The sponge was developed for playstyles that require long pimpled rubbers. High probability of long-pimpled effects as well as high ease of use are achieved as the sponge absorbs the impact of the opponent's shot very well despite its hardness. There are two types; Absorber Sponge Heavy dyed in British green (adopted for Ilius S) and Absorber Sponge Drop dyed in turquoise green (adopted for Ilius B).

Absorber Sponge Absorbing shocks like dampers * The graphic is provided for illustrative purposes only

Absorber Sponge Heavy

The Sponge absorbs the impact of the ball well whilst maintaining the ease of which the pimples bend. Therefore, the Ilius S equipped with this sponge allows for stable chops and pushes with heavier spin. Absorber Sponge HeavyThe sponge absorbing the impact

Absorber Sponge Drop

When combined with a stiffer sponge, the pimples are more likely to bend, resulting in a long pimpled effect. The Ilius B equipped with this sponge demonstrates its qualities and capabilities best when you want to handle an opponent's ball close to the table during shots such as blocks or drop shots. absorber_sponge_drop.jpgThe pimples bending well due to the hard sponge