Ask The Experts: Shahin Akhlaghpasand, No. 320. ITTF Level 1 coach
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Ask The Experts: Shahin Akhlaghpasand, No. 320

Ask The Experts: Shahin Akhlaghpasand, No. 320

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer


Hello. I need your help and advice on choosing Butterfly gear. I have been playing table tennis for 35 years. I’m 48 years old. I am still active and playing 3 leagues in my own country. So far, I have played with clear wood planks and soft tires, but I have the impression that I lack strength and sharpness in my strokes. I play attacking style. I would be grateful if you could help me with the choice of my new Butterfly gear considering my age and everything I’ve written before. Is it too fast and too fast for me Timo Boll ALC and Zhang Jike ALC. Or else the fleas might be Apolonia ZLC or Harimoto Innerforce ALC … Please for advice on which board and tires to buy. Thank you in advance. Sports greetings.



Your Ask the Experts question was answered by Shahin Akhlaghpasand. Coach Akhlaghpasand is an ITTF Level 1 Coach and a Coach at the Austin Table Tennis Club and his response is as follows:
Hi Sasa,
Yes, I agree with you, the Primorac OFF- wood with Tenergy 05 FX rubbers do not give you the power needed.
I think from the woods you mentioned, I agree with Timo Boll ALC. It will be faster for you at first, but you will adapt to it over time. The ALC wood with high control capability is for attacking players that cover both off the table and near the table.
For the rubber, if you really like the soft feel, then stay with your FX version. Otherwise, I recommend Tenergy 05 on your forehand and Tenergy 64 on your backhand.
Thanks and regards,
Coach Shahin

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