan to put on it? RPB?
      So I have this weird thing going on or feeling. It's probably a me thing.

      But when I play dual inverted, I have a cPen I really like (Gambler Fire Dragon Fast).

      But for this? Jpen. I'll put DHS C8 Long pips back there. It's a good LP that opens the door with a few attacking possibilities.

      But I'll largely play it like a single singed penholder. I love having that nub on the forefinger that Jpens have when executing a TPB with the occasional RPB chop.

      I can, and use to twiddle more. I won't do that as much but that's what I like about this Jpen. I can twiddle if I wanted to.

    4. Top | #1164
      DoubleDual63 is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      TTD Member Country: United States


      Join Date
      Feb 2020
      Posts
      1
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
      Thinking of taking off the anti and turning my cpen into a single rubber paddle, but concerned about my fingers slipping on the bare back. I wonder where I can get one of those grippy sponges on the back like Kaii's. Should search for them later.

    5. Top | #1165
      netdriver is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      TTD Member Country: Malaysia
      netdriver's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade Nittaku Rorin Jpen
      Forehand Rubber Nittaku Fastarc G-1
      Backhand Rubber none lol

      Join Date
      Aug 2019
      Posts
      54
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 26 Times in 19 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by DoubleDual63 View Post
      Thinking of taking off the anti and turning my cpen into a single rubber paddle, but concerned about my fingers slipping on the bare back. I wonder where I can get one of those grippy sponges on the back like Kaii's. Should search for them later.
      sponge separated from unused (presumely dead) rubbers would work well

      however, in exchange of comfort the sponge will mute your feeling of the blade to a degree. maybe thinner or softer sponges might circumvent this problem?

    6. Top | #1166
      lasta is offline
      says This user has status.
       
      Senior TTD Member Country: Canada
      lasta's Avatar

      Join Date
      Jul 2018
      Posts
      863
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 460 Times in 300 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by DoubleDual63 View Post
      Thinking of taking off the anti and turning my cpen into a single rubber paddle, but concerned about my fingers slipping on the bare back. I wonder where I can get one of those grippy sponges on the back like Kaii's. Should search for them later.
      I use Kokutaku's long pip sponges. Those come in anywhere from 0.2-2mm and cheap.

    7. Top | #1167
      suds79 is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Senior TTD Member Country: United States
      suds79's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade Gambler | Fire Dragon Fast - Penhold
      Forehand Rubber DHS | H3 Neo
      Backhand Rubber DHS | C8 Long Pips

      Join Date
      Aug 2016
      Posts
      848
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 1,166 Times in 588 Posts
      The Jpen 1-ply is nice and will always be my first love. But I think I've grown too accustomed to carbon & Cpen. I still prefer my carbon blade for my style. Didn't see that coming.

      Thus, this beauty should be used by somone. Too not not to be.

      Nittaku Sou.

      I have it on ebay buy it now for $70.

      PM me if anyone is interested. Given this thread, thought I'd at least put it out there.

      Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20200201_105537652.jpg 
Views:	103 
Size:	91.9 KB 
ID:	20833

    8. Top | #1168
      alas26 is online now
      This user has no status.
       
      Established TTD Member Country: United States

      Equipment:
      Blade Nittaku Acoustic C.Pen
      Forehand Rubber DHS Skyline 2 TG NEO
      Backhand Rubber DHS Skyline 2 TG NEO

      Join Date
      Jul 2018
      Posts
      180
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 55 Times in 38 Posts

      Just curious how many Penholders are on TTD?

      Quote Originally Posted by suds79 View Post
      The Jpen 1-ply is nice and will always be my first love. But I think I've grown too accustomed to carbon & Cpen. I still prefer my carbon blade for my style. Didn't see that coming.

      Thus, this beauty should be used by somone. Too not not to be.

      Nittaku Sou.

      I have it on ebay buy it now for $70.

      PM me if anyone is interested. Given this thread, thought I'd at least put it out there.

      Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20200201_105537652.jpg 
Views:	103 
Size:	91.9 KB 
ID:	20833
      I’ve been looking to try out a single ply hinoki jpen...hmmm

      What do you like about carbon vs. all wood?


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    9. Top | #1169
      suds79 is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Senior TTD Member Country: United States
      suds79's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade Gambler | Fire Dragon Fast - Penhold
      Forehand Rubber DHS | H3 Neo
      Backhand Rubber DHS | C8 Long Pips

      Join Date
      Aug 2016
      Posts
      848
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 1,166 Times in 588 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by alas26 View Post
      I’ve been looking to try out a single ply hinoki jpen...hmmm

      What do you like about carbon vs. all wood?

