Back to Forum
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 27
  1. SofaChamp is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Established TTD Member 135 173
    S
    SofaChamp is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Established TTD Member 173 135

    User Info Menu


    Apr 2020
    Scotland
    173
    135
    525
    Read 0 Reviews
    #1

    EJs who have found the perfect setup?

    Curious to hear about any reformed equipment junkies who have finally found the right setup for them and have played with it for a good while already.

    I think mine is FastAc G1 on both sides on a Violin with the larger handle. I've played with this for about a year now and really can't think ever needing either more power or more control.

    Anyone else think they've beaten the equipment game and are committed to one setup for life now?

    The Following User Likes SofaChamp's Post:

    virtuososiu


  2. yoass is offline
    says modestly attempting kōhaiship of Jeul-Tak
     
    Master TTD Member 2,404 2,504
    yoass's Avatar
    yoass is offline
    says modestly attempting kōhaiship of Jeul-Tak
     
    Master TTD Member 2,504 2,404
    #2
    Life is or can be long and full of surprises.

    I’ve settled on a blade, and have lost curiosity in others since.

    As for rubbers, I can still get itchy at times and have a penchant to tinker. I always like to get a first hand experience, sometimes on other’s rackets, sometimes on my own if I happen onto it on a moment that calls for it.

    However, I keep getting back to Fastarc G1 too. It’s just that good, in its balance.

    The Following 2 Users Like yoass's Post:

    SofaChamp and virtuososiu


  3. yogi_bear is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Master TTD Member 2,787 5,884
    yogi_bear's Avatar
    yogi_bear is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Master TTD Member 5,884 2,787
    #3
    I keep a few blades and change from time to time.

    The Following 2 Users Like yogi_bear's Post:

    lodro and Tinykin

    ITTF Level 1 Coaching Course Conductor at your service!

  4. Lazer is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Advanced TTD Member 150 370
    L
    Lazer is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Advanced TTD Member 370 150

    User Info Menu

    #4
    Still looking, but currently I have two,
    Innerforce ALC.S with Rakza 7 2mm and Promorac Carbon with Rakza 7 soft 2mm.

    Cheers
    L-zr

  5. LilMunchkin is offline
    says I don't boost. BrokenBall and Igorponger are pretty funny posters. hehe.
     
    Established TTD Member 43 146
    LilMunchkin's Avatar
    LilMunchkin is offline
    says I don't boost. BrokenBall and Igorponger are pretty funny posters. hehe.
     
    Established TTD Member 146 43
    #5
    Test so many rackets: fang bo with h3, donic rackets, szlc, but always go back to my trusty oc with h3 and mark v. simply irreplacable
    Sleep Eat TT Repeat
    https://bit.ly/2K5tNbk

  6. lasta is offline
    says This user has status.
     
    Senior TTD Member 513 950
    lasta's Avatar
    lasta is offline
    says This user has status.
     
    Senior TTD Member 950 513

    User Info Menu


    Jul 2018
    Canada
    950
    513
    2282
    Read 0 Reviews
    #6
    Yes, I have.

  7. yogi_bear is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Master TTD Member 2,787 5,884
    yogi_bear's Avatar
    yogi_bear is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Master TTD Member 5,884 2,787
    #7
    There are times that your best blade does not combine well with a new rubber so you take a look at your other blades.
    ​​
    ITTF Level 1 Coaching Course Conductor at your service!

  8. IB66 is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Senior TTD Member 469 892
    I
    IB66 is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Senior TTD Member 892 469
    #8
    Sort of, hahaha!! I haven’t served enough time being an EJ yet!!!

    Blades have been whittled down to Donic Appelgren Dotec Control and Nittaku Acoustic (all wood or inner, more likely to be all wood)
    As for rubbers R48 BH / Rakza Z FH or BH although Victas Triple Double Extra and Tau 2 are in the running as well !!!!

