Inverted backhand rubber for defence

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Good morning, I am very happy watching the free tutorials and the info given. I am 72 years old and an amateur player using BH long pips ox rubber(s) and FH an inverted 2.1 rubber.The blade (s) now is DONIC defplay senso classic ,or a DR NEAUBAUER Bulldozer. Iam normally playing block and chop BH and always attack FH. Recently watching a video you mentioned that an inverted defensive rubber has more variations from a long pips rubber so I want to try one and need your recommendation.Now I play Donic Spike P1 OX, bOMB TALENT OX or Donic Piranja ox according to the speed of the blade. 

thank you in advance


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 2 years ago

Hi PP,

I would go for a reasonably thin control rubber on the backhand to be able to control the ball and then also be able to generate your own spin.  I don't have a particular suggestion of a rubber but some other reader may have something in mind.  It is worth a try to see how it feels for you.

You can always go back to the pimples if it doesn't feel right.

Glad that you are enjoying the tutorials.

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Jean Balthazar

Jean Balthazar Posted 2 years ago

Hello there. Spinlord advertises its Marder series as defensive pimps-in rubbers. They're quite affordable and are available in small sponge thickness. There are 4 versions of this rubber (Marder I, II, III, IV), with different sponge and rubber characteristics, so make sure to read some reviews before selecting one. Note : I have no personal playing experience with these rubbers.

When I was a kid, I was playing chop defense away from the table with two pimps-in rubbers. One you will not be able to buy outside of France I think, but the other one was a Tibhar Vari Spin. It's relatively grippy, quite slow, and comes in a wide range of sponge thicknesses. Rather affordable as well.

Hope this helps.


D K Posted 2 years ago

Other quite good suggestions are STiga Chop&Drive and Butterfly Tackiness Chop.
I have once tested Chop&Drive at the very same Donic Defplay blade.
It is certainly a spinny absorber.
Absorbs anything,when it comes to power.

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