Made in Germany, the Drive Intens offers incredible control whilst enabling powerful acceleration. It’s as if it absorbs the energy in the passive game and releases it into the active game.
With its 40° IN-TENS sponge associated with a more high friction optimised topsheet (GRIP EXTEND and SOUND technologies), Drive Intens is loaded with elasticity and feel, which enables versatile players to easily control what is essentially a dynamic and resonant rubber!
Playing Strategies: Def+ (1.8/2.0), All (1.8), All+ (1.8), Off- (2.0), Off (2.0), Off+ (2.0)
|Compact concept||Sound, Grip Extend|
|Sponge thickness||1.8 / 2.0|
The GRIP EXTEND enables you to transmit even greater spin in every phase of the game through increased elasticity and impressive level of grip.
The optimisation of the density and geometry of the pimples is one of the keys to performance with the coverings.
The SOUND combination guarantees sensation and decibels.
The grip is determined by both the sponge + topsheet but mostly by the specification of the topsheet (grip + elasticity + pimples shape).
With a higher grip, the ball spin will be superior and more elasticity will increase the contact surface with the ball. The shape and density of the pimples will also greatly influence the effect. Finally, our technologies will bring enhanced “grip” performance.
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 IN-TENS sponge is an adaptation of Cornilleau's IN-TENS² sponge. It provides incredible control combined with powerful acceleration. It's as if it absorbs the energy in the passive game and releases it into the active game. Unique sensations guaranteed!.
Made in Germany
This range of rubbers is made in Germany and the result of a research and development program involving Cornilleau experts, Michelin engineers and the world's largest manufacturer of coverings.
All our rubbers are accredited by the ITTF for official use in international tournaments.