Is it wise to play with long and short pips

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Last updated 8 years ago

Emmanuel Scudder

Emmanuel Scudder Asked 8 years ago

I have been playing with long pips on my backhand for many of years. Just this week I decided to put short pips on my paddle too. Is this a wise decision and should I have sponge on my short pips side? Plus which pips should I use for my backhand?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Emmanuel,

If you are going to use short pips you should have some sponge under the pimples.  It can be an effective method of playing.

I would use the long pimples on the backhand and the short pips on the forehand as a more attacking rubber.

I don’t have a preference of short pips.  Try a few out and see what you like.  Others may be bale to help you with some suggestions.


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Emmanuel Scudder

Emmanuel Scudder Posted 8 years ago

Thank you for your fast response. Now to find the right rubber for me!



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