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      Kuba Hajto is offline
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      Quote Originally Posted by Hysteresis View Post
      his blade is obviously a carbon blade, but VPS isn't a carbon blade
      What does tell you it is a carbon blade? I can't see any pointers to wether handle has been replaced nor I can't any indicator it is a carbon blade :| I may be blind though

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      Quote Originally Posted by Kuba Hajto View Post
      What does tell you it is a carbon blade? I can't see any pointers to wether handle has been replaced nor I can't any indicator it is a carbon blade :| I may be blind though
      Your not blind, it doesn't show up on the pictures in this thread, but closeups have shown up enough, that we can at least be pretty sure it's a carbon blade of some sort (though people seem to be pretty sure it's a viscaria or viscaria clone underneath).

      https://www.tabletennisdaily.com/for...layer-spotted)

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      Quote Originally Posted by Hysteresis View Post
      [...]TBH, if they really wanted they could probably switch the rubber print on his Dignics to something DHS [..]
      Pretty sure you are not allowed to "switch" the rubbers, due to the fact that rubbers must be approved by ITTF; hence why LARC exists

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      Quote Originally Posted by Archyan View Post
      Pretty sure you are not allowed to "switch" the rubbers, due to the fact that rubbers must be approved by ITTF; hence why LARC exists
      Yes but according to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTCbpWmPzTY, rubbers are only checked wether they are listed on LARC (apart from physical properties test). Is there a check wether the rubber exhibit properties same as were shown in ITTF test? If no, who would notice if you are using different rubber than the rubber says it is...

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      Quote Originally Posted by Kuba Hajto View Post
      [...]If no, who would notice if you are using different rubber than the rubber says it is...
      I believe you underestimate some people, there's definitely people that notice these things. It's way easier to see what kind of top sheet there is on a rubber, if it says TO5 and is very tacky; something is definitely wrong. I don't see why players would take the risk of "swapping" rubbers, and they don't really win on it due to the fact that it's against the rules

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      Quote Originally Posted by Archyan View Post
      I believe you underestimate some people, there's definitely people that notice these things. It's way easier to see what kind of top sheet there is on a rubber, if it says TO5 and is very tacky; something is definitely wrong. I don't see why players would take the risk of "swapping" rubbers, and they don't really win on it due to the fact that it's against the rules

      Thus I noted in the original post, that they don't seem to put a lot of effort into having convincing fakes.

      If they cared, FZD could pretend to have at least a carbon blade from Stiga, rather than an Infinity VPS, which anyone paying attention would quickly realise he's clearly not using. The actual branding on their equipment seems to be a mere handwave targeted towards the undiscerning observer (which are probably the overwhelming majority of the market over actual EJs).

      The convention seems to be, you need to do enough that you appear to be using equipment from your sponsors (at least for a high profile player like FZD), that only has to stand up to the most cursory inspection. Neither their sponsors, nor the manufacturers of the equipment they actually use seem to make much of a fuss about this very casual attitude towards branding to meet sponsorship requirements.

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      FZD using Dignics over Tenergy now...? ?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Hysteresis View Post
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      There's a difference between switching blades compared to rubbers. One is allowed, the other one is not. Not sure what the fuss is about, shouldn't be hard to comprehend why they don't do it.

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