Ask The Experts: Nan Li, No. 139 - Butterfly Table Tennis
Site Products
Ask The Experts: Nan Li, No. 267

Ask The Experts: Nan Li, No. 139

Ask The Experts: Nan Li, No. 139

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer

Blade: Timo Boll ZLC ST
Forehand: Tenergy 64 2.1
Backhand: Tenergy 80 2.1

Question: I play a very aggressive type of game, both speed and spin. I use Tenergy 80 on the backhand but was wondering if I should try/use Tenergy 80 FX instead. I can loop from both wings, but prefer to play mid distance from the table. I can short backhand flick from close to the table but is less consistent than when I am mid distance. Should I continue to use Tenergy 80 on the backhand or switch to the Tenergy 80 FX? Will switching to the Tenergy 80 FX give me more flexibility when flicking close to the table, but then give up some advantages from mid distance?
Thank you in advance for your assistance.


Coach Nan Li, Ask The ExpertsAnswer: Hi Tyson,

Thanks for your question and interest in Butterfly equipment.

I recommend for you to try the Tenergy 80 FX rubber. The softer feel of Tenergy 80 FX is more suitable for the mid distance,  topspin game as it creates higher ball trajectories. It is also easier to control and to spin with compared to the Tenergy 80.

Hope you find this helpful and enjoy your new equipment!

All the very best,

Nan Li
Coach @ WCTTA

Latest News

NeuroPong & Table Tennis Connections

July 2, 2022
(by: Antonio Barbera, Table Tennis Connections Founder & CEO) Table Tennis Connections is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based… Read More

Bowmar Sports Tournament Highlights With Emanuel Otalvaro

July 2, 2022
(By: Bowmar ) In this Tournament Highlights Cip, Emanuel Otalvaro is in action in two different WTT YOUTH… Read More

Top Gun: Maverick or Timo Boll?

July 1, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) The ITTF Foundation’s Social Media had a fun post today (see below, link here).  The… Read More

At Full Steam Training At The Mario Jiménez With The Participation Of Steven Moreno

July 1, 2022
Steven Moreno and the group of tennis players between the ages of 6 and 13 continue training, reinforcing… Read More

The Amount Of Perseverance & Hard Work That Goes Into Table Tennis…

June 29, 2022
(By: Shivkumar Jha) Table Tennis. Also known as ping pong to the lay people. I recall as a child… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Shigang Yang – Looping Half – Long Push

June 28, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports) In this Butterfly Training Tips Shigang Yang he is focusing on his student looping a… Read More


June 28, 2022
(By: Vlad Farcas) Saturday June 25th, the National Team Trials started in Fort Worth, TX at the Texas… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Anav Gupta – Forehand & Backhand Loop Stroke Management

June 28, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports) In this Butterfly Training Tips with Anav Gupta is focusing on Forehand Backhand Stroke Management.… Read More
View All News

Get the latest from Butterfly

Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, tournament results, and We Are Butterfly players, coaches, clubs and more.