Should I keep Telson China?

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I'm thinking maybe I should keep it and test it out. I lined it up with my Sanwei CC, and it has the exact same thickness and carbon position as the Sanwei CC.

The CC is in many ways my best performing blade. It has incredible power, excellent grab and dwell time, and great maneuverability. The only thing that I don't like about the CC is that the feeling is a bit too mushy.

With the same dimensions as the CC, hopefully the Telson can perform just as well but with a better crisper feeling to it.
 
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just get the 968 and be done with all the crappy clones.
oh wait... there are different kinds of 968, the player version, the national national version, the TT11 version, the Prott version, the Gan version, the "my coach's version".

the search continues!
 
Keep it and test it yourself. Nothing beats your own feeling of the blade.

I have stopped listening to people's opinions about blades. Some people like their blades to vibrate, while some don't. Some people like their blade to feel "crispy" or whatever that means.

Some people memorize the wood compositions: carbon (ZLC, ALC, etc.), Kiri, Ayous, Limba, etc. etc. It is all confusing to me.

Just give me the blade and stick a hurricane on the forehand and soft ESN rubber on the backhand and I will tell you if I like it or not. End of story.
 
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I'm thinking maybe I should keep it and test it out. I lined it up with my Sanwei CC, and it has the exact same thickness and carbon position as the Sanwei CC.

The CC is in many ways my best performing blade. It has incredible power, excellent grab and dwell time, and great maneuverability. The only thing that I don't like about the CC is that the feeling is a bit too mushy.

With the same dimensions as the CC, hopefully the Telson can perform just as well but with a better crisper feeling to it.
Wow i have the exact same feeling about the CC. For under 10$ it's unbeatable.
 
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I just got this telson china from Loki hoping for a good long 5 clone.

But im a little disappointed. It seems slightly thicker than advertised. Like 6.1 or 6.2mm. also the carbon is closer to the edge, like Long 5X. And finally the fibre looks kinda weird. It doesnt that that distinct weaved pattern. But it seems blacker than other blades.

Should i keep it or keep looking for a closer match?
Why feeling disappointed when you already bought & received the blade? Give it a try, play it for a few weeks. Honestly, the finish of the blade looks quite good for its price.
 
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Id place my money on TTGearLab.

Lets play table tennis are sponsored by Joola if my memory serves right and were sponsored by Tibhar beforehand.
They tryhard to stay neutral but you can see on their reviews about the rubbers and blades from their sponsor that they literally cant say anything bad.

They do focus a little bit on budget stuff, but not really that much. I mean they focus on ESN anyway. So yeah i do liked them in the past, but i guess im not their target group.

We are definitely not their target group ;) It's very rare to see a player over here that uses Chinese rubbers. Maybe a handful that I encountered in the last 5 or so years but a lot more that use blades Made in China (many Andro blades even some of the expensive ones for example) ;)

Btw: Loki has some more blades with HL5 structure and carbon/aramids/whatever:
Rxton 5 Pro (basalt hybrid http://www.lokisport.com/pro_55564267.html)
Rxton 3 Pro (carbon http://www.lokisport.com/pro_55564268.html)
The W81 内置 (inner) ARTHUR W81 PRO with a grey/black handle also has this structure (http://www.lokisport.com/pro_55564275.html) but not the turquoise one W81 外置 (outer) ARTHUR W81 PRO (http://www.lokisport.com/pro_55564273.html). and (damn it, EJ alert) some more outer blades with Viscaria-structure: Telson Speed (ALC), Telson CNF (CNF), Rxton 9 Pro (hybrid CNF), Rxton 7 Pro (carbon basalt) ;)
 
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Btw: Loki has some more blades with HL5 structure and carbon/aramids/whatever:
Rxton 5 Pro (basalt hybrid http://www.lokisport.com/pro_55564267.html)
Rxton 3 Pro (carbon http://www.lokisport.com/pro_55564268.html)
The W81 内置 (inner) ARTHUR W81 PRO with a grey/black handle also has this structure (http://www.lokisport.com/pro_55564275.html) but not the turquoise one W81 外置 (outer) ARTHUR W81 PRO (http://www.lokisport.com/pro_55564273.html). and (damn it, EJ alert) some more outer blades with Viscaria-structure: Telson Speed (ALC), Telson CNF (CNF), Rxton 9 Pro (hybrid CNF), Rxton 7 Pro (carbon basalt)
You are a horrible lad. Just for showing us this, you should be banned. 😂
 
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So I tested out the Telson China. I am kinda on the fence about it. It doesn't really stand out to me in any way. In terms of feeling and performance, my hunch was correct: it is basically a clone of DHS B2x. It has the same identical feeling and characteristics.

The flex is much lower than B2/HL5. It is a very sturdy blade. But the overall catchiness is pretty good, because the surface of the blade feels quite soft. So the ball seems to dwell on the surface of the blade, rather than in the flex of the core. It doesn't have the crisp snappy feeling of my Stuor Harimoto or the 75 inner, but the blade feels very soft and muted.

The speed is faster than B2/HL5. When I hit through the ball, I feel the blade penetrating harder than with the B2, which feels thinner and lighter.

I also thought that it might be similar to the Sanwei CC. Actually they are not close at all. The CC is more powerful and also much flexier.

Also the maneuverability of the Telson China is just average. The handle is not small, not big. I wish it was slightly thinner and longer. By being a short handle, it makes the blade a bit too head heavy and harder to maneuver. Also the handle is only average in terms of being able to twist in your hand. I feel the B2 and CC have better handling.
 
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