Speed is determined by both the sponge + topsheet but mostly the specification of the sponge (resilience ‘spring effect’ + thickness + hardness).
A thick sponge (2.0mm or max) best suits OFF/OFF+ players whereas thinner (1.6 or 1.8mm) will offer more control and be more suited to all-round players. Sponge hardness is generally measured in degrees (higher grade = firmer sponge). Our technologies will bring enhanced “speed” performance.
The nature and quality of the type of wood selected bring their attributes to the blade. The more rigid the combination is, the more speed it will provide.
The speed is also defined by the number of wood plies and their thickness. Some combinations have a carbon inlay ply to bring extra rigidity hence superior speed.