Play against anti spin rubber

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yashant gyawali

yashant gyawali Asked 9 years ago

What happens to the ball when different spins is hit against anti spin ball??

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 9 years ago

Hi Yashant,

We've made a video to show the effects of rubbers. It will show you that anti-spin does not have much grip and hence it is hard to generate your own spin.

Please watch the video and let me know if you've got some more questions about it. 


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yashant gyawali

yashant gyawali Posted 9 years ago

is the spin reversed by anti spin rubber ??(like if we hit backspin the returned ball is with topspin)???

gian crispino

gian crispino Posted 9 years ago

hey Yashant,

that's true, and that's my problem. I always loop balls, and when an antispin(sandpaper, in my opponents case) is used to block it, my topsin is converted to super backspin.  


yashant gyawali

yashant gyawali Posted 9 years ago

i also get problem with anti spin rubber..............(wat happens with combined spin like side-back)

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi guys,

As the anti-spin rubber does not grip the ball, it doesn't allow the person to add their own spin. So when you topspin a ball, it keeps rotating the same way so when it comes back to you it is backspin. The principles are similar for all other types of spin. So if you put backspin on the ball it will come back with some topspin. If there is some sidespin the ball will keep rotating in the same direction.

Try this. Grab a ball in your hand and roll it over as if it would if you had topspin on it. Then keep rolling it over but bring it back towards yourself. Now it should look like backspin.

Let me know if that clears things up or if I've just confused you some more.

We are thinking about putting together a video show about Table Tennis. Maybe this is a topic we could cover if we get it off the ground.


gian crispino

gian crispino Posted 9 years ago

thanks Jeff i got it already. I think its just a matter of experience to master the effects of spin on anti spin rubbers.


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