Last updated on 12-Oct-2012 10:15:39 AM
I know it is not wise to get too fixated on equipment. I know it's best to stick to something of a good quality and just work on your technique. However, every time I try to get out, the allure of the 'perfect combination' keeps pulling me back in (a la Al Pacino)!
My latest slip back into equipment junkie-ness was due to my wife buying me a new blade for my birthday. It is the butterfly Amultart ZL. It hasn't arrived yet but the blade looks a beauty on the Net (and it cost more than all my other blades put together!).
Hardly something I have a right to complain about, right?! But it has put me in a spin (pardon the pun) trying to think of rubbers worthy of it. Especially after I read somewhere that it doesn't suit Chinese rubbers (and all my rubbers are Chinese). Since it is such a fast blade, I will probably need a rubber that has decent spin and control. I looked at your shop and was intrigued by Yasaka Pryde (used by none other than William Henzell) for my forehand.
I don't suppose you (or any other reader) have an opinion on how that combination might work? Ideally I would like high arc spinny loops on my forehand and more low skimming fast loop kills on my backhand. Any recommendations on the backhand rubber suitable for the Amultart?
Sorry to be joining the chorus asking you about equipment! I know you've been using your old blade forever and would rather people spent the time and effort hitting the local table tennis centre and pounding that ball. What can I say? The flesh is willing but the mind is weak....
Don't be apologetic about the equipment fixation... it happens to the best of us.
I really haven't got much for you here, not having used the Amultart ZL.
Let's see if we have some experienced readers that can shed some light on that combination.
I am not sure whether you can say that a blade doesn't suit a particluar type of rubber.
I know William likes the throw of the Pryde rubber. I am sure you have read his review of Yasaka Pryde.
Come on readers help out Ji-Soo here especially Amultart users.