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      Equipment upgrade advice needed

      Hey all,

      I'm after some advice on upgrading my equipment. I've been playing with a Yasaka Sweden Extra penhold blade with Rakza 7 soft 2.0 mm on both sides for about 3 months now and feel fairly comfortable with it but I find that when I hit really hard the rubber bottoms out and I can feel the impact of the ball against the blade. Also I feel that I'm ready for a setup with a little more speed and spin, though preferable still something with good control (I value control more than speed but if there's something just a bit faster that would be great).

      My playing style involves a lot of looping but sometimes I just block instead of looping back opponent's topspins. I also enjoy playing with a lot of spin, especially close to the table. I don't have a formal rating but will start playing competitively next month.

      Would anyone good with equipment be able to give some recommendations? Should I upgrade my blade, rubber or both, or should I just stick with my current setup for a while longer since I'm fairly happy with it already?

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      Just upgrade your rubbers from 2.0 to Max thickness; that will do

      Alternatively,

      Change your blade to Tibhar Stratus Power Wood

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      If you are happy with your set up now and just want to avoid bottoming out, the get a regular Rakza 7 (harder). Minimum change to keep you on the right learning track.

      You will know when you need to change your blade when you get there.

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      Yes, I think its better to get a regular Rakza 7, maybe on the FH only and keep the soft on the BH.

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      Quote Originally Posted by langel View Post
      Yes, I think its better to get a regular Rakza 7, maybe on the FH only and keep the soft on the BH.
      100% this. I would just change the forehand for now as I doubt you are bottoming out on the RPB.

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      Is the hardness the main difference between Rakza 7 and 7 soft? Would the regular Rakza 7 be just as grippy and spinny with a bit more speed?

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