Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 8 years ago

david soares

david soares Asked 8 years ago

Hello can a chopper use two normal rubber?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi David,

Yes they can.  A lot use the long pimples to get more control off the fast ball on the backhand side.

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david soares

david soares Posted 8 years ago

do you now some player chopper using normal rubber on the forehand and backhand

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Not at a high level.  I found these players more difficult to play because they could vary the spin better on the backhand side.

Edwin Gosens

Edwin Gosens Posted 8 years ago

Ive seen my coach playing against a chopper with 2 backside rubbers but I dont think this is really effective because he gave so much backspin (and half long balls) that it was too risky to loop those balls (tried it 4 times and the ball did not even reach the net) so my coach desides just to push every chop. as a defender you want to force your opponent to attack and if you give so much backspin you cant really play as a defender if the opponent is not attacking.

Jon Ferguson

Jon Ferguson Posted 8 years ago

Long pips also tend to "flick" the ball as the player chops, thus increasing the back spin. A smooth inverted rubber can't do this.

LP's also give you a margin of error when chopping, so your racket speed doesn't have to match or exceed the ball's spin.

Deception and spin variation are what long pips are designed to do, but it also depends on how much grip the pimples have.

Since the frictionless ban, most long pips have some degree of grip, so spin reversal no longer plays a large part, but some pips still reverse the spin to some degree.

If your game involves chopping, you really need to consider long pips at some point, and learn how to flip (twiddle). 

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