5 Best Table Tennis Rubbers in 2021

Published on July 9, 2021 Last Updated on July 10, 2021 by Sorin Petroj

Before we describe the 5 best table tennis rubbers in 2021, it is important to say that choosing a rubber is a very important issue in table tennis.

See the table below before we describe each of them in detail.

Rubber

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Price

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best table tennis rubbers in 2021 dignics 09c thumbnail image

$93.99

tibhar evolution mxp rubber thumbnail image

$49.95

best table tennis rubbers in 2021 stiga platinum dna thumbnail image

$66.21

dhs hurricane 3 rubber thumbnail image

$65.99

best table tennis rubbers in 2021 tenergy 05 thumbnail image

$79.99

Do you choose very fast rubbers or rubbers that have good control? Or ones that produce a good rotation?

These are mostly questions that table tennis players ask themselves. When choosing, it is important to find harmony between these three segments. In addition, it depends on your table tennis knowledge, how technically trained we are, and our style of play.

Before we throw on the analysis of the table tennis rubbers themselves, we have to distance ourselves. No matter how good these rubbers are, they are not intended for beginners and recreational users (who play table tennis several times a month).

We will single out five of the best table tennis rubbers in 2021 that we know currently the best and most popular.

However, these rubbers are mostly used by top table tennis players and for which they can recommend us. These table tennis rubbers are recommended for extremely offensive players.

1. BUTTERFLY DIGNIGS 09C

best table tennis rubbers in 2021 butterfly dignics 09c rubber black and red

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Very interesting and different table tennis rubber compared to all rubbers from this brand. It feels like DHS Hurricane 3 in terms of feel, but it’s a bit faster. It was first released on April 1, 2019.

The Dignics 09c has a smooth and s very sensitive surface. When buying this rubber, you have a protective layer, so you will not damage the rubber quickly. This is the hardest Butterfly rubber, and it has 44 degrees.

In the cube, 74 grams, and the heaviest rubber among the best table tennis rubbers in 2021. The first rubber of this company where the ball can stick to the racket when you press the ball.

In addition to the Dignics 09c, there are also Dignigs 05, 64, and 80, which are 40 degrees, but totally different from this one. The characteristics are more similar to the Tenergy series. The thickness of 1.9 and 2.1 mm can be found on the Dignigs 09c market.

Timo Boll, in cooperation with the company Butterfly, made this rubber. The best players who play with this rubber are Timo Boll and Dimitrij Ovtcharov.

Speed and Spin

Speed: ​​130
Spin: 130
Rubber hardness: 44

Unique table tennis rubber, its highest characteristic is spin. Although it is a very hard rubber, it stays on the racket longer and can produce much more rotation than others. Butterfly Dignics 09c has a large bow, and when opening the game, you get a heavy first spin uncomfortable to return.

dignics 09c spring sponge quality of the rubber

After Hurricane 3, this is the rubber with the most spin, but not making a big difference. This kind of rubber had to be produced because changing the plastic balls lost a lot of rotation.

In terms of speed, it is a bit slower than the Tensor rubbers. For example, it is not too fast in the first meter or two from the table, but it gets a big acceleration after the bounce, where it becomes very inconvenient for its opponents. So, in order to pull a quality spin, you have to play much more directly, and it is necessary to put a little more energy into the shot itself. After all, the quality of the rotation is much higher.

Service, Return, and Block

As with spin, it is necessary to enter more energy during service, but the spin is then much higher than with the other table tennis rubbers. When receiving service, it is perfect. Because the ball stays on the racket a little longer, the service can return much easier than with other rubbers. It is also good for opening a backhand flip game.

Interestingly, Dignics 09c has very good control. It is not demanding when looking for angles, such as Tenegy 05. Because it stays on the racket a little longer and you have time to change the racket angle a bit to be able to return the ball well, which makes it perfect for a counter spin.

