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Table tennis rubber buying guide

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Like most table tennis players You know, the practice of this sport is much more technical than it seems at first glance and choosing the right rubber for your wood makes a big difference in the game. When the rubber ball hits the patch, it causes the sponge to be under compression to the best point. This creates an extra grip on the ball and thus more turns. At the same time, when the sponge is decompressed, a return force is created that will capture the ball from the surface of the paddle at optimum speed and spin.

Factors for choosing table tennis rubber

Velocity – It is the ability to create the greater speed of the ball that creates the rebound force of the sponge and the hardness of the rubber. The tires that produce the highest speed are the so-called ‘fast’. Rubbers with 2.5 or 2.0 mm sponges have a greater speed difference. Players who are attacking usually prefer faster bases and defensive players prefer slower coins.Turns out – The rubber composition of the table tennis paddle is primarily determined by the ability to create a stronger twist or turn.Power factor – It is the sum of the turn or turns and the velocity. By connecting fast coins with a powerful spin the maximum attack power is created.

Thickness of table tennis rubber

2.5mm – The standards allow the maximum thickness. The term 2.5 is commonly used as a way of expressing the maximum sponge thickness that the rubber allows to achieve the full thickness of a rubber / sponge within the range allowed by the standard. Depending on the thickness of the rubber, the maximum thickness the sponge will probably have something around 2.15 or 2.30mm2.0mm – This is the most common thickness. 2.0mm combines offensive power with more control than the 2.5mm. The 2.0mm ones are also used by attacking players who use light / medium attack table tennis woods and especially those who play close to the table.1.0mm or 1.5mm – The thin rubbers provide the players with more control and more ‘touch’ with more ‘touch’ emphasizing off-road or defensive style of play. Sometimes fast and blocking players use the 1.5mm rubber.

Putting up table tennis rubber

The assembly of table tennis rubber is not complicated, however, if you are not familiar with its assembly, you can ask your regular dealer. Stores usually offer this table tennis blade assembly service free of charge to their customers. However, the vast majority of table tennis players prefer to put up their rubbers themselves Photo Creative Commons Flickr

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