Hi Alois and Jeff, I was looking at the PingSkills Touch Mark V bat and I am wondering what is the rating of the PingSkills Touch blade, and which variation of the mark V rubbers does it feature – is it the original Mark V (or is it one of these: 30degrees, GPS or M2)? Last but not least: how would I know when I am ready for this blade??? I am able to perform all of the techniques with fair amount of confidence and pace – but often I struggle with accuracy and I cannot yet compete with the experienced players and frequently struggle against their fast and powerful hits. Based on the above could you say whether I am ready to progress from my pre-made bat? Or should I give it more time? Best regards. -Karol(UK)
and Alois Rosario said...
The Touch Blade has the following ratings:
Speed 7.8, Control 8.2 and weight of 83g.
We use the original Mark V rubber.
It sounds like you are close to being ready to progress. If you are finding that you are not able to generate enough pace with your strokes to be effective, and you have really good control of each ball, then it is probably time to move on.
Which pre-made bat are you using?