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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
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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