Long pimples types

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Jhon Santeliz

Jhon Santeliz Asked 1 week ago

      Happy afternoon, I would like to know if you could help me find some long shins that suit my type of game, I explain that when I started this wonderful sport a few years ago I used antitop, so over the years I adapted this type of game but using long pimples.My problem is that I always use the long pimples of Nitakku Lonfrict, this type of long pimples was special for me since it absorbed the attacker's blow in a slow and controlled (The block is my greatest forte) way as the antitop does and I could receive the services with an easy refund regardless of the effect it came with, but the rubber is no longer on the market.

Of course, I also use the long pimples to chop at moderate distances, I would like to know what kind of long pimples I can use that allow me to do all this, now I have some but I feel uncomfortable since I do not have control over these movements, being these also long pimples, especially to receive services. or the specifications to take into account to find something that I am used to doing, I really do not care much about attacking with this type of rubber. Thanks in advance, attentive to your comments. Greetings.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 week ago

Hi Jhon,

I will leave this one to the equipment experts. Hopefully some comments will help you. 


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D K

D K Posted 6 days ago

Jhon,so if I understood well,you mostly use backhand block/chopblock,shovel push etc while occassionally chopping at mid-range?


D K

D K Posted 6 days ago

Maybe try to watch this player,the one in black-white clothes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZKbTjSbBjE

Does this resemble your playing style?


Jhon Santeliz

Jhon Santeliz Posted 5 hours ago

Yes, that player has a style very similar to mine, I like it, although my way of pushing the ball is different, it's like a fencing touch and I love that, because my goal when pushing the ball is to unbalance my opponent leaving him in an uncomfortable situation with the ball almost to his body, I have noticed that the pores that he previously used were extremely soft, long and fine(OX), they allowed me to push with a force that came to do as a type of attack and what I miss the most is returning the services with ease since the effects were almost insignificant and returned as if nothing.


Jhon Santeliz

Jhon Santeliz Posted 5 hours ago

Now that I've seen the video again, if it's definitely my type of game, the variation would be that I also go halfway to chop sometimes.


D K

D K Posted 35 minutes ago

Thus,you could be probably able to use similar,gripless long pimples rubbers as this player does. He uses OX Palio CK 531 A rubber,which is also quite cheap. For such a style,OX is a must. Of course,you could try OX versions of Victas longpips (formerly TSP) or Butterfly. I have also seen that Dr. Neubauer and Der Materialspezialist produce lots of various disruptive longpips,but I do not have direct experience with them. The abovementioned Palio rubber has really hard and slidy pips,which allows for great reversal. For OX important note: what blade are you using? The OX rubbers often greatly depend on blade speed and I do not know the speed of Lonfrict. 

Also,as I read that Lonfrict has grippy tops,maybe you could also try Victas P1/P4 or Butterfly Feint Long III or Feint Soft in OX version,since they do have grippy tops,whereas Palio,used by the player in the video,is a gripless rubber,being one of the closest legal rubbers to now-forbidden frictionless longpips.




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