fast rubber

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 10 years ago

Roman Sukhanov

Roman Sukhanov Asked 10 years ago

The rubber on the red side of my bat seems to be offering too much speed for me both on my forehand and backhand. How can I cope with that?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Roman,

What sort of rubber is it and how long have you had it?

You could think about changing the rubber or try to hit a lot more balls with it and see if you can get used to the speed of it.  Sometimes it takes a while to adjust.


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Roman Sukhanov

Roman Sukhanov Posted 10 years ago

I use Stiga Magna TS II rubber on a defensive blade. I have been using it for 2 months. My guess is that I should try to get less tension in my wrist and make a slower swing.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Yes, less tension is often a key.  It helps you feel the ball better and control the stroke.

Roman Sukhanov

Roman Sukhanov Posted 10 years ago

Just today I tried slow spinny topspins instead of fast shots. It was easier for me to get the ball onto the table, and difficult enough for my opponents to return

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Glad that is working for you.  Slower is sometimes a lot better.


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