Ask The Experts: Tawny Banh, No. 296 at the LATTA in El Monte, CA
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Ask The Experts: Tawny Banh, No. 296 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question:  Looking to purchase new racket, presently using a Mark V bought from Ping Skills out of Australia. I have been playing about a year and half, and looking for something with a better spin and control than the Mark V. I am told I hit more with a no spin ball even though I am trying to put a lot of spin on ball, I am blaming my racket. Saw your video on the ALC Timo Boll racket, and my budget is in the $150.00 range. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you, Bob Answer: Your Ask the Experts question was answered by Tawny Banh. She is a coach at the Los Angeles Table Tennis Association in El Monte, CA. Coach Banh’s response is as follows:
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Hi Bob,
 
Yes, I encourage you to buy the Timo Boll ALC blade. 
 
It has 5 ply wood + 2 Arylate/Carbon.  The ALC has a good blend of speed, spin, and control.  It’s not a very fast blade considering it is carbon.  Thus, it will give you better spin and control (which is what you are seeking). 
 
I also suggest you use the Timo Boll ALC blade with Rozena rubbers.  The rubber you are currently using does not generate spin like Rozena.   
 
Good luck!
 
Coach Tawny

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