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    Posted: 05/18/2019 at 8:24am
I just got the Dr Neubauer Firewall plus to try out lp.  I really like the blade.  Problem is, it seems hard to loop.  

I tried mxp max on fh, did not loop as I would liked.  Not knowing anything about balsa blades I then tried mxp 50 that was worse.  

Any suggestions for fh rubber that I can loop with?  Or can I use a different DR N. Blade that plays like firewall plus but loop better.



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Tried H3 neo unboosted - nope 

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I had the same problem, and I have tried a few rubbers. None of the Tenergy's worked for me with this blade. I had better luck with H3 but so far Xiom Vega Pro has worked the best for my game with this blade.  The only problem is that you cannot generate as much  top spin as you would with other blades. If they can come with a combination that has the pips blocking of this blade and looping capability of Viscaria for forehand, it would be a neat trick.
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I just tried Xiom o7t, can spin more but every time I hit it harder it flew away.  Club member told it is the blade it is bouncy;  maybe that's what it is.  
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Close the angle and loosen your grip.  I suspect your grip is too hard.
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U r right I have to loosen grip instead of tighten.  I talked to table tennis coach who tried out the blade.  He said I have to loosen grip and also modify my forehand loop technique.  Instead of lowering arm loop loop more from top half of motion.  It worked. I can now loop and smash with mxp now, can't wait to try it out.  
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I have Firewall and it's very picky with FH rubbers. For me decent choice with old balls were Skyline 3 (close to Hurricane), which "masks" the balsa effect. I know one player with Rakza 7 soft. Overall, I think you should think of different blade - I think that Firewall leads to too many easy mistakes... Smile
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I want to try a blade with fast fh and slow bh but maintain long pip heavy disruptiveness like the firewall plus;  any suggestions?  Anyone tried the Other Dr N blades.

To simplify looking for 2 faced blade
1. Fast fh and able to loop
2.  Blade size as big as firewall plus
3. slow bh - disruptive with long pips as firewall plus
4.  Light or lighter blade 50-80 grams
5. Can be balsa, composite or non balsa

Is there such a beast?

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You might want to ask same question in the OOAK forum: http://ooakforum.com/index.php , all the pips experts are there... Thumbs Up

- Overall, 2 faced blades are not that popular with pips players.
- Many defensive blades have big heads.
- Slow BH side is not necessarily good for the pips.
- Forget composite blades.

I play with Joola Chen Weixing non-blasa blade, which has big head and it is decently fast for a defensive blade. It feels very different from Firewall, which is biggest difference. The blade weights 85 g and cost under 50 $. The are lots of similar blades.

Cheapest alternative is to borrow someone else's blade for testing and see what you like.


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Thanks RoyPips 

I been reading on ooak for past few hours, tons of LP info.


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stay off of ooak ....haha
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for that balsa blade try vega asia df. it will match well.

my coach got a great 2faced blade from the forum. blades by Charlie. he makes custom blades at a fair price. nice quality good finish
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