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Ask The Experts: Truong Tu, No. 406

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question:  I am looking to upgrade my racket setup to match my play style. I play with the Chinese or hold grip and do use the backhand to impart a backhand smash and an occasional flick. I use the front primarily and have found I tend to focus heavily […]

Butterfly Training Tips: Forehand Block With Truong Tu

Coach Truong Tu demonstrates how to do a simple forehand block. Learn more about coach Truong Tu here Don’t have anyone to practice this drill with? Learn more about our Amicus and Practice Partner Robots here Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, tournament results, and […]

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, […]

Tenergy 19 Review by Coach Truong Tu

Recently, I have had a chance to try the Lin Yun-Ju Super ZLC with Tenergy 19 and Tenergy 05.  I’ve played with this combination for about 5 hours – and I have been able to compare the new Tenergy 19 to the very popular Tenergy 05 on the same blade. I began my review of […]

Lin Yun-Ju Super ZLC review by coach Truong Tu

Recently, I have had a chance to try the Lin Yun-Ju Super ZLC with Tenergy 19 and Tenergy 05.  I’ve played with this combination for about 5 hours – and these are my initial feelings. I have been using Lin Gaoyuan ALC with Dignics 09C and Dignics 05 for a while, so my first impression […]

ALC blades comparison by coach Truong Tu

(By Truong Tu) I have received many questions regarding the differences between some of the Butterfly ALC blades (including LIN GAOYUAN ALC, MATSUDAIRA KENTA ALC, TIMO BOLL ALC, TIMO BOLL SPIRIT, ZHANG JIKE ALC, and VISCARIA.  Throughout my table tennis career, I have played with both the Viscaria the Lin Gaoyuan blades. I have previously […]

Lin Gaoyuan ALC review by coach Truong Tu

(By Truong Tu) I received the Lin Gaoyuan ALC blade recently and have now logged about 30 hours playing with it. The blade arrived in a solid package with a nice, luxury look. I chose the straight handle version of the blade (I have usually used flared handles on my blades).  The handle fit perfectly in my hand with a nice […]

Ask The Experts: Truong Tu, No. 360

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question:  Hi- I am an intermediate player , have good forehand and learning my backhand to be aggressive. I have been using Nittaku / Darker speed/ Darker imperial for sometime with Dignics 09c 1.9mm forehand , but kept changing backhand rubbers. Now, I am using Timoball ALC, with dignics […]

Ask The Experts: Truong Tu, No: 118

Ask The Experts: Truong Tu, No: 118 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Blade: Innerforce Layer ALC Question: I started off using the Primorac blade with Tenergy 80 on both sides. My coach just recommended I get a new blade and suggested the Timo Boll Spirit which is out of stock so I bought the Innerforce […]

Ask The Experts: Truong Tu, No: 95

Ask The Experts: Truong Tu, No: 95 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hi, I played table tennis as a youngster but hadn’t played for 15 years until i started playing again at Christmas 2015. So 3 months down the line and i have agreed to join the local summer league to gain some […]

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