Calling all EJ’s !!! List the equipment tried over the last 2yrs

says toooooo much choice!!
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Hi ya!!

so this is a post for us EJ’s!!! Who’s tried what over the last 2 yrs !!
List out what equipment you have tried/tested

Here goes!!!
below has been tried out/tested. * = used in match play, (‘CSU’ ) = current set up being used for training (and if matches were viable) for matches!!!

Blades -

Stiga All Round Carbon Classic
Stiga Defensive Pro
Dingo Swiss Yin Yang*
Joola TPE Perform*
Joola TPE Nature*
DHSLong 5*
DHS PG7
Tibhar Drinkhall Defensive Classic*
Tibhar Balsa Def 25
Nittaku Acoustic
Nittaku Resist II
Donic Applegren Dotec Control.
Butterfly Primorac
Butterfly Maze Magic
Bty Viscaria
SDC (Dotec wings) Primorac clone
SDC (Dotec wings) Allround blade
SDC (Dotec wings) defensive blades (2 no) (’CSU’)

(blades already owned 30+yrs ago - 2 x Butterfly Tamca 5000, 1 no Butterfly Grubba*)

Rubbers -

Tibhar
MXP*
MXS*
ELS*
FXS*
Aurus Sound
Super Defense 40

DHS
H3 std
H3-50
H3 Neo provincial 40 degree*
H3 Neo provincial 37 degree BH rubber !!
H3 National Blue sponge 41 degree blue sponge.*
H8 Hard*
Skyline 3 provincial blue sponge
H8-80 37 degree
H8-80 38 degree

Joola
Golden Tango*
Golden Tango PS*
Dynaryz ACC
Rhyzer 43*

Frindship 729
Battle 2
Battle 2 provincial
Battle 2 provincial blue sponge
Friendship RITC 729
755
563
Geospin Tacky

Loki
N80
Arthur Asia
Arthur Europe Diamond

Yinhe
Big Dipper II
Saturn Pro
Jupiter 3 Asia

Double Fish
QIJI Pro - Osmose inverse

Butterfly
Aibiss
D09C
Tenergy 80fx
T05
T19

Yasaka
Rakza Z (‘CSU’)
Rakza Z EH (‘CSU’)

Xiom
Vega Asia DF
Omega Europe

TSP
Super Ventus
Ventus Spin

Victas
Triple Double Extra
Triple Extra
07 sticky extra

Andro
R53
R48
R45
Hexer Duro
Hexer powergrip

Nittaku
PK50
Pimplemini
H3 turbo pro orange.

Donic
Slice 40 CD
Blue grip C2
Acuda blue P3
Bluestorm Z2
Bluestorm Z3

Stiga
Mantra M
DNA dragon grip

Nexy
EKita

Juic
Nano spin 2

Tables

Sonetta S6 12i

Robot

Newgy Robo pong 2055

now that the items are listed, (and there could be a couple missing!!!)

This shows how excessive I’ve been over the past couple of years!! But I’ve enjoyed every minute of it!!!

Covid-19 and Lockdown gave a chance to test and try more stuff, forced my hand into buying a table and robot. (Sold fishing tackle to finance this)
As a result I’ve been able to try rubbers with different blades and continue playing during the lockdowns, very lucky!!

so looking forward to seeing your lists!!!
 
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I thought I were a little too much with 4 blade and 5 rubbers! Next year you may try another robot!
 
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I found my “n is alpha and omega” blade a couple of years ago and haven’t felt tempted towards another since.

Sometimes a rubber piques some interest and if it crosses my path then I sometimes play with it for a while.

I find that I have equal fun playing with these, and can mention a few.

- Gewo Nanoflex FT48
- DHS Gold Arc 8/50°
- Butterfly Rozena, Tenergy 05
- Nittaku FastArc G-1
- Xiom Vega Pro and X
- Andro Rasanter R48 and R53

My BH is a bit pickier, maybe. FAG1 has become a staple. On FH, I’ll probably go with same, or maybe R53.

It doesn’t matter much. I’ve found all of them reliable.
 
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Are you serious???? It will take me at least an hour to list them all. Joke.

