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Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 9 years ago

Nigel Fewster

Nigel Fewster Asked 9 years ago

Table tennis rubber manufacturers seem to be relatively small in number and they control a niche market. They sell a product with low life expectancy for some remarkably high prices. Currently I am enjoying Tenergy 80 but find it is very brittle round the edges and at the current disintegration rate will have to replace it before it's 3 months old! I have nearly always bought butterfly rubbers but this last set makes me think should I continue with them. What thoughts do you have on the subject?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Nigel,

I think Tenergy is probably the best rubber however its cost is way over the top.  It is suitable for the very top players, if you are playing professionally, but for everyone else I think there are other alternatives that are good enough and a lot more cost effective.  I used XIOM Vega Pro for a while which I liked.

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Thomas Kunzfeld

Thomas Kunzfeld Posted 9 years ago

Hi Alois,

if I remember correctly you wrote somewhere that you are now trying Rakza 7 -

how do you experience it compared to the Vega Pro you used before?

(I´m just curious...I have a bat with Rakza 7 - I like it, but it still has to rest for quite a while as I´m still working my way up to Mark V :-) )

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi Thomas,

I quite like the Rakza 7.  You will find out it will be a step up in speed and spin.

Thomas Kunzfeld

Thomas Kunzfeld Posted 9 years ago

Hi Alois,

I also like it very much and I´m looking forward to play with it again. Just at my beginner stage it is still too bonuncy for me: Balls fly too often beyond the table and I have to be extremely careful with pushing e.g.. As I generally tend to not follow through with my movements (stopping the movement abruptly after ball contact) I decided to go back to the very first rubber I bought: Stiga Chop & Drive in 1,5mm. And it´s a relieve at the moment to have so much more control and feel for the ball on the bat - I can move more freely, can practice complete movements and the have more success and joy in training. In a few months then I will continue with my Mark V and hopefully someday - still in this lifetime! - with Rakza 7 :-)

Maurice D

Maurice D Posted 9 years ago

Hi Alois, 

Currently I have Pryde 40 rubbers on my racket. Based on your advice from previous comments and on the rubbers you used to have, I was planning to upgrade to Xiom Vega Pro when the time came to advance to the next level. I'm curious as to why you switched to Rakza 7.

On November of last year you mentioned, "I think Vega Pro is slightly better with more grip on the surface.  Rakza 7 will give you good speed still."

What made you change your mind?

The prices I found are USD $52.95 for the Rakza 7 and USD $38.95 for the Xiom Vega Pro.

Is the Rakza 7 worth the price difference?

Thanks again for choosing to impart your knowledge on all of us!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi Maurice,

It is only because we can no longer get it through our supplier.  I still like the Vega Pro.

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