Long pips or short pips

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 9 years ago

patrick nuevas

patrick nuevas Asked 9 years ago

If I'm going to use short pips , what rubber would you recommend ? How about the long pips ? 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Patrick,

I don't have a preference.  Others may be able to share their experiences.


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patrick nuevas

patrick nuevas Posted 9 years ago

Oh ,thanks anyways 


Ji-Soo Woo

Ji-Soo Woo Posted 9 years ago

It depends on the style of game you want to play and how you want to win your points.

Of course this is just a generalisation, but SP are easier to control than LP, though its somewhat more susceptible to incoming spin (though both are less susceptible than regular inverted rubbers).  Generally people who use SP are close-to-the-table aggressive players.  They attack with short sharp strokes that hit fairly flat and right through incoming spin.  LPs are very slow (generally speaking) so it's usually (but not always) used by defensive players.  It also is better at controlling heavy spin so it's the favourite of choppers.  You can also use LP as close to the table blockers and even attack with it - but it's a risky tactic. 


patrick nuevas

patrick nuevas Posted 9 years ago

If I'm an all around player , what would I use ? Short pips , long pips or would you prefer a ,medium pips ?


Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 9 years ago

I prever to use normal rubber for the forehand and the backhand because to can do every attack and deffed stroke and easy to control it


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi Patrick,

Out of those choices I would use a short pimple.


patrick nuevas

patrick nuevas Posted 9 years ago

Ok then , thanks for all of your help , I'll update you if I had decided what to use 


patrick nuevas

patrick nuevas Posted 9 years ago

One last question , is pips out ok in jpen ? 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Yes short on the forehand side would be fine if you are going to attack fast and flat.


patrick nuevas

patrick nuevas Posted 9 years ago

Can make a video on how to use an the basics on short pips


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi Patrick,

Yes we will have it as part of our Match strategy course.



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