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      New setup recommendation

      Hello everyone,

      I've been playing on and off for about 10 years now. Back in the day I had some coaching and have become pretty consistent with the basic strokes. I'd call myself a beginner-intermediate player. I lost my last paddle in my office a couple years ago and want to get back into playing at a local club.

      I'm generally an all-around player leaning slightly more towards offensive, but I'm looking for a good all-around paddle I can use to continue to train with (and compete in some league play).

      My last setup was a Stiga All-Around Classic blade, Tibhar Evolution MX-P Forehead and Donic Coppa X3 Silver Backhand. I liked it, but it felt a little too light to really get power behind my shots.

      As for budget, I'd like to stay under $200 total.

      I'm open to trying anything. Thank you!

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      A lot of good info here. Read the lengthy Intro, 5-10 minutes, well worth your time. Then you can come back here and make a better decision.

      https://m.facebook.com/NorthLittleRockTableTennisGroup/

      A good Coaching source for inverted rubber and long pips players.

      Free detailed step by step coaching videos available at:

      YouTube yangyang TT

      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC10...tsu1a9lW5r4SgQ

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      Probably Stiga Azalea Offensive or Xiom Offensive S

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      Rossi Emotion +bluefire m2 2.0 sponge and Acuda s3 2.0 sponge.
      Primorac + Acuda s2 2.0 on fh i bh plays good too

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      Quote Originally Posted by yogi_bear View Post
      Probably Stiga Azalea Offensive or Xiom Offensive S
      What do you say about Blade Gewo Alvaro Robles OFF-?

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      Quote Originally Posted by yogi_bear View Post
      Probably Stiga Azalea Offensive or Xiom Offensive S
      Paired with which rubbers?

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      For rubbers with Yogi's blades, you might start with Xiom Vega Europe or Xiom Vega Pro.
      I like Nittaku Fastarc G-1, but in max thickness it can feel a bit heavy.

      Rozena is also not bad.
      Last edited by trumpet_guy; 6 Days Ago at 05:44 PM.

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      Yup vega pro or intro

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      Why not just buy the same rubbers and just buy a slightly faster blade like the Primorac (slower) or the Korbel (faster)? Butterfly may be expensive in general but the price performance ratio for those two blades is hard to beat.

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