Sponge hardness table

sponge-hardnessBelow is a list of sponge hardness measurements for all the rubbers I’ve managed to get hold of.

durometer-shore-cThese hardness measurements were done with a specialised Shore C foam durometer, which are specifically designed for measuring soft solids like sponges. Although the durometer is accurate, the sponge sample required for absolute measurements need to be at least 10mm thick. The rubber that were measures below are only just over 2mm thick, and they include the topsheet, so that are not a true measure of the sponge, but since all rubbers are about the same thickness and all include a topsheet, the values should be fairly accurate relative to each other.

Note1: Where a whole sheet of rubber was available, several measurements were made across the whole sheet, and the average value was taken.

Note2: In a few cases I’ve measured more than one sheet of the same type, so I’ve included all readings which is useful to see the variations among the sheets.

Below is the table of values, sorted by manufacturer. To sort the list in other columns, just click on the column title. Use the search box to filter for specific manufacturers, rubber types of hardnesses.

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BRANDModelHardness
729105 Legend43
729Cream MRS50
729Faster III54
729Focus III Snipe52
729Higher III50
AdidasP749
AdidasP749
AdidasR642
AdidasR640
AdidasR640
AdidasTenzone53
AdidasTenzone53
AirScirocco SN48
AndroHexer+48
AndroRoxon 50048
ArmstrongVector45
ArmstrongVector48
ArmstrongVector49
ArmstrongVector50
AvaloxSterco44
AvaloxSterco44
Avalox AVXPronte Soft50
Avalox AVXSterco44
Avalox AVXSterco44
Avalox AVXSterco44
Avalox AVXSterco44
ButterflyTenergy 05 FX46
ButterflyTenergy 05 FX46
ButterflyTenergy 05 FX44
ButterflyTenergy 05 FX44
ButterflyTenergy 8049
ButterflyTenergy 8048
ButterflyBryce52
ButterflyBryce FX44
ButterflyBryce FX44
ButterflyBryce Speed53
ButterflyBryce Speed53
ButterflyCermet48
ButterflyEkrips52
ButterflyRaystorm45
ButterflySriver56
ButterflySriver52
ButterflySriver54
ButterflySriver EL51
ButterflySriver EL52
ButterflySriver EL52
ButterflySriver EL50
ButterflySriver EL50
ButterflySriver FX47
ButterflySriver G2 FX44
ButterflySriver G2 FX47
ButterflySriver G2 FX47
ButterflySriver G2 FX44
ButterflyTackifire Soft52
ButterflyTackiness 21 Chop46
ButterflyTackiness Chop 2142
ButterflyTackiness Drive 2148
ButterflyTenergy 0553
ButterflyTenergy 0549
ButterflyTenergy 0548
ButterflyTenergy 0550
ButterflyTenergy 0552
ButterflyTenergy 0549
ButterflyTenergy 0550
ButterflyTenergy 6450
ButterflyTenergy 6446
ButterflyTenergy 6446
ButterflyTenergy 6446
ButterflyTenergy 6450
ButterflyTenergy 6450
ButterflyTenergy 80 FX45
CCTNational Hero54
CCTNational Hero54
CCTNational Hero54
CCTNational Hero54
CCTNational Strike48
CornilleauPilot Advance50
CornilleauPilot Power41
CTTNational Pride54
DarkerSpalbird47
DarkerSpalbird50
DarkerSpalbird50
DarkerSpalbird50
DarkerVlon blue63
DaweiInspirit45
DaweiInspirit 39deg Orange47
DaweiInspirit 39deg Orange47
DaweiQuatro 35deg52
DaweiQuattro 35deg50
DaweiQuattro 35deg50
DaweiQuattro 35deg50
DaweiQuattro 39deg50
DaweiSuper Power 2008 40deg50
DaweiSuper Power 2008 40deg50
DHSG55548
DHSG66659
DHSG66656
DHSG88856
DHSHurricame 3 Neo55
DHSHurricane 261
