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Do You Know Your Madero?

The first thing to take into consideration is that all the players in the world have different qualities, be it speed, strength, reflexes, movement, hours of training, etc. There are many points that influence even the custom and knowledge of the players with their own equipment.

It is essential that when choosing your Equipment it is according to your abilities, for which you must know what your strengths and weaknesses are.

It is also essential that you know your style of play, you like to defend, perhaps attack or counterattack, play as close to the table as possible or at medium distance or you want to be further back because your strength is topspin blows loaded with a lot of effect.


When buying a wood you have to think that you are not the one who has to adapt to the wood, if not the opposite. The wood you use must be adapted to your needs, your rhythm and the training process you apply. You must think that the wood at the time of playing is an extension of your arm so you must know it and love it since it will be part of you.

I say this because there are people who buy logs because they are supposed to be the most top in the market and the players do not adapt and end up discarding them perhaps weeks after they have bought them, without considering that there is a really necessary adaptation process, the times and hours of training with the implementation, if they are fundamental and the rubbers used must

necessarily be commensurate with your abilities and the wood itself.


Here we will give some Tips so that you can understand what can best accommodate you for choosing your Madero.


Before we start, let's start with the First, choosing your Wood well will go hand in hand with the strategy you use to play your games in a good way. The type of strategy you use will determine the characteristics of the wood in terms of speed, control, spin and weight of the wood.

According to these categories, our Alobe team performs vibro-acoustic frequency measurements with measurement tools that, according to values, determine what classification our timbers are in.

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DEF or DEF +: for defensive players looking for control and regular attacks.

ALL (AllRound): for players of all levels who vary their shots both offensively and defensively.

OFF -: for variable offensive players.

OFF: special category and the most suitable in my opinion for players who like to attack near the table

OFF +: for offensive players looking for great speed, spin and technique.

After identifying which category we belong to, we can analyze what type of balance we can choose for our Madero, since the weight distribution will be an important point for the form of movement that we choose within the table.


Las medidas que deben tener las pepitas también son reguladas, tal como en el grafico se muestra que A es la dimensión entre 1 milímetro como mínimo a 2,2 milímetros como máximo en ancho que debe tener la cabeza de la pepita. B es la distancia mínima y máxima que debe estar entre 1 a 2 milímetros de distancia entre si. H es la altura mínima que debe tener la pepita desde los 1 milímetros de Altura.

Bien, ya sabemos que la distancia reglamentada entre pepitas, esta determinada ha cierta medida, es por ello que podemos encontrar pepitas mas finas es decir delgadas y pepitas mas anchas o gruesas, pero habrá alguna diferencia entre usar pepitas mas delgadas que gruesas ?


  Y la Respuesta es que en la sensación de juego es Si. Las pepitas al ser mas delgadas son mas flexibles, son tolerantes al giro entrante y no producen giro. Debido a la mayor posibilidad de flexión proporcionada por las pepitas, es capas de acelerar aun mas el efecto entrante, devolviéndolo al contrincante. Es por esta razón que al momento de jugar con jugadores de poros largos defensivos, sentimos que nuestros tiros con efecto nos los devuelven con mayor efecto, es por la flexión y no por que generen mas giro que una goma lisa.



     En el caso de las pepitas mas gruesas es mas fácil conducir y aplastar la pelota con tiros planos ya que hay menos espacio entre pepitas, el impacto de la bola es mas directo en la pepita, por lo que el retorno es mas rápido debido a que la pelota entra menos. Solo se puede generar mas giro dependiendo de la forma de pepita y su espacio entre ellas y dependiendo de la alineación de las pepitas.

Así como la forma de la pepita y sus distancias, también existen otros parámetros como la alineación de las pepitas y la densidad de la esponja.

Alineación de las pepitas Forma Vertical y Horizontal

    Según nuestro análisis de la información que existe, podemos mencionar que la Alineación de las pepitas se determina por la misma alineación de las partículas que sobresalen del caucho, en este caso como en la foto podemos ver en la parte izquierda la Alineación vertical y en la parte derecha la alineación Horizontal.


