Table Tennis Rubber: Gewo Hype KR 47.5 Pro
The Hype KR 47.5 Pro is the logical continuation of the GEWO-Hype series. The performance and gaming features of the Hype XT series have been further refined in intensive development with Korean table tennis legend Yoo Nam Kyu. Yoo Nam Kyu was in 1988 in his Korean home Seoul first Olympic champion in table tennis – in 1989 he became world champion. He is still a national hero there and was, among other things, 10 years coach of South Korea – one of the leading nations in world table tennis.
30 years of experience in elite sport have sharpened his senses for top products and place a particularly high demand on the GEWO development team. Thanks to the YOO-POWER and the proven DGC40 + technology, the open-pored, innovative pink-colored sponge offers maximum power for all offensive attacks. Compared to the GEWO Hype EL 47.5 Pro, the sponge construction by YOO POWER is even more offensive. The proven DGC40 + “Dynamic-Grip-Concept” ensures consistent, reliable coupling of the ball at the point of impact and prevents the ball from “slipping” with the new surface structure. This ensures a higher accuracy of all strokes. Convincing catapult values, high spin values and the resulting error forgiveness without significant drops in tempo, Control and Effet were requested by Yoo Nam Kyu and supplied by GEWO. We are proud of the result. Compared to the GEWO Hype XT 50.0 Pro, this Korea version of the Hype series offers higher spin values with almost no loss of speed. This rubber is pure pleasure in performance.
Player Type / Features:
. For spin offensive players with maximum power and spin. Requires high training load.
, Super-dynamic novel, pink GEWO sponge with spin-happy upper rubber.
, In addition to the GEWO Hype XT Pro 50.0 most dynamic rubber of the hype series.
- Speed: 124
- Control: 92
- Spin: 121
- Suitability: Offensive +
- Covering type: pimples inside
- Sponge hardness: Hard
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Inverted rubber needs regular cleaning and protection from light, particularly UV light, also humidity and extreme temperatures.
The types and thickness of sponge are specifically designed for different types of games and their selection is an important factor. The sponge thickness ranges from O.5mm to 2.5mm. Speed and spin increases with the thickness of the sponge, but the control decreases.
Sponge thicknesses of 1.9mm – 2.5mm require increased training to maintain good control. Soft sponge enhances control and helps increase spin. 1.1 – 1.3mm for defensive (DEF) to passively all-round players (ALL-). 1.5 – 1.7mm for actively all-round players (ALL/ALL+) 1.9 – 2.1mm – max for offensive players with all variations of speed and spin (OFF-, OFF, OFF+).
The effect of speed glue is to increase both spin and speed without losing too much control. When using glue it is important to use a blade sealant (varnish) to protect it from splintering and prevent the glue seeping into the blade. The glue is applied to both blade and sponge before play, with at least two coats on the sponge, more coats can be applied, but this is an individual choice. The more coats applied, the higher the performance. The effect of the glue is to expand the sponge increasing its elasticity but reducing control.
ANTI SPIN Pimple in rubber.
The playing surface has very little grip and is very slow with little or no elasticity in the sponge – e.g. Toni Hold (Austria) this is used as a combination rubber with a disruptive effect when playing away from the table and is less effective when blocking or counter hitting. The classic anti spin characteristics are little or no sponge, elasticity, energy absorbent sponge producing minimum amount of spin. However such as Stiga Energy Absorber have faster sponges causing problems to opponents
Pimples 1 .2mm – 1 .6mm long. Less of a threat and not so training intensive as long pimples. The disruptive effect is relatively small. Gives good control with a low trajectory return, but with minimum spin.
These are suitable for defensive and allround players. The long pimples are between 1.6mm and 1.8mm. in length and can be with or without sponge. The thin flexible pimples are the most effective, but are inclined to break off if they are not played face on! The pimples will give unpredictable playing qualities. These will be dependent to a great extent upon the amount of spin and speed on the ball received and also on the angle of the bat when playing the ball. The effect will produce an unpredictable return with irregular flight paths making it difficult for the attacking opponent. This type of rubber needs a great deal of training time if you wish to be successful and obtain maximum effect. Long pimples are ideal for combination bat players who will have a grippy pimple-in rubber on one side of the bat and long pimple-out on the other – introducing a guessing game for the opponent.
Short pimples approx 1.0mm long give a very direct ball rebound with a short ball contact time producing a minimal amount of spin. This is an ideal rubber for players who block and counter hit. It is also good for controlling the opponent’s spin. This rubber is frequently used on the backhand side of the bat.
PIMPLES NO SPONGE
Short (approx. 1 .0mm long) pimple out – without sponge. The playing characteristics are a passive rubber – with very good ball control but low speed and spin possible making it difficult to give variation in stroke play. PIMPLES IN Is the most versatile rubber giving the largest variation in speed and spin – from the high grippy and speed reduction of the defensive rubber to the high elasticity, spin dynamic offensive rubber covering the whole spectrum in modern table tennis. The characteristics for the pimples in rubber are achieved through various rubber mixtures -e.g. different Indian rubber types and processing – i.e. varying temperatures, supplementary materials etc, making pimples in rubber the most effective available
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