Sponge thickness

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 5 years ago

rob tanner

rob tanner Asked 5 years ago

There is a rumour going about that the ittf are going to make a rule change on thin sponge ie it must be 1.0 mm minimum if so will this also apply to ox players ? any truth in this 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Rob,

I haven't heard about this.

I wonder if other readers have heard anything.


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Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Posted 5 years ago

Maybe this can happen this will make game of defenders even more difficult, ITTF will think so because this will help offensice player to defeat defenders even more easily.

One more question how the hardness of sponge is measured, I bought a Xiom Vega Tour Blade in which it is written that blade performs better with 47.5 degree sponge to 50 degree sponge I haven't bought the rubber till now so just asking?  


Shaun Synot

Shaun Synot Posted 5 years ago

The hardness measurement that Xiom reccomend are for German rubbers, Japanese and Chinese rubbers use a different measuring device. Which brand of rubber are you thinking of buying?


Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Posted 5 years ago

I an thinking to buy rubber Stiga Airoc M and Andro Rasant Powergrip


Shaun Synot

Shaun Synot Posted 5 years ago

Powergrip is 50 degrees, There is no stated hardness for Airoc M but it has been estimated at 45 degrees.


Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Posted 5 years ago

Thank you Shaun.



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