Ask The Experts: Steven Wang, No. 155
Question: I have been using the Tenergy 64 for a few years now, mainly on my Timo Boll ZLC. The Tenergy 64 seemed great on that blade, but ever since I switched to the Viscaria, the Tenergy 64 seems almost too hard and my loops are going long. Could this be due to the difference in the blades and I just haven’t adjusted my swing? I’m thinking that maybe a little softer rubber would be better, like the Tenergy 80? I like to play mid distance and my FH loops were hitting the table with the Timo Boll ZLC and now I am missing those same ones. The question is: should I continue to adjust my stroke and keep the Tenergy 64 or should I try a little softer rubber like the Tenergy 80 to compensate for the difference in the blade? Thank you in advance for your time.
First, practice with your paddle angling a little bit more downward.
After you practice, if you feel that this is not helpful, then you could change to a softer rubber. If you want another suggestion for softer rubber, you could try Tenergy 64-FX. It is almost the same as Tenergy 64, except softer. This way, there wouldn’t be as much of a change and you won’t have to adjust as much.
I hope this is helpful.
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