Ask The Experts: Junya Chen No. 230
Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer
Hi there. I’m 63 years old, should say in a good shape, been playing club level TT for last 20 years. I quit playing tournaments years ago. I’d say I’m all-around player, somewhere between 1500 and 1600. I’m pretty satisfied with my current equipment but, would like to improve my results a little bit. I’m planning to buy Tenergy 80 and, not sure about suitable blade in mid-range price level. Thank you!
Thanks for your email and your interest in purchasing Butterfly equipment.
I would suggest you to try Viscariawith your Tenergy 80. Viscaria has a softer feel compared to most carbon blades and has a great balance and flexibility for all-around player like you. I have tried out this blade in the past, and I had a great experience with it. The blade itself is high speed, but at the same time, very controllable. In other words, it gives a lot of power when you hit it hard, but at the same time it has very good control when you aim for a lighter shot.
Tenergy 80 is a relatively quicker rubber, more and more people are starting to transition to use this rubber. Combining the Tenergy 80 spring sponge technology with softer carbon blade like Viscaria will create a flawless feel.
Hopefully my answer has helped you to make decision on the blade and good luck!
Canadian Elite Table Tennis Training Centre head coach