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    Exclamation Looking for an OFF- blade

    Hi all! I am looking for a new blade.

    I have been training for about 3 years now and I would say I'm an intermediate player still developing my strokes. My current setup is Yasaka Balsa Plus (it has been advertised as a fast balsa blade) with Yasaka Rakza 7 on my bh and Yasaka Rakza X on my fh. I would like to stick with these rubbers but buy a different blade.

    Things I like about Yasaka Balsa Plus: it is light, I think it is good for bh flicks, which I do a lot, and it has good control. However, recently I have started to play more topspins from mid-distance and I feel the blade lacks power in this area (though it has a rating of 8.5 for speed on revspin).

    I am looking for a blade around OFF- with similar characteristics as I mentioned: good control, good for bh flicks, not too heavy (of course it doesn't need to be as light as the balsa, but I don't want to go to the other side of the spectrum), more power in mid and far distance. The price is not a big issue.

    What blade would you recommend? Thanks for any help!

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    Hi, from chepaest...
    Donic waldner senso carbon
    Xiom diva
    Butterfly innerforce layer alc

    Just xiom is all wood blade.

    Best regards

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    Xiom Offensive S or alike.

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    You can try DHS PG-7 its good from close to mid distance.

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    Xiom offensive S is off but it has a control of an off- blade. Azalea off is good too.

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    There are prolly 5 baldes similar in price (under 40 Euros) and performance (spinny, not superfast) like Donic Persson Power Play.
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    Xiom Offensive S or, if you prefer slightly slower, Tibhar Lebesson

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    Sanwei Accumulator J is also very good and super cheap.

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    Sanwei Accumulator J is also very good and super cheap.
    So should be Fextra

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    DHS Power G5X is a very nice ALC blade. Quite fast with very good feeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mat
    Hi, from chepaest...
    Donic waldner senso carbon
    Xiom diva
    Butterfly innerforce layer alc

    Just xiom is all wood blade.

    Best regards

    Butterfly innerforce layer alc its cheapest???

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    Quote Originally Posted by piligrim
    Butterfly innerforce layer alc its cheapest???
    Most expensive, mat went from cheapest (Donic) to most expensive (butterfly).

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    Some inconsistencies? Want Off- blade. Current blade categorized as fast Balsa blade. Want blade with more power from mid-distance and farther.

    I say, Donic Appelgren Alplay or Schlager Carbon are the ideal choice for you.

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    Carl you Trouble Maker You... it may be entirely TOO EARLY in the morning to understand your subtleties of underground triple top-secret humor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der_Echte
    Carl you Trouble Maker You... it may be entirely TOO EARLY in the morning to understand your subtleties of underground triple top-secret humor.
    Doh, I thought I would be able to slip that by you. Even with the girl in the short skirt bending over to pick up real, fake, H3 Blue National rubbers and stacking by the pile on the trap door to the secret hideout's sceptic tank, you did not miss it.

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    Stiga Banda Allround

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmjac
    Hi all! I am looking for a new blade.

    I have been training for about 3 years now and I would say I'm an intermediate player still developing my strokes. My current setup is Yasaka Balsa Plus (it has been advertised as a fast balsa blade) with Yasaka Rakza 7 on my bh and Yasaka Rakza X on my fh. I would like to stick with these rubbers but buy a different blade.

    Things I like about Yasaka Balsa Plus: it is light, I think it is good for bh flicks, which I do a lot, and it has good control. However, recently I have started to play more topspins from mid-distance and I feel the blade lacks power in this area (though it has a rating of 8.5 for speed on revspin).

    I am looking for a blade around OFF- with similar characteristics as I mentioned: good control, good for bh flicks, not too heavy (of course it doesn't need to be as light as the balsa, but I don't want to go to the other side of the spectrum), more power in mid and far distance. The price is not a big issue.

    What blade would you recommend? Thanks for any help!
    Like Carl pointed out, your post is very open ended which means you will likely not get good accurate recommendations, and instead get suggestions that are all over the place from ALL+ to OFF carbon blade (which is exactly what happened).

    I think the big question for you is: Are you looking to stick with a balsa blade just faster (probably balsa carbon), or are you looking for a more traditional type of OFF- blade? Moreover are you looking for all-wood or carbon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas.pong
    Like Carl pointed out, your post is very open ended which means you will likely not get good accurate recommendations, and instead get suggestions that are all over the place from ALL+ to OFF carbon blade (which is exactly what happened).

    I think the big question for you is: Are you looking to stick with a balsa blade just faster (probably balsa carbon), or are you looking for a more traditional type of OFF- blade? Moreover are you looking for all-wood or carbon?
    Thanks for pointing this out. I am looking for a more traditional OFF- blade, all-wood as I fear the carbon would be too difficult to control.

    From the suggestions, I think I will try the Xiom Offensive S.

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    So should be Fextra
    Yes but Fextra is not in the Off- category and might be too fast for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmjac
    Thanks for pointing this out. I am looking for a more traditional OFF- blade, all-wood as I fear the carbon would be too difficult to control.

    From the suggestions, I think I will try the Xiom Offensive S.
    In that case yes, Xiom Offensive S is a good choice.

    Other good blades of that category: Butterfly Petr Korbel, Stiga Azalea OFF, Victas Dyna Five Hard.

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