Last updated on 23-Jan-2012 04:08:17 PM
I got a new bat for Christmas this year, since my dad knows that i'm getting into ping pong.
It is a timo boll ALL blade, with xiom sigma pro on the forehand and butterfly sriver G3 on the other.
Before having this bat, I used a $5 bat from wal-mart. I have played with this bat 6 or 7 times now, and I'm finding it hard to do much with it. I can put wonderful amounts of spin on the ball, driving my friends crazy, but my consistency has definitely dropped.
I don't know what I should do, should I stow this bat away with a plastic cover on it till I am better at the game? or do you think that I will be able to adjust in a reasonable amount of time?
The main problems I have are my forehand topspin, forehand counterhit, and backhand topspin. When I hit them properly, my friends (equal skill level to me) can't return them 95% of the time, but the ball seems to be so hard to control off of this bat.
Please only recommend that I stop playing with this bat if you really think I couldn't get used to it, it's my baby and I love it!
Thanks in advance alois/jeff.
It sounds like you really want to keep using it. Well OK, but you need to slow down your game a lot. You need to do a lot of hitting at a slow pace to develop the feel of the bat and to develop control.
DUring practice, try to hit 100 then 200 ten 300 (and so on) balls in a row on both the forehand and backhand. Once you develop this level of control you will start to be able to se the bat a bit better.