PiMPLEPARK Rubber Epos
PiMPLEPARK Rubber Epos
The Epos is the first reversed rubber developed by the material specialist PiMPLEPARK. This rubber was specially developed for defensive and modern allround players. Recent developments in the leading table tennis brands show that new creations are almost exclusively made for fast offensive players. This trend is probably due to the fact that the Asian market has become so important for the big table tennis brands, whereas the great demand for slow and medium-fast materials in Germany and Europe is simply neglected.
PiMPLEPARK aims to fill in this gap with the Epos. Especially since the introduction of the new plastic ball, many defensive players and modern allrounders have had the problem of classical Japanese rubbers being too slow and creating too little spin. The Epos solves this problem! The topsheet is very grippy and slightly tacky, leading to enormous spin even with the new plastic ball.
This topsheet was combined with a modern, soft 36-38° sponge which has a slight built-in speed glue effect. However, in comparison to German speed glue rubbers, this effect is less pronounced. Most notably, the catapult effect, which often leads to reduced control, is not as strong in this rubber.
The Epos is available with the following sponge thicknesses: 1.0mm, 1.4mm, 1.7mm and 1.9mm. In these versions, control remains sufficiently high despite the modern sponge. The extremely grippy and slightly tacky topsheets allow for very effective spin variation. Offensive strokes aiming to disrupt the opponent’s attacks can be played with high control and sufficient speed. Especially when serving and returning, the enormous spin potential makes a very positive impact.
The 1.7mm and 1.9mm variants offer all options for a modern allround game. Whether it’s high-rotation opening topspins, blocking and counter-attacking, or smash shots: The Epos combines speed, control, and rotation perfectly.
PiMPLEPARK deliberately chose not to use thicker sponges since there are other rubbers on the market in this segment which better meet the requirements of offensive players. That said, the Epos is probably one of the most interesting rubbers on the market for defensive players and modern allround players in times of the plastic ball.