View Full Version : Pros' choice of Penholder f/h and RPB Rubbers

03-14-2011, 04:19 PM
Hi Everyone,
I am a penholder player and am very keen to improve my RPB topspin technique. I am fascinated by the amount of power and spin players like Wang Hao and Xu Xin can execute using the RPB. Does anyone know what rubber these guys use on the RPB (backhand)side as well as their f/h? I am currently using H3 neo f/h and DHS G666 rbh. Although I like the tackiness of the G666 for spin, the weight of this rubber affects the timing of my f/h loop!

So what rubbers do the pros use for their RPB and is there an alternative rubber which is tacky for spin but lighter?

03-14-2011, 04:21 PM
I'm pretty sure the Chinese players favour the hurricane and tenergy rubbers

03-14-2011, 04:45 PM
I think the tenergy rubber is over-rated hence its over-priced!!
I am sure for the non-pros like us it does not show any difference if any!

03-14-2011, 05:52 PM
try haifu whale and shark. they are lighter than h3 neo

03-14-2011, 09:07 PM
try haifu whale and shark. they are lighter than h3 neo

Thanks for your reply! I've used haifu whale II before, its definately heavier than H3 neo! Although I found the haifu is more powerful in speed, I prefer the H3 for its feel and spin. So I like to keep the H3 neo for f/h, but wonder what rubber would be spinny and light for the rpb side?

03-15-2011, 07:20 AM
Non-tacky rubbers are better for RPB usually.
The Chinese like a tacky FH rubber and a non-tacky RPB rubber.
Two tacky rubbers will also make the set up a bit heavy for CPen.