Detailed information and reviews of the new Joola’s new MAXXX-P and RHYZM-P rubber, designed to give extra performance with the new Plastic / Poly table tennis balls.

Judging by many recent reviews of the new plastic table tennis balls, these balls have somewhat different characteristics, including them being slower and less spinny. This drives the table tennis manufacturers like Joola to rubber research to overcome the shortcoming of these balls.

Their result is the new MAXXX-P and RHYZM-P rubbers. Here is the descriptions:

P like precision, P like professional, P like Poly-ball

GeoGrip- Power-Technology is used – this develops significantly more grip of the ball for more spin due to an intense friction surface structure.

Find out for yourself, use the P’s in your game and become even more successful!


RHYZM – on the market for 2 years and already nearly a classic! The focus fell on development and improvement of the sponge up until now, whereas here a much improved rubber surface has been precisely worked upon. This has leaded to the rubber having substantially more grip, with which not only more spin can be generated, but also better control and the durability is improved.

Ideal also for use with the new Poly-ball.


The JOOLA-MAXXX rubbers with the Triple X Factor!
MaXXXimum power, MaXXXimum control and MaXXXimum spin are now being completed with a new variation that is even more dangerous.

The new GeoGrip-Power-Technology with the even more intense friction surface is ideal in connection with the special pimple arrangement and the large macropore structure of the sponge for perfect topspin balls at the highest speed. These characteristics come to be an advantage especially when playing with the new Poly-ball.

Due to it being a slightly softer version with a sponge hardness of 42,5°, the MAXXX-P is ideal for ambitioned players, who lay emphasis on control and ball feeling.


The Joola Maxxx-P and the Joola Rhyzm are now available from the OOAK Table Tennis Shop, the Australian Joola Distributor


Reviews by my friend “Yogi Bear” (with permission and thanks!):

These 2 amazing rubbers have been provided by, the official distributor of Joola in the Philippines. I have used several versions of Rhyzms and Maxxx’s in the past and all I can say these 2 are unlike any other rubbers that I have tried. I used an Ebenholz 5 blade and Avenger 5 on both rubbers as test blades.

Joola Rhyzm-P

  • weight: 68 grams uncut (approx)
  • hardness: 45 degrees

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Joola Maxxx-P

  • Weight: 65 grams uncut (approx.)
  • Hardness: 42.5 degrees

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As I opened the 2 rubbers I was in for a surprise of my life. I was expecting the usual different sponge topsheet combination, but Joola has made a different design on these 2 rubbers in a very simple but elegant to look at. Large enough logos and names are very nice to look at. The topsheets of the 2 rubbers seem a little different from their predecessors in which the rubbers have a different texture and there is this increased quality that I have noticed. The sponge of the Rhyzm-P is different from the old Rhyzms because it is more porous. Also that the previous Rhyzms are in white and this is in orange. Maxxx-P is the opposite, the Maxxx 500 sponge sample that I have has a larger pore compared the Maxxx-P.


I have used the Joola 3 star  celluloid ball and the DHS 40+ polyball for testing both rubbers and here are my thoughts:


Rhyzm-P is faster than Maxxx-P by several notches. During drives and counterhitting, The speed of the Rhyzm-P is really evident when hitting through the sponge. I think Rhyzm-P is almost or in the same level of speed compared with the original Rhyzm but with a softer feel. The Maxxx-P felt faster noticeably than the previous Maxxx 450. I don’t know if the cause is the topsheet but both Rhyzm-P and Maxxx-P felt harder than 45 and 42.5 degrees respectively. When I used the DHS 40+ ball on both rubbers, both have low trajectory with Rhyzm as having the lower one. I would categorize their throw as Maxxx-P low to medium throw and Rhyzm-P as low throw. Middle distance, both rubbers are good and no decrease in speed in power has been observed but far from the table the Rhyzm-P really stands out. Rhyzm has this sharp trajectory upon hitting the ball with flat hits or spin drives. Maxxx-P has an arching effect.


Both Maxxx-P and Rhyzm-P are a notch above their previous versions. For the celluloid balls, the Maxxx-P is like a combined Maxxx 450 and 500 in spin generation. I really find the Maxxx 500 spinny in terms of looping like using a chinese rubber which is more on a brushing stroke against the ball while the Maxxx 450 is also spinny but you need to hit more through the sponge and use the sponge more also to produce spin. Both of these properties by 2 different rubbers can be found in Maxxx-P.
The Rhyzm-P is not far behind in terms of spin compared to Maxxx. I thought this was just another fast rubber with more emphasis on speed and less on spin blah, blahm but I was wrong and was quite surprised. This version of the Rhyzm is very spinny. The previous rhyzms are spinny but not in the level of the P version. This one seems easier to produce spin also. What made me shun away from the previous Rhyzm versions is that the 48 degree version was too fast and the others were not too spinny. I think people who love the Rhyzm 48 will love the Rhyzm-P more simply because it is spinnier, easier to produce spin and more forgiving when looping. Same goes with the Maxxx-P.
Now the question is, were they still good in spin with the DHS 40+ ball? YES! and it is a BIG YES! I tested a lot of spinny loops on all contact points and timings on the table and all I can say is that both rubbers have a very good potential in spinning the polyball. I was wondering though even if they are very spinny both arcs of the Maxxx-P and Rhyzm-P still remained low to medium only. Although my loops were spinnier when I used the Joola 3 star celluloid ball, with the DHS 40+ there are still lots of spin left but only by a very small fraction. I could still feel the difference and even the student of mine who was blocking against my loop. At least there wasn’t a large loss of spin when using a polyball. The Rhyzm-P was stronger when taking the ball on the rise and peak while Maxxx-P was better when looping the ball peak and late contact. When compared to the Evolution series, I think both rubbers have more or less equal spin.

Other comparisons:

  • controlled blocking against attacks: Maxxx-P
  • active blocking or punch blocking: Rhyzm-P
  • smashing: Rhyzm-P
  • drop shots: Maxxx-P
  • flicks: Rhyzm-P
  • serves: more or less equal in spin
  • pushes: Maxxx-P




So for both rubbers I give them a 2 thumbs up I am verryyyyyy impressed! Although I love the Maxxx-P more, I was more surprised and impressed with the Rhyzm-P because it felt more balanced in terms of offensive capabilities at the same time being forgiving.

I guess Joola has produced their own versions of rubbers that are polyball ready. I recommend the Rhyzm-P if you hit middle to far distance from the table and Maxxx-P is you still want to spin a lot when using the new polyball. I am also expecting this to be very durable. The previous Maxxx and Rhyzm versions lasts very long and a lot of people appreciates their durability especially the Rhyzm series.