Butterfly, world’s leaders in table tennis equipment manufacturing is setup a new Research and Development center and centralized rubber production facility. With R & D center and centralized rubber production house, now butterfly can fulfill the requirement of latest table tennis sports in better way.
Table Tennis Rubbers plays key role in TT Game as its give speed, spin and control to table tennis balls. Lots of professional players are using the butterfly rubber as they are superior in quality, better in performance and with different playing options players can select best rubber as per playing style.
About History of Table Tennis Rubbers:
Initially, Table tennis rackets are only made of wood, and there were no rubber on blade. Further, players start using some abrasive material on wooden surface go get more control and spin. It was 1950 when Japanese used rubber material on racket blade. With application of rubber on top of TT Blade, player achieved more spin, speed and control. After 1950, rubber application of table tennis Blade becomes a common practice. Further research of table tennis rubbers results into different type of rubber outer surface. Pimpled rubber surface is commonly used on Table Tennis Blades.
Butterfly Tenergy Rubber:
Tenergy rubber from Butterfly is very popular in Table Tennis player’s community. A survey which is conducted in 2013 world championships shows that majority of table tennis players used rubbers from Butterfly Tenergy series. In fact, 52 % table tennis users used the Tenergy Table Tennis Rubbers.
Butterfly Tenergy Rubber Technology:
With innovative material and latest technology, butterfly innovate new rubber which gives better speed, spin and control. With spring sponge, player feels better control and gets maximum spin. Secret of spring sponge lies in its material which gives spring like behavior to sponge and control and rubber parameters in order to get maximum performance. Butterfly, with decades of Research and Development developed with rubber material in which air is kept inside the sponge to change the characteristics of rubber.
Putting extra tension on rubber sponge, Butterfly researched a new and different rubber characteristic which gives better feel and control to table tennis players. By keeping extra tension on rubber, butterfly maintains the adhesiveness on rubber surface and it’s also eliminated the need of extra protective film.
By putting tension on rubber gives better crack resistance ability moreover if rubber tension is maintain evenly then it will also give deformation free surface.
Different Type of Table Tennis Rubbers:
Long Pimples Rubber
Pips-Out Rubber with Sponge
In Pips-In Table Tennis Rubber type, pimples of rubber are kept towards the ply of blade.
With Pips-In rubber type players get following playing characteristics:
- In Pips-In rubber type, players get more effective hitting area so tennis balls observed more area of contact.
- Pips-In rubber A pips-in rubber with built-in energy offers high-level of reaction and heavy spin.
- Pips-in Rubber with High Level Reaction and High Friction offers high-level reaction and high friction.
- Pips-in Rubber with High Tackiness and Friction – A pips-in rubber with grip enabling heavy
rotation to be imparted on the ball.
In Pips-Out Table Tennis Rubber type, pimples of rubber are kept towards playing area /Outside of blade.
With Pips-Out rubber type players get following playing characteristics:
- Pips-out Rubber with Built-In Energy – A pips-out rubber with built-in energy and high-level reaction.
- Pips-out Rubber with High-Level Reaction and Spin -A pips-out rubber with high-level reaction and high friction.
- Pips-out Rubber with High-Level Reaction – A pips-out rubber with high-level reaction.
Pips-Out Rubber with Long Pimples:
In this type of rubber, pimples are kept long and towards playing area of Table Tennis Bat. With Pips out with long pimples, player will get better control on shots as ball faces less area of contact while long pimples feel deformation during ball impact. Due to deformation, long pimples feel deformation and gives better control on ball.
With Pips-Out with long pimples rubber type players get following playing characteristics:
- Long Pimples Rubber with Built-In Energy – A long-pimpled rubber with built-in energy offering a wide range of spin varieties and high-level reaction.
- Long Pimples Rubber with Sponge – A long-pimples rubber with a wide range of spin varieties.
- Long Pimples Rubber without Sponge – A long-pimples rubber without sponge.
Pips-out Rubber without sponge:
Pips-Out Rubber without Sponge is equipped with medium length ping with less or no sponge. With this type of configuration, players get less bounce during ball impact.
Characteristics of Butterfly Rubbers:
Speed: Speed of rubber is explains the how quickly tennis ball will be repelled from rubber. Speed of Rubber is measured on scale of 10. 10 show the speedy rubber for fast ball movement.
Spin: Spin of rubber shows the ability to give more rotations to table tennis ball. Spin is depends on sponge of rubber, More sponge will provide you more spin. Spin of rubber is measured in a scale of 10.