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Which Rubber Should I Apply? Ask the Expert by coach Tawny Banh

Q: “I want to change my evolution rubber to any Butterfly rubber. I am a offensive player and I evenly mid-play spin+power attack. So which rubber should I apply to my forehand side?” Learn more about Tenergy 05 here​ Learn more about Coach Tawny Banh here Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis […]

Ask The Experts: Louis Levene, No. 384

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question:   Hi, I play close to the table very offensively, I have a powerful forehand. As soon as I can attack from topspin, I attack the ball. I play close to the table because I usually take the offensive initiative of the game, but if the other player presses […]

Ask The Experts: Truong Tu, No. 383

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question:  Hello, as already written, for the last two months I’ve been playing with Timo Boll ALC but sometimes it feels too hard and I can’t feel the ball the way I would like to. Can you briefly compare TB ALC with Innerforce ALC and Innerforce ALC.S (speed, hardness, […]

Ask The Experts: Lady Ruano, No. 382

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Looking to upgrade both my forehand and backhand rubber. I like chopping and backhand play. What rubbers do you suggest? Price is not an issue. If I buy an expensive rubber, how do I maintain it? Answer:  This Ask the Experts question was answered by Lady Ruano. She is […]

Ask The Experts: Di Yu, No. 381

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Dear coach, I am a modern defender using tackifire on backhand. (Use Gionis wood ALL+; tenergy 05 forehand.) I chop with Tackifire 60%, block 20% and surprise attack (20%) which is what I love. (There is a player called Wang TingTing whose style I emulate but don’t know […]

Ask The Experts: Jun Gao No. 380

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I’m a very defensive player, and I utilize a lot of backspin, and try to be pinpoint accurate with placement of the ball. What rubbers and blades would you recommend? I was looking and I like the Cypress T-Max S blade, and the Dignics 09C rubber. Any recommendation […]

Ask The Experts: Jishan Liang, No. 379

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I’m a lefty, who gets attacked a lot with high arch loops to my backhand side. I am not able to step around to my forehand side. So I end up making a weak return with my backhand that either goes off the table or easy for the […]

Butterfly Favorite – PongNow: David Zhuang

(by Steve Hopkins) This installment of the PongNow interview series was originally posted last September.  This edition features David Zhuang, one of the most decorated American table tennis players of a generation.  He is an Olympian, a 6-time National Champion, and a Hall of Fame Member. David’s club is featured this week at ButterflyOnline.com – WAB […]

Ask The Experts: Hui Wang No. 378

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I want to upgrade my blade. I’m looking for a set up that will give me a good combination of ball feel and spin, speed and control. My decision is between the Timo Boll ALC and the Jun Mizutani ZLC. I also don’t want something that’s too stiff […]

Ask The Experts: Liu Juan, No. 377

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question:  I play with the Chinese pen hold grip. My play style consists of spin serves and defensive front runner with the back side being my smashing rubber. What would you recommend to increase the spin with a good balance of control for the front and power and control […]

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