New Defender - Long Pimples

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Last updated 5 years ago

Tyler Kudlak

Tyler Kudlak Asked 5 years ago

Hello,

I am a relatively new player and have only been playing table tennis seriously for around 6 months (on and off due to school). I have definitely been adapting to a defensive style and like it quite a lot and would wish to continue down that path. This holiday season I was planning on building a custom bat, seeing as that I play it more and more. I'm pretty sure I want to put tackiness chop on my forehand but for my backhand I'm not sure if I should use long pimple rubber (I was thinking Feint Long III). Is the spin negation something I should use and adjust to on my back hand to continue the idea of being a modern defender, or should I stick with a more neutral rubber?

Thanks for the help, Tyler


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Tyler,

Initially I would use an inverted rubber on the backhand.  Get something with a thin sponge so that you can control the ball.

This will help you to learn the effects of spin quicker.  Once you have done this for 6 months to a year then I would think about using long pimples on the backhand to make defending easier.


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D K

D K Posted 5 years ago

Though,be careful about the forehand rubber: if it will make your forehand too slow,it might result in you being unable to play any other stroke :)
My own experience :)


Tyler Kudlak

Tyler Kudlak Posted 5 years ago

What would you suggest as a good forehand rubber for a chopper?


D K

D K Posted 5 years ago

Hmm...I am not an expert,but I am a chopper and did some testing...
Hmm...may I ask what blade do you intend to use for your defensive play and what exactly do you intend to play with your forehand?


Tyler Kudlak

Tyler Kudlak Posted 5 years ago

I am going to use the joo sae hyuk blade and I mainly want to chop with my forehand but if the opportunity arises I will definitely play more aggressively to try and win the point. (I was thinking of switching to tackiness chop II).

 


D K

D K Posted 5 years ago

With this blade....I haven't tested it but I use a Victas Matsushita blade which is said to be similar in some terms.
Tackiness Chop.....I tested my blade with Tackiness Drive and I found it simply too slow.
I had problems with my chop to reach the table.
I f you will be able to reach with it-OK
Though,I would at least buy it with the thickest rubber it has.
Else it will be no weapon if you try to attack.
Also,Tackiness are overally too slow to make a succesful counterattack or even a powerloop if combined with slow blade.
You would have to make all attacks from very close range.



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