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Guide Table Tennis Rubber Sheets


When the ball impacts the rubber sheet it causes the underlying sponge to compress to an optimum point. This creates extra grip on the ball and therefore greater spin. At the same time, when the sponge compresses, it creates a rebound force which will catapult the ball off the racket surface for the optimum speed and spin.

Table Tennis Rubber Selection Factors

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SPEED-The ability to easily create faster ball speed based on a rubber's power created by the sponge rebound force and top sheet hardness. Higher speed rubbers also called faster since they produce faster shots. Speed differences between rubbers are greater with 2.5 or 2.0mm sponges. Attacking Players usually prefer the fastest rubbers while defensive players may prefer slower rubbers.

SPIN- The ability to create stronger spin is determined mainly by the composition and quality of the table tennis rubber top sheet.

POWER FACTOR-The sum of spin and speed ratings. Powerful rubbers combine high speed with strong topspin to create maximum attacking power.

The maximum thickness allowed under the rules. The term 2.5 is often used in a general way to express the maximum thickness of sponge allowed for a rubber sheet to maintain a total rubber/sponge thickness that is within the total allowed under the rules. Depending on the particular rubber sheet the actual maximum thickness of sponge will probably be something more like 2.15mm or 2.3mm.
2.0mm-This is the most popular thickness. 2.0mm combines offensive power with more control than 2.5mm. 2.0mm is also preferred by some spinning or attacking players who use light, medium fast "quick attack" blades, particularly for close-to-the table attacking.
1.0, 1.5mm- Thinner sponge rubbers provide maximum control and "touch" for players emphasizing steady all-around play or a defensive style. 1.5mm is sometimes used by quick hitting or blocking players. 

FAST/FREE ASSEMBLY -If you request it when ordering rubber sheets and a blade, we'll provide fast/free custom racket assembly service. We'll even glue your new rubber  to your favorite used blade if you'll remove the old rubber and send it to us along with your order and payment information

CUSTOM ASSEMBLED TABLE TENNIS PADDLES-We will assemble any combination of rubber and blade you would like. Custom assembled paddles consist of your choice of blade (wood) combined with rubber. 2.0mm rubber is most popular on custom paddles and will be used unless another thickness is specified.
RECREATIONAL TABLE TENNIS PADDLES-These paddles have the same rubber on both sides and perform at a much lower level than the custom assembled variety. This type of table tennis paddle can be a good choice for casual players.

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