Lifting with softer sponge

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Last updated 10 years ago

Shripathi ramakrishnan

Shripathi ramakrishnan Asked 10 years ago

hi alois and jeff,

i've been using the same rubber for a while a now . it is not so grippy for shots off backspin making it a bit of a headache but the speed and control gives it a brilliant drive! as a result i only get about 60% of the backspin balls over the net (that too with slow topspins) . i cant play a solid shot against any pushed balls let alone chopped ones.i never had this problem before with my old yasaka mark V!

 can u suggest anything that doesnt involve me change rubbers?

setup: gki jumbo carbon

fh and bh: tibhar rapid soft.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Shripathi,

You can just open the face of the bat a little to lift the ball over the net.  The softer sponge won't grip the ball off backspin as well as the Mark V but the change in the angle of your bat should allow you to get it on.

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Shripathi ramakrishnan

Shripathi ramakrishnan Posted 10 years ago

thanks coach the minute i checked this reply on my mobile i tried multi ball with a friend and i found my lopps are much spinnier and more consistent but got off the table more often. do i hit flatter or do i swing horizontally with same open angle?

eirik daniel

eirik daniel Posted 10 years ago

multiball, is really good practise, but the problem is, that ur friend maybe isnt able to make as much backspin as u would against another, for example a match. then if u chop on his service, and he chops back, then it will get more backspin, then if ur friend on playin a backspin in multiball. my tip is. try use ur whole body aswell, ur arm should be STRAIGHT when ur on way starting to loop. sorry for my bad english. hope this would help :-)

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago


Just try to get the contact spinnier so that the ball dips onto the table better. 

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