Counterhit & spinny rubbers

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 9 years ago

Ivan Kopcanski

Ivan Kopcanski Asked 9 years ago

Hi guys,

I have a question about simple and fast forehand counter hit.  I had fast rubbers, TIBHAR Rapid Soft 2.0 and pretty fast blade.  I was able to counter hit with a lot of precision and strength.  After switching to DONIC Baracuda 2.0 with a bit slower blade, I'm able to loop a lot easier, but I've got an extra issue now.

I miss a lot of forehand counter hits. In order to adjust arm movement, I need to hit slower and shorter in order to score, which leads to a lot of misses.  I'm not willing to give up strong looping in exchange for counter hit.

I'd like to have the best of two worlds, loop and good old smash win :)

What can you advice me to do in this case? Thank you!

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Ivan,

I would persevere with the rubber and try to develop better control with the counterhit.  This will come with practice.  As we often say, take it one step down by hitting the ball slower and with more consistency.  It will get there.

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Ivan Kopcanski

Ivan Kopcanski Posted 9 years ago

Thank you, Alois.

It makes sense to me, since good counter hit is all about the speed,

regardless of how I develop that speed - with hand or rubber help.

If I develop speed and control with new rubber, I'll have the same result,

but with some arm power savings. :) Tnx!

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

No problems Ivan.

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