What rubbers should I choose?

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Last updated 9 years ago

Norman Hakim

Norman Hakim Asked 9 years ago

Hello Coach,

I want to ask your opinion to choose rubbers for my forehand and backhand. I use Butterfly Gergely 21 blades. I'm an offensive player. I always plays topspin for my forehand and sidespin flick for my backhand.

What is the best rubbers for me to use?


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 9 years ago

Hi Norman,

I've got to be honest here. I don't think the choice of rubbers is going to make a big difference. As long as you have decent rubbers that you are happy with then focus on what will make a big difference. That is practicing your technique.

What rubbers are you currently using?

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mat huang

mat huang Posted 9 years ago

If your budget for 2 rubbers is 100 or below, then xiom vega a good. If it is 50 or under, you should get chinese rubbers like me

Ji-Soo Woo

Ji-Soo Woo Posted 9 years ago

I second Jeff's point.  I've gone through (expensive) bouts of equipment-junkie fixations, but after all the countless rubbers I have used, my main conclusion is that if you slap on any number of good quality rubbers that give you good grip, it doesn't really matter in the end which one you use.  Just toss a coin, or pick the rubber that has a cool sounding name, or the cool coloured sponge...the tone is in the fingers.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hear... hear...

utkarsh agarwal

utkarsh agarwal Posted 9 years ago

what are the main differences between joola express one and joola express two


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

As we have said above it doesn't really matter.  Just get one of them and then practice hard.

utkarsh agarwal

utkarsh agarwal Posted 9 years ago



AmekunRaiane Rivadeneira

AmekunRaiane Rivadeneira Posted 9 years ago

hmmm i suggest

when going to a club either borrow a friend's racket and have a trial run

or talk about rubbers w/c they are currently using or what they had used before

once you have a rubber in mind

research it on the internet :) 

helped me alot in my rubber decision making days :D

Arnon Thaicharoen

Arnon Thaicharoen Posted 9 years ago

My suggestion: choose a decent rubber with acceptable price, ie, the rubber that you feel comfortable buying every 3 months or so. Because the rubber will wear out, no matter how expensive it is.

Debo :

Debo : Posted 9 years ago

Joola Express one is harder faster Express two is softer with more spin.  that's all in a nutshell.

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