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As an experienced pips-player (VH long/BH short) there occurs for some time a rather unwanted issue by answering fast side-/underspin serves. The main problem in my point of view is the so called 'Sweet spot' of the used blade in combination with the rubber. There's a significant decrease or to put it differently I've to hit the ball 99% correctly with no error tolerance. I've tested with my robot (Newgy 2050) different angles, but the output told me I was right or not but with no tolerance (This is really exhausting!).
Maybe you can give me some advices in answering these kinds of serve (getting them close to the table in the ascending or descending phase or it's better to let them a little bit 'freewheeling' and taking them a little bit back from the table - I really don't know the best way !)
Thank you in advance for your advice
This is one of the hard parts of using the long pimples. I think a good solution is to be able to hit this ball or at least put enough times pressure on the server by hitting it early.
To attack the ball it is best to hit it at the top of the bounce and quite flat. The effect of the pimples will give the server some problems because of the difference of this ball compared to a hit ball with inverted rubber.
Because of the lack of spin generated by the long pimples itself it does make it difficult to get tolerance but by hitting the ball at the top of the bounce and using the spin on the ball it will give you the best chance of success.
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