Life of long pips rubber

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Last updated 10 years ago

Phillip Simmons

Phillip Simmons Asked 10 years ago

Hi Coach,

Any idea as to the life of long pips rubber? I know for regular rubber about 80-100 hours and you can tell by dragging ball over rubber.  But I have no idea about my long pips rubber.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Phil,

They can last a very long time.  The tops of the pimples can wear out or sometimes they can break.

Check to see if they are breaking and the top of the pimple.  Some at the start have a pattern on them that can wear off especially on the pimples in the middle where you are hitting the ball more.

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Ji-Soo Woo

Ji-Soo Woo Posted 10 years ago

What about antispin rubbers?

How long do they typically last and how do you know when they are past their use by date?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Hi Ji-Soo,

I think Anti-spin is usable until you wear a hole in it...  Really though it does start to get a worn surface to it but it still has the same effect.

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