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 Post subject: Re: Training rubber
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Palio's Tensors (Thor's especially, but also .. what was it called? Macro Era?) are generally a little cheaper than the Euro-branded ones. Yet they're made in Germany. Might be worth a try. Also the various Tin Arcs are supposed to be quite Tensor like (at least, the sheet I had was, as far as I could tell... and to be honest I can't really say there's a HUGE difference - a subtle difference, yes, but they all play about the same more or less, in the end..).

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 Post subject: Re: Training rubber
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seems the black sheet in my 868 training version pack is thinner and a bit slower than the red rubber. anyone else have this? i wish i had know this before gluing the way i did on my N11 (i like to put red on lens side, now it's on black).


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 Post subject: Re: Training rubber
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In general, black sheets are said to be slightly softer and slower than red ones, which is supposedly why the Chinese national players always use black H3 on their forehands instead of red. No idea if the 868 black topsheet is slightly thinner or not - and whether that's for ALL sheets of 868 or just yours... :lol: I imagine there probably will be some variation from sheet to sheet, but they all supposedly came out of the same sets of molds...

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 Post subject: Re: Training rubber
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iskandar taib wrote:
In general, black sheets are said to be slightly softer and slower than red ones, which is supposedly why the Chinese national players always use black H3 on their forehands instead of red. No idea if the 868 black topsheet is slightly thinner or not - and whether that's for ALL sheets of 868 or just yours... :lol: I imagine there probably will be some variation from sheet to sheet, but they all supposedly came out of the same sets of molds...

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i was talking about the sponge being thinner on the black, not the topsheet, sorry for not specifying. here's a picture for comparison: https://imgur.com/a/gdiaK. in my view the black sheet sponge is not 2.2mm (more like 2.0, perhaps just 2.1?, but definitely thinner!).

btw doesn't preferring black over red topsheet on forehand for the chinese come from the black sheet being more consistent since it doesn't need articial red dying or something?


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 Post subject: Re: Training rubber
PostPosted: 12 Feb 2018, 10:33 
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Ah... I can't say I've noticed that. There are, of course, manufacturing tolerances, and it's likely that in some packets the sponge under the black sheets are thinner (and maybe they're the opposite in other sheets), but never to the point where I noticed. I did get a pair of sheets of 999T once that had what looked to me to be overly thick sponge. With cheap sheets, caveat emptor, I suppose. And when they're cheap there's no point in complaining too much.. :lol:

I did notice that 868 (the 2-for-1 packs) had thinner sponge (yeah, more like 2.0 rather than 2.2mm) than other brands, right in the beginning, if you look at some of the earliest posts on this thread. Noticeably lighter as a result.

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 Post subject: Re: Training rubber
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iskandar taib wrote:
Ah... I can't say I've noticed that. There are, of course, manufacturing tolerances, and it's likely that in some packets the sponge under the black sheets are thinner (and maybe they're the opposite in other sheets), but never to the point where I noticed. I did get a pair of sheets of 999T once that had what looked to me to be overly thick sponge. With cheap sheets, caveat emptor, I suppose. And when they're cheap there's no point in complaining too much.. :lol:

I did notice that 868 (the 2-for-1 packs) had thinner sponge (yeah, more like 2.0 rather than 2.2mm) than other brands, right in the beginning, if you look at some of the earliest posts on this thread. Noticeably lighter as a result.

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are you talking about globe 999s or the 'three nine'/'999' brand's 1+1 training rubbers?

i think i got the odd 2.2mm sheet then, not the 'odd' 2.0mm sheet, which is the intended thickness despite the description. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Training rubber
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Three Nine brand.

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