Long Pimples and fast blade

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Derek Maltby

Derek Maltby Asked 4 years ago

I use ox long pimples on my backhand and tackiness drive on my forehand.

I have just purchased a light carbon blade. Will this help me speed up my attack and blocking game?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi Derek,

Whether this speeds up your play will depend on the relative speeds between your previous bat and this one.  If the carbon blade is faster then it will help with increasing the speed of your forehand.  It may be more difficult for your block with the pimples as you will tend to lose some control on it.

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Derek Maltby

Derek Maltby Posted 4 years ago

Thank you Alios.

What if I really splash out. At my age (84) would it be worth my while. I still enjoy winning!



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DR. NEUBAUER Combination Effect Table Tennis Blade

An exclusive special development for allround combination players from the renowned blade expert Rendler.

Thick and lightweight the Combination Effect has two different speed values – the side with the yellow lens in the handle is faster and allows easy offensive play with conventional rubbers or short pimples while the other side of the blade has a low rebound and permits maximum spin reversal and disruption when using long pimples or anti rubbers.


F/H 75 B/H60


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Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

Hi Derek,

This is an interesting concept but I don't know that it is really worthwhile.

Derek Maltby

Derek Maltby Posted 5 months ago

I am now 88. No longer play league matches but attend to clubs in the Reading area twice a week.

Sentimentally I now have a Barna bat and rubbers with long pimples for my backhand. I try and mix it sometimes but when i try long pimples with my forehand the ball usually ends up on the net. Any idea what I am doing wrong. How do you think I would would get on with pimples on both sides( long on backhand and short on forehand which was mentioned earlier. An interesting variation although I do like my tackiness  forehand play. Is there any rule against changing bats often during a match?


Jasper Low

Jasper Low Posted 5 months ago

Changing rackets in an official match isn't allowed unless the one you're using breaks all of a sudden.

Using FH short pips and BH long pips is very unusual so it could be very difficult for opponents to deal with.


Jasper Low

Jasper Low Posted 5 months ago

Nice to hear that you are still playing table tennis at 88 years old ;)

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 months ago

Hi Derek,

Great to hear from you again and glad that you are still enjoying the game.

I think short pimples on the Forehand could be a good compromise. Give it a try. Long pimples are very difficult to attack with on the Forehand side. 

Nina McCormick

Nina McCormick Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi Derek,

I have been using, trained  Ox BH and short FH with Andro Kinetic CF Light off+ since 4 years and still trained with my coach 4 hours per week.

If you want to play well and understand how to use and attack  pimples then you should find a coach to learn. On FH short pimple is more difficult and you have right technique, angle etc that will a good combination. I have been trained since 4 years but my BH long pipe is lots better than FH short pipe and I still continue to be trained hard twice weekly.

Have a nice weekend! 


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