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GUIDE TO TABLE TENNIS RUBBERS
SPEED: The ability to easily create faster ball speed based on
a rubber's power created by the sponge rebound force and top sheet
Higher speed rubbers also called faster since they produce faster
shots. Speed differences between rubbers are greater with 2.5 or 2.0mm
sponges. Attacking Players usually prefer the fastest rubbers while
defensive players may prefer slower rubbers.
SPIN: The ability to create stronger spin is determined mainly by the composition and quality of the top sheet.
POWER FACTOR: The sum of spin and speed ratings. Powerful
rubbers combine high speed with strong topspin to create maximum
WHAT IS SPONGE DENSITY: In
general, players who swing harder prefer the harder sponges. The denser
sponges have more stored energy but also require more racket speed to
compress the sponge and release this energy. The all-round player or
players with shorter strokes will prefer sponges with medium or softer
THICKNESS: Many rubbers offer multiple sponge thicknesses. The sponge
layer, the area between the top sheet and the wood, acts as a
trampoline. Thinner sponge will be less “springy” and have a hard feel,
as the ball will generally sink to the wood surface, producing less
spin and speed. Thicker sponge will have a soft feel and will be faster
and provide more spin as the ball will sink deep into the sponge layer
catapulting it outward with tremendous velocity and increased spin.
No Sponge(OX)-1.3mm: For defensive style players who emphasize control.
1.5-1.7mm For all-round players who desire good control with medium speed.
1.9mm-Max For offensive players who attack with high speed and spin.