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    So I decided to experiment once…

    Aloha everyone!

    So here comes maybe interesting in some way review of my super-customized racket!
    In short, I decided to make a little experiment when I had some «extra» coin. =)
    What exactly did I do? I was wondering what will be if you glue the 999 rubber with a «sponge» that's not really fits playing table tennis. Precisely, a EVA foam sheet. You maybe know what it's made for, right? Definitely not for TT.

    So, here are my feelings.


    • Slow, great for spins;
    • Still sensitive for the incoming spin;
    • SURPRISINGLY was playable;
    • Right after removing the film off the sheet it was tacking with no bounces (not a big surprise);
    • Super (well, not super, but noticeably) lightweight.


    The only thing I didn't like — a still noticeable dents which you may see. Once again, not a big surprise — those «sponge» isn't really for the table tennis. It gives back something when you push it, but that's so negligible so you may forget about it. When you push it really hard, more likely there will be a dent after that so general feeling like you push the plasticine. The sound when you hit the ball is wooden.

    About the general feelings when I tried to play… Well… %) How do you think I'd feel myself taking the penhold bat the first ever time? =) Just was curious so I decided to kill two rabbits: try the penhold grip and see what's gonna happen with that kind of set. Maybe if I play more I'll have more impressions, but for now I'll mark that as 3,5/5.

    Why am I writing this at all? IDK. Just want to share with you my experiment results. =) I did it mainly for myself but who knows, maybe you'll be interesting to read. Also, I wouldn't advice to use the EVA foam sheet if you'd like to do it for some reasons.

    Thanks for reading if you did! =)
    (and sry for my bad English if anything, Imma newbie)

    Have a nice day!
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    keep up the experimentation!

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    Thanks!
    I'd like to but I don't have much funds for it unfortunately.
    But I have some ideas which would be interesting to try.

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    probably start some threads on the ideas and see what other members have to say

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    The EVA foam plays like the hardest chinese unboosted rubbers, but unforunately EVA foam cannot be boosted.
    So its much better to try with kitchen Sponge Wipes like these:



    They soak well and can be boosted as hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by langel
    The EVA foam plays like the hardest chinese unboosted rubbers, but unforunately EVA foam cannot be boosted.
    So its much better to try with kitchen Sponge Wipes like these:



    They soak well and can be boosted as hell.
    Trust me, that's even worse than mine.
    Also, you also tried like me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baraka552
    Aloha everyone!

    Late post but I see you're using the Boer Lion, the one that retails for 6$.
    I was wondering if you could leave a short review. Does it really have Carbon/ALC layers or was that just written on the blade face?
    This company is known to write random things on their blades and the product pages themselves.
    I've only ever seen one review of this thing and the only thing the person said was "It's good"


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    YES, Dr. NEUBAUER IS USING EVA MATERIALS IN LARGE, WITH MUCH SUCCESS..

    Actually, there is a great variety of EVA derivatives on market, differing in elasticity and hardness degree.
    http://www.matweb.com/Search/Materia...spx?GroupID=62

    Dr. Neubauer is known for succesfuly adopting EVA plastics on some of his anti's, and the ABS EVO "super controllable" rubber sandwich is the uppermost example of how EVA material can play in combination with anti topsheet.
    Yes, most of EVA products on market don't have sufficient elasticity, allowing a great many "pockmarks" to remain all over rubber surface upon impact. First of all, you have to contact with the EVA factory supplier for a Technical Data Sheet and thus can you know which of the EVA types is best fit for making sandwich coverings.
    NOTE: Plastic (=non elastic) deformation of EVA material is of utmost importance. Material having plastic deformation over 25% is not acceptable.

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