Top Chinese guys using a blue sponge rubber

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Last updated 11 years ago

andrew brand

andrew brand Asked 11 years ago

hi, i noticed during the olympics the top boys are using some new rubber with a blue sponge on their forehand side. ive not come across this colour sponge and wondered if anyone knew what rubber it was. even ma lin and wang liqin are using it in the china open this week. 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Andrew,

Someone will know.  Friendship with blue sponge used to be one of my favourites.

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andrew brand

andrew brand Posted 11 years ago

i thought all the friendship rubbers were lower end cheap rubbers. cant see any expensive ones in the catalogues. would of thought the pros are using the most expensive and fastest out there such as tenergy etc.


Tom Goodwin

Tom Goodwin Posted 11 years ago

they use dhs skyline tg3

Ji-Soo Woo

Ji-Soo Woo Posted 11 years ago

I have heard that Chinese professional players have special versions of rubbers made especially for them and it's not the same cheap old Chinese rubber commercially available.

andrew brand

andrew brand Posted 11 years ago

Thanks Tom, i have now looked at some reviews of the rubber. the blue sponge version is a softer sponge version of it. i can see from the reviews that it suits the chinese style of play.

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