DHSHurricane 260
DHSHurricane 2 #1955
DHSHurricane 2 Neo54
DHSHurricane 361
DHSHurricane 3 #1947
DHSHurricane 3 Blue58
DHSHurricane 3 Blue Sponge58
DHSHurricane 3 Neo54
DHSHurricane 3 Orange60
DHSHurricane 3 Orange (com)60
DHSHurricane 3 Orange (prov)60
DHSHurricane 3 Prov 38deg56
DHSHurricane 3 Provincial56
DHSTG2 Neo56
DHSTG3 #21 sponge43
DHSTin Arc54
DHSTin Arc56
DHSTin Arc III53
DHSTin Arc III53
DHSTin Arc III57
DonicAcuda s1 Turbo48
DonicAcuda S1 Turbo49
DonicAcuda S1 Turbo48
DonicAcuda S1 Turbo51
DonicAcuda S1 Turbo51
DonicAcuda S1 Turbo48
DonicAcuda S246
DonicAcuda S245
DonicAcuda S345
DonicAcuda S340
DonicAcuda S346
DonicAcuda S344
DonicBaracuda50
DonicBaracuda47
DonicBaracuda47
DonicBaracuda Big Slam44
DonicBaracuda Blig Slam48
DonicBluefire JP0152
DonicBluefire JP0247
DonicBluefire JP0347
DonicBluefire JP0346
DonicBluefire JP-01 Turbo51
DonicBluefire M153
DonicBluefire M250
DonicBluefire M347
DonicBluefire M346
DonicCoppa X1 Turbo Platinum49
DonicCoppa JO Gold45
DonicCoppa JO Platin48
DonicCoppa JO Platin Soft43
DonicCoppa JO Silver43
DonicCoppa Speed48
DonicCoppa Speed48
DonicCoppa Speed47
DonicCoppa Speed Medium 50
DonicCoppa Tagora41
DonicCoppa X247
DonicCoppa X246
DonicCoppa X2 Platin Soft45
DonicCoppa X3 Silver44
DonicCoppa X3 Silver41
DonicCoppa X3 Silver43
DonicCoppa X3 Silver41
DonicDesto F144
DonicDesto F241
DonicDesto F3 Big Slam35
DonicJO Waldner56
DonicS1 Turbo48
DonicS1 Turbo48
DonicSonex JP Gold41
DonicTraction Soft48
DonicTraction Soft48
DonicTraction Soft48
DonicVario Big Slam41
DonicX1 Gold52
DonicX2 Platin Soft46
Friendship 729105 legend40
Friendship 729105 Legend40
Friendship 729729-258
Friendship 729729-252
Friendship 729802-4043
Friendship 729802-4041
Friendship 7292000 MRS48
Friendship 729Cream MRS51
Friendship 729Cream MRS52
Friendship 729faster German50
Friendship 729Faster German Sponge50
Friendship 729faster III48
Friendship 729faster III48
Friendship 729Focus II56
Friendship 729Focus II (blue sponge)58
Friendship 729Focus III45
Friendship 729Focus III Snipe47
Friendship 729Focus III Snipe47
Friendship 729Focus III Snipe52
Friendship 729Geospin Tacky52
Friendship 729Geospin Tacky56
Friendship 729Geospin Tacky48
Friendship 729Geospin Tacky52
Friendship 729Geospin Tacky55
Friendship 729Geospin Tacky49
Friendship 729Higher49
Friendship 729Higher48
Friendship 729higher III51
Friendship 729higher III52
Friendship 729Lightening42
Friendship 729Lightening51
Friendship 729Lightening44
Friendship 729RITC 200051
Friendship 729RITC 2000 MRS48
Friendship 729SP Transcend57
Friendship 729SP Transcend53
Friendship 729Super Soft46
Friendship 729Super Soft45
Friendship 729Super Soft49
GalaxyMars II 36deg56
GalaxyMars II 36deg56
GalaxyMoon Pro 33deg48
Galaxy Yin-HeApollo 36deg59
Galaxy Yin-HeApollo 36deg60
Galaxy Yin-HeApollo 38deg59
Galaxy Yin-HeMars 38deg48
Galaxy Yin-HeMars 38deg54
Galaxy Yin-HeMars 38deg55
Galaxy Yin-HeMars II46
Galaxy Yin-HeSun Pro 33deg50
Galaxy Yin-HeVenus 36-38deg52
Galaxy Yin-HeVenus 36-38deg48
Gambler6 Shooter58
GamblerAces45
GamblerOutlaw54
GamblerOutlaw56
GamblerShadow49
GamblerWraith54
Giant DragonKarate Hard52
Giant DragonKarate Soft44
Giant DragonKarate Soft44
Giant DragonSuper Spin G4 H4854
Giant DragonSuper Spin G4 M3848
Giant DragonSuper Spin G4 S3240
Giant DragonSuperspin G4 H4854
