Pips vs tacky rubber

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 5 years ago

Neal Van Haverbeck

Neal Van Haverbeck Asked 5 years ago

I prefer to use tacky rubber on both sides but I have trouble with opponents who use long pips. Should I switch to long pips to counter or can I adjust my technique using tacky rubber against long pips?

Neal Van Haverbeke

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Neal,

You can learn to play against pimples using your tacky rubber.

The main thing is to understand what is happening to the ball when it hits the long pips.  The basic idea is that when you hit to it with topspin, it will come back at you with backspin and vice versa.

Then try to get the opportunity to play against it as often as you can.  This will help you to get the feel for what is happening.

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Neal Van Haverbeck

Neal Van Haverbeck Posted 5 years ago

Thank you Alois, but spin reversal sounds more like characteristic of anti-spin rubber. In fact I purposely serve an opponent that uses anti-spin rubber, a back spin serve so I will get an over spin return and hope it's high enough to attack it. I had thought long pips stalled the incoming balls spin and essentially neutralized it, sending it back like a knuckle ball but I don't really know.  All I'm sure of is when I play a long pipper he/she ignores whatever spin I try and I spin a lot.



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Anti spin and long pips have very similar characteristics.

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