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The long pimpled rubber does not have much friction and hence it is difficult to generate much spin by itself. When your opponent plays a shot with a lot of backspin, because there is not much friction, the ball will not drag down as much as with normal rubber. The same applies with a topspin ball to long pimples.
Using the long pimples against a topspin, you can play a chop stroke and all of your opponents topspin will remain and turn into backspin. This is why a lot of defenders choose to have long pimples on their backhands.
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