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    Rubber advice

    Hello,

    I'm looking for new rubbers. Playstyle:
    Forehand: strong topspin, good serving game,mostly attacking but pushing short balls.
    Backhand: learning curve(I try to make the same strokes but make more errors).
    Level: Medium range of intermediate level.
    I like the following properties:
    - good produce of backspin and topspin.
    - good/decent short game (not to springy/bouncy).
    - less spin sensitivity then baracuda
    - hardness feel:medium or softer.
    - lighter is better.
    - less sound is better (dont like the very hard cracks,baracuda is ok).

    Thx for your advice.
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    #2
    if you want medium to soft sponge, its really difficult to get to good short touch + serves + strong top spin.....
    Harder sponge with lower arc are great for that
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    Try the Yasaka Mark V rubbers.Very good all round rubbers,will suit your playing style.

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    Ok. If I skipp the "hardness like" what do u recommand?

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    also the butterfly tenergy 80FX.take a look at Dan's review.I think this is what you are looking for.

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    maybe try tenergy 05 or donic bluefire 1?

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    I think you can try the Xiom Vega range of rubbers
    Pro, Asia, Euro - 3 different sponge hardness for your liking too.

    These are really affordable "tensor" rubbers too.
    For FH, go for Pro or Asia, BH go for Euro (if you prefer a softer backhand)
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    Acuda would work. S2

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    I would recommend you using a Rakza 7 on the forehand, its the most balanced rubber I have used so far. You can topspin the ball hard and you can topspin slow and has good dwell time and excellent spin.

    For the backhand I would say go with the Rakza 7 Soft. I have used harder backhand rubbers and with the Rakza 7 Soft it was easier to perform a backhand topspin, the softer sponge foregives you a little bit more if you dont make optimal contact and its also easier to topspin away from the table. Took some time to adapt at first because I wasnt used to the soft sponge.

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    Thx for the replies

    About the advices:
    Mark V: I want a tensor.
    Ten 05/Bluefire 1/Vega pro: Too heavy.
    Vega Euro: Maybe for bh.
    Ten 80fx: Maybe but I struggle with the price.
    Acuda S2: I read that its very sensitive for incoming spin like Baracuda. If not it would be a good choice.
    Vega Asia: Maybe for fh.
    Rakza 7: Ive played with this rubber and it would be great it the feeling wasnt so hard.

    I prefer same rubber on fh ad bh. A rubber like s2 with less spin sensitivity or a Rakza 7 with softer feeling would be great.If not exist Im going to play with different rubbers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topspinner
    Thx for the replies

    About the advices:
    Mark V: I want a tensor.
    Ten 05/Bluefire 1/Vega pro: Too heavy.
    Vega Euro: Maybe for bh.
    Ten 80fx: Maybe but I struggle with the price.
    Acuda S2: I read that its very sensitive for incoming spin like Baracuda. If not it would be a good choice.
    Vega Asia: Maybe for fh.
    Rakza 7: Ive played with this rubber and it would be great it the feeling wasnt so hard.

    I prefer same rubber on fh ad bh. A rubber like s2 with less spin sensitivity or a Rakza 7 with softer feeling would be great.If not exist Im going to play with different rubbers
    Then the Rakza 7 soft will suit you

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    I've played with the rakza 7 soft but its to bouncy for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topspinner
    I've played with the rakza 7 soft but its to bouncy for me.
    How about the Mark V HPS(Hybrid Power Sponge) soft?

    This is the Mark V with the tensor type technology

    http://www.yasaka.se/products/mark-v-hps/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topspinner
    Thx for the replies

    About the advices:
    Mark V: I want a tensor.
    Ten 05/Bluefire 1/Vega pro: Too heavy.
    Vega Euro: Maybe for bh.
    Ten 80fx: Maybe but I struggle with the price.
    Acuda S2: I read that its very sensitive for incoming spin like Baracuda. If not it would be a good choice.
    Vega Asia: Maybe for fh.
    Rakza 7: Ive played with this rubber and it would be great it the feeling wasnt so hard.

    I prefer same rubber on fh ad bh. A rubber like s2 with less spin sensitivity or a Rakza 7 with softer feeling would be great.If not exist Im going to play with different rubbers
    Well maybe the Bluefire m2? its a little softer than the Rakza 7 and Ive used the M1 which was not to sensitive to spin and it has a similair throw as the baracuda.


    Or you get a softer blade and get Rakza 7 on both sides

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topspinner
    Thx for the replies

    About the advices:
    Mark V: I want a tensor.
    Ten 05/Bluefire 1/Vega pro: Too heavy.
    Vega Euro: Maybe for bh.
    Ten 80fx: Maybe but I struggle with the price.
    Acuda S2: I read that its very sensitive for incoming spin like Baracuda. If not it would be a good choice.
    Vega Asia: Maybe for fh.
    Rakza 7: Ive played with this rubber and it would be great it the feeling wasnt so hard.

    I prefer same rubber on fh ad bh. A rubber like s2 with less spin sensitivity or a Rakza 7 with softer feeling would be great.If not exist Im going to play with different rubbers
    Vega Pro is too heavy? Are you serious?
    It is such a light rubber. I sold maybe more than 20 of them this year already, and most of the time I cut and glue.
    Estimate weight is under 45 gram per sheet... and that is really light... you can't put them in the same class as a 50 gram T05/M1
    Also Rakza 7 is medium sponge, not hard... if this is hard for you, then Vega Pro/Asia may be too hard, as the hardness is simliar. Even T05 is too hard for you then.

    If R7S is too soft....hm, then Mark V HPS will be too soft too.
    You a really difficult person you know lol
    Try Omega IV Euro then, that is inbetween T05 and T05FX in terms of hardness.
    Or maybe a 2mm Rakza 7 may work too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony's Table Tennis
    Vega Pro is too heavy? Are you serious?
    It is such a light rubber. I sold maybe more than 20 of them this year already, and most of the time I cut and glue.
    Estimate weight is under 45 gram per sheet... and that is really light... you can't put them in the same class as a 50 gram T05/M1
    Also Rakza 7 is medium sponge, not hard... if this is hard for you, then Vega Pro/Asia may be too hard, as the hardness is simliar. Even T05 is too hard for you then.

    If R7S is too soft....hm, then Mark V HPS will be too soft too.
    You a really difficult person you know lol
    Try Omega IV Euro then, that is inbetween T05 and T05FX in terms of hardness.
    Or maybe a 2mm Rakza 7 may work too
    If the Mark V HPS soft is too soft,then try the Normal version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony's Table Tennis
    You a really difficult person you know lol
    Haha, I just dont want to spend too much money.

    I go for rakza 7 1.8 fh/bh on a soft blade.

    Thx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topspinner
    Haha, I just dont want to spend too much money.

    I go for rakza 7 1.8 fh/bh on a soft blade.

    Thx.

    lol

    if you going for a soft blade, then I would advise to not go for a 1.8mm rubber.
    The sponge is too thin. I would say 2.0mm should suite your needs.

    The problem with 1.8mm is that it contact the wood/blade too fast, and you will struggle to generate good spin with the "expensive" sponge.
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    Ok. Thx for the adjustment. I go for 2.0 mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topspinner
    Ok. Thx for the adjustment. I go for 2.0 mm.

    Hope this will work out great for you!
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