Name: Fast-paced R42
Sponge thicknesses: 1.7 / 2.0 / ultramax
Delivery start: 12 March 2017
Degree of hardness: 42 degrees
According to manufacturer Andro
According to Andro, the sponge balances inaccuracies in the ball meeting point with a hardness of 42° and delivers power and speed at the same time. The Versatility Champion is designed for players who don’t want to choose a distance from the table or commit to a style. The Rasanter R42 should have a high fault tolerance with constant power at the same time.
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On a scale of 1-100, the criteria spin, speed, half-distance, counter-topspin, impact/return, control, block behavior, flight curve flat over the net, shot and durability are summarized.
With the Rasanter R42, a lot of spin can be generated during impact and setback. Due to the comparatively soft sponge, this surface offers a lot of safety, but it is not quite as dangerous with an offensive serve/setback.
The speed is fine, a fast topspin is also possible. However, a “final stroke” with a lot of pace is rather difficult.
The shot also lacks a bit of penetration.
Counter-top spins are possible, but they are not as powerful here as with the other two pads of the Rasanter series.
The Rasanter R42 plays very controlled and is therefore suitable for players who play on safety rather than tempo.
Blocking is quite easy, as this topping is more forgiving due to its slightly softer sponge.
The Rasanter R42 generates a strongly curved flight curve due to its grip.
The Rasanter R42 offers a lot of potential for spin for both the shot and the topspin.
The flooring can be played from the half-distance. However, it is recommended to stand close to the table, as this flooring lacks a little speed.