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Cons

Since European players are used to the rubber tensor, it isn’t easy on Dignigs 09c. If you try this rubber a couple of times, you probably won’t like it. It has a totally different feeling when playing.

So, if you are not used to playing with Chinese rubbers. It is necessary to play with it for 2 to 3 months in order to feel comfortable with this rubber. The downside of Dignigs 09c is the price itself because it is very expensive.

 

2. TIBHAR EVOLUTION MX-P

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Tibhar’s most popular rubber among the best table tennis rubbers in 2021. They are made exclusively for plastic balls and are very high-quality rubber. It is interesting that they have a very strong smell when unpacking.

It is interesting because of the loud sound of the rubber when hitting the ball, which many table tennis players do like. With this rubber, it is impossible not to notice the speed it has. The players who popularized Tibhar Evolution are: Vladimir Samsonov, Bernadette Szocs, Paul Drinkhall

The cube weighs 73 grams, and the cut one weighs 49 g.
The hardness of the rubber is 45.7 degrees.

The Evolution series, in addition to the MX-P, FX-P, and EL-P, which are softer table tennis rubbers, the MX-S, which is slightly harder than the MX-P, and the MX-P, Hard, whose hardness is 50 degrees.

Speed and Rotation

Speed: ​​98/100
Spin: 96/100
Control: 67/100
Rubber hardness: 45.7/100

With just a little effort, high ball speed can be achieved when hitting. This is important because the rubber has a catapult effect. In order for the rubber to be very good and the strength and rotation of the rubber itself, it is important that it also has solid control.

tibhar evolution mpx red rubber with serial number ittf

This table tennis rubber fulfills everything. Tibhar Evolution MX-P has a catapult effect. With a little effort, a quality shot can be played. This rubber, in addition to speed, has a very good rotation. It is very good for opening the game and brings a big advantage because spins can be sent constantly at the end of the table.

When playing more aggressively, the rubber doesn’t lose much on rotation. It is direct and does not have a big bow when hitting. The best rubber is when it is played from half distance, and then it can reach full potential. It is needed by players who lack speed in the game, which this rubber can certainly provide.

Service, Return, and Block

Due to its solid control, it is suitable for good return service. It is very good for opening the game with a backhand flip, and because of its speed, it is very awkward to her opponent. The rotation when serving is felt well.

It is very good for pimpling the balls. With a short movement, you can return the spin continuously, precisely, and with quality. It is also suitable for a block.

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Cons

This table tennis rubber is very high quality. Although it has a solid rotation, it cannot be compared to the Tenergy 05 or Hurricane 3 because it does not produce as much rotation. With this rubber, the first ball after opening can be critical.

The MX-P is very fast and straightforward and travels to the end of the table when struck, and if a good enough angle is not made, mistakes are possible. This table tennis rubber does not forgive mistakes.

 

3. STIGA DNA PLATINUM H

best table tennis rubbers in 2021 stiga platinum dna h rubber

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The latest Stiga product and a newer version of the Stiga DNA Pro. It is much faster and has a much more pronounced catapult effect than the previous version. There is an improvement over the previous version. It is the best table tennis rubber in the Stiga collection.

Although Stiga is a Swedish company, this rubber, like the DNA Pro, was manufactured in Germany. The design and development of this rubber were done in close collaboration with members of the Chinese national team.

When looked at a little better, DNA is a combination of STIGA Genesis and Mantra rubber. It has similar speeds as the Mantra and rotations as from Genesis rubber. The young future star of European and world table tennis, Truls Moregard, is currently playing with this beautiful rubber.

Thicknesses of 1.8, 2.0, and 2.2 mm can be found on the market. The rubber in the cube is 71 grams. In addition to DNA Platinum H, there are also M and S versions that are softer rubbers and XH, which is harder and is 52.5 degrees.

