Blade + Rubber Recommend (10)
Re: Blade + Rubber Recommend
by Brian 12 years ago
The following message (subject: Re: Blade + Rubber Recommend) was posted by Brian, on 3/7/2008 4:48:27 PM:
|The combo you decided on is very good... should work fine for you.|
To answer your other questions... The following is not exactly true in all circumstances... but otherwise a fairly good generalization:
Thicker sponge = More speed, more mechanical spin.
Thinner sponge = More control, flatter trajectory.
Harder sponge = More speed, flatter trajectory.
Softer sponge = More spin, more control, more arching trajectory.
You might want to stick with 1.5-2.0mm.
It sounds like you want it to last a year - the rubber will be worn out well before then no matter what tacky inverted sheet you get. If you're getting more serious about table tennis, you should replace your rubber sheets more often than that.
You mentioned how you've used Chinese rubber and seemed to hint that it was a bad thing. At one point they were known to have certain quality characteristics - but I don't think this applies anymore considering the modern Chinese rubbers and the available variety. I wouldn't count them out, especially when they are considerably cheaper.
Japanese and European rubber sheets are great too, don't get me wrong. But I think you're paying a premium for a psychological advantage.