Kasumi Basic and Rakza 7 Soft

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 9 years ago

River Walker

River Walker Asked 9 years ago

Last night I tried my new paddle: Kasumi Basic with Max Rakza 7 Soft on the forehand and 2.0 Rakza 7 Soft on the backhand.  My previous paddle was Donic Epox Control with DHS Gold Arc 2.1 on forehand and Sriver 1.5 on the backhand.  I wanted a something a little faster so I ordered the new one above.  In my last tournament higher ranking players killed me maybe because I was too slow.  When I tried the new one last night I lost my short game.  It's hard to push or chop--the ball goes higher and long.  My long game is also not as consistent but faster.  How many weeks should I try this new paddle before I give up on it and go back to my old set up?  I'm a 1300 player who can do both offense and defense.  I used to be more defense now more offense and play defense if I have to.  I'm a good chopper and chop sometimes to throw off good loopers but most cannot lift my chops from the forehand.  What to do coach?

River Walker

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago


Give it a few weeks at least.  Do a lot of control hitting and pushing over the next week to get the feel of the bat. It should be fine in a couple of weeks.

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River Walker

River Walker Posted 9 years ago


I used this paddle rubber combo again last night.  I feel I don't have time to be comfortable with it in time for a tournament I planned in competing. The tourney is 21 days from now.  I feel if I should stick to my old paddle for now and go back to this experiment after the tourney.  Travel arrangements have already been done, otherwise I would consider not competing in 21 days.   I like your advise on controlled shots while adjusting to a new set up.  Definitely a good advise.



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Yes, if you have a tournament then stay with your current set up till after the tournament.

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