Well, Yogi you’re listed as an ‘equipment expert’ so everyone would expect a long list!!
it took me a while, at least an hour to try and remember what I have used as well, lazy Sunday morning with nothing better to do!!!;););)
 
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Blades:

- Stiga Allround Evolution

- TSP SWAT

- Avalox BT555

- Avalox BT777

- *Yasaka W7 (I'm still waiting for it, so haven't actually tried it yet)


Rubbers:

- Palio CJ8000 36-38 (Also Biotech)

- *Palio CJ8000 Provincial 39-41 (I'm waiting for it to arrive, so haven't actually tried it yet)

- Joola Golden Tango PS

- Victas V>11 Extra

- Tibhar Evolution FX-S

- Nittakku Factive



This is just in the last 3 months [emoji28]

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so what are the blades and rubbers?
Too hard a work for me. But since you so kindly ask :cool:

Blades
Viscaria (1 month, relic blade from old days)
DHS Power G7, Yasaka Max Wood (7-9 months) - favourite
Yasaka Reinforce AC (1 month)
Victas ZX Gear In (3 months so far)

FH Rubbers
Tenergy 05 FX (1 month, relic)
H3 commercial (2 weeks)
H3 NEO commercial (2-3 months)
H3 Pro 39 (4-5 months)
H3 Pro Blue 40 (6-7 months so far) - favourite

BH rubbers
Tenergy 05 FX (1 month, relic)
MX-P (2 months)
MX-S (2 months)
Fastarc G1 (6 months) - favourite
Rakza Z (3 months so far)
 
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Who’s tried what over the last 2 yrs !!
Nice coincidence... I started playing TT again two years ago...
Blades:
Tibhar Lebesson*, Tibhar Samsonov Alpha*, Donic Persson Powerplay (my 30+ years old ones and a new one), Friendship F-1*, Friendship Z-1*, Sanwei Green Even, Sanwei Fextra, Spinlord RD2, Yasaka Sweden Extra*, Yasaka Ma Lin Extra Offensive* (and some more that I tried but did not buy...)

Rubbers:
FH: Ventus Spin*, Vega Pro*, Hurricane 3 (comm. & prov. 39° and 40°)*, Battle 2 Prov (38°)*, Bloom Power, Sanwei Target 90*, Rakza Z*
BH: Xiom Musa (two weeks), Hexer Duro*, Vega Pro*, FastArc G-1*, FastArc C-1*, Hexer PowerGrip, Bluestorm Z2*, Presto Speed 42°, Presto Spin Max 46°, Xiom Asia DF

Currently used setups: YEO and Friendship Z-1 with Hurricane 3 and FastArc C-1

And of course something new is already on the way: Hurricane 3 37 for my BH and a Yinhe V-14 Pro. Maybe we are out of lockdown again when that stuff arrives...
and some more stuff in the pipeline if I don't like the H3 37 on my BH (Victas VJ>07 Stiff then Mizuno Q4, Q5).
 
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Nice coincidence... I started playing TT again two years ago...
Blades:
Tibhar Lebesson*, Tibhar Samsonov Alpha*, Donic Persson Powerplay (my 30+ years old ones and a new one), Friendship F-1*, Friendship Z-1*, Sanwei Green Even, Sanwei Fextra, Spinlord RD2, Yasaka Sweden Extra*, Yasaka Ma Lin Extra Offensive* (and some more that I tried but did not buy...)

Rubbers:
FH: Ventus Spin*, Vega Pro*, Hurricane 3 (comm. & prov. 39° and 40°)*, Battle 2 Prov (38°)*, Bloom Power, Sanwei Target 90*, Rakza Z*
BH: Xiom Musa (two weeks), Hexer Duro*, Vega Pro*, FastArc G-1*, FastArc C-1*, Hexer PowerGrip, Bluestorm Z2*, Presto Speed 42°, Presto Spin Max 46°, Xiom Asia DF

Currently used setups: YEO and Friendship Z-1 with Hurricane 3 and FastArc C-1

And of course something new is already on the way: Hurricane 3 37 for my BH and a Yinhe V-14 Pro. Maybe we are out of lockdown again when that stuff arrives...
and some more stuff in the pipeline if I don't like the H3 37 on my BH (Victas VJ>07 Stiff then Mizuno Q4, Q5).

The H3 37, std, Provincial or National?
I’ve tried the provincial version boosted and un-boosted, boosted is nicer, but try without 1st and if you don’t like it boost with a couple of layers of Seamoon. Plays ‘softer’ !!
 
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Relatively "new" to EJ-ing with alot of spare time brought me here:

Rubbers:

Xiom
Omega 7 Pro*
Omega 7 Hyper
Omega 7 Tour*
Omega 7 Europe
Omega 7 China Ying*
Vega Pro*
Vega Europe*
Vega Tour
Musa I

Yinhe/Galaxy
Earth II
Mars v2
Moon Speed
Neptune Long Pips*

TSP
Curl P1R
Spectol Red*
Agrit Speed* (really like this one)

DHS
H3Neo
TG3Neo
H3
Tinarc 5
Goldarc 8

Stiga
Horizontal 20 CSU

Palio
AK47 Red*
AK47 Yellow
Wildish Dragon
Emperor Dragon CSU

Victas
V-15 Extra*
VJ-07 Stiff

Butterfly
Tenergy 05 fx*
Tenergy 64*
Tenergy 25*
Tenergy 80
Sriver EL*

Friendship 729
Lightning FX
Rayhe
Cream Trascend*
Trascend SP*

Tibhar
Aurus Prime*
MXP

Blades

Xiom
IceCream AZX
Axelo
Offensive S

Butterfly
Primorac Off-
Viscaria
Timo Boll ALC

Yinhe/Galaxy
N11s
N10
N9s
Earth 3
Venus 13

Friendship 729
C2

Palio
R57

SDC Handmade Blade (Combi blade) CSU

Thats about all I can think about now, not so impressive as some other seasoned reviewers, but a nice collection.
 
