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Friendship - Blackwhirlwind wooden Blade

01/31/2012
Kees Glimmerveen
Even if it is marked as defensive by Friendship, this is a true allround blade. Slightly slow according to Chinese standards, it is actually slightly faster than the standard allround European blade, Stiga Allround. It is also slightly less flexible, but not as rigid as most Friendship blades, which means it will support European type rubbers quite well. Still, it is hard enough to provide maximum reversal on anti-spin rubbers and long pimples-out rubbers, and its speed is suitable for those rubbers too, so in this respect it truly is a defensive blade. It is best used with soft to medium hard LKT or Friendship rubbers. Light-weight antispin rubbers such as Juic Neo-anti or Tobhar Ellen Def combine vbery well with this blade in moderate thickness (1.5 mm)....


TSP REFLEX 50 Award Offensive

08/20/2011
Andrew Pape
This blade is excellent. It's expensive but well worth the money. I have been experimenting often with TT equipment during the last few years, and have spent a lot of money. When I first used it this blade, I thought it may be too slow. Although it's labelled as "offensive", it's nowhere near as fast as other bats I've used. Each company is different in their bat speed ratings, however, so it's hard to know what to buy.

I have used fast pimples on the TSP blade, and found that I could smack winners so fast that the opponent had no time to react. At the same time, I can play a short game. That's the best balance I've found. The bat is well manufactured, not too heavy or light, and not top-heavy, plus there is plenty of dwell time.

I have recently experimented with rubbers, now using an inverted Tensor rubber on the forehand, rather than the fast short pips. The bat is even faster now. It's still easy to hit winners (either flat or loop-kills), but I can play the short game with it too. I think I may have the perfect blade. Just by choosing suitable rubbers, the blade would suit most players. I play an all-round attacking game, based more on speed than spin, and yet this bat has been described as excellent for loopers. So whether you hit or loop, you can't go wrong. If you want the maximum in power, you may be tempted to play with a fast carbon blade, but then you'll lose dwell-time and are likely to hit every ball off the table.

Overall, this is the best blade I've tried, and I have no reason to buy any more....


Serving Secrets Revealed - Coaching Table Tennis DVD

01/03/2011
Robert Olsen
Hi, I'm Robert from Orange and I highly recommend this DVD. I have seen some coaching by Chinese Professionals but in this DVD the English is very easy to understand, the lessons are in a step by step format and they are very easy to understand. I have been playing for 6 years wish I have seen this DVD 6 years ago. Not only will it help you to learn to serve better it will help you return the serve as well, as you will understand the serve action and spin....


Donic Formula First - Rubber Glue

11/30/2010
Nanda Jayasinghe
This is an excellent product which applies all types of rubber sheets to any blade.You can spread this glue evenly and quickly on the blade and on the rubber sheets as well without making any mess.This is noticeable when you glue your used rubber sheets to any blade.You do not have to wait even 5 minutes since this glue dries very quickly.Removal of the rubber sheet is also easy and this can be done without damaging the rubber sheet and the surface of the blade....


Galaxy Rubber Cleaner Sponge

11/23/2010
Nanda Jayasinghe
According to my concept of a cleaning sponge,this product should be a very soft item which can be used at any time without soaking with water.This product is very solid and hard like a piece of rock.Before the instructions from the OOOAK shop appeared, I used it to clean my rubbers with a considerable amount of ANDRO water based cleaning liquid. I am quite sure that I considerably damaged my rubbers doing so.Therefore, I would like to warn the other players who have bought this product that they should follow the instructions mentioned above eventhough you will find it hard to do so in some situations....


Darker Speed 90 - 1-ply Kiso Hinoki 9mm (made in Japan)

10/18/2010
Charbel Abou-Jawde
i have to try..I am looking for the fastest blade in this game..