Need advice on my bat

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Nosherwan Nosherwan Ahmed Qureshi

Nosherwan Nosherwan Ahmed Qureshi Asked 6 years ago

I consider myself a really good above average table tennis player when it comes to the mental part of the game and every time i play I can see the way the ball is spinning and how i should return it before it even crosses the net whatever the speed of the ball is but the main issue is actually playing the shot. There are some days when i am able to return the ball as well just the way i want it to but others when im not. Ive noticed that my game is too inconsistent and that is because of my bat. i prefer to use a really slow but spinny bat with a lot of control and right now I've been using the Butterfly Timo Boll 3000 for almost 3 years. The issue is that now the rubber has become dead and slippery. it does not catch the ball the way i want it too. My question is how do i clean the rubber what do i use to return it to its former glory or is it wasted now and there's no point in fixing it. If so then what rubber should i use that would fulfil my requirements?

P.s i was thinking of trying out the Yasaka Mark V or the D.H.S TG Skyline NEO 2.

Hope you'll reply soon. help needed urgently!

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Ahmed,

It sounds like the rubber is dead.  It is not reversible so you will need new rubber.

I can recommend Mark V.  I haven't used the Skyline Neo2 much.

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Nosherwan Nosherwan Ahmed Qureshi

Nosherwan Nosherwan Ahmed Qureshi Posted 6 years ago

I will definitely give Mark V a go but before I do that and move to a rubber of Gods, i was thinking of ordering the ping skills rook to reperfect my shots and play with it for a few months, then switch the rubber on it if i like its blade on my hand. Do you think that would be wise? if not then i will directly order a blade and MarkV, in which case, what blade would you prefer that is really well balanced and has a weight of around about 120 to 170 grams. 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago


If you are thinking to move up soon then I would just go for the PingSkills Touch with Mark V straight away.  It is not that fast that you won't be able to learn with it.  The Touch will last you a long time through many changes and developments of rubber.


Aniketh Danam

Aniketh Danam Posted 6 years ago

Which rubber is good?

stiga mantra or tenergy or yashaka mark V  ??.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

They are all good.  Just different speeds.  You just need to find something that suits your ability and then train a lot.

Benzene Chiral

Benzene Chiral Posted 6 years ago

I've not used Yasaka Mark V, but DHS Skyline 2 Neo is like the other Chinese tacky rubbers. If you accidentally bought a poorly manufactured, or a rubber that is supposedly rejected, but still went ahead to be sold, the tackiness will be gone really fast. Otherwise, it should last you for quite a while. 

On a side note, since degree can be quite high, there will be a higher limit to the amount of spin that can be generated, but requires a more forceful stroke to generate that spin, along with the speed.

You don't seem to be a defender. Why not try Hurricane 3 Neo, or Hurricane 8?

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