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in the last few years I have always been playing with inverted rubber on both sides.
Now I want to try long pimples on the backhand side because I have so much trouble receiving heavy backspin with inverted rubber. In my club there are so many people who play very strong backspins. Do you think it is worthwhile to change to long pimples to play against these kind of players? What are the advantages and disadvantages of long pimples?
I think it is worth trying for a couple of weeks at least to see if this helps.
It is still a matter of being able to understand the variation in spin that they are putting on the ball. You could try to first work on adjusting the angle of your racket with inverted rubber. It is a matter of really getting the angle of your racket back till the racket is basically facing the roof.
If you use long pimples against the heavy backspin the ball will tend to jump up off your racket and may give your opponent an easy ball to attack as well.
One big disadvantage of the long pimples is that you can't generate your own spin with it and rely on the spin that is coming in from your opponent.
Let me know how you go with either of these options.
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