The most popular rubber among j-pen players

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Last updated 9 years ago

eduardo espinosa

eduardo espinosa Asked 9 years ago

Ever since speed glue disappeared from the market and the new rubbers showed up I have struggled finding a substitute rubber for this difficult style of mine, same rubber for both backhand and forehand. Do you, j-pen experts, know what I'm talking about? (or anyone who happens to know).


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Eduardo,

I will put it out there for discussion.


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eduardo espinosa

eduardo espinosa Posted 9 years ago

Hello...? Am I alone in this world?


Kevin Long

Kevin Long Posted 9 years ago

I've spent the past 2 weeks on exchange in Japan (with 4 more to go) and the most popular rubber amongst J-penholders at the school's TT club seems to be the Nittaku Fast-Arc, I recently had a go with it, and it felt perfect for that type of play, good traditional backhand control, and fast spinny loops on the forehand. Touch shots are probably the only problem the players have with it, so you need to work on your control a lot more for it. About 60% of the J-pen kids here play with Fast-arc, and a few shakehanders.


Jonathan Huynh

Jonathan Huynh Posted 9 years ago

what are j-pens?


Kevin Long

Kevin Long Posted 9 years ago

These type of penhold blades, due to the make up and design of the blades, a certain type of play style is easier with Jpen

http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?id=I.4693811652265711&pid=15.1


eduardo espinosa

eduardo espinosa Posted 9 years ago

Thank you, Kevin. It's a very valuable information to me because I'll never be able to go to Japan to find that out. Nittaku Fast Arc G-1 is one of the rubbers I have been following in the blogs. Other prospects are the Adidas P-5 and the Donic Bluefire M-2. What I'm looking for is a rubber w/. a reputation of being a good "backhand" rubber w/. a medium hard sponge and a very spinney topsheet and grippy.



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