Short Pimples for topspin

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 4 years ago


farish AMA FAMILY Asked 4 years ago

I have a pimple rubber which is not yet glued to the blade , i have a doubt that i can play topspin in the pimple rubber or it is used only for chop. I'm waiting for your reply.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi Farish,

The short pimple rubber is better for flat hitting not so much for topspin.  It is also good for blocking.

If you are looking to be able to generate topspin, use an inverted rubber.

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Temitope Ogunsanya

Temitope Ogunsanya Posted 4 years ago

@Alois...., I don't really quiet agree with you. Maybe "Farish" should specify is he/she a FH or BH dominant player , which short pimple is he/she using? ( is it flat short pimple or short pimple with sponge like 2.0mm or max ) also which side of the hand is he/she making the topspin FH or BH ?

  I am a BH dominant player, Short pimple with sponge is good for BH dominant player. I use short pimple with sponge 2.0mm or max at my BH i can topspin , flick or do anything with it.

  If "Farish" is a FH dominant player i advise him to change the rubber to inverted rubber as Alois mention earlier. 

Benzene Chiral

Benzene Chiral Posted 4 years ago

Yes, and Farish hasn't mentioned how much of chop he uses..

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

The fact remains that if you want to play with topspin an inverted rubber is better for generating topspin.

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