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    Posted: 11/10/2019 at 3:53pm
Hi,

I'm asking for a suggestion. What composite blade (preferably by Butterfly or TSP) would you recommend for Tenergy 05 on the forehand and Spectol 21 on the backhand? I'm currently using TSP SWAT Power which is a very nice blade for this combination of rubbers but I feel that all-wooden blades don't really match the new ball well (we usually play with DHS D40+ here in Russia). There were some pros here (namely Maxim Maximov and Denis Gavrilov) who used Gergely with these rubbers but I'm not sure if it's relevant now. I really liked Avalox P700 with the celluloid ball if it matters.

Any input would be highly appreciated.

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In my opinion, Spectol (all variations) is better for the forehand side because of its vertical pimple alignment. Spinpips, which has horizontal pimple alignment, is better for backhand. I personally had a hard time playing vertically aligned pimples on backhand. 
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Viscaria works with everything.  Seriously.  It does.
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Tsp hino carbon or primorac carbon
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ZJK SZLC, Nittaku Acoustic Carbon, Viscaria, Stiga Carbonado 45. All of these are good with Tenergy FH and SP on BH. I too agree that horizontal pips are better suited for SP on BH.
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I would agree that the Viscaria or one of the many blades of the same composition work very well with SP. I think the Koto is hard enough for the short pips, whilst still working for the majority of styles with inverted.
I think harder, carbon or 7 ply wood blades work best for short pips, but I don't get on with these for inverted and I prefer limber/ALC for inverted, but this is not great for short pips. The Koto/ALC seems to work for both with very little compromise.

On the subject of horizontal pips, in theory I get why they would be better for BH, but having tried both Hexer Pips Force and regular Hexer pips, in both horizontal and vertical alignment, side by side, on identical blades, in practice the difference is negligible at best. 
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Primorac Carbon

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hey, i am using the same rubbers and currently i play with  the Timo Boll ZLC. I really love it for my backhand with spectol 21. In forehand is quite good but a bit slower than Mizutani SZLC i tried and loved it for my forehand. I think koto outer ply suits me better.. if i find a blade a bit faster with koto may i give it a try..
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Tibhar stratus carbon,T05,Spectol21
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Thats interesting how most of you say horizontal aligned pips is better for BH. I thought it was the opposite and most professionals use vertical on the BH (Tang Peng flarestorm 2, Mima Ito Moristo SP just to name a couple). I suppose it depends what style you play with the short pips. However, IMO if u want to spin then inverted rubbers are much better than SP for this haha.
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