Speed and Spin

Speed: ​​164
Spin: 140
Control: 74
Rubber hardness: 50

Although it has a lot of speed, the rubber is not too demanding, and it has good control. Cut balls are easy to return, which means that the game can be easily opened with this rubber. Since it is a fast table tennis rubber, a very solid bow is created during topspin.

best table tennis rubbers in 2021 stiga dna platinum rubber black and red

However, this rubber has a nice rotation, and its main characteristic is speed. It is also good from a distance. It is suitable for spin-to-spin play. This rubber is made by PCS technology (Power Sponge Cell) which allows for more aggressive play with a lot of spins.

Stiga DNA Platinum H is suitable for the ball to travel longer to the end of the table with higher speed and rotation, but also to be able to make angles in order to be able to defeat your opponent.

Service, Return, and Block

One of the best table tennis rubbers in 2021 gives excellent control and stability in the game. Rotation can be easily performed during service. However, it is fast rubber and is very easy for the serves to return without major problems.

It is very good with the block, the ball is easily kept on the table, and the game can be controlled. When taking heavier blows, a good table angle can be found. This rubber was created for a counter spin.

best table tennis rubbers in 2021 stiga dna platinum h rubber black with fire hand

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Cons

In general, it is difficult to find a defect in this rubber. It can’t be said to be the fastest, have the most spin, or have the best control, but it is at the top in all those segments. That is why it can be said that this is a very high-quality table tennis rubber.

 

4. DHS HURRICANE 3 NATIONAL

best table tennis rubbers in 2021 dhs hurricane 3 national rubber

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Hurricane 3 National is the most popular smooth Chinese table tennis rubber on the market. Players use it mostly only on the forehand side. Specially made for plastic balls. When plastic balls appeared, little was lost on the rotation.

So, with the creation of Hurricane 3, DHS has enabled players who play with this beautiful rubber will not feel this disadvantage much. It is interesting when buying this rubber that there is a protective foil that keeps this rubber sticky.

Almost all Chinese national team players play with this table tennis rubber or with similar rubbers from this manufacturer. The rubber thickness can be found in sizes of 2 and 2.15 mm. It is a very hard, 50-degree rubber and not flexible.

dhs hurricane 3 red rubber made in china

That’s why many players who play with one of the best table tennis rubbers in 2021 use a booster to soften this rubber a bit and give it extra speed.

Speed and Rotation

Heavy: 2.15, 2
Speed: ​​12/12
Spin: 11/12
Control: 12/12
Rubber hardness: 50

Speed ​​is not a characteristic of this rubber, although it may be. In order to reach a good speed, it must be hit with strong blows. What makes DHS Hurricane 3 National unstoppable is the spin. Abnormal rotation that drives every opponent crazy.

During strong blows, a very high-quality rotation remains. When the topspin is pulled, this rubber produces a very heavy rotation. Very good rubber to open the game. Due to the high arch, it strikes the ends of the table and enables great consistency in the game.

Service, Return, and Block

Because it stays on the racket for a very long time, this rubber has extremely good control and is very suitable for all types of servers.

However, it is better for reception because the opponent’s serve can be easily neutralized and the ball sent to the desired place. It is ideal for pimples, and it can be controlled and perfectly do pimples on each ball, spin, and even the one with the highest rotation, without problems.

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Cons

When we mention the bad sides of this rubber, it is definitely speeding, although the Chinese have shown us that this is not the case. You definitely have to train with this table tennis rubber for a long time to learn all the advantages and disadvantages of this rubber.

That bothers those who are not used to training with Chinese rubbers the most. As another flaw spike (lob ball). It is impossible to hit a high ball hard with this rubber.

 

5. BUTTERFLY TENERGY 05

best table tennis rubbers in 2021 butterfly tenergy 05 rubber

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When the best table tennis rubbers in 2021 are mentioned, it is impossible to omit Butterfly Tenergy 05. Although it was produced in 2008, it is still one of the most popular rubber among a large number of table tennis players.

