You already have the top 10 best backhand rubbers. Nowadays, the backhand rubbers used by the professional players are often the Japanese or ESN rubbers. Because of the backhand stroke mechanism, you need a bouncy and fast rubber. But some players asked me:
Hey coach, could you write something about possible Chinese backhand rubbers? There are quite a lot of interesting tensor-like Chinese rubbers on the market nowadays. They are attractive because of the prices.
Advantage of Chinese backhand rubbers
Yes, you are right. The main advantage of Chinese backhand rubbers is: cheap and consistent.
Chinese rubbers in general are very cheap, around 4 to 10 USD. And it is very spinny and consistent. You can play with the rubber for 6 months to 2 years, and the rubber’s characteristics are still the same. Here is an example that Chinese players get their full combo for only 40 USD. Very cheap but good table tennis set up. I think if you want to find budget equipment, then Chinese rubbers are the best solution.
I didn’t change my backhand rubbers since 2 years. So consistent!
Very hard Chinese rubber, very cheap and excellent quality
Today, I just get an email from good Chinese players. Look at the subject of his email “Very hard Chinese rubber, very cheap and excellent quality”. He was so happy and satisfied with his backhand rubbers.
- It costs only 4 USD.
- Perfect rubbers for backhand
- Very well engineered
The best Chinese backhand rubbers
So you have a very good example of good and cheap Chinese rubber used on the backhand side. It’s the Iron Triangle – Thunderbolt (only 4 USD).
So here is his full email.
Hi coachHow are you?Currently I play regularly, and play very wellConsistently good at lower level of provincial level here. Still have some technical and situational strategical gaps and also some of shallow analysis and tactics, need serious coaching but that is fine for given time I have.I use very hard rubbers now on Hurricane Long 5, very good rubber.It is Iron Triangle – Thunderbolt, chinese rubber that costs only $4. I use both for FH and BH, black on FH, red on BH.Surprisingly it is so well engineered. The perfect rubbers for me.The black is harder and less bouncy and slightly less tacky, red is softer although more tacky but is more bouncy.Thick topsheet, so shorter pimple, wide pimple with cylinder shape and very little space between pimples, linear sponge like globe not like dhs.So it is very dense rubber on very hard rubber and linear compression characteristic. But it is slightly easier to spin than globe and even better. Better than globe and H2. Close your eyes and forget about the price, then you can feel the superiority. White sponge and very dense sponge, denser than H2 or globe spongeVery high stability, high tolerance for chinese rubber, moderate throw angle, lower than globe but a bit higher than H2, pretty easy to be used compared to H2, a bit easier than globe, but rather tricky at the beginning. Better balls and very hard. Harder than H2 and globe 41 degree. No bottom out at allModerately easy to put ball on low power shots, very high consistency on medium to high power shots, really don’t feel like sponge is going to be maximally compressed. Never bottomed out so far even at very fast smash.Minus thing is it is not on LARC yetYou should try it coach.Now I play with Hurricane Long 5 or 506X (check price) with Iron Triangle – Thunderbolt (check price) on both sides, with thin haifu seamoon booster or very thin haifu whale 2 speed glue on 2 thick layer of yinhe or friendship water based glueWarm regards,