A bit about me:
Playing for many years for fun, recently joined a club to improve my technique and game
Rating: Don't have an official one, consider myself an intermediate player (maybe ~1400 USATT)
Style: All round, but want to develop a more offensive style.
Current setup (This one I got from the club, was suggested by staff over there.)
Blade: Rosewood NCT VII
FH: Sriver - D13-L (black)
BH: Sriver - D13-L (red)
I like this current setup and have good control overall and very good short table control, good chop, and decent backhand (my bh is weak, but I could see some improvement working with a robot). But I am working on improving my forehand loop (& bh loop), this feels a bit on the slower side especially if I step back 1-2 meters, needs more effort for both spin and speed. Also, one thing to note is I got this used rubber, maybe it got much slower because of that too.
I wanted to upgrade a bit to a paddle with a bit more speed + spin. After a bit of research I was thinking of this setup:
Blade: Yasaka Sweden extra (or Timo bell ALC blade)
FH: Yasaka Razka 7 2.0 mm
BH: Yasaka Razka 7 soft 2.0 mm
Is this a good setup? I plan to use this long-term until I improve my technique and game rating by a lot.
Given I was using a Rosewood blade which seems a bit faster than Yasaka Sweden extra, does it makes sense to switch to it or Timo bell ALC is much better here? I am okay with the extra price.
Any alternate suggestions for rubbers are welcome.