Spinmax is a new table tennis product invented in Australia . It comes in a 250ml tin with an applicator to be purchased separately. Listed below are details on a brochure describing the product.
SPINMAX – The Invention
The Australian inventor of Spinmax is a table tennis player with a background in industrial chemistry. The idea was born out of his frustration with the short friction life of table tennis rubber. While elite players with sponsorship are able to enjoy maximum rubber performance by frequent replacement, the majority of players are restricted by the expense of replacement rubber and are forced to contend with the consequent rapid performance deterioration . Most players ‘contend’ by adjusting their strokes according to the condition of their rubber and then relearning when they start again with a new rubber. Of course, even when a player does successfully adjust their game to deteriorating rubber, they can never expect to generate the spin that a new rubber allows.
The inventor also recognised the need for consistent rubber performance over all weather conditions. Even a new rubber (let alone worn) underperforms during the extremes of winter cold and summer humidity.
The inventor set about formulating the answer to these problems and over a period of years trialed, retrialed and experimented with different ideas and formulations. Finally a breakthrough was realised in the form of the product now known as Spinmax.
Spinmax really works ! It meets all of the challenges the inventor set out to acheive and now it’s available to you.
SPINMAX – The Introduction
Spinmax really is revolutionary. It is a bat cleaner with a difference. It really works !
Spinmax has been purposely and specifically formulated for use on table tennis rubber. Its main feature is its ability to enhance the non-slip surface characteristics of table tennis rubber. In fact Spinmax increases the coefficient of friction quite considerably, enabling excellent control and spin generation.
Spinmax is resistant to moisture, heat and cold. This feature is important as it allows for consistant grip across all weather conditions, such as winter cold or summer humidity. Spinmax allows consistant grip and control.
Spinmax achieves its benefits without detriment to other desirable rubber qualities.
It will not accelerate deterioration of the rubber or sponge.
It will not attract extra dust.
It will not glaze or harden the rubber.
The diagrams below illustrate the performance of Spinmax.
Rubber life can be judged by three main factors
Resilience Elasticity Friction
These factors are indicatively illustrated below.
NORMAL RUBBER LIFE SPINMAX RUBBER LIFE
Spinmax does not replace the need for new rubber. It simply maximises the friction capability throughout the rubber life. We recommend that Spinmax users continue to replace rubber at the frequency that they are used to.
The control, feel and grip you need to play your best table tennis is maintained consistently across all weather conditions. Refer to diagram below.
Normal Rubber Reaction Spinmax Rubber Reaction
SPINMAX FOR GLUED RUBBER
There is now available a version of Spinmax specifically for players who use speed glue. Spinmax Blue.
Apparently sales have taken off in Japan during the last few weeks of May 2004.