This interesting long-pimples surface has a certain residual grip and is intended for players who practice their game close to the table and block topspins. The special material composition and the selected bump geometry, in cooperation with the Hallmark Super Anti-Cell rubber, allow the blocking of enemy rotation balls with high precision. These balls fly flat and with surprising undercuts over the net. The assumption of dangerously rotating enemy impacts is not a problem with the PHOENIX. So-called "empty" balls can be played back aggressively and with light rotation generated by the flooring.