Ask The Experts: Lily Yip, No. 143
Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer
Question: Hi. Thinking about my playing style I am an average player that tends to play close to the table. Based on the information on the Butterfly site and Youtube videos, I think the Tenergy 25 FX 2.1 would be a good choice. What are your thoughts on this rubber with the Innerforce Layer ALC FL blade? Also, should side tape be wide enough to cover the rubber or just the blade? Thanks!
Answer: Dear Henry,
The Innerforce Layer ALC is a nice, light carbon blade with decent control. Tenergy 64 is good for close to the table, and Tenergy 05 for attacking a bit off the table. These rubbers are always a good combination.
Side tape would be a personal preference. There is no difference whether it covers the rubber or just the blade.