Difference between hard and soft rubbers ?

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Huzaifa Khan

Huzaifa Khan Asked 7 years ago

i am confused that people say that hard rubbers are slow rubber and soft rubber are faster but i think viceversa of that and people also say that if we glue a soft rubber with a defensive blade it would become a faster blade.

i dont get these hard and soft rubber thing please help me ?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Huzaifa,

You can have fast and slow rubbers that are both soft and hard.  It just depends on the type of rubber.  Speed does also depend on the blade as well.

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Jean Balthazar

Jean Balthazar Posted 7 years ago

"Hard" and "soft" usually refer to the sponge density (expressed in °), although the rubber part also varies in hardness and elasticity from one to another. Rubbers with soft sponge are usually more "lively" than hard sponge rubbers, i.e. they have a bigger "trampoline" effect that gives good speed with a small stroke. In terms of maximum speed though, like on a smash, the hard sponge is usually faster, as the soft sponge will be totally compressed at full impact and the hard sponge will not. These are only general principles though.

Stuffy Singer

Stuffy Singer Posted 1 year ago

Thank you, that helps 

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