The result of a completely new formula for the sponge – combined with the top sheet of MARK V: MARK V HPS is a “top of the range” table tennis rubber and gives you all the characteristics required for advanced offensive play. MARK V HPS is the result of the newest Japanese rubber technology. The HPS technology gives: improved dynamics in the sponge and more speed and spin, without higher weight. Mark V HPS Soft has a slightly softer sponge than the regular Mark V HPS, suitable for offensive allround players. Made in Japan.