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      Player Tim is offline
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      Forehand Rubber Victas V>15 Extra
      Backhand Rubber Butterfly Dignics 05

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      Quote Originally Posted by splasher78 View Post
      Hey Tim. Good to know other victas enthusiasts are out there! I don’t see too many “real world” reviews out on their products besides the routine testing of a blade or a rubber for a weekend. I’m a huge fan of their gear. What’s your opinion on the swat power vs Koki Niwa wood? I’ve read they are basically the same blade. I own both and made the mistake of putting hurricane3 on the swat power and 15extra on the Niwa wood and was all over place! It could be in my head but the Niwa wood was a touch crisper on impact and faster than the swat power on harder strokes. I probably should have started with the “regular” Swat. Now both blades are in the closet I couldn’t get quality spin on loops with those blades I guess due to the stiffness/heavier weight/ and most likely my technique. (I’m roughly 1400). Lately I’ve been using an AFC and love it! It’s like a more controllable viscaria. I also just got a zx gear IN last night and can’t wait for try it tomorrow. Any advice on the above aforementioned blades? I have 15extra fh and V01 bh on the ZX blade. I also have Tenergy 80 and dignics collecting dust I was thinking of putting the butterfly rubbers on the Niwa wood. Yes I’m an equipment junkie. But that’s part of the fun for me. Thanks in advance.

      Mike
      Swat Power and Koki Niwa Wood are basically the same thing yes.
      But I feel the Swat power is more consistent in close to table than the Niwa Wood. The Niwa wood is easier to counter loop though. Both are the same though. It's really hard to find the smallest difference. I'll have a small review on it below
      TSP Swat Power
      Speed: Off+ to Off ++
      Feeling: Medium Hard
      Good things about it: Easy to play blocks, flicks, counters, drives.
      Bad things: Hardly any. I find it to be perfect for me.
      Victas Koki Niwa Wood
      Speed: Off+ to Off++
      Feeling: Medium Hard
      Good things: Easy to counter. More stable in the mid-distance.
      Bad things: It's quite hard to drive with this and block with this as the arc is more direct.
      Conclusion: Swat Power is made more for those who are wanting to stay close to the table and finish the point quick and Niwa Wood is made for those who do the same, but the attack are not as strong. So you need to rely mid-distance.
      Koki Niwa himself has said that he prefers the Swat Power, but since he is sponsored by Victas he uses the Niwa Wood.
      Tested rubbers are Victas V>15 Extra on FH and Dignics 05 on BH and vice versa. Hope this helps.

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      splasher78 is offline
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      Blade Stiga Rosewood XO
      Forehand Rubber H3 Provincial Blue 39 deg unboosted
      Backhand Rubber Butterfly Tenergy 05

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      Quote Originally Posted by Player Tim View Post
      Swat Power and Koki Niwa Wood are basically the same thing yes.
      But I feel the Swat power is more consistent in close to table than the Niwa Wood. The Niwa wood is easier to counter loop though. Both are the same though. It's really hard to find the smallest difference. I'll have a small review on it below
      TSP Swat Power
      Speed: Off+ to Off ++
      Feeling: Medium Hard
      Good things about it: Easy to play blocks, flicks, counters, drives.
      Bad things: Hardly any. I find it to be perfect for me.
      Victas Koki Niwa Wood
      Speed: Off+ to Off++
      Feeling: Medium Hard
      Good things: Easy to counter. More stable in the mid-distance.
      Bad things: It's quite hard to drive with this and block with this as the arc is more direct.
      Conclusion: Swat Power is made more for those who are wanting to stay close to the table and finish the point quick and Niwa Wood is made for those who do the same, but the attack are not as strong. So you need to rely mid-distance.
      Koki Niwa himself has said that he prefers the Swat Power, but since he is sponsored by Victas he uses the Niwa Wood.
      Tested rubbers are Victas V>15 Extra on FH and Dignics 05 on BH and vice versa. Hope this helps.
      This helps immensely. Thanks for your very informative review.

      -Mike

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      Konrad Bak is offline
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      I will try zx out
      because my friend bought it from other friend
      For 60€
      I think it would be too fast for him and for me too...

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      Quote Originally Posted by Player Tim View Post
      Swat Power and Koki Niwa Wood are basically the same thing yes.
      But I feel the Swat power is more consistent in close to table than the Niwa Wood. The Niwa wood is easier to counter loop though. Both are the same though. It's really hard to find the smallest difference. I'll have a small review on it below
      TSP Swat Power
      Speed: Off+ to Off ++
      Feeling: Medium Hard
      Good things about it: Easy to play blocks, flicks, counters, drives.
      Bad things: Hardly any. I find it to be perfect for me.
      Victas Koki Niwa Wood
      Speed: Off+ to Off++
      Feeling: Medium Hard
      Good things: Easy to counter. More stable in the mid-distance.
      Bad things: It's quite hard to drive with this and block with this as the arc is more direct.
      Conclusion: Swat Power is made more for those who are wanting to stay close to the table and finish the point quick and Niwa Wood is made for those who do the same, but the attack are not as strong. So you need to rely mid-distance.
      Koki Niwa himself has said that he prefers the Swat Power, but since he is sponsored by Victas he uses the Niwa Wood.
      Tested rubbers are Victas V>15 Extra on FH and Dignics 05 on BH and vice versa. Hope this helps.
      tks, and TSP Swat speed? have you played with it?

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      Player Tim is offline
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      Blade Lin Gaoyuan ALC
      Forehand Rubber Victas V>15 Extra
      Backhand Rubber Butterfly Dignics 05

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      Quote Originally Posted by M.Hoang View Post
      tks, and TSP Swat speed? have you played with it?
      Swat Speed about the same as the power, but less feeling and not much oomph on the ball. It's harder on counter looping, touch shots, anything that requires good feeling honestly. The speed I would say is the same as the power. Nothing amazing about it. I would recommend the Swat power as you get more around the same price.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Player Tim View Post
      Swat Speed about the same as the power, but less feeling and not much oomph on the ball. It's harder on counter looping, touch shots, anything that requires good feeling honestly. The speed I would say is the same as the power. Nothing amazing about it. I would recommend the Swat power as you get more around the same price.
      tks so much because i find you and me have the same style play, close to table, block, drive, flick, ...

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      I played with zx in and I like it
      Feeling
      Block
      Is perfect

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