About the colour of racket

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Last updated 11 months ago

Prathu Prathu

Prathu Prathu Asked 1 year ago

Why has the racket got two colors?

What is the use of black and blue color?

Has each color got it's own significance?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 year ago

Hi Prathu,

This was brought about historically because players can use different types of rubber on each side.  Having different colours allows your opponent to ell which side you have hit the ball with.  The different sides can give completely different results to the ball.

Internationally now you have to have a Red and Black side.  The colour of the rubber doesn't make any significant difference to the performance of the rubber.

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Ardak Mirzakhmedov

Ardak Mirzakhmedov Posted 11 months ago

Hi coach! 

You mean there is no significant difference between black rubber and the same red rubber?

I was thinking black rubbers have more grip. Am I wrong? For example, there is a huge difference between my black hurricane3 and red hurrucane3. Also, there was significant differences between my red xiom vega japan and black xiom vega japan. They generated different trajectories of the ball. Feeling the ball was also different despite the same thickness. 

Ardak Mirzakhmedov

Ardak Mirzakhmedov Posted 11 months ago

That's why I am playing with black rubbers on both sides in mini  (unofficial) tournaments. But I know it is illegal in official tournaments. I say it to show that I am so convinced of the difference of the colours.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 11 months ago

I really don't think there is a big difference.

Ardak Mirzakhmedov

Ardak Mirzakhmedov Posted 11 months ago

Thank you coach! 

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