Backhand rubber suggestion

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Shahroz Haider

Shahroz Haider Asked 4 weeks ago

Hi Alois 

I have always used a tensor rubber like rakza 7 on my backhand . Am a both wing attacker ... But since i switched my backhand to JOOLA RHYZER PRO 50 i am having difficulty to control the ball as it goes out easily in match and difficulty to pick up serves .... I am thinking to switch to butterfly sriver on backhand ... Should i do it ? Or is there and other suggestion coach ... 

 

Using MX P ON FOREHAND 

DHS HURRICANE 301 ALC 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 weeks ago

Hi Shahroz,

You could try Sriver.  It is a good control rubber.

Others may have some suggestions for you as well.


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Shahroz Haider

Shahroz Haider Posted 3 weeks ago

It would be nice if others helped me 


Nigel C

Nigel C Posted 3 weeks ago

Shahroz,

It's very much individual opinion, I currently use tibhar Taurus (original) on my backhand I find it great for returning serves, blocking, pushing, serving, and all my attacking shots. Some though would find it far too bouncy. As a cheaper alternative I have tried friendship focus 3 snipe. That is also quite fast but less spin so it has more control. Similar to that but just a bit slower was juic nano spin. I have also used friendship 729 fx. That has more control but service returns against high spin shots require good technique. Many people like driver or mark v, and I see many people who use the same rubber for both wings. Hopefully you are part of a club and you can ask people to try what they use and see what you get along with. Your current rubber is hard and most people get a slightly softer rubber on the backhand. Why not try one of the slightly softer joola rubbers?

All that is probably not much help but at the end of the day it will be down to your opinion. Hope you find a suitable one. 


Shahroz Haider

Shahroz Haider Posted 3 weeks ago

Thanks nigel .. I'll try some soft rubber as you say


D K

D K Posted 3 weeks ago

Nigel,I think the rubber is named Aurus,not Taurus :D
But can be that there are both.

Anyway,Joola Rhyzer and Joola Mambo are most probably the hardest Joola rubbers and one of the hardest rubbers at all.
I also agree with new Srivers,but the MXP would be also an option.
Even powerful CHinese players use soft and bouncy rubbers on backhand,I think I read some interview with Wang Hao,who had one of the best backhands,and I think he said he actually used a conventional Sriver on his backhand.


Nigel C

Nigel C Posted 3 weeks ago

Dk 

You are quite right it is aurus. I didn't check after the spell checker did its thing. Also I meant sriver  and not driver. 

I thought sriver was also meant to be a bit harder, but then I've never used it. All the sriver users I have spoken to have always maintained it is good for their backhands. I've never used mxp again isn't there a softer version? And there are softer versions of aurus too. So many combinations possible, it's  no wonder that most if us keep trying different blades and rubbers.


D K

D K Posted 3 weeks ago

Nigel,Sriver is one of the rubbers with quite vast amount of versions.
Exactly 13,at least.
Regarding MXP,the rubber itself is the softer variant,since MXP 50 (50 degree rubber) is also in existence.
I do not know the exact degrees of normal MXP though...

It is still one of the harder ones.
I have tried it myself and I would say that it is very well controlled rubber despite tis speed and hardness,even more proved by the fact that Vladimir Samsonov uses this very rubber.

The softest rubber I know is Donis Acuda S3 level.


Erriza Shalahuddin

Erriza Shalahuddin Posted 3 weeks ago

Does anyone here have any experience using xiom vega rubbers for backhand?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi Erriza,

I used them for a while and really liked the feel of them.  Good grip on the surface for topspin against backspin and good touch for short balls as well.


Nigel C

Nigel C Posted 3 weeks ago

Erriza,

I quite like vega pro and the slightly softer vega europe and they are quite durable too. I'd have no problem using them instead of tibhar aurus that i currently use.


Erriza Shalahuddin

Erriza Shalahuddin Posted 2 weeks ago

Nigel, can you recommend me a decent blade to pair with xiom vega pro and euro? I want to develop controlled topspin strokes. 


Nigel C

Nigel C Posted 2 weeks ago

Erriza,

It isn't easy to recommend a blade  as we are all different in our expectations and requirements. Your DHS HURRICANE 301 ALC is a fast carbon fiber blade and it is not one that I would chose. In fact I've never used a carbon fiber blade at all.

I much prefer heavier blades where the balance of the weight is in the blade rather than the handle. I also like blades with feed back, where you can feel the vibration. You may like the complete opposite?

At the moment I am using a Tibhar Paul Drinkhall offensive classic. This will be a bit slower than your DHS blade. I have also a Stiga all round evolution blade which is slower still and a Tibhar Samasonov pro force black edition blade but I have not tried Vega rubbers on that.

I can recommend the Paul Drinkhall blade but only if you are looking for a slightly slower set up with the characteristics I have mentioned.

Sorry can't help more than that and as I haven't used the same DHS blade I can't compare them.



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