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    Posted: 07/22/2022 at 11:14am
Hi guys,

I have been playing casually for 2 years with random $30 racket on amazon.

I am eyeing on nittaku acoustic for its all around capability (slightly focus on looping).
But I am completely lost on what rubber to choose.

The general guidance I have after spending hours in forums is that acoustic works better with medium-hard or hard rubber.
Hard rubbers are also better for plastic balls but require more skills.

Currently in my shopping cart is

FH: Nittaku Fastarc G-1 1.8mm
BH: Yasaka Rakza 7 1.8mm

Does that sound about right?

Other rubbers I have heard for includes the following but data point are too sparse.
Mark V: safe choice but a little to slow for plastic ball.
Vega pro

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That seems like a great setup. You'll find out a lot about what you like playing with it, but that will be good for a huge bulk of players. 

Acoustic is a great blade, just make sure you get the right size [The OG Nittaku acoustic is for small hands (women/kids]), they have a large handle [LG] which will suit most men, and a medium [SG Special] which will suit men with small hands.

You won't want to be spending close to 140 euro on a blade and the handle size is off - Nittaku had very small handles and hence introduced a LG handle version. Then more recently, the medium version.. unlike the rubber which will last 3-9 months depending on use and how much you want to invest, the blade is a thing you'll want to hold on to for 5+ years if possible. That's a long time with a substandard handle size.
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I would go for Fastarc G-1 2.0m on both sides. You can't go wrong with that combo, it will be a great until you are at a high level and for most of us, we never reach the heights justifying thicker. 1.8mm is too thin though, 2.0 is the ideal middle of the road. The same rubber on both sides simplify things and G-1 is so versatile it's one of the absolute best rubbers for the vast majority of players using 2x inverted, especially when considering the ratio quality/price. Think of it as the Mark V/Sriver of the 21st century, THE standard. Of course the Acoustic is great a choice. Good luck!
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