Recommendation for different types of rubbers

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Last updated 8 years ago

Rahul khandelwal

Rahul khandelwal Asked 8 years ago

Hi coach,

I have seen your video of introduction to rubbers. You suggested in the video that combination of normal and long pimple rubber is good to play. Please suggest me some good normal and long pimple rubbers to choose. I also want to know that normal and inverted rubber are same or not. Currently I am using yasaka mark V for both forhand and backhand , I want to know which kind of rubber yasaka mark V is ?

Thank you.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Rahul,

We would only recommend the long pipes for more advanced players.  If you are at this level then give it a try.

MArk V is a good control inverted rubber that we recommend as an ideal first rubber.

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Rahul khandelwal

Rahul khandelwal Posted 8 years ago

Thank you coach, 

I also want to know that normal rubber and inverted rubber both are same or not? If not then please mention a little bit about both. Please suggest me some good normal/inverted and long pimples rubber. I also want to know that professional players like Waldner, ma long, ma lin etc which type of rubber they use? 

Thank you again coach 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Hi Rahul,

Yes they are just different names for the same thing.

Mark V is a good inverted rubber.  If you want something slightly faster then go for Yasaka Pryde.

For the Long Pimples I don't have any good recommendations.  You could try Feint Long.  Others will have suggestions.

Rahul khandelwal

Rahul khandelwal Posted 8 years ago

Thank you coach,

Now I am planning to use DHS Hurricane 3 Neo for forehand and Tenergy 05 for backhand. Can you recommend me a good bled to use with these rubbers.

Please give me some advice about yasaka phantom long pimps rubber.

Florian Steger

Florian Steger Posted 8 years ago

Hello Rahul,

before you think about what world class players use: Its not the material you use what makes you a good player. Its training techniques, training movement and so on.

Or in other words: Just because you are sitting in a Ferrari F1 doesn't make you Michael Schumacher. :)

First think about what kind of a player you are. long pips are a completely different animal as normal/inverted rubbers for the offensive play. They not just look differently but at first they play completely differently.

So what kind of a player are you?:)

And what do you miss from your racket?


Rahul khandelwal

Rahul khandelwal Posted 8 years ago

I am an offensive player and I like to play game with spin and speed. 

What I am missing from my racket is a good amount of spin.


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