Fast and thin or slow and thick

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 9 years ago

Thomas Kunzfeld

Thomas Kunzfeld Asked 9 years ago

Hi Alois,

a kind of a mathematical question :-) :

If a beginner had to choose between a faster rubber but with a thinner sponge or a slower rubber with a thicker sponge,

what would you recommend for learning?

(And thank you for your website - it´s amazing how many facettes table tennis has !)


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Thomas,

I would recommend the slower rubber with thicker sponge.  Even a thinner fast rubber gives you less control.

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Thomas Kunzfeld

Thomas Kunzfeld Posted 9 years ago

Hi Alois,

thank you for answering so quickly!

I´ve been looking for a really slow and controlled rubber as a pre-step for my Mark V (which I will use later),

and I ordered Donic Quattro A´conda Medium (1,8mm) which is on sale now.

At this point I´m not interested in speed at all -

I´d like to develop the basic techniques and complete strokes without moving too carefully and incompletely in fear of triggering a bomb (slight exaggeration :-) )

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Good idea Thomas.  I always think it is better to err on the side of too much control rather than too much power at this stage.

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