How to play with soft rubber (FH)

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 9 years ago

Duc Le

Duc Le Asked 9 years ago

I just switched from a medium-hard rubber (Yasaka Rakza 9) to a soft one (Calibra LT Sound) for my FH, mainly to reduce the paddle weight a bit. Today was my first day using it, but it feels quite weird. Do you have any tips or general guidelines for playing with soft rubbers? I'm using a OFF/OFF- 7-ply wood blade with medium flex (Yasaka Hinoki Leo 7). Thanks a bunch!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Duc,

Try letting the ball sink into your rubber a bit more.  Have a more open blade when hitting.  This will allow the rubber to wrap around the ball more and grip it.


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