    Still gonna be trying out rubbers though!! Not necessarily with a view to actually using them in league matches but just to see how they play and feel. I really enjoy doing this !!
    In September (hopefully!!) the leagues will start again, so I have a choice to make in the next month or so, ( think I posted something similar 8 months or so ago, but COVID lockdowns kicked in ☹) to choose which set up I’ll use in ‘proper’ training sessions and matches consistently during the coming season. Reserving the EJ trials for ‘home’ testing only!!

    Of course, if something pops up that I think is great and suits my style and ability then a change could be on the cards!

  9. Rinforzando is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    TTD Member 29 62
    Rinforzando's Avatar
    Rinforzando is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    TTD Member 62 29
    #9
    I'm slowly finding the most balanced setup for me, but I'm still testing a lot of different things. However, when league matches come back, I will stick with only one setup for the entire season.
    Last edited by Rinforzando; 05-20-2021 at 08:22 PM. Reason: change

  10. Gozo is offline
    says May the Spin be with you!
     
    Established TTD Member 74 149
    Gozo's Avatar
    Gozo is offline
    says May the Spin be with you!
     
    Established TTD Member 149 74
    #10
    Quote Originally Posted by SofaChamp
    Curious to hear about any reformed equipment junkies who have finally found the right setup for them and have played with it for a good while already.

    I think mine is FastAc G1 on both sides on a Violin with the larger handle. I've played with this for about a year now and really can't think ever needing either more power or more control.

    Anyone else think they've beaten the equipment game and are committed to one setup for life now?

    Yes I am cured of the EJ disease. Now I have settled nicely amongst my seven set-ups. I play them interchangeably, depending on my mood, my opponent type, whether I am super charged up on that particular day or lazy and lethargic.

    I'd realised that I am just a regular club hobbyist and I am not playing to win nationals or even state champ etc. So, I play, test out various set-ups simply for the love of TT. You'll be surprise, different set-up gives a different feel when playing the game. It is vastly non-homogenous.

    The Following User Likes Gozo's Post:

    lodro

    Last edited by Gozo; 05-21-2021 at 02:23 AM.

  11. ejprinz is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    TTD Member 39 82
    E
    ejprinz is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    TTD Member 82 39

    User Info Menu


    Feb 2020
    United States
    82
    39
    204
    Read 0 Reviews
    #11
    I have mostly followed yogi_bear's reviews. My favorite blade (of 30+) for competitions right now is the Yinhe Purple Dragon 437 with Yinhe Moon forehand and short pips Yinhe Uranus Pro medium sponge backhand (soft sponge is too jumpy). I also like the Yinhe Pro 5W (Walnut top, 5-ply), and the Pro Feeling, and the T7s, T6s, etc. I do change the racket every once in a while for entertainment, there are many blades I like...
    "EJ" ... Yinhe Purple Dragon 437, Moon Soft, Uranus Pro Short Pips. Sanwei Fextra, Yinhe [Pro-01, Pro 5-W, PD437, Pro Feeling, T6s, T7s, 970xxA], Nittaku Fastarc G1/Nittaku Moristo SP, Yasaka Rakza PO/7(Soft), DHS HNeo3/Yinhe Pluto, Yinhe Sun/Moon/Jupiter/Moon Speed/Uranus Pro Soft+Medium, ...

  12. SofaChamp is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Established TTD Member 135 173
    S
    SofaChamp is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Established TTD Member 173 135

    User Info Menu


    Apr 2020
    Scotland
    173
    135
    525
    Read 0 Reviews
    #12
    So, 'no' seems to be the answer to my question?

  13. Lazer is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Advanced TTD Member 150 370
    L
    Lazer is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Advanced TTD Member 370 150

    User Info Menu

    #13
    Quote Originally Posted by SofaChamp
    So, 'no' seems to be the answer to my question?
    Yep,
    no matter what the quest never ends... 😨

    Cheers
    L-zr

  14. lodro is offline
    says TT-CLOWN, old git
     
    Senior TTD Member 210 586
    L
    lodro is offline
    says TT-CLOWN, old git
     
    Senior TTD Member 586 210
    #14
    I am very much likeGozo I have 3 "perfect setups", there is no need to come to a "final solution" but all 3 units have H3 on one side and Neos on the other.
    Yes, it is a mood-thing, I will choose to play with one , in preference to the other depending on when I have a strong day, feel a bit aggressive, or if
    I feel weak and frail . Wait for old age, it might happen to everybody 😁

