Professionals and rubber change

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 7 years ago

Thomas Kunzfeld

Thomas Kunzfeld Asked 7 years ago

Hi Alois,

I wonder about top players changing their rubbers several times a week - is this a kind of quirk or does it really make a difference for them?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Thomas,

At the very top level it does make a difference.  They are hitting a lot of balls in a week so the rubber does wear.  It reacts slightly differently after it is worn, so for consistency of what they are doing in this sport with very small margins, it is important that they change rubbers regularly.

The good thing for them is that they are sponsored and can afford to do it, unlike most others.

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Thomas Kunzfeld

Thomas Kunzfeld Posted 7 years ago

Thank you - luckily for me as a 51 year old beginner there will never arise the necessity to change my rubber earlier than after 80 hours of playing :-)

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago


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