Good defender paddles

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Last updated 8 years ago

Andrew Malone

Andrew Malone Asked 8 years ago

Hi Coach, 

could you point me to some good defender paddles? I watched you video and I decided to get a paddle with long pips on the backhand side, and a normal spiny rubber on the other side. Do you know any good sellers or do I have to make my own?

Thanks in advance, Andrew

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Andrew,

You are better off to make your own. You could get the PingSkills Touch and then put Vega Pro on the forehand and a long pimple rubber on the backhand.

Others will be able to help you with some suggestions on the type of long pimples.  Phantom os one suggestion but there are literally hundreds of options.

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Ji-Soo Woo

Ji-Soo Woo Posted 8 years ago

Yep, there are countless options with blades, LP rubbers, FH inverted rubbers, as well as sponge thickness.

In making your choice, you might consider your current style (or style you want to aspire to).

With LP on your BH, you might play far from the table (either as a classic defender or modern defender) or close to the table (either push/blocker or hitter).  Normally close-to-the-table players tend to use OX LP (i.e. no sponge) while choppers tend to use some sponge at least (though not necessarily).  Also, if you want to chop on your FH as well, you might consider a slower defensive inverted rubber such as Butterfly Tackiness Chop or Xiom Yanus DF.  There are also special "combi" blades with different speeds on FH and BH side.  The choices are endless.

Andrew Malone

Andrew Malone Posted 8 years ago

Great!! Im planning on using a ping skills touch as my blade, a Adidas SynTec Fast rubber for my FH, and a Yasaka Anti-Power for my BH

Does this sound good for a player who loves FH speed, spin, and BH blocking??

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