Pimples OX or with sponge

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Last updated 8 years ago

Lukasz Niemiec

Lukasz Niemiec Asked 9 years ago

Hi. I use long pimples on 0,5mm sponge (Donic Alligator). I'm wondering about changing it to an OX pimples. I attack with my backhand really rarely because, to be honest, I can't do it well. However, especially while defending less powerfull topspins I hit the ball too high and just behing the net, what causes it's really easy to attack it again. I'd like to ask if changing the rubber is a good idea and it can help me in any way.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Lukasz,

The OX is harder to control but it can have a better effect on the ball.

If you are looking for more effect on the ball then changing is a good idea.  I would give it a try and see how it suits you.

Let me know what it is like once you start to use it.

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Surapun Wongopasi

Surapun Wongopasi Posted 8 years ago

As Alois said OX pimples are difficult to play with.  I think it may have something to do with the type of blade you are using.  You may want to stick your current rubber on a slower blade to give it more control rather than changing to OX pimples.  I have a Meteor long pimples rubber with 0.5 mm sponge and I'm learning to play with long pips.  I must admit that it's quite different from normal rubbers.  If you want more effect on the ball, you can try slicing the ball sideway to give more sidespin and wobbling effect. 

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