Soft and hard rubber

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 10 years ago

Ittipat Amonrungmetham

Ittipat Amonrungmetham Asked 10 years ago

Hi Alois,

I'm curious about why most pro table tennis players prefer hard rubbers.

I personally prefer soft rubbers on a flexible blade because I can feel the ball on the contact.

When I go to a shop to look for rubbers with pro version, I notice that they all come with hard sponge!

Why is the pro version always hard? Soft rubbers are not suitable for a pro...?

Just want to know.

Thank you


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Ittipat,

I think they like the speed of the harder rubber.  Since the banning of speed glue this is the substitute. 

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