It is the first, that is, the original rubber from the Tenergy series. Players who popularized this rubber are Timo Boll, Michael Maze, Kalinikos Kreanga, Dimitrij Ovtcharov until the appearance of plastic balls with these rubbers played Ma Long as well as many others.

The cubes are 69 g, and the cut ones are 49 g. The hardness of the rubber is 36 degrees. The thicknesses of the rubbers that you can buy are 1.7, 1.9, 2.1 mm.

In addition to the Tenergy 05, there are also the Tenergy 19, 25, 64, 80, and the Tenergy 05 Hard version of this rubber. In addition to them, the FX version of all these table tennis rubbers can be found on the market, which is a little softer and is 32 degrees.

Speed and Spin

Speed: ​​130
Spin: 115
Rubber hardness: 36

It has a catapult effect, which means that it is a rubber that is very fast and has an extremely high spin. The outer layer of rubber makes excellent contact with the ball, where it gives the perfect combination of speed and spin when hitting the ball.

best table tennis rubbers in 2021 butterfly tenergy 05 characteristics and performance

The rubber is not too hard. It does not have to hit the hardest to get a quality kick. Although the Tenergy 05 has a good speed, the highest quality and the main feature of this rubber is that it can produce a lot of rotation. This rubber can produce a lot of spins even with cut balls, which makes it perfect for opening the game itself.

Players who use this rubber gain an advantage over the opponent at the very beginning of the point. The quality of the shot itself gives many players great self-confidence, and that is why many players decide to use this beautiful rubber.

Service, Return, and Block

The Tenergy is very good with serving because it produces a lot of rotation, but it is very good when playing flip due to speed and rotation. When you receive the service, it is a bit inconvenient because the rubber is fast, and a good angle you must find in order to neutralize the service opponents and return them to its field.

The Tenergy is also the high quality when pimpling. If good timing is found, a blow with this rubber is indefensible.

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Cons

The downside of this rubber is the control. This rubber has a high speed and rotation, and if you do not have solid technique, it is difficult to meet the requirements of this rubber. Butterfly Tenergy 05 does not forgive mistakes. It would help if you found a good angle in order to play a quality ball. Another objection to this rubber is the high price.

What to consider when choosing fast table tennis rubbers?

Firstly, you should pay attention to the hardness of the rubber because if the rubbers are the same speed, then the difference in hardness can also affect the arc and rotation during spins. The harder the rubber, the more penetrating power you will have, but the harder it will be to achieve topspins with a large rotation.

Secondly, contact with the ball and vibration affect the way you control the division of the balls and the blocking of fastballs from the opponent. Vibration is also important because of the blocks and pimps so that in situations when the opponent is attacking, you can absorb his strength of the blow and dictate the pace of the game.

Thirdly, the table tennis blade on which you will stick the rubbers is important, because only then with the right combination you will have the right effect of control and speed. You shouldn’t put extremely fast rubbers on a slower and defensive blade.

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Moreover, these are the most important things to pay attention to, but there are also many factors that affect the game. In any case, we hope that you have received enough information in this article to make it easier to choose and make the best combination for yourself and your table tennis racket.

Summary

Firstly, the reason why players who do not have much experience would not know well how to control quite demanding table tennis rubbers (they can use the rubbers of these series, but choose softer ones). Although you choose very fast rubbers like in this article and don’t have much experience in table tennis, it will be strange at first, but you will adjust quickly to the feeling with enough training.

Secondly, if you are a defensive player, then you probably won’t like the features we listed in this article. In any case, there are other items on our site for you, so don’t worry. But if you are a striker who prefers topspins and playing from a distance from the table with fast counter-attacks, then this is the right article for you.

Moreover, the goal was to get to know the most up-to-date table tennis rubbers in 2021 in order to find the one that suits you best. You will not make a mistake with any of these 5, and you will be very satisfied, but it is important to find the one that suits you best when it comes to the nuances and your game.

 

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