    I enjoy my EJ -character. I do like the technical aspect of blade building, the experimenting with different things etc.
    I saw some great looking green carbo/kev woven mat at Ali and if i could get the right woods i would probably make myself another
    Inner layer blade................................but i don't have to...............😁😁😁

  15. mihalichtheone is offline
    says I spin it right round
     
    TTD Member 23 44
    mihalichtheone's Avatar
    mihalichtheone is offline
    says I spin it right round
     
    TTD Member 44 23
    #15
    Through my experience I've found that there are definitely 'good' combinations and 'bad' ones.For example, I've played for 6 months with Hurricane Long 5 with H3 on FH and FastArc G-1 on the BH. Recently I've switched to H3 37 Provincial on the backhand and couldn't be happier, now all my blocks are so much more controllable, I can practice with my pro partner and still place all the blocks onto the table without fear of the ball flying far away, which happened a lot with G-1.

    On the other hand, G-1 suits PERFECTLY more flexy all wood blades, like Long 2 and Nittaku Acoustic, the combination of all-wood and bounciness of G-1 is just right. But with that setup I lack some power on BH flicks, and somewhat lacking power in general.

    With HL5 and H3 on both sides it's perfect, so I've settled on:
    Primary: HL5 + H3 Provincial 40 degrees boosted FH + H3 Provincial 37 degrees boosted BH.
    Spare: Nittaku Acoustic + G-1 both sides.

    Also, even though blue sponge is more powerful, it also hold the ball less, so I found that with my level orange sponge is enough - more control and dwell.
    Last edited by mihalichtheone; 05-21-2021 at 07:13 AM.

  16. yogi_bear is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Master TTD Member 2,787 5,884
    yogi_bear's Avatar
    yogi_bear is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Master TTD Member 5,884 2,787
    #16
    I am not an EJ......

    The Following User Likes yogi_bear's Post:

    lodro

    ITTF Level 1 Coaching Course Conductor at your service!

  17. yogi_bear is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Master TTD Member 2,787 5,884
    yogi_bear's Avatar
    yogi_bear is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Master TTD Member 5,884 2,787
    #17
    * nose elongates.. *

    The Following User Likes yogi_bear's Post:

    lodro

    ITTF Level 1 Coaching Course Conductor at your service!

  18. Brs is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Senior TTD Member 660 630
    B
    Brs is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Senior TTD Member 630 660

    User Info Menu


    Oct 2015
    Christmas Island
    630
    660
    1893
    Read 0 Reviews
    #18
    Fastarc G1 on a Violin LG you say? I better run out and buy one of those right now!

  19. passifid is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Advanced TTD Member 217 380
    P
    passifid is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Advanced TTD Member 380 217
    #19
    I've not fully settled. But I've had 3 perfect set ups and I regret getting rid of one.

    1st one: timo boll spirit I bought on here for 46 euros 94g with a 999 globe natnl blue sponge 41 degree forehand unboosted and a jp03 backhand in the 40mm cellulose era. It was stable and basically you couldn't miss in a topspin to topspin rally.

    2nd one: Nittaku acoustic LG 90g with MXP both sides similar as before except better spin potential. But it felt less controlled
    3rd one: inner layer ALC I bought from amazon.jp because it was like 118£ including import fees saving me 30 quid. 98g on arrival with Fastarc G1 forehand and mxk backhand. Currently I love this set up but I need to find a replacement bh rubber and also kind of wanna try d09.

  20. IB66 is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Senior TTD Member 469 892
    I
    IB66 is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Senior TTD Member 892 469
    #20
    I had to get some reasonable balls, so plumped for a couple of boxes of Double Fish V40’s, so went onto Bribar site and ordered them, trouble is a sheet of ‘imperial’ factor X spin offensive version and a sheet of Haifu Whale 2 appeared in the basket as well !!! How they got in there is somewhat unknown, all I can remember is ordering the balls 😀

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Create a new Topic:
Title is required.