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

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So Christmas break, and too much time on my hands !! So I decided to list the set ups that are currently useable !!
list is by weight !! Lightest first !!

1) Tibhar IV-L balsa, Tibhar Aurus Sound BH & FH 1.9mm weight 150 grams (this is my kids set up)
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2) Donic Appelgren Dotec Conrol, FH Xiom Omega IV Europe 2.0mm, BH Andro Hexer Duro 1.9mm, weight 154 grams
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3) Tibhar Balsa Defence 25, FH H3 (std) 2.1mm, BH Nittaku Pimplemini 1.4mm, weight 165 grams
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4j Donic Appelgren Dotec Control, FH Rakza Z 2.0mm, BH Rasanter R48 2.0mm, weight 167 grams.
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5) Donic Ovtcharov Dotec Off, FH & BH Rasanter R48 2.0mm, weight 172 grams.
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6) BTY Maze Magic, FH - DHS Skyline 3 provincial blue sponge 2.15mm, BH H3 provincial orange sponge 37 degree 2.15mm, weight 175 grams.
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7) Dingo and Swiss Yin/Yang, FH T80FX 2.1mm, BH Tibhar Evo FXS 2.1mm, weight 178 grams.
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8) Nittaku Acoustic Large handle, FH Joola Dynaryz ACC 2.0mm, BH TSP Super Ventus 2.0mm, weight 181 grams.
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9=) a) DHS PG7, FH TSP Super Ventus 2.0mm, BH TSP Ventus Spin 2.0mm, weight 183 grams.
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b) DHS Long 5, FH H3 National blue sponge 41 deg 2.2mm, BH BTY Spin Art 1.9mm, weight 183 grams.
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c) Joola TPE Perform, FH Tibhar Evo ELS 2.1mm, BH Joola Golden Tango, max, weight 183 grams.
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12) Joola TPE Nature, FH H3 Neo provincial 41 deg 2.15mm, BH Joola Rhyzer 43 max, weight 184 grams.
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13) BTY Andrez Grubba (original) FH Friendship Battle II provincial BS 2.1mm, BH Nittaku PK50 1.8mm, weight 185 grams.
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14) Nittaku Resist II, FH Friendship Battle II provincial BS 2.1mm, BH Xiom Vega Asia DF 2.0mm, weight 189 grams.
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15) BTY Primorac (Japan), FH Loki Arthur Asia 2.0mm, BH Nittaku PK50 1.8mm, weight 192 grams.
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16) Tibhar Drinkhall Def Classic, FH Tibhar Evo MXS 2.1mm, BH Evo MXP 2.1mm, weight 193 grams
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17j BTY Tamca 5000 (original) FH Loki N80 2.0mm, BH Loki Arthur Europe Diamond 2.0mm, 195 grams.
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18) BTY Tamca 5000 (original), FH & BH BTY Aibiss 2.1mm, weight 207 grams.
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‘ that’s all folks ‘
 
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Is the Long 5 handle sort of the same as PG7? In the picture they look the same to me.
 
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Tibhar Hybrid K1 European Version
Donic Bluefire M1 Turbo
Andro Hexer Grip
Andro Hexer Powergrip
Tibhar Evolution MX-P (50-degree)
Nittaku Hurricane Pro 3 Turbo Blue
Donic BlueGrip R1
Donic BlueGrip V1
Stiga DNA Pro H
Andro Rasanter R53
DHS Hurricane 2 (mid-hard)
DHS Hurricane 2 Neo
Nittaku Sieger PK50
Nittaku Factive
Nittaku Hammond CR
DHS Skyline 3 provincial 40-degree blue sponge
Yasaka Rakza Z Extra Hard
Donic BlueGrip C1
Donic BlueGrip C2
Andro Rasanter R48

