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Joshc
12-09-2012, 08:52 PM
I've noticed alot of the Chinese team use Black rubbers as there Forehand as i use Red Rubbers for My Forehand
is there any difference and why do they do this?4


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T!Christian
12-09-2012, 09:50 PM
There is absolutely no difference in the colour of your rubbers. Important is which rubber you use (for example pimple in, out , anti and so on or i. e. Donic, Butterfly, Stiga etc)

It is more about how you like it.
I for instance like to have red rubbers on my forehand but i use my backhand a lot and have a lot of winner strikes with it.
So i feel like my bh is stronger, all the chinese player maybe feel that their fh is better, thats maybe a reason.

prithwin
12-10-2012, 01:24 AM
i have seen a DHS hurricane in red. it looks very unappealing the topsheet looks translucent and overall looks very ugly. on the other hand same rubber looks very good in black. thats the reason i bought a black DHS rubber for my FH and a red one for my BH. :)

XIII
12-10-2012, 05:35 AM
I've noticed alot of the Chinese team use Black rubbers as there Forehand as i use Red Rubbers for My Forehand
is there any difference and why do they do this?4


RUBBERS ***
Try it yourself with your Hurricane 3s, the result is that they are the same.

ttunreal
12-10-2012, 09:56 AM
Actually, quite a few that I know that go to my local TT club have said that the black side offers more control, which is the reason why car tyres are black and not red (I'm not sure what exactly what the reason was, I wasn't paying full attention). But I don't think the difference is too dramatic; aesthetics-wise, i'd say black rubbers look quite better, and as said by prithwin, red does look translucent and you're able to see the pips inside which is not as attractive D:

But I guess the chinese have red on forehand because they like it...? I guess, haha, an ongoing tradition/habit of putting forehand as black and as Chinese rubber as well. Hope that answers your question!

Joshc
12-10-2012, 08:17 PM
Thanks Guys,
I Was just curious!

Steven
12-10-2012, 08:31 PM
What I've heard (and I have no idea if it's true or not), is that the "dye" that gives the red colors their color, makes the rubbers a tiny bit harder than black rubbers, which require less dye. Therefore black rubbers can generate more spin, and since most players are FH-oriented, they take black as their FH rubber.

T!Christian
12-10-2012, 10:01 PM
What I've heard (and I have no idea if it's true or not), is that the "dye" that gives the red colors their color, makes the rubbers a tiny bit harder than black rubbers, which require less dye. Therefore black rubbers can generate more spin, and since most players are FH-oriented, they take black as their FH rubber.

interesting point of view!

XIII
12-11-2012, 04:39 AM
What I've heard (and I have no idea if it's true or not), is that the "dye" that gives the red colors their color, makes the rubbers a tiny bit harder than black rubbers, which require less dye. Therefore black rubbers can generate more spin, and since most players are FH-oriented, they take black as their FH rubber.
That might only cause only a tiny bit of difference, that's why you can't notice the difference while you are playing.

YosuaYosan
12-17-2012, 02:43 AM
TT manufacturers has tried equalling the playing characteristics of both black and red topsheet along the years.
The most apparent difference is in chinese rubbers around a few decades ago.. European rubber topsheet has been consistent throughout the years..

I think there is a reason chinese players still use black on their forehand nowadays though..

T!Christian
12-17-2012, 09:14 AM
Don't you think it is just habbit? Or maybe the little psychologically effect on both players?