Chinese vs. European loop

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Last updated 7 years ago

Tony Lum

Tony Lum Asked 13 years ago

Hi Coach,

What is the difference between the way the Chinese players and European players loop?  Somehow the type of rubber is different as well.




Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 13 years ago

Hi Tony,

The traditional Chinese tospin uses more of the friction of the rubber to propel the ball forward.  As a result the rubber has a harder sponge and a grippier surface.

The European topspin tends to use the sponge more for the topspin by allowing the ball to sink into the sponge and grip around the ball to generate the topspin. So their rubbers tend to have softer sponge and don't require as grippy a surface.

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Lukas Oberbanscheidt

Lukas Oberbanscheidt Posted 10 years ago

What about the tecniqe?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

The Chinese loop has a higher start and a more horizontal swing whereas the European loop starts with the bat vertical to the ground and comes forward with the whole bat with a bigger area coming at the ball.

hao jun

hao jun Posted 7 years ago

So, the chinese have a flatter contact or a brushing contact?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

The Chinese have a brushing contact over the top of the ball.

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