Giant DragonSuperspin G4 H4854
Giant DragonSuperspin G4 H4854
Giant DragonSuperspin G4 M3848
Giant DragonSuperspin G4 M3848
Giant DragonSuperspin G4 M3848
Giant DragonSuperspin G4 S3240
Giant DragonSuperspin G4 S3240
Giant DragonSuperspin G4 S3240
Giant DragonTaiChi Hard52
Giant DragonTaiChi Soft48
Globe999 40deg orange52
Globe999 40deg pink45
Globe999 National58
Globe999 National62
Globe999 National63
Globe999 National58
Globe999 National61
Globe999 National63
Globe999T Japanese 38deg47
GlobeAwala54
GlobeLiQin 43deg52
GlobeLiQin 43deg52
Goldway916 38deg56
Goldway916 38deg56
Goldway91650
HaifuBlue Whale II 38deg untuned54
HaifuBlue Whale II 39deg tuned60
HaifuBlue Whale II 39deg untuned56
HaifuShark II Tuned 33deg35
HallmarkGreen Power58
HallmarkMirage (anti spin)54
JoolaEnergy Green Power46
JoolaEnergy Xtra44
JUIC999 Tune CHN 38deg56
JUIC999 Turbo54
JUIC999 Turbo56
JUIC999 Turbo56
JUICAir Condle45
JUICAir Condle Sound41
JUICAir Condle Speed50
JUICCouga51
JUICCouga47
JUICCouga51
JUICCouga52
JUICDriva Smash52
JUICDriva Smash49
JUICDriva Smash SV44
JUICDriva Smash SV44
JUICDriva Smash SV44
JuicDriva Smash SV44
JuicDriva Smash Ultima SV45
JUICElite Nano43
JUICElite Nano43
JUICNano Cannon48
JUICNano Spin49
JUICNano Spin52
JUICNano Spin II54
JuicNano SPin II + S45
JuicNano SPin II + S44
JUICNanocanon48
JUICShenron43
JUICSpark46
JUICSpark46
JuicSpark46
JUICSpin Spiel43
JUICSpin Spiel43
JuicSpinspiel45
JuicSpinspiel43
JUICVarites52
KillerspinBlast47
KillerspinForza 4Z50
KillerspinNitrx 4Z54
KillerspinNitrx 4Z54
Kokutaku / Tulpe007 40-43 deg Japn50
Kokutaku / Tulpe868 Tokyo Japn 35-38deg48
LKT/KTLBlack Power58
LKT/KTLLightening44
LKT/KTLLightening43
LKT/KTLPro XP52
LKT/KTLRapid Power52
LKT/KTLRapid Soft43
LKT/KTLRapid Sound45
LKT/KTLRapid Speed54
LKT/KTLRed Diamond58
LKT/KTLTorrent48
LKT/KTLXT Pro44
NittakuHammond41
NittakuHammond46
NittakuHammond FA45
PalioBlitz 42deg46
PalioBlitz 47.5deg50
PalioBlitz 47deg50
PalioBlitz 47deg51
PalioCJ8000 allround 41-45deg53
PalioThor's54
PalioThor's54
PalioThor's56
PalioThor's54
SanweiGears50
StigaAlmana Sound43
StigaBoost TC47
StigaBoost TC47
StigaBoost TC44
StigaBoost TP54
StigaBoost TP54
StigaBoost TS45
StigaCalibra LT50
StigaCalibra LT Sound40
StigaMagna TS47
StigaRadical47
Tibhar1Q XD53
Tibhar1Q XD55
Tibhar1Q XD53
Tibhar1Q XD55
Tibhar5Q50
Tibhar5Q50
TibharGrip-S55
TibharGrip-S55
TibharPhantom56
TibharSpeedy Spin52
TibharX-Press48
TSPAgrit45
TSPAgrit46
TSPAgrit46
TSPAgrit 45
TSPAgrit45
TSPAgrit45
TSPRise45
TSPRise46
TSPRise44
TSPRise45
TSPSpalbird50
TSPSpectol 2144
TSPSpectol 2144
TSPTriple 21 Offensive sponge52
TSPTriple 21 Offensive sponge48
TSPTriple Power 2148
TSPVentus Speed48
TSPXF's44
TSPXS F-144
Tulpe007 Japanese Sponge 40-43deg50
Tulpe868 Tokyo Japn 35-38deg48
VictasVS > 40160
VictasVS > 40158
XIOMOmega II Euro44
XiomOmega IV Euro45
XiomOmega IV Euro46
XiomOmega IV Euro45
XiomSigma II Euro49
XiomSigma II Euro47
XiomSigma II Pro55
XiomSigma II Pro54
XiomSigma II Pro54
XIOMStyx47
XiomVega China VM59
YasakaMark V52
YasakaMark V59
YasakaMark V59
YasakaMark V HPS51
YasakaMark V XS50
YasakaRaksa 750
YasakaRakza 750
YasakaRakza 750
YasakaRakza 750
YasakaRakza 751
YasakaRakza 7 Soft45
YasakaRakza 7 Soft45
YasakaRakza 7 Soft45
YasakaRakza 7 Soft45
YasakaRakza 951
YasakaRakza 949
YasakaRakza 949
YasakaRakza 951