TTMaster Swing Back I
The racket covering, designed in accordance with the new friction rule of the
ITTF technical regulation, offer incomparable properties compared to known
defensive coverings in the market:
- Excellent control, allowing varied return ball
- Active pushing and lifting on back-spin ball
- Extremely effective against service and top-spin
Swing Back I Friction is suitable for active defensive play as well and
classical defensive play."
Swing Back IF
This new long pimple rubbers from TTMaster, a Swiss based company, are
reported to be the closest to the traditional frictionless long pimple rubbers
(like the Dr Neubauer and Hallmark ones), while they still meet the new ITTF
regulation on minimum friction. According to TTMaster they are designed to meet
the regulation, and have been tested successfully.
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TTMaster Swing Back IF
TTmaster Swing Back IF Friction OX Red on Donic Cayman blade
Review by haggisv
OK I've finally had a hit with it... In summary it's
certainly no Superblock (SB)... It's a lot more lively and a little more sensitive to spin.
However it's slower and considerably more reversal on blocks against loops than
any other friction pips that I have used. So I DO agree that it's likely the
clostest to SB that will still be legal... it's also likely to require the least
Frictionless strokes can still be played with this, but are not as effective and
do require some adjustment to incoming spin. On the upside, it's a lot easier to
attack with, and it offers some of the advantages that friction pips offer.
I used it on my normal Donic Cayman blade, and used it in OX;
1. blocking against loops - definite spin reversal with a passive block, whereas
almost all friction pips return a floater with this. For more backspin more of
a chop-block stroke is required, which works very effectively.
2. Counterhitting against loops - hard to do as it behaves more like
frictionless, so backspin instead of topspin is generated resulting in the ball
floating up instead of dropping.
3. Chopping against loops - outstanding control and it's really easy to keep the
ball low...much easier than with frictionless...and since it's so insensitive to
spin the control compares favourably to friction pips as well. The spin reversal
is very high as you would expect, but not much spin can be added as you can with
some friction pips. Changing the spin is a little harder, but can be done to
some extent, but not to the extent of some friction pips.
4. attacking backspin - very easy to attacking backspin, as easy as some of the
better friction pips...good reversal helps the ball drop quickly.
5. serving - very hard to add significant spin to serves...similar to friction
pips.... still good for fast flat serves or deception by twiddling compared to
the flip side of the bat...
Conclusion: It's no SB, so for those that expect a legal alternative to SB with
the same qualities will be disappointed... but it easily seems the closest
alternative requiring the least amount of adjustment in strokes. With some
adjustment from SB, the lack of spin reversal is compensated by much improved
attacking ability and the easy of keeping the ball low when chopping...