Hard or soft blades/rubbers versus playing style

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 6 years ago

Benjamin Coene

Benjamin Coene Asked 6 years ago

I know equipment is a personal preference but when you are someone who always stays close to the table, is there something you should pay attention to when choosing a blade and rubbers? What equipment is more suitable when you play close to the table, hard or soft?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Benjamin,

There are no set rules with this.  Even from close to the table, some players will like a faster blade and others will like the softer blade with more feel.


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Benjamin Coene

Benjamin Coene Posted 6 years ago

Thanks. Today i trained for the first time with my new blade, butterfly Viscaria. Before i played with butterfly Iolite. My new blad is average stiff and average hard. So I took the middle way and i can adjust with harder or softer rubbers.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Good to hear it worked out.


Johan B

Johan B Posted 6 years ago

It almost worked out too well... He was making controlled loops and I was giving him all kinds of nasty blocks last night - fast, slow, backspin, topspin, sidespin - he could still cope with it for the most part laughing



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