Sponge hardness

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 7 years ago

Xariuz Cruz

Xariuz Cruz Asked 8 years ago

Hi Pingskills! What's the pros and cons for soft sponge and hard sponge?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Xarius,

It is a matter of personal preference.  The harder sponge allows you to make more of a brushing contact on the ball and angle your bat right over the stroke.  The softer sponge will allow you to play a flatter stroke and allow the ball to sink into the sponge and spin it.

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martinand bernard

martinand bernard Posted 7 years ago

are you sure? hard for flat strokes no? and soft for brusing stokes


D K Posted 7 years ago

hard rubber generates high speed but a little spin when you use a flat hit.

I think it is good for bombing players or players who create spin by relying on the tackiness to generate both speed and spin

soft rubber creates more spin than speed,a little more angle means more spin,you can do better variations maybe...

I think that they are better for shorter serving,because they absorb the speed better but generate more spin on the falling ball,or also they can be good for soft and controlled blocking game or looping focused on spin more than speed.


Am I right,PingSkills Team?

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