Globe 889 SHORT PIMPLES WITH SPONGE
The Globe 889 uses a new Top Grade Sponge for improved durability and playing characteristics. It comes with a soft 38 degrees 2mm sponge !"
"Globe 889 according to the new standard of ITTF the Globe 889 short pimpled rubber has been developed with advanced technology using high quality polymer materials . Globe 889 is a rubber for fast attack close to the table. Due to the ribbed surface of the pimples it is also possible to create good spin in pushes and topspin strokes used by many World class Chinese players during the years."
The Globe 889 is very spiny for a short pimpled rubber. This is because the pimpled are wide and conical in shape, very soft and rough on top, with a soft sponge.
Short pimpled rubbers are ideal for fast hitting through spin (as incoming spin has much less effect on this rubber) and blocking. Because the 889-2 can generate good spin too, it can still be used for looping and chopping too. A very versatile rubber. The Globe 889 is very spiny for a short pimpled rubber. This is because the pimpled are wide, soft and rough, with a soft sponge.
Ratings (out of 10 as given by the manufacturer):
Globe 889 Short Pips-Out Table Tennis Rubber with Sponge