Sponges Thickness and Hardness

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 9 years ago

AmekunRaiane Rivadeneira

AmekunRaiane Rivadeneira Asked 9 years ago

i heard that sponge has soft ,medium soft, medium and etc type of hardness

and 1.00mm to 2.2 mm thickness

what does these things all mean, whats the difference if i use a hard sponge instead of a soft one, or what if i use a 1.00 mm sponge or 2.2mm, what is the effect?

if you can present a chart about it  i would really love it :D

thx coach :D

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Amekun,

The thickness of the sponge determines the speed and spin.  The thicker sponge will make the rubber faster and also allow to generate more spin.

The harder the sponge is the less time the ball will stay on your rubber because the ball won't sink into the softer sponge.  This is a matter of preference for each player.


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AmekunRaiane Rivadeneira

AmekunRaiane Rivadeneira Posted 9 years ago

thx coach

what rubbers can u recommend that has soft rubber?

im planning to try out 2.2mm with soft sponge :)

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

We can recommend Yasaka Pryde.

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