The Pilot Pulse offers a unique tone and explosive acceleration in topspin. Featuring IN-TENS² sponge angled at 37.5° in combination with its more high friction elastic topsheet (GRIP EXTEND and PULSE technologies), Pilot Pulse is pumped full of energy with the perfect blend of speed, resonance and an ultra-precise feel in relation to the ball.
Playing Strategies: Def+ (2.0), Off- (2.0), Off (2.0), Off+ (Max)
|Compact concept||Pulse, Grip Extend|
|Sponge thickness||2.0 / Max|
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 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.
The optimisation of the density and geometry of the pimples is one of the keys to performance with the coverings.
The PULSE combination guarantees explosive acceleration and decibels.
This sponge is the best for transferring energy. It will satisfy the requirements of even the most demanding player by enhanced contact with the ball, precision and comfort. It guarantees maximum enjoyment thanks to the sound emitted with each stroke.
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.
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.