Poor topspin new racket

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Vijay K

Vijay K Asked 1 year ago


I used to play with a pre made bat from decathlon. Played regularly for about 6 months and had developed a decent quality powerful top spin forehand loops and shots. Recently purchased custom bat = yinhe t11 + mark v + donic sonex.

I observed that the ball flies off the table and I'm not able to get neither the topspin nor the side spin.....if i apply less effort the ball lands on the table with lot less top spin or side spin compared to my cheap decathlon bat. Read later that yinhe t11 has very high hardness(7) and stiffness (7), because of which the dwell time is low and results in poor loop or top spin. Please advise if should continue using this or just buy a new custom bat. My goal to get better and better at top spin games.

If i need to change for top spin goal, please advise a good blade and good rubbers


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 year ago

Hi Vijay,

It may take a little time to get used to the faster setup.

Initially I would persevere with it and think about adjusting to the speed first.  Play more controlled shots for a little while and get the feel of the racket.  You may need to adjust the angle of your racket a little as well to face it more downward to adjust to the speed.

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Vijay K

Vijay K Posted 1 year ago

Thanks Alois 

Is it possible to develop good top spin with loop in yinhe t11? Or is it difficult given that its stiffness is 7 and hardness is also 7.





Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 year ago

Hi Vijay,

Yes you can get a lot of spin with that racket.  You will be able to generate a lot more spin than you would with the pervious racket.

Samuel Lim

Samuel Lim Posted 1 year ago

Hi Vijay it just takes time and practice, new bats often feel that way, what I do when I get a new bat is find a training partner, just hit back and forth until I get comfortable, then move to looping and other shots etc etc... new rubbers need a break in period of at least an hour based on my exp before they feel like you can manipulate the ball to your liking... so yeah find a partner, just keep playing until you get your groove back!! 

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