Does thinner sponged rubber wear out quicker

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Lajos Bana

Lajos Bana Asked 8 years ago

Does thinner sponged rubber wear out more quickly on a hard bat for a power looper attacker?

I am thinking of buying Calibra LT max, it has outstanding durability but a bit springy for me. For more control I am thinking of a thinner one but I am afraid of loosing also spin and durability.

Which one is increasing more: speed, spin or durabilty with the thickness?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Lajos,

The thinner rubbers don’t wear out more quickly.  It is the surface of the rubber that wears out more than the sponge.

The increased thickness does increase both speed and spin equally as much as each other.

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Lajos Bana

Lajos Bana Posted 8 years ago


I put this answer here and to mail too. Sorry for redundancy, I am not sure which channel to use.

Mainly I got the answer to my question, ie speed and spin is increasing with sponge thickness with about the same rate. I was afraid that with a thinner rubber the spin significantly decrease while speed only a bit.

About wearout, I know that only rubber surface and not sponge is really wearing out. But I experienced that max sponge rubber wears out and bottoms out less then thinner ones and I was wondering if it is a rule or just my experience.

Thanks and Best Regards



Hey Lajos,

I've just answered your question. Let me know if it helps or if you still need some more information.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

I think it is probably just your experience but it would be interesting to hear if others had the same experience.

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