long pips or not?

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Last updated 13 years ago

Matt Pender Unknown

Matt Pender Unknown Asked 13 years ago

Hi, I am starting out playing table tennis and have found that I am a very aggressive looper. However, when  I do need to defend, I use the chop. I am considering using long pips but am questioning whether or not I should because I am worried they will take away some offensive capabilities. If i do use it though, I will have one sheet of long pips and another of high-speed rubber. Most likely with a carbon blade.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 13 years ago

Hi Matt,

If you haven't been playing for very long I would stick to normal rubber on both sides.  Once you develop control and if you still feel like you a defensive on the forehand, then you can think about changing to the long pimples on the backhand.  This will help with the control, but it is important to develop touch and feel first.  The long pimples will not allow you to learn this properly.

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Matt Pender Unknown

Matt Pender Unknown Posted 13 years ago

Ok, thanks alot, which kind of rubber would you recommend on the other side. I will be using a Donic Black Devil carbon blade with Yasaka Mark V rubber on one side. Thanks alot, Matt.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 13 years ago

Hi Matt, You could even use a Mark V on the other side. Perhaps a thinner rubber would be good.

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