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Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hi I am from Indonesia I user penhold blade. I am confused which one the best Harimoto or Zhangjike penhold because now people use 6mm thick for plastic ball my question why Zhang jike still use 5,6mm as Harimoto 6.2mm? Harimoto is newer version or zjk is newer version? which one the best for me for close table attacker i like to use spin than smash price is the second issue pls also recommend the rubber for this both hrm and zjk ? is this blade the best for chinese cpen? harimoto blade is Weight: ~87g as zjk weight Weight: ~84g how to buy in indonesia distributor do not have stock how to comm with butterfly so we know the weight before paying. pls recommend your best price distributor. Answer: 
Ask The Experts: Jun Gao., No. 219
This the Experts question was answered by Coach Jun Gao. She is the head coach at California Table Tennis in Rosemead, CA. Coach Gao’s response is as follows:
Hi Hendra, As a beginner or intermediate player, I don’t recommend that you use a racket and rubber that is too fast or too hard. This will make it difficult for you to control and make many unnecessary mistakes. If you use Hao 3 with Hurricane rubber, your paddle will be very heavy. Zhang Jike Super CS blade is not a good choice because it is even harder and faster than Hao 3. I would suggest you try the Timo Boll ALC CS blade or Taksim CS blade combined with Dignics 09C for your forehand and Roundell for your backhand. With this combination your paddle will not feel too heavy, but it will have good speed. But again, as a beginner or intermediate player you should not be looking for too fast a blade or paddle because you need to have enough control to use it. Good Luck! Coach Gao

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