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Hey PB friends. Taking up PB again (initially started playing about 4-5 yrs ago with wife). I'm wondering if anyone knows if there are paddles that have a more crisp and direct feel on contact? I guess the feel I'm wondering about is very much like an old school wood/sandpaper/pebble rubber ping pong paddle but not obviously a wood PB paddle. I've tried several paddles in my PB club (Franklin Ben Johns, Engage Pursuit, Selkirk, Diadem Warrior) and have an older Champion graphite faced paddle and a Gamma Mirage and Electrum Model E which I got from TP in great shape used. While I can play with them they all to a certain extent feel very muted/cushioned and have a lack of feel and control. The exception is the Champion which has a much thinner core and graphite face (wondering if that's part of the others feeling less precise due to different faces and thicker cores). While the spin possibilities of the the new faces and cores seems to the in thing right now wondering if a thinner core (or also a different core like Nomex or aluminum) might get me the feel and control I'm searching for (and yes practice and playing will help as well and Demoing if possible!) Thx all.