Spin wth fast blade

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Ardak Mirzakhmedov

Ardak Mirzakhmedov Asked 2 years ago

Hi coaches!

Recently I changed my blade.  My former blade was Butterfly Primorac off-. Now it is Donic Ovtcharov Carbospeed(off +) . I changed it because  I spent too much energy to do powefull shots. But now with my new racket I don't need to spent huge amount of energy to do powerful strokes, but my strokes are not spinny enough. I thought that I can do fast and at the same time spinny  strokes with off+  blade, because I could do such strokes with my first blade Stiga CC7. It was also off+ blade , unfortunately I lost it and the new one is very expensive for me. Now, I don't know what must I do. What are your suggestions? Must I buy expensive blade or can it be done spinny powerful strokes with Ovtcharov Carbospeed?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 2 years ago

Hi Ardak,

The equipment game can get expensive but it doesn't need to.

The blade is faster so the ball is coming out quicker.  You need to close the angle of the racket slightly and focus on brushing the ball.  Do this at a slower pace with your stroke to start with till you develop the confidence and feel of the bat.  Hopefully in a few weeks you will start to feel comfortable with the new blade.

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Gabriel Orozco

Gabriel Orozco Posted 2 years ago

Hey Alois, I have a similar question. I play with a ZJK SZLC and MX-P/Rasant Powergrip. I know this is a pretty fast and heavy  combo, and I kind of want a bit more control with my spiny strokes; my shots are fast but lack spin, people usually find a way to return them within a game or two. What do you recommend I train to improve control and spin? I kind of want to get away from speed and focus on spin more, I have a very powerful combo and I feel like I'm not using the combo to its fullest potential. I'm very good with speed, but most of my shots lack spin and I want to implement spin more in my game.


Regarding topspin shots, I ALWAYS have to brush the racket above the ball and before the arc of the ball starts lowering when playing on the table correct? I seem to play uncomfortably when I play offensively close to the table, but pretty good when a I play mid to far from the table, and many people from different clubs have been starting to practice close table offense strategies since this is what the Chinese are using. 


Many thanks, good job maintaining the website, and keep it up!

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 2 years ago

Hi Gabriel,

It would be best for you to go to a slower blade.  This will allow the control closer to the table.  If you want to persist with the current blade then you need to focus on having softer hands and slow down your stokes slightly to develop the control close to the table.

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