Which side of the bat

Table Tennis Equipment

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Siddharth Sivapuram

Siddharth Sivapuram Asked 3 years ago

I have purchased a new bat.There are 2 sides of the bat.Red side and the Black side. Which side for forehand and which side for backhand. Please answer.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Siddharth,

The colour of the rubber doesn't make a difference to its performance.

 


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Rohan Keogh

Rohan Keogh Posted 3 years ago

Siddarth, it is almost 100% certain that a pre-made bat will play exactly the same on both sides with the only difference being the colour.  Also, the rules allow you to choose which colour rubber you use on your forehand and backhand.  In fact, you can even twiddle the bat (change the side of the bat) during play.


Siddharth Sivapuram

Siddharth Sivapuram Posted 3 years ago

Thanks sir 


D K

D K Posted 3 years ago

To contradict,I have seen a post from Chinese coach EmRatThich,who says red and black rubber can be different as red and black dye change the properties slightly.


Rohan Keogh

Rohan Keogh Posted 3 years ago

True, but that's very slightly DK.  Certainly not sufficiently to notice on a pre-made bat.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

Even on better quality rubber I don't there is a significant difference in the rubber generated by the dye.


D K

D K Posted 3 years ago

I know ROhan.
He was talking mostly about high level rubbers.
He only said that red rubbers are slightly softer and less tensed than black.
As you say,the difference is very slight,but for Chinese it seemingly matters.
(Well,for me as  well. But I use longpips :D)



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