I know it's illegal to have both rubber sides of the table tennis blade be the same color. Is it illegal to have one side with the smooth part of the rubber, and another with the pimpled (anti-spin) rubber?

I'm refering to ITTF standards.

  • FYI, if the rubber is pimpled, that does not mean it is anti-spin. Aug 18, 2023 at 2:42

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The ITTF Handbook's racket section doesn't forbid it.

This method for assembling a racket is advantageous for those looking to both be able to spin with smooth rubber that has a good spin factor, and counter spin with an anti-spin rubber in the same game (as oppose to trying to counter a spin with another spin).

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