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Inverted (pips in) table tennis rubber sheet.   Description of Pips In (Inverted) Rubber Sheets
Spinny & Fast with Soft Fast Sponge

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Spinny Smooth/Pips-In
Soft, Fast, Light
Topspin Attack Oriented Players (Preferred thickness 2.0, 2.5 mm)
Some All-round Style Players (Preferred thickness 1.5 or 2.0 mm)
Spinny Rubber with Defensive Sponge

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Spinny Smooth/Pips-In
Soft, Slow
Defensive, chopping style 
High control topspin offens
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Fast, Medium Spin with Soft Fast Sponge

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Fast Smooth/Pips-in with Moderate Spinniness
Soft, Fast,
Very Light 
Quick Attacking Players who emphasize Speed more than Spin (Preferred thickness 2.0 or 2.5 mm)
Some Blocking Style Players (Preferred thickness 1.5 or 2.0 mm)
Super Spinny (Sticky) with Fast Soft Sponge

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Spinny, Sticky, Smooth Pips-In (Chinese type)
Soft, Fast, Light (Japanese type)
Topspin Attack Oriented Players (Preferred thickness 2.0 or 2.5 mm)
Some All-around Style Players (Preferred thickness 1.5 or 2.0 mm)
Defensive Players wanting Strong Spin (Preferred thickness 1.0 or 1.5 mm)
Super Spinny (Sticky) with Hard Fast Sponge

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Spinny, Sticky, Smooth Pips-In (Chinese type)
Hard, Fast, (Chinese type)
Quick Attacking Players who Fast Loop and Hit (Preferred thickness 2.0 or 2.5 mm)
Some All-around Style Players (Preferred thickness 1.5 or 2.0 mm)
Super Spinny (Sticky) with Soft Control Sponge

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Spinny, Sticky, Smooth Pips-In (Chinese type)
Soft High Control, Low Speed
Topspin Attack Oriented Players who want more Spin & Less Speed (Preferred thickness 2.0 or 2.5 mm)
Defensive Players who want Maximum Spin with Less Speed (Preferred thickness 1.0 or 1.5 mm)
Anti Spin with Sponge

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Smooth, Low Spin
Slow, Soft Sponge
Defensive Players using mostly Chop and "Dead Spin" Shots (Preferred thickness no sponge, 1.0 or 1.5 mm)
Players who mix in "Dead Spin" shots (Preferred thickness 2.0 or 2.5 mm)
Penholder or one-sided shakehand style attackers who use selectively for pushing, blocking or service returns. (Preferred thickness 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 mm)

Information about 21 sponge and why it is suitable for 40mm ball play 
Information about Spectol Pips Out, TSP'S  classic pips out rubber with 21, the 40mm ball sponge
Information about TSP Triple  a powerful sticky Chinese rubber with 21, the 40mm ball sponge
Information about TSP Spin Pips MD with 21, the 40mm ball sponge
Information about TSP X's F-1, a powerful Japanese rubber with  21 sponge for 40mm ball play


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