      I never really bought into it. But comparing side by side, I think there's something actually to that you hear carbon has an ever so slightly larger sweet spot. I think there's something to that. It's minor. Real minor. But I think it might actually be true. IDK.

      It's hard to say because in the limited time I've hit with this Jpen, I think my TPB is more on point. But I have a lot of FHs where I take my pressure off of that nub in more of a relaxed position from being used to Cpen. Just to change racket angles.

      I think I've just simply gotten too used to Cpen

    10. The Following User Likes suds79's Post:

      alas26 (02-18-2020)

    11. Top | #1170
      netdriver is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      TTD Member Country: Malaysia
      netdriver's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade Nittaku Rorin Jpen
      Forehand Rubber Nittaku Fastarc G-1
      Backhand Rubber none lol

      Join Date
      Aug 2019
      Posts
      54
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 26 Times in 19 Posts
      as a jpenholder i dont really put pressure on the cork either when i do forehand. it just rests on the wing of the blade.

      i say you're fine and should keep the jpen for fun times

      i find that hooking onto the cork is intrusive to my forehand. i dont know how the koreans hook the cork and still manage to keep the blade's angle in line with their forearm.

    12. The Following User Likes netdriver's Post:

      suds79 (02-19-2020)

    13. Top | #1171
      suds79 is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Senior TTD Member Country: United States
      suds79's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade Gambler | Fire Dragon Fast - Penhold
      Forehand Rubber DHS | H3 Neo
      Backhand Rubber DHS | C8 Long Pips

      Join Date
      Aug 2016
      Posts
      848
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 1,166 Times in 588 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by netdriver View Post
      as a jpenholder i dont really put pressure on the cork either when i do forehand. it just rests on the wing of the blade.

      i say you're fine and should keep the jpen for fun times

      i find that hooking onto the cork is intrusive to my forehand. i dont know how the koreans hook the cork and still manage to keep the blade's angle in line with their forearm.
      I agree.

      Yeah I'm in no rush and I'm perfectly fine with keeping it around also.

      But to your point, I completely agree.

      TPB? I love hooking my forefinger around the cork.

      But on FH? I find it awkward if I have my forefinger tightly around the neck. The angle of the bade then is perpendicular to the floor when you hold your arm out to the side.

      I like a loose grip on my forefinger where I try to tilt the blade more parallel to the floor for better spin.

    14. Top | #1172
      suds79 is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Senior TTD Member Country: United States
      suds79's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade Gambler | Fire Dragon Fast - Penhold
      Forehand Rubber DHS | H3 Neo
      Backhand Rubber DHS | C8 Long Pips

      Join Date
      Aug 2016
      Posts
      848
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 1,166 Times in 588 Posts
      Sorry for double post.

      I think this best explains what I'm talking about in regards to the Jpen, tight grip around the cork on the FH.

      With Jpen. You hold your arm out to the side. Finger tightly around that cork, It'll look like this.

      Click image for larger version. 

Name:	jpen_tight_grip.jpg 
Views:	88 
Size:	10.8 KB 
ID:	20849

      Obviously against topspin you want to close that angle down some. So you either have to turn your elbow over (which is really awkward for me) or loosen your grip to adjust the angle.

      Basically I like it to be more like this.

      Click image for larger version. 

Name:	cpe_loose_grip.jpg 
Views:	89 
Size:	13.3 KB 
ID:	20850

      Which I get with Cpen and a loose forefinger around the neck of the blade where I subconsciously adjust the angle.

      For where my game is at, this just feels more natural with Cpen. While I realize I can also do this with Jpen, in my brain for some reason I tend to keep that grip tight around there all the time. I must admit my smashing with Jpen is far better. But my style is more geared towards a side-spin hooking lefty penhold style.

    15. Top | #1173
      genrel001 is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Advanced TTD Member Country: Philippines
      genrel001's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade TSP Spin Ace Carbon
      Forehand Rubber Tibhar Hybrid K2
      Backhand Rubber Mizuno Q3

      Join Date
      Oct 2016
      Posts
      208
      Reviews
      Read 2 Reviews
      Liked 206 Times in 145 Posts
      Hi guys! Anyone here ever tried the Xiom Hibi series jpen blades? How are they?
      Don't forget footwork.

    16. Top | #1174
      mischasln is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      TTD Member Country: Germany
      mischasln's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade J-Pen

      Join Date
      Nov 2016
      Location
      Germany
      Posts
      83
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 26 Times in 14 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by Suga D View Post
      Qiu Dang uses jpen blade and plays RPB with that huge blade.