Nittaku Moristo SP AX
Nittaku Sonic AR
DHS Sharping 2

DHS Hurricane 301
Stiga Clipper
Neottec Gamma Seven
Nittaku Barwell
Yasaka Extra Special
Tibhar Fortino Performance
Tibhar Fortino Force
Tibhar Fortino Pro
Darker 7P-2A.7t
Darker Esteem
Andro Gauzy BL7
Andro Gauzy HL CO
Andro Gauzy SL
Stiga Legacy Carbon
Nittaku Factive 7
Nittaku Septear Lead
Stiga Carbonado 45
Stiga Carbonado 145
Stiga Carbonado 290
Stiga Dynasty Carbon Xu Xin edition
Tibhar Shang Kun Hybrid ZC
 
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Ib66 are you using different setup every practice or what?

No not really!! I just enjoy using different stuff, especially at the moment, no competitive clubs matches for almost a year now, and minimal player v player training sessions. So changing equipment isn’t so much of an issue.
Once normality returns, then I’ll have to settle down and choose one set up. (Easier said than done!!!)

At present I’m using the Acoustic/Dynaryz/super ventus set up. At first I had Nittaku H3 Pro orange with PK50 on the Acoustic which I didn’t get on with, put the Dynaryz/super ventus on it and left it for about 2 months without using it. Started using the Donic Dotec blades for a couple of months then thought I’d better try the Acoustic again!!
Getting on well with that set up, also put R48 on Fh of a Dotec which was also really nice. So crisp.
So having tried quite a few set ups this year, for me personally a short list would be -

blades - Acoustic or Dotec Ovtcharov Off, Primorac
rubbers - FH - R48, Dynaryz ACC, Rakza Z, Skyline 3 provincial blue sponge boosted.
- BH - R48, H3 Neo Provincial 37 deg boosted.

I feel I’ve learnt quite a lot about how rubbers play on different blades, what their strong and weaker points are. That sort of thing, it’s all experience at the end of the day. But as they say ‘while the Sun is out, make hay!!!’

I fully understand that changing equipment constantly is not really a good thing and wouldn’t recommend it.

However testing and trying the different equipment has really helped with getting through these tuff times, something to look forward to, something to focus on. ;);)
 
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In the last 6 months I have been buying a lot of equipment although I am still a begginer.
Blades. Joola TPE Fight/PG7/Stiga Artic Wood/Yasaka Ma Lin soft carbon/ Loki V9/ DHS FB2X/No brand Hinoki Jpen
My coach old timo Boll alc, and the semi pro kid in my club viscaria
Rubbers: YASAKA-Mark V/Rakza X,
h3neo,
Loki t3pro, rxton1
Xiom- vega pro and X
Ding Tian
729-focus 3 sniper, battle 2 gold, 563 mistery3
Palio- ak red, cj8000 pro and non pro edition
Sonic Blue fire m2
My coach stiga dna h and m, the kid s2 and the other one I forgot
Yeah, I think I have already spent a lot of money in tt hope I don't buy anything new in a long time...
 
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So results of my fun with aliexpress

Blades:
Palio V1 - now my sons blade
Yinhe N10s - now my second sons blade
Yinhe V14 pro - tried, seemed too fast and stiff, waiting for me to improve
Loki Arthur K5 - Love this one. Techy enough to satisfy my inner geek, woody enough for me to handle.
Loki Arthur Super ZL - Still in box. Fun for the future. Too good of a deal to pass.

Rubbers:
Palio CJ8000 Biotech
Palio CJ8000 Beijing team
Loki Rxton 1
Loki Rxton 3
Loki Rxton 5
Loki N80
Loki GTX
Corbor reactor
Yinhe Big dipper 38
Yinhe Moon speed S,M
Yinhe Sun
Yinhe Jupiter 2 38
Yinhe Sun pro

I think thats enough for some time. My problem is that I cant stand irregularities. Maybe in future I will overcome it, but so far I wasnt able to force myself to glue a rubber to a blade that doesnt match the vendor. So I have Loki rubbers on Loki blades and Yinhe rubbers on Yinhe blades. The exception is the Corbor on N10s but I dont play that so I can stand it :)
 
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So results of my fun with aliexpress

Blades:
Palio V1 - now my sons blade
Yinhe N10s - now my second sons blade
Yinhe V14 pro - tried, seemed too fast and stiff, waiting for me to improve
Loki Arthur K5 - Love this one. Techy enough to satisfy my inner geek, woody enough for me to handle.
Loki Arthur Super ZL - Still in box. Fun for the future. Too good of a deal to pass.

