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    Advanced equipment advice required

    Hey community,

    I wish everybody is safe.

    I am an intermediate allround player. intermediate = I can perform all strokes including the difficult ones (flicks etc) comfortably but not that consistently.

    I need some expert advice on my next equipment purchase as I am currently not really satisfied with my setup which is as follows:

    Blade: Butterfly Innerforce Layer ZLF. Weighs 92 grams.
    Rubbers: Donic Baracuda Big Slam in 1,8 mm thickness both on forehand and backhand.

    The reason why I am not satisfied is that I feel my setup is way too fast for my style of play. Multiple strokes send the balls outside of the table which doesn’t happen when using slower setup of friends.
    I also require more dwell time, vibration and overall feel especially from the blade.

    I’m considering the Stiga allround CR WRB or the Andro TP Ligna All. I didn’t find much reviews on those so it would be great if someone could provide some feedback about those specific models. I’m leaning towards the Andro because of its lighter weight and as it’s slightly faster than the Stiga one? I am just worried if I get a too slow blade, it will be harder playing away from the table.

    I am also considering getting thicker sponge rubbers to avoid the bottom out effect (actually happening in my setup) but don’t really know which ones would fit with best with those blades (If you’d recommend them)

    Thanks and looking forward!





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    Honestly, the innerforce layer ZLF isnt too fast before throwing it down consider new rubbers, i'm not familiar with big slam but my personal favorite soft controlled tensor is Donic JP03, beautiful topsheet for punches and looping. Get it in MAX thickness as its so soft.
    OR
    Consider stepping to a non-tensor for now. Mark V is the best rubber to keep all shots well and slow down but is expensive, it can spin tho and that is often lacking in non-tensor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by passifid
    Honestly, the innerforce layer ZLF isnt too fast before throwing it down consider new rubbers, i'm not familiar with big slam but my personal favorite soft controlled tensor is Donic JP03, beautiful topsheet for punches and looping. Get it in MAX thickness as its so soft.
    OR
    Consider stepping to a non-tensor for now. Mark V is the best rubber to keep all shots well and slow down but is expensive, it can spin tho and that is often lacking in non-tensor.

    Donic JP03 is NOT a tensor.


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    The JP series is the fx series of the blue fire m line of rubbers, it's intended to be a catapult effect rubber.

    Now it may not be a ESN tensor TM rubber but it is a T-05 FX substitute and has a catapult effect. I hope this clears it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by passifid
    The JP series is the fx series of the blue fire m line of rubbers, it's intended to be a catapult effect rubber.

    Now it may not be a ESN tensor TM rubber but it is a T-05 FX substitute and has a catapult effect. I hope this clears it up!

    I know very well what is what.

    But there are a lot of readers here, who might not know.

    And reading here that this rubber is a Tensor, they would start to tell and insist everywhere that it's a Tensor, because they have read that in the most popular and trusty TT forum.

    That's not right.


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    Eh. Being a bit pedantic can be good I guess. I'm glad you came enforce trademarks.

    Do you have any suggestions to help the op?
    Last edited by passifid; 04-24-2021 at 06:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by passifid
    Eh. Being a bit pedantic can be good I guess. I'm glad you came enforce trademarks.

    Do you have any suggestions to help the op?

    The OP has been helped enough in his doubled thread.


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    Quote Originally Posted by langel

    The OP has been helped enough in his doubled thread.

    Not really. Maybe you can provide your input since you know everything?


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    Quote Originally Posted by passifid
    Honestly, the innerforce layer ZLF isnt too fast before throwing it down consider new rubbers, i'm not familiar with big slam but my personal favorite soft controlled tensor is Donic JP03, beautiful topsheet for punches and looping. Get it in MAX thickness as its so soft.
    OR
    Consider stepping to a non-tensor for now. Mark V is the best rubber to keep all shots well and slow down but is expensive, it can spin tho and that is often lacking in non-tensor.

    I’m actually considering switching to hard rubbers to cancel the bottom out effect


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