Ask The Experts: Tawny Banh, No. 418
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Ask The Experts: Tawny Banh, No. 418

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question:  Best regards. I would ask you to suggest me tires for my Butterfly Viscaria board. I am 51 years old and I have been playing table tennis for almost 40. I have the necessary technique. I’m not a fan of very hard tires, but every piece of advice means a lot to me, so I would ask you to tell me which tire is the most compatible with this board. Of course I want everything if possible, and that is enough speed and turns, but also control. Thank you in advance, best regards. 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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Hello Sasa,  I’m Tawny Banh, 2-Time USA Olympian and 1994-2007 US National Team member. Thank you for reaching out to me and asking for my expert advice.  You expressed to me that you are currently using Xiom Omega V Europe on your forehand and backhand.  Well, I suggest you use Butterfly Tenergy 05 FX.  “FX” has a softer sponge which is good for you since you stated that you are not a fan of hard rubbers.  Tenergy 05 FX is best-suited for offensive all-round play.  It has good speed & can assist you in generating heavy & spinny topspin balls.  You get all these features while still maintaining some control at the same time. Tenergy 05 FX will be a good combination with your Viscaria blade!  Remember to use Butterfly Spin Refresh to clean both of your rubbers and apply the Butterfly Adhesive Protective Film to protect & prolong the surface of the rubber. Ok, I hope this helps you. Have fun playing with Butterfly equipment! Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, tournament results, and We Are Butterfly players, coaches, clubs and more.

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