Glossary

BLADES

ELASTICITY: The control of the ball is affected when the ball gets in contact with the bat. The elastic properties of a blade make you feel this contact. It depends on the players what type of elasticity he or she likes best. Take these categories into consideration and you will surely find the right blade for you.

ELASTIC: Offering low speed with maximum control. Mostly used by the cautious defender.

FEELING ELASTIC: The enhanced touch and feel characteristics are a distinct advantage for players who like to be in command of control and accuracy for the allround spin game.

POWER ELASTIC: Power elastic blades benefit the spin player a wide variety of attacking styles.

NEARLY STIFF: For consistent powerful forehand and backhand top spinning loop play. Nearly stiff blades are ideal for players who want to set the momentum and dictate the play.

STIFF: The ultimate selection for the direct power-hitting player who primarily concentrates on pure speed than control.

RUBBERS

SPONGE HARDNESS:

SOFT: Soft sponges provide a better ball control. The spin remains the same while the speed is slightly reduced. Common among players that what to have a great sound during their game.

MEDIUM: Medium sponge is superb for active and powerful players. A well balanced relation between control, speed and spin.

HARD: These sponges provide more speed but less control of the ball when striking the ball.

SURFACE: The topsheet of the rubber.

STICKY: This rubber sheet offers much control and is very sticky, which provides plenty of spin when striking the ball.

CONTROL ELASTIC: They develop spin elasticity even at the low speed, and give you more control and more fun. Suitable for control-minded players that want to have the extra touch in their game.

STICKY ELASTIC: Slightly sticky rubbers with very good spin dynamics and ball control while playing at a high speed, both away and near the table.

OFF ELASTIC: Intelligent mixed between speed and spin dynamic. Off elastic rubbers is for speed players that use a lot of top spin in their game.

SPIN ELASTIC: Spin elastic rubbers are for the modern top table tennis. They are as fast as the off elastic rubbers, but have an additional spin component. Very sophisticated technology.