Does sponge thickness affect spin

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 7 years ago

Dorian Olivier

Dorian Olivier Asked 7 years ago


Does the sponge thickness affects the amount of spin you can put in the ball,or does it just make it go faster ? smile

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Dorian,

The thicker the sponge the more spin you will be able to generate.

With the thicker sponge the ball will sink further into the rubber.  The rubber will wrap around more of the ball and therefore allow it to grip and spin it more.

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Dorian Olivier

Dorian Olivier Posted 7 years ago

Oh ok I thought it only altered the pace of the ball, thanks for aswering :)

martinand bernard

martinand bernard Posted 7 years ago

but hard or soft sponge it's not the same thing for spin and also the topsheet, no?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

The thicker sponges will still give you more spin.

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