Ask The Experts: Nan Li, No. 46
Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer
Blade: Butterfly TAKSIM (Chinese penhold)
Forehand Rubber: Tenergy
Backhand Rubber: Sriver
Question: Hi Coach Nan Li:
Thank you so much for your reply which is very helpful to me.
Which one is good for me? Please remember my top priority is ball controlling. Should I use 1.9 mm rubber too?
I am current using DHS 6006 (Chinese penhold) with Hurricane III rubber forehand and Tin Arc III backhand. Ball controlling is fine but the quality of blade is poor.
• I read some articles saying Butterfly TAKSIM is a classic blade and can balance ball control, speed and spin. But TAKSIM is little bit thicker and heavier. What is your opinion?
• Do you recommend other blade for me? (an amateur player with top priority of ball control). Cost is not a key factor. I like good quality and suitable blade/rubber for me.
Thank you again.
Answer: Hi Cai Shen,
As for the blade, I believe the Yoshida Kaii CS would be more suitable for you. The blade should provide you with maximum control.
Hope you enjoy your new paddle!