Loop technique of dense sponge vs porous sponge

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After testing various rubbers, I notice that the loop stroke is demanded to be different for dense sponge vs porous sponge. I typically play with dense sponge, so that is basically my default.

For Dense sponge, I find that loop is best with a slightly more closed racket, and more brushing stroke.

But whenever I play with porous and softer rubbers, I notice that the racket needs to be more open, and the stroke has to hit forward through the ball more. I find that if I try to brush loop the ball, the rubber can't quite pick up the ball and it goes into the net.

Is this finding consistent with what others have found?
 
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Not for me. I used everything and the only rubber I found brush looped much harder than others were: Hiromi M - so non grippy it just couldnt get grip
Yes they require a slightly different technique but thats about it.
But whats more important is what fits you. I hate Fastarc G-1 on my backhand and feel like it slips when looping, dont know why, TG3 works and on the opposite side I can get on with Rhyzen CMD. Its just a bit of what feels right for you!
 
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Yes they require a slightly different technique but thats about it. Its just a bit of what feels right for you!
Agree!

Blade/rubber combination has a big effect too.

Personally, I cannot play an outer ALC blade with Euro/Japanese rubbers. And I cannot play an all-wood or inner carbon blade with Chinese rubbers.

PS: I do find G-1 to be too slippery too, whereas I don't have that problem with C-1 which i find more grippy.

 
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