Effect of sponge

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 10 years ago

Rajesh Sawant

Rajesh Sawant Asked 10 years ago

Hi Alois/Jeff,

Please help me to understand effect of thickness of sponge. That is sponge comes in different sizes and hard/soft what actually it makes impact?

Thanks,

Rajesh Suhas Sawant

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Rajesh,

The thicker sponge is faster and will generate more spin as well.  The thiner sponges will give you more control.

When starting out a 1.5 to 2mm sponge is OK.

I think the hard and soft sponge is a preference of the ball you like to hit.  For a more open stroke you can use a softer sponge.  The harder sponge allows you to play a topspin with a more closed angle on your racket.


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Rajesh Sawant

Rajesh Sawant Posted 10 years ago

Hello Alois,

We can use 2.2/ Max at both side of the bat? I mean this will not be against ITTF's rules for width of the bat including blade width? 

Thanks,

Rajesh Suhas Sawant


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Hi Rajesh,

The only restriction on the thickness is the individual rubber can't be more than 4mm with the sponge and rubber together.  The bat can be as big, thick and wide as you want.



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