 Alineación Vertical

Rigidity refers to the hardness of the wood, the amount of elasticity and flexion that the timbers have, the greater the stiffness, the more possibilities to generate control and speed but the lesser possibility of generating spin or turns.


The lower the stiffness, the greater the flexibility and wrapping power, which translates into a greater turn.


Greater Rigidity qualifies for flatter shots and greater flexibility for spin shots.


At this point it is important to mention that all the woods in the world have different densities (weight) and different hardness of the wood, in our case we use the Chaláis-Meudon scale that measures the hardness of the wood. In our Queries - Wood Types menu you can find the densities and hardness of the woods that we use in construction.


To consider is that the harder the wood is, the greater the capacity to generate speed.

A softer wood greater feel and control, but less speed.


 Alineación Horizontal

     La Alineación Horizontal tiene la cualidad de generar mas fricción y sensación de agarre lo que es traducido en efecto y una forma mas adecuada de realizar el golpe de cortar la pelota, es por ello que la alineación Horizontal es la mas usada en gomas de poro largo defensivo. Con esta alineación es mas fácil generar flexión. 

Cuando se usan formas de pepitas como las mencionadas anteriormente  con alineación Horizontal, puedes conseguir un poco que genere efectos, estos son los llamados poros Spin.


There are 2 different techniques, one called INNER (Internal (a)) and the other OUTER (external (a)). Inner the plate closer to the core, will allow greater control and the ball remained on the wood, while Outer is based on generating more speed with less energy or force, maintaining good power.

There are quite a few types of handles and designs on the market, however at this point we will refer to the types that we manufacture.


It is important that you feel comfortable with the grip you choose, whether your style is that of a Classic grip player or a Pencil grip player, if you are learning to play table tennis, we recommend that you start with a Classic grip Since it will be easier for you to get used to learning strokes.

Taken ST is which handle is straight without curves, very manageable for players who like freedom of movement and the necessary ease on the wrist. Ideal to better work serve services.


Taken FL Concave with a long flared shape, to avoid slipping of the hand due to sudden turns or sweat. Among the benefits of this type of handle you feel with more grip to perform TopSpin, safety and assured power.


Taken China Pen (C-Pen) It would tend to think that the Chinese Pen player would play with only one side of the palette, however, players of this style have evolved over time and today use both sides of the paddle. pallette. Creating a backhand blow called a butterfly that is very difficult to perform, but at the same time very effective and fulminating.


Taken Japanese Pen (J-Pen) of the oldest and most popular styles of play of the 70s and 80s. Through the new times this style of play has been left behind due to the high physical demand that this style requires, without However, it is still one of the most beautiful styles of play that exist in table tennis.



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OX es mas controlable, mas lento y la pelota solo se desliza por la superficie de los poros, no teniendo tanto contacto con la pelota, por lo que su uso es mas defensivo, mas fácil para cortar y no produce giros.


Con esponja se observa un mayor contacto, por lo que es mas fácil de golpear, mas estable y es mas rápido por el retorno propio de la esponja, a su vez es mejor para proporcionar efecto inferior lo que es bueno para el jugador atacante.

Recordar que la densidad de la esponja en un caucho con poros a fuera también es un factor a considerar y si quieres saber mas detalles de las densidades, puedes visitar nuestro post anterior que menciona todo sobre esto:

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Espero esta información te sea de utilidad al momento de elegir tu equipamiento, lo que mas nos importa es que sepas más de tenis de mesa y de como elegir de buena manera acorde a tu estilo de juego.

Nuestras conclusiones son que generalmente podemos determinar que para jugadores ofensivos se utilizan los cauchos con poros cortos y para los jugadores defensivos se usan los cauchos de poros Largos, también existen poros medios Largos, pero la sensación de estos esta mas apegada a los poros cortos y no son tan usados a nivel competitivo. A nivel competitivo se ha visto jugadores que usan para golpes defensivos usar poros cortos, pero estos jugadores tienen muchas horas de entrenamiento diaria por lo que se acostumbran, dado esto es que no queremos encasillar, cada uno es libre de usar lo que estime conveniente y que mas le acomode a su estilo de juego, esto es solo una referencia para ayudar a los jugadores o aficionados que deseen saber mas o complementar la información que quizás ya es conocida.


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