Ask The Experts: Shigang Yang, No. 101
Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer
Blade: Butterfly Grubba Carbon
Forehand Rubber: Joola Express Two 2.0mm
Backhand Rubber: Yasaka Anti Power 2.0mm
I always played with the same equipment since I began +- 15 years ago. It’s the first time i meet a change in the game with the NEW balls.
My blade is now a little too slow on the forehand and my anti power in the backhand is now not a problem for the opponents and I can’t attack with backhand because I have less power than before. I tried to use an old model of blade (Boll Forte); it was better with the backhand but too fast with the forehand. During this year, I tried different blades but I don’t arrive to the feel like with the old balls (often too hard). I need to have a soft feeling. Do you think I have to use a Tackiness C on the backhand? How much millimeters? I ‘m afraid that I can’t return the the serve without anti power… During the game, my backhand becomes a problem because it’s now easy for the others with anti power and I wins points only with forehand shots. I don’t put a lot of effect on the forehand but it’s a sure forehand. Give me please advice on materials to use because I lose all my happiness to play that sport from the arrival of the new balls and I really feel that I lose more matches against weaker players.
Thank you very much.
I suggest you use Feint Long II 1.0mm on the backhand to control the ball much better.
You can use Tenergy 05 on the forehand for more attack.
Best of luck!