      In case you haven't heard of him before. He's one of the sons of coach Qiu Jian Xin (www.qiutts.de) and used to play for german cadets National Team.k

      Here:





      Enjoy.

      Please, get your research right, buddy. This is just a generic asiandrum video. Dang uses, and has always used, modern-styled C-Pen (currently a custom ALC with D09C and T05H) blades. Oh, and no, he has never used a J-Pen blade.

    17. Top | #1175
      Dlff is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      TTD Member Country: Malaysia


      Join Date
      Nov 2019
      Posts
      6
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
      Started with Jpen from day 1. Switched to Cpen & tried learning RBH. Gave up and switched to Shakehand about 8 months ago. No regrets & no turning back. My game has improved tremendously esp my backhand.
      Cheers mate!

    18. Top | #1176
      SFF_lib is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Elite TTD Member Country: New Zealand
      SFF_lib's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade DHS Hurricane Long 5
      Forehand Rubber DHS Hurricane 3 Provincial No. 22 Blue Sponge Version
      Backhand Rubber Butterfly Tenergy 64

      Join Date
      Aug 2016
      Location
      New Zealand
      Posts
      1,111
      Reviews
      Read 2 Reviews
      Liked 758 Times in 460 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by Dlff View Post
      Started with Jpen from day 1. Switched to Cpen & tried learning RBH. Gave up and switched to Shakehand about 8 months ago. No regrets & no turning back. My game has improved tremendously esp my backhand.
      Cheers mate!
      Yes SH suits many people. There are also amazing PH players at amateur level too.

    19. Top | #1177
      suds79 is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Senior TTD Member Country: United States
      suds79's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade Gambler | Fire Dragon Fast - Penhold
      Forehand Rubber DHS | H3 Neo
      Backhand Rubber DHS | C8 Long Pips

      Join Date
      Aug 2016
      Posts
      848
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 1,166 Times in 588 Posts
      Club, understandably so, has been a little slow during Covid but it's nice to still get to play.

      Here's a match from this last Sunday with a buddy. He has only been coming to club a few months and is still pretty new. Not bad forehand in practice actually. I sent him this video and we're going over talking points of how to get his solid forehand more in his play as my main takeaway is that he was awfully passive in this match.

      I think a year from now he will be dramatically different.

      FYI - I'm back to playing inverted on black & Long Pips on red. Try to see if you can catch the twiddles. (ex: the point at 0:29 seconds in)


      Last edited by suds79; 10-29-2020 at 05:20 PM.

    20. Top | #1178
      SFF_lib is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Elite TTD Member Country: New Zealand
      SFF_lib's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade DHS Hurricane Long 5
      Forehand Rubber DHS Hurricane 3 Provincial No. 22 Blue Sponge Version
      Backhand Rubber Butterfly Tenergy 64

      Join Date
      Aug 2016
      Location
      New Zealand
      Posts
      1,111
      Reviews
      Read 2 Reviews
      Liked 758 Times in 460 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by suds79 View Post
      Club, understandably so, has been a little slow during Covid but it's nice to still get to play.

      Here's a match from this last Sunday with a buddy. He has only been coming to club a few months and is still pretty new. Not bad forehand in practice actually. I sent him this video and we're going over talking points of how to get his solid forehand more in his play as my main takeaway is that he was awfully passive in this match.

      I think a year from now he will be dramatically different.

      FYI - I'm back to playing inverted on black & Long Pips on red. Try to see if you can catch the twiddles. (ex: the point at 0:29 seconds in)


      You are a leftie and tall as Xu Xin!

    21. Top | #1179
      suckhoe24gio is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      TTD Member Country: Vietnam


      Join Date
      Oct 2020
      Posts
      1
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
      I am have to relent more and more that shakehand has a significant advantage over penhold

    22. Top | #1180
      SFF_lib is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Elite TTD Member Country: New Zealand
      SFF_lib's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade DHS Hurricane Long 5
      Forehand Rubber DHS Hurricane 3 Provincial No. 22 Blue Sponge Version
      Backhand Rubber Butterfly Tenergy 64

      Join Date
      Aug 2016
      Location
      New Zealand
      Posts
      1,111
      Reviews
      Read 2 Reviews
      Liked 758 Times in 460 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by suckhoe24gio View Post
      I am have to relent more and more that shakehand has a significant advantage over penhold
      Yes. But at the club level the advantages are often not significant. In fact, a penholder with many tricks in service return and a strong TPB win many points. For example, a top player in my club plays TPB. His short game is unpredictable and placement is near perfection. His TPB push can not rival a SH's power. But his TPB push naturally recovers faster and therefore can change placement more rapidly.

      Just my 2 cents

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    Log in or Register
    BACK TO TOP