Rubbers:
Palio CJ8000 Biotech
Palio CJ8000 Beijing team
Loki Rxton 1
Loki Rxton 3
Loki Rxton 5
Loki N80
Loki GTX
Corbor reactor
Yinhe Big dipper 38
Yinhe Moon speed S,M
Yinhe Sun
Yinhe Jupiter 2 38
Yinhe Sun pro

I think thats enough for some time. My problem is that I cant stand irregularities. Maybe in future I will overcome it, but so far I wasnt able to force myself to glue a rubber to a blade that doesnt match the vendor. So I have Loki rubbers on Loki blades and Yinhe rubbers on Yinhe blades. The exception is the Corbor on N10s but I dont play that so I can stand it :)

the typical aliexpress ej haha
 
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So results of my fun with aliexpress

Blades:
Palio V1 - now my sons blade
Yinhe N10s - now my second sons blade
Yinhe V14 pro - tried, seemed too fast and stiff, waiting for me to improve
Loki Arthur K5 - Love this one. Techy enough to satisfy my inner geek, woody enough for me to handle.
Loki Arthur Super ZL - Still in box. Fun for the future. Too good of a deal to pass.

Rubbers:
Palio CJ8000 Biotech
Palio CJ8000 Beijing team
Loki Rxton 1
Loki Rxton 3
Loki Rxton 5
Loki N80
Loki GTX
Corbor reactor
Yinhe Big dipper 38
Yinhe Moon speed S,M
Yinhe Sun
Yinhe Jupiter 2 38
Yinhe Sun pro

I think thats enough for some time. My problem is that I cant stand irregularities. Maybe in future I will overcome it, but so far I wasnt able to force myself to glue a rubber to a blade that doesnt match the vendor. So I have Loki rubbers on Loki blades and Yinhe rubbers on Yinhe blades. The exception is the Corbor on N10s but I dont play that so I can stand it :)

Your sons are gonna have a lot of blades in a while :)
 
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So results of my fun with aliexpress

Blades:
Palio V1 - now my sons blade
Yinhe N10s - now my second sons blade
Yinhe V14 pro - tried, seemed too fast and stiff, waiting for me to improve
Loki Arthur K5 - Love this one. Techy enough to satisfy my inner geek, woody enough for me to handle.
Loki Arthur Super ZL - Still in box. Fun for the future. Too good of a deal to pass.

Rubbers:
Palio CJ8000 Biotech
Palio CJ8000 Beijing team
Loki Rxton 1
Loki Rxton 3
Loki Rxton 5
Loki N80
Loki GTX
Corbor reactor
Yinhe Big dipper 38
Yinhe Moon speed S,M
Yinhe Sun
Yinhe Jupiter 2 38
Yinhe Sun pro

I think thats enough for some time. My problem is that I cant stand irregularities. Maybe in future I will overcome it, but so far I wasnt able to force myself to glue a rubber to a blade that doesnt match the vendor. So I have Loki rubbers on Loki blades and Yinhe rubbers on Yinhe blades. The exception is the Corbor on N10s but I dont play that so I can stand it :)

Hi, how did you get on with the Loki N80?
 
