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      Where to buy Armstrong 8 which Ai Fukuhara uses?

      Anyone know where I can buy this medium pip rubber Armstrong 8?

      Thanks ttd

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ilia Minkin View Post
      Thanks Ilia,

      There are a lot of options there Do you know which one Fukuhara uses?

      Thanks

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      Quote Originally Posted by TTHopeful View Post
      Thanks Ilia,

      There are a lot of options there Do you know which one Fukuhara uses?

      Thanks
      You're welcome. I know nothing about those pips, I just remember that I once saw the rubber on that website

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      Uneed to buyall n try as every one has different characteristics no website to give details


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      Attack 8

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      She actualy changes her equipment quite frequently.
      Even though she's settled with Attack 8 on BH for few years, the thickness and the hardness have always been tweaked.

      The most common setting she uses is midium pimple, 1.6mm thickness, and hard sponge(48 to 53 degrees).

      Even though Attack 8 is listed as mid-pips, it plays very similar to long-pips rubber and therefore very very hard to attack with it. Fukuhara makes it look like it's easy to BH smash but it's hard for even the experienced mid-pips player let alone Tenergy user, so beware!

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      Quote Originally Posted by ttpshot View Post
      She actualy changes her equipment quite frequently.
      Even though she's settled with Attack 8 on BH for few years, the thickness and the hardness have always been tweaked.

      The most common setting she uses is midium pimple, 1.6mm thickness, and hard sponge(48 to 53 degrees).

      Even though Attack 8 is listed as mid-pips, it plays very similar to long-pips rubber and therefore very very hard to attack with it. Fukuhara makes it look like it's easy to BH smash but it's hard for even the experienced mid-pips player let alone Tenergy user, so beware!
      exactly, i don't understand how its possible at all to play with this kind of rubber ! I can do nothing out of it...

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      Quote Originally Posted by Takkyu_wa_inochi View Post
      exactly, i don't understand how its possible at all to play with this kind of rubber ! I can do nothing out of it...
      It just slides of your BH when trying to smash doesn't it? And even if you can manage to hit it, it goes everywhere. Fukuhara is a freak(or rather, putting freakish amount of time practicing it).

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      Quote Originally Posted by ttpshot View Post
      It just slides of your BH when trying to smash doesn't it? And even if you can manage to hit it, it goes everywhere. Fukuhara is a freak(or rather, putting freakish amount of time practicing it).
      I guess she is just trying to do something differently do defeat CNT because those girls are accustomed to almost anything.

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      any Fukuhara is now more practising making babies than TT anymore. I doubt we will see her ever again playing for the JNT

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ilia Minkin View Post
      I guess she is just trying to do something differently do defeat CNT because those girls are accustomed to almost anything.
      I guess so. We used to have a restriction on equipment for U12 players that we must use pips(to be less reliant on spin which is stupid) so she's been playing that way ever since she was 3.

      When she was doing well against CNT players, it was mostly with Spectol so I'm not sure if that was a good move in the end.

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      I will tell you later when get back to other computer. I was writing with some other japanese shop and the guy explained me in details what she uses. As I remember it was super I version but the sponge was much harder.

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      Ok it was few years ago and I do not have all emails from that time, but I remember I ordered it from http://iruiru.com/goods_list.php?ct=A#Armstrong
      First I wrote the email asking about her rubber adn the guy told me that she uses personal rubber which is not for sale but this is deffinitely Amrnstrong Attack 8 with very hard sponge about 60 degrees. I wanted rubber more better for looping and he adviced me softer version, that is why I ordered 41 degrees.

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      Thank you for all this posts. Amazing how much pace Fukuhara gets with her backhand.

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      https://newswitch.jp/p/1916

      This is the direct contributor to Ai Fukuhara's workset. He is a developer for all the Armstrong rubber brands.

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      This is such an old thread, but I remember how much of a pain it was finding information on Armstrong attack 8. As was mentioned tt Japan is the best place to order from, because of the wide selection. Attack 8 comes in M type which has more long pimple characteristics (easier passive reversal) or L type which has more short pimple characteristics (possible to reverse with good touch, but passive hits will “deaden” or remove some incoming spin.

      Attacking is possible with both types of pips but in my opinion it’s easier with L type. As for sponge thickness I prefer 1.3-1.5 Which for some reason is listed as 2.5-3.0 on the tt Japan website.

      Heres a match where both my opponent (1850 USATT) and I (1750 USATT) are using Attack 8. I’m in the red using attack 8 L type (in red) and my opponent is in black using attack 8 m type (his pips are black).

      https://youtu.be/fKenGo4K6M8?t=96
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      I really enjoy your review or words of wisdom but... I dont see the ball... And yall playing very well so maybe edit it for black and white

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