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It would probably be easier for Yogi to list the equipment that he has not yet tried [emoji12]

Lol, to be honest, if i have not given away most of the blades i owned since 2011 when i started reviewing, it could fill up the entire wall of a medium sized bedroom. I stopped counting at 150 blades.
 
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[h=1]Blades[/h]
  1. Butterfly Timo Boll Control, Sriver 2mm FH/BH
  2. Yasaka Ma Lin Soft Carbon, Rakza 7 Soft, Rakza PO
  3. Yasaka Battle Balsa, Rakza 7 Soft, Rakza PO (2019 US Open), needed lighter racket due to elbow issues
  4. Yasaka Battle Balsa, Rakza 7 Soft, Rakza PO (2019 US Open backup racket)
  5. Yasaka Ma Lin Extra Offensive (Walnut, 5 ply total), Rakza 7 Soft, Rakza PO, best selling racket at TableTennis11, was on sale
  6. Yasaka Goiabao (rosewood + spruce + ayous + spruce + rosewood, clone of Rosewood 5, $43), Yasaka Rakza 7 Soft, Rakza PO
  7. Sanwei Fextra (Megaspin)(2x Limba + 3x Ayous + 2x Limba), Yasaka Rakza 7, Rakza PO
  8. Sanwei Fextra (princett), Nittaku FastArc-G1 (max), Moristo SP (max), switched to Mima Ito copy exact rubbers (or so I thought ...)
  9. Yinhe Purple Dragon PD-437 (exact Clipper clone, Limba + 5x Ayous), DHS Hurricane 3 Neo, Yinhe Pluto (SP), wanted to try Hurricane 3 Neo
  10. Yinhe T6s (Cypress + Weaved Carbon + Kiri inner), Nittaku FastArc-G1 (max), Moristo SP (max), wanted to try Cypress/Hinoki, recommended by Spinfactory.de
  11. Yinhe Pro Feeling (Koto + ? + Volcaryl + inner Kiri?), Nittaku FastArc-G1 (max), Moristo SP (max), recommended by yogi_bear
  12. Sanwei HC Speed Light (5+2 ply (hinoki, kiri, carbon, kiri, carbon, kiri, hinoki), developed by Sanwei and Spinfactory.de
  13. Yinhe T11+ (Limba + Carbon + Large core balsa), no rubbers yet, super-fast, for fun
  14. Yinhe 970xx-A (Koto + ? + ALC + inner + ALC + ? + Koto), no rubbers yet, Viscaria clone
  15. Sanwei Fextra, no rubber (not varnished yet)
  16. Sanwei Fextra, no rubber (not varnished yet)
  17. Yinhe PRO 5W (walnut, similar to YEO), highly recommended by yogi_bear, Yinhe Sun max. medium sponge, Yinhe Uranus Pro Short Pips max. medium sponge, 1356Hz
  18. Yinhe T7s (Cypress + ALC + Kiri), love T6s but a little too fast, no rubber, 1550Hz
    19. Yinhe E3-VB and U1-VB
[h=1]Rubbers[/h]
  1. Yinhe Uranus Pro (medium sponge, 2.15mm) 2x, $10.50, princett
  2. Yinhe Jupiter II (38° sponge) 2x, $14, princett
  3. Yinhe Pluto (1.5mm sponge) 1x, $6.60, princett
  4. Nittaku FastArc G-1 (max) 3x, TableTennis11, 4 for 3 special
  5. Nittaku Moristo SP (max) 3x, TableTennis11 special
  6. Yinhe Sun Table tennis Pimples in Rubber (Max Tense)( Black -- Medium ) x 1 = USD 11.9
  7. Yinhe Uranus Pro Short Pips-out Table Tennis Rubber (with rubber)( Red -- Soft, 2.15mm) x 1 = USD 10.5
  8. RITC 729 Friendship 802 Mystery 3 SP 2.1mm 35°, 2x from AliExpress/Ali Battleship


    This is it for now ...

 
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The H3 37, std, Provincial or National?
I’ve tried the provincial version boosted and un-boosted, boosted is nicer, but try without 1st and if you don’t like it boost with a couple of layers of Seamoon. Plays ‘softer’ !!

Both commercial/domestic and provincial H3 37. The last time I played an unboosted H3 was when I bought my first one (commercial from a local store)... Not a good idea especially not on an All+ blade.
 
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