Ask The Experts: Min Kim No. 309
Butterfly Table Tennis Question and AnswerQuestion:
Hi coach, how r u?
I know in this modern era, a lot of player will tend to be a looper rather than a hitter. I also tried to be a looper, but it didn’t fit me very well because I don’t have a good athleticsm.
I prefer to be a hitter who stand close to table. My playing style is hit the topspin/no spin ball from my opponent, but when i receive underspin ball I prefer to do a loop kill.
Can you suggest any Butterfly equipment (blade and rubber) that fit with my playing style? I usually play with Inverted rubber in both sides, but it’s OK for me to try pimples-out rubber
This Ask the Experts question was answered by Min Kim. She is the coach at MK Georgia Table Tennis in Duluth, Georgia. Coach Kim’s response is below:
The Lin Gaoyuan ALC and Viscaria are great for attacking close to mid distance from the table and a perfect balance of control. The Tenergy 64 is a rubber that comes with the feeling of wrapping/holding a ball and the ability to send a fast ball around also the Dignics 64 is an upgraded of Tenergy 64.
The Impartial XB a high tension pips-out rubber poised between passive and aggressive play and increased speed and power. The first time you use a backhand pip-out rubber, control can be difficult.
So if you take lessons from the coach at your club, your skills will improve faster.