Rubber foam thickness

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 4 years ago

Luke Young

Luke Young Asked 4 years ago


What is the difference between the thickness of the foam. Will a 2.0 have more spin or more control etc over say 1.8mm foam?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi Luke,

The thicker sponge or foam will give more spin and more speed.

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Hin Cheang

Hin Cheang Posted 4 years ago

Thin sponge would have to ball leave the bat quicker, that means it would be less affected by spin and shots would be flatter, but because contact time is too short, that would make it hard to control. 

Thick sponge gives more spin and speed, it also has a longer contact time although you can draw a massive arc from loops, but it would also be more sensitive to incoming spin and speed i.e. need to adjust angle more, and that would also be hard to control.

Ideal thickness for overall control would be around 1.9mm. If you already master the 1.9mm and want more spin and speed, going for thicker sponge can be a good idea.

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