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      langel is offline
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      Advanced TTD Member Country: Bulgaria

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      Quote Originally Posted by NextLevel View Post
      The thing is that Karis blocks almost like anti and you wonder how a rubber can spin when it blocks like that...
      Same with Xiom Omega V Tour.

    2. Top | #102
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      Quote Originally Posted by NDH View Post

      Also, this may be controversial but...... Blade lacquering used to be important when people used Speed Glue, and non water based glues...... Now however, I've read plenty of reports of people's rubbers not sticking properly due to their blade being lacquered in some way.
      Absolutely agree

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      First bat advice --> 100+ answers.

      Maybe it would be easier to just leave table tennis alone xD

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    5. Top | #104
      jawien is online now
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      Quote Originally Posted by Xylit View Post
      First bat advice --> 100+ answers.
      Maybe it would be easier to just leave table tennis alone xD
      Ha ha I wonder what would happen if somebody created a thread like:
      "I practiced for a while now - my second blade advise Please!" ?

      [The Squash Comparison]
      So, we play Squash every week on a side for about 3 months now with my friend. Ok they gave me a few different rackets, maybe there are differences But I never really felt the urge to search for a "specific" one. Just settled down with one of my friend's racket. And I like it in Squash, there is no this equipment headache for me like in table tennis.

      Here in tt, the moment I got involved I started to write my PhD thesis on the equipment. I mean it was a nightmare sometimes. Specially if i.e. you want to play your fh like in between euro/jap and china ...
      Last edited by jawien; 4 Days Ago at 11:51 AM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jawien View Post
      Ha ha I wonder what would happen if somebody created a thread like:
      "I practiced for a while now - my second blade advise Please!" ?

      [The Squash Comparison]
      So, we play Squash every week on a side for about 3 months now with my friend. Ok they gave me a few different rackets, maybe there are differences But I never really felt the urge to search for a "specific" one. Just settled down with one of my friend's racket. And I like it in Squash, there is no this equipment headache for me like in table tennis.

      Here in tt, the moment I got involved I started to write my PhD thesis on the equipment. I mean it was a nightmare sometimes. Specially if i.e. you want to play your fh like in between euro/jap and china ...
      Searching for the best equipment is not necessary. If you have a good equipment, you just have to learn to play with it. EJing is for the fun of EJing. An optimal equipment gives you a few points and confidence, but not necessary. I am playing with a pretty worn out MX-P, which still lifts the ball. Sometimes it does weird things. I don't care. If I play in a higher league, where I fell the matches important I will buy a new one.
      Btw, if you have such a FH then I would recommend you T05 and EL-S. Maybe MX-S, Genesis, Karis M. I am satiesfied with the EL-S, though I play with mixed FH (usually more on the chinese style). Zhou Yu, ZJK and Chan Kazuhiro are a few examples of pro players playing with T05 on their FH with chinese style (the first two changed recently).

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      Do yourself a big favour and just get this. Nice and cheap, gives a bat case, does the job. When and if it wears out or if you feel you need something else more specific to your game, then look into more specific websites and forums.

      I'm sure a lot of people can vouch for this bat

      https://www.amazon.co.uk/Palio-Maste...ble+tennis+bat

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      or even better, this one. Same good rubbers, blade is solid. This can take you all the way if you decide to go to a real club and get competitive or train properly.
      Nice and cheap only £25! such a bargain, i feel it suits exactly what you're asking right now.

      https://www.amazon.co.uk/Palio-Exper...ble+tennis+bat
      Last edited by Ndragon; 4 Days Ago at 03:01 PM.

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      NextLevel is online now
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      This is what I tried to recommend earlier. I think this is what is appropriate for someone who wants to learn table tennis but isn't paying for coaching.
      Cobra Kai TT Exponent - No mercy in this dojo, no matter your rating or the score. Finally playing with a fast blade and loving it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by NextLevel View Post
      This is what I tried to recommend earlier. I think this is what is appropriate for someone who wants to learn table tennis but isn't paying for coaching.
      oh you did? sorry then I would have just quoted it, there were just quite a few responses here not quite on topic so I stopped scrolling through :P my bad

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      NextLevel is online now
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      Quote Originally Posted by Ndragon View Post
      oh you did? sorry then I would have just quoted it, there were just quite a few responses here not quite on topic so I stopped scrolling through :P my bad
      None of us linked to it so you did the right thing. IT's basically what TTTom and myself were trying to recommend. The problem is that "premade" conjures up the notion of bad blades and that is not what we meant.

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      That Palio blade is recommended by a ton of coaches in the UK as a great starting point - Something that will take you through the first year for sure.

      As others have already mentioned - You can have all the kit in the world..... But coaching is quite literally priceless (ironic considering it's actual cost!).

      That being said..... Is there anything quite like getting your first "custom" bat!? If you have the money, go for it - Just make sure you get some coaching to go with the goodies!

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