Sponge thickness

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Last updated 7 years ago

Nishant Singhal

Nishant Singhal Asked 7 years ago

Hello Pingskills

I am going to buy a new forehand rubber soon, and I can't decide whether I should get the 2.0 mm or the 2.2 mm. What are the advantages and disadvantages of getting a thicker sponge?

Thank you for your help.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Nishant,

The thicker rubber will give you more speed and more spin.  If that is what you are looking for then go for the 2.2mm.  You will still get a good amount with the 2mm as well.

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Nishant Singhal

Nishant Singhal Posted 7 years ago

Dear Mr Rosario,

Thanks a lot for your help. Are there any disadvantages of getting a thicker sponge?



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

You lose some control.

Ahmad Malik

Ahmad Malik Posted 7 years ago

i consider the thicker sponge better as it gives more spin, and all i think about is spin which is partially wrong, you should think about other things like responses, footwork, technique, if u want more spin, go for a thick rubber... If want a fast rubber go for a thick and soft rubber :)


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