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    Posted: 05/13/2018 at 7:05pm
While watching a video segment of an Ogimura vs. Flisberg match on the Evolution of Table Tennis videos from 5:59 to 6:01 there was a brief snippet of Ogimura holding his J-pen racket.  It looked like it had a rough-cut thin layer of sponge, possibly foam sponge and possibly 1.5mm. to 2 mm. thick.  The image was not terribly clear, but I did not see any pimples on the surface of the covering of Ogimura's racket.

(Evolution of Table Tennis No. 3)


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Yes, Ogimura used a sponge (no top) racket, what we would call foam rubber. It was considered better against topspin but weak against chop compared to hard rubber.

See a picture here: http://blog.tabletennis11.com/table-tennis-racket-history-evolution

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