New Table Tennis Rubbers for April 2015 (LARC 2015A)

Every six months the ITTF produces a new LARC (List of Authorised Racket Coverings). Only table tennis rubbers listed in the LARC can be used by players in tournaments.

Here are the rubbers that have been given ITTF approval starting April 1st, 2015. In total, 40 new rubbers have been added.

  • Adidas E-Razor D30 (In)
  • Andro Plaxon 525 (In)
  • Andro Plaxon (In)
  • Andro Rasant Beat (In)
  • Butterfly Bryce Highspeed (In)
  • Der-Materialspezialist Tenacious Violence (In)
  • Der-Materialspezialist Breakout (Out)
  • Der-Materialspezialist Transformer (Anti)
  • Dingo Swiss Zik Zak (Long)
  • Donic Acuda Blue P1 (In)
  • Donic Acuda Blue P2 (In)
  • Donic Acuda Blue P3 (In)
  • Donic Desto F1 Plus (In)
  • Donic Traction III (In)
  • Donic Blues T1 (In)
  • DHS Cloud & Fog (Long)
  • Dr Neubauer Viper (Long)
  • Dr Neubauer Buffalo (Anti)
  • Gewo Hype EL (In)
  • Joola GX75 (In)
  • Joola 4 All (In)
  • Joola 4 You (In)
  • Joola Zack (In)
  • Joola Rhyzm-Tech (In)
  • Reactor Corbor (In)
  • Reactor Tornado (In)
  • Sauer & Troger Easy P (Long)
  • Spinlord Keiler (Out)
  • Spinlord Dornenglanz II (Long)
  • Stiga Airoc Astro S (In)
  • Stiga Airoc Astro M (In)
  • Tibhar Quantum (In)
  • Tibhar Nimbus (In)
  • Tibhar Hybrid K1 (In)
  • Victas V > 15 Extra (In)
  • Victas V > 15 Limber (In)
  • Xiom Vega SPO (Out)
  • Xiom Musa III (In)
  • Xiom Vega LPO (Long)
  • Xiom Omega IIx (In)

Butterfly Bryce Highspeed is clearly the biggest name on the list. It will be interesting to see how this new rubber from Butterfly compares to their huge successful Tenergy rubbers.

Donic and Xiom are still pumping out loads of ESN Tensor rubbers. Personally, I feel like there are a few too many different options from these two brands now. It makes rubber selection even more difficult!

The new Stiga Airoc Astro rubbers will be interesting to test. As will the new V > 15 rubbers from Japanese brand Victas.

Finally, German-brand Gewo is starting to grow in popularity and their Hype EL rubber could be a good one!

You can download the ITTF’s LARC 2015A, as a PDF, by clicking here.