Backhand forehand rubber degree

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Benzene Chiral

Benzene Chiral Asked 2 years ago

Hihi, there are many different opinions and backhand and forehand rubber, which should have higher degree, which should be softer. May I know which one is right? I'm left handed, backhand major, shakehand grip.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 2 years ago

Hi Benzene,

There is no right and wrong, just what feels comfortable for you personally.

Personally I like a higher degree on my forehand to lift backspin balls but that is just me.


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Benzene Chiral

Benzene Chiral Posted 2 years ago

Thanks coach! For my case I usually return backspin balls with backhand. The question regarding degree: is it true that softer rubbers will have lower degree, and will have higher spin at lower speed compared to that of higher degree? I asked this question from a contradiction in a video by coach EmRatThich. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jFe9CiNSX_c it claimed that players use softer rubber on backhand like Tenergy and the graphs shown that lower degree higher spin at lower speed as backhand perhaps not as strong, but when I searched for reviews on rubbers, it seem that some rubbers are softer and yet higher degree. May I know what is right?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 2 years ago

The degree depends on the sponge and the top sheet of rubber.  You can have a soft rubber with higher degree because the top sheet is more tacky.


Benzene Chiral

Benzene Chiral Posted 2 years ago

Thanks coach!


Ian Ordill

Ian Ordill Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi coach can you pls give an example of soft rubber with higher degree w/ tacky top sheet. 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi Ian,

I will leave that to our equipment experts to provide some examples.


D K

D K Posted 2 weeks ago

Toclarify,Benzene, by "higher degree" you mean exactly what?
Throw angle?


Ian Ordill

Ian Ordill Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi coach what do u think of ma long 5 ALC with xiom omega pro vII 2.1mm & mx-s max? Which is better in fh & bh? Plus the weight of the blade 92g? It is heavy right?



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