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I have been playing for 8 years recreationally but with regular rubbers and then after that I decided to get professional, bought myself a racket ( donic championship blade [couldnt find it online] with tibhar aurus softs on both sides. The setup was okay I developed a decent technique, but the rubbers got worn out in like 3 months time and it was time for a change. I bought myself a jp primorac and tibhar evolution mxs and andro rasanter r47 for bh, it was definitely too fast as I reckon now and just used up the rubbers not progressing much, things got changed as I decided to buy myself rakzas z hard and extra hard, my quality of shots exploded I developed explosive backhand(forehand was always pretty decent,no matter what the rubber was) and my service started to bring my opponents a lot of trouble especially the reversed pendulum, half long and hook serves, with these I reached my peak level(3rd advancing to 2nd Polish division). By now I am a professional player for nearly 2 years and was thinking of a faster setup(was thinking of timo boll alc and maybe t05), and I am completely clueless if I should try tensor rubber on fh and keep with hybrid to tacky rubber on backhand or I should go in a completely different way, or even not speed up my setup at all, thanks for all of your opinions:)
 
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If it aint broke- don't fix it!

Primorac to timo boll alc is quite big jump in speed, and maybe you will find yourself in tge situation you previously had in which you couldn't progress. Although the advice i give is to not get anything, i know the feeling of wanting other equipment.

I diagnose you with EJ-isis.
 
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If it aint broke- don't fix it!

Primorac to timo boll alc is quite big jump in speed, and maybe you will find yourself in tge situation you previously had in which you couldn't progress. Although the advice i give is to not get anything, i know the feeling of wanting other equipment.

I diagnose you with EJ-isis.
I mean my coach told me that alc would only boost my performance but still this is a big decision the blade costs a great deal of money and I am hesitating thats why I am asking, but I truly respect your opinion and will take it into consideration
 
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I mean my coach told me that alc would only boost my performance but still this is a big decision the blade costs a great deal of money and I am hesitating thats why I am asking, but I truly respect your opinion and will take it into consideration
If a coach tells you to get it then get it! The coach knows how you play and he says that it will boost your performance, so im sure it will. I was just asuming that you felt a bit bored with your current racket, but if your coach thinks that you are out performing your racket, then you need to get a new one. You don't want to be held back by your bat.
 
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If a coach tells you to get it then get it! The coach knows how you play and he says that it will boost your performance, so im sure it will. I was just asuming that you felt a bit bored with your current racket, but if your coach thinks that you are out performing your racket, then you need to get a new one. You don't want to be held back by your bat.
nah if I am bored with the racket I usually ask my friends to borrow me one to try sth different ahaha usually later on I am grateful for what I am playing with
 
I mean my coach told me that alc would only boost my performance but still this is a big decision the blade costs a great deal of money and I am hesitating thats why I am asking, but I truly respect your opinion and will take it into consideration
If you are a pro this is a tool for making your living. How can you say it’s too expensive?
I would go with the best blade possible and some slower easy to handle rubbers and gradually put higher performance rubbers on with time.

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Two tips. First, look at yourself from the outside, which of the famous modern players are you most similar to in height and body structure, and look at what equipment this athlete plays with. You need to strive for the same, only taking into account your level and amount of training. Lower level and less training - slower your setup.
Second, what movements do you prefer - long or short. If they are long, then it is better to use a long-stroke blades - 5-ply solid wood blade, not fast 7-ply solid wood blade or when level increases switch to a blade with internal reinforcement with arylatecarbon/kevlarcarbon. Short movements - then you can take short-stroke blades with external enhancement - viscaria, timo bol alc, fzd, etc.
 
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If you are a pro this is a tool for making your living. How can you say it’s too expensive?
I would go with the best blade possible and some slower easy to handle rubbers and gradually put higher performance rubbers on with time.

Cheers
L-zr
Yeah switch to tbalc but keep the rakza.
 
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you've come to the right place! the forum is full of equipment experts - some can tell what equipment you need without seeing you play - just make sure you ask the right questions ;)
 
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Two tips. First, look at yourself from the outside, which of the famous modern players are you most similar to in height and body structure, and look at what equipment this athlete plays with. You need to strive for the same, only taking into account your level and amount of training. Lower level and less training - slower your setup.
Second, what movements do you prefer - long or short. If they are long, then it is better to use a long-stroke blades - 5-ply solid wood blade, not fast 7-ply solid wood blade or when level increases switch to a blade with internal reinforcement with arylatecarbon/kevlarcarbon. Short movements - then you can take short-stroke blades with external enhancement - viscaria, timo bol alc, fzd, etc.
I am 1,91m height and well built as well( I do rowing), I prefer long behind the table rallies in which I am more consistent, but I lacked speed in my shots, not because of the fact that I am not strong enough but I couldnt generate enough speed to execute the shot, I am usually playing with my friend who has a magnificent block and I had to attack multiple times with full power just to make him a little bit troubled, but that is clearly a useful tip, thanks:)
 
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I am 1,91m height and well built as well( I do rowing), I prefer long behind the table rallies in which I am more consistent, but I lacked speed in my shots, not because of the fact that I am not strong enough but I couldnt generate enough speed to execute the shot, I am usually playing with my friend who has a magnificent block and I had to attack multiple times with full power just to make him a little bit troubled, but that is clearly a useful tip, thanks:)
Watch some coaching videos on how to use your body for simple forehand drive. Without using body properly, one can not really play powerful shots consistently.
 
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