Changing backhand rubber to short pimples

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 1 week ago

Stephen Palm

Stephen Palm Asked 1 week ago

I currently have an offensive ply blade with Donic Bluefire M2's (2mm sponge) on both sides.

I am looking at going to a carbon blade with Donic Bluefire M2 on the forehand, for a little more speed.

But I'm not sure about the backhand.  I cannot loop on my backhand (and utilise the M2 rubber), so I was looking at going to something that would help my other backhand shots.  What would be better on my backhand?  I was thinking short pimples (2mm sponge), but unsure.  Would short pimples be a good option?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 week ago

Hi Stephen,

Short pimples can suit some players depending on how you play.  It is difficult to lift backspin balls with it but can be good if you play flat and fast on the backhand side.

It is worth a try anyway because that is the only way that you will really know whether it suits you or not.


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