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Marek Griga

Marek Griga Asked 6 months ago

Hello, could you help me with choosing forehand and backhand rubber? I actually have Victas V>15 Stiff (45 degrees esn) and it feels very slow for me so i want like 48 degrees esn rubbers. My playstyle is looping from mid-distance from table, close to the table i like banana flick. I was thinking about some Gewo rubbers (really nice durability as well) - Gewo Nexxus EL PRO 48 Superselect 2.0mm, Gewo Nexxus EL PRO 48 2.1 mm, Gewo nanoflex ft48 2.1mm (i would take it. for forehand) , Gewo Nexxus EL PRO 50 Superselect (i was thinking about using this for forehand because it is direct and linear) 2.0mm. Could you choose some rubber for forehand and some for backhand?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 months ago

Hi Marek.

The answer to your question is that the best choice of rubber entirely depends on your personal preference and the type of playing style you prefer. As you are looking to loop from the mid-distance from the table, and close to the table you like to banana flick, a rubber with a harder sponge and a grippy surface would be best.  I recommend trying a few different brands and types to find the right rubber for you. As for a backhand rubber, you should consider keeping it slightly softer than your forehand rubber to provide maximum control while blocking and pushing. Once again, there are many great options available, so it's worth experimenting to discover what works best for your individual style.


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Marek Griga

Marek Griga Posted 6 months ago

Okay :). And do, you think that kind of rubber where you have to work for spin is better for forehand (like you need to add power as brushing is not always enough)? And just theoretically, when you have 2.1mm, you may need larger topspin stroke than with 2.3 or 2.2 mm or this depends on something other? Because i see that some people are able to do full forehand topspin stroke and some people can not. 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 months ago

Hi Marek,

the difference between 2.1 and 2.3 is very minimal and current really mean you need to change your stroke at all. The hardness it tackiness of the rubber also isn’t the key element, more about the quality of your stroke. 


Marek Griga

Marek Griga Posted 6 months ago

Alright, ty 



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