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A real low and short no-spin serve can give you some easy points in matches, as they are difficult to flip hard, and they require good timing to push hard. Mix it up with a heavy backspin in the same spot. Remember to get it short, the ball should bounce short on your side close to the net...

 Globe 888 medium pimple rubber

“This new rubber has adopted advanced production technology and carefully selected quality materials. It's characteristics are high elasticity, faster speed, strong tenacity, lower arc line, attacks that dip. Suitable for high speed attack style player”


  • Medium Pips out rubber
  • Deceptive Effect on Ball
  • For Offensive style
  • Can throw Knuckle ball effect
  • ITTF approved
  • Sponge 1.8mm

Ratings (out of 12):

  • Speed: 12
  • Spin: 8
  • Control: 8


            Globe 888 is a offensive style medium pimples rubber. The pimples are quite long, not too wide and grippy (rough measurement of pimples is 1.8mm wide, 1.2mm high). It is most suitable for a fast offensive hitting and blocking style game. The soft (38 degrees) allows you to generate a lot of spin (for a medium pimpled rubber), and offer excellent control. 

Medium pimpled rubbers offer both some of the great hitting and blocking ability of short pimpled rubbers, and some of the deceptive qualities of long pimpled rubbers. So of you're currently using a long pimpled rubber but need more offensive ability, or if you're using a short pimpled rubber and need more deception, the Globe 888 may be for you.

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 Globe 888 review:

Globe 888 1.8mm red

A friend was kind enough to lend me this rubber so that I could try it (thanks Alan!)

Medium size grippy pimples on a 38deg fairly soft sponge. Tested on a HAO Shuai Champion carbon blade.

Pushing – great for this, was able to keep the ball low, with a moderate amount of spin. It has very good control in the short game, even on this carbon blade.

Chopping – against loops this gave reasonable control with some spin reversal. A slower wooden blade would no doubt improve this, since the dwell time would have been much better. It certainly does not offer them same control and a long pimple rubber, but it’s a lot better than most short pimples I have tried.

Against backspin – I could loop balls with moderate backspin and get some topspin. For heavier backspin I need to open the blade more. However against backspin it was surprisingly easy to hit the ball, long pimple style. This tell me there is decent spin reversal since the ball was dropping.

Against  topspin – This felt a lot like short pimples, able to hit straight through the ball without having to worry about the spin too much. It was quite good for this. Blocking was also surprisingly easy, similar to short pimples.

In conclusion I found it to be a very versatile rubber, with a moderate amount of deception. It’s more of an offensive than defensive rubber, but it has plenty of control for chopping or pushing, and offers some of the deceptive abilities that long pimpled rubbers offer. Alex...



Regarding the 888, it’s a great rubber, it’s the closest that I’ve seen pips come to inverted, so it has some of the advantages of both. It doesn’t keep you guessing as to what you’re doing like the long pips do, and I think the 1.8mm is the ideal sponge thickness with the 38 degree. I’ve got a fairly good forehand loop and I’m playing the 888 on my forehand, so it’s definitely got enough in it to loop with.

Globe 888, 1.8mm 38 degree sponge:


The speed is quite good, probably similar to the ‘standard’ friendship rubber, which I found quite good for ‘pips’. 


Surprisingly good for looping, and amazingly, even good for slow loops, which I’d never seen in pips. I’ve got a TT room and Newgy robot, which I mainly have set in ‘service’ mode, the 888 is easy to roll the ball back, float, or push, it doesn’t fly off when I set the robot with heavy spin.


It’s the first pips rubber I’ve used that I seem to have control over; most of the others I tried controlled me.

Tony B.

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