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Blades:

Butterfly Moonbeam AL FL (Now multiball racket)(2017-2018)
Butterfly Timo Boll ALC (2018-2020)

OSP Virtuoso - (2019)

Nimatsu Ardency 3.5 ALL+ (2019)

Yinhe V14 Pro (2021)


Rubbers:

Butterfly Tenergy 05 FX (2017)
Butterfly Tenergy 64 (2018)
Butterfly Tenergy 05 (2018)
Butterfly Tenergy 05 Hard (2019)
Butterfly Dignics 80 (2021)

Donic Bluestorm Z1 (2018)
Donic Bluestorm Z2 (2018)

Tibhar Evolution FX-P (2019)

Friendship Battle II Commercial (2019)
Friendship Battle II Provincial Orange Sponge (2019-2021)
Friendship Battle II Provincial Blue Sponge (2019-2021)

Currently I have two setups;
Blade: Timo Boll ALC
FH: Friendship Battle II Pro BS
BH: Tenergy 05

Blade: Yinhe V14 Pro
FH: Friendship Battle II Pro BS(39°)
BH: Friendship Battle II Pro OS(38°)

Plus unopened two rubbers

DHS H3 Neo 40° Commercial
DHS H3 Neo 37° Commercial

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How about TMB ALC vs V14 PRO?
Blades:

Butterfly Moonbeam AL FL (Now multiball racket)(2017-2018)
Butterfly Timo Boll ALC (2018-2020)

OSP Virtuoso - (2019)

Nimatsu Ardency 3.5 ALL+ (2019)

Yinhe V14 Pro (2021)


Rubbers:

Butterfly Tenergy 05 FX (2017)
Butterfly Tenergy 64 (2018)
Butterfly Tenergy 05 (2018)
Butterfly Tenergy 05 Hard (2019)
Butterfly Dignics 80 (2021)

Donic Bluestorm Z1 (2018)
Donic Bluestorm Z2 (2018)

Tibhar Evolution FX-P (2019)

Friendship Battle II Commercial (2019)
Friendship Battle II Provincial Orange Sponge (2019-2021)
Friendship Battle II Provincial Blue Sponge (2019-2021)

Currently I have two setups;
Blade: Timo Boll ALC
FH: Friendship Battle II Pro BS
BH: Tenergy 05

Blade: Yinhe V14 Pro
FH: Friendship Battle II Pro BS(39°)
BH: Friendship Battle II Pro OS(38°)

Plus unopened two rubbers

DHS H3 Neo 40° Commercial
DHS H3 Neo 37° Commercial

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How about TMB ALC vs V14 PRO?
My TB ALC is almost 3 years old. Feeling should be very different than a new TB ALC. Plus, I have hit the racket to the table many times.

After transition, I felt the fibers of wood more on V14 Pro. It was tad stiffer plus handle is slightly bigger in palm between thumb and index finger.

It took 2 sessions to get used to it with no huge weird mistakes like you experience with other equipment changes. Playing short needs adjustment, mine caught in the net at the beginning. Topspins should be slightly more brushy.

Now I am happy with it and very confident at powerful shots.

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I bought a Butterfly Jonyer-H in 1991 and stopped playing by 1995. I still have that bat.
Recently picked up the sport again and since then I've used:

BLADES:
- Butterfly Petr Korbel (Japan, black tag)
- XIOM Stradivarius
- XIOM All-round S
- Yinhe Mercury Y-15

RUBBERS:
- XIOM Vega Pro
- XIOM Vega X
- XIOM Vega Europe
- Yasaka Rakza 7
- DHS Hurricane 3 Neo
- Yinhe Big Dipper
- Yinhe Earth 2

I just ordered a Harimoto Innerforce ALC with T05 and Andro R42. Hoping it'll cure my EJ Virus LOL
 
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UPDATE !!!!


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Top down,

Viscaria with H3Neo black, and Skyline 3 TG Neo red both ‘mid’ sponge which I think is 40 deg 2.15mm weight 184 grams

Viscaria with T19 and T05 1.9mm sponge weight 179 grams

Zhang Jike ALC with Donic Bluegrip C2 black, max sponge. Bluegrip V1 red, max sponge. Weight 195 grams

Primorac with Tau II both sides, max sponge. Weight 184 grms
 
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