- Modern short pimple rubber, also used by Japanase superstar Mima Ito
- 30° soft, but modern sponge, made in Germany
- For a modern offensive game close to the table
Anyone who has seen the Japanese superstar Mima Ito in action knows about the potential of short pimples for offensive players close to the table. In cooperation with ESN, Nittaku has developed one of the most interesting short pimple rubbers on the market.
The 30° sponge is very soft, but since it is under enormous tension, it provides very high speed. This dynamic sponge was combined with specially developed short pimples which allow for very high spin. Thus, the Moristo SP does not only facilitate classical blocking and counter-attacking, but also enables opening topspins in response to backspin strokes.
Moreover, it enables a service that is often underestimated and misinterpreted by opponents. Of course, the Moristo SP is most effective when playing close to the table. Nevertheless, the rubber is surprisingly strong in mid distance strokes with high spin. In case players are forced away from the the table, chopping provides a good opportunity to get back to the table.
Likewise, blocking and performing smash shots is very easy and effective with this rubber. Last but not least, another great strength of the Moristo SP is returning service – thanks to its reduced spin sensitivity compared to reversed pimple rubbers.
Speed (Revspin): 8.7 / 10
Spin (Revspin): 7.6 / 10
Control (Revspin): 8.4 / 10