Short pimples no sponge rubbers

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 5 years ago

praveen jaya

praveen jaya Asked 10 years ago

For a player playing both attacking and defensive shots, is a short pimpled rubber with no sponge a good choice for the backhand side?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Pavi,

A short pimpled rubber with no sponge is only useful for defensive play where you are not attacking at all.

If you are looking at an allround game then you can go for an inverted rubber with thinner sponge perhaps 1mm to 1.5mm or just a slower rubber.


Notify me of updates
Add to Favourites
Back to Questions

Thoughts on this question

praveen jaya

praveen jaya Posted 10 years ago

Thanks a lot


Derek Maltby

Derek Maltby Posted 5 years ago

At 82 I am retrying short pimples without sponge on my backhannd. Why do you say this is for defence? My original Johny Leach bat was pretty aggressive and even my Victor Barna gave me useful backhand attack.  Del

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

HI Derek,

In those days I think it was a reasonable rubber for attacking because everyone else played with similar and there wasn't as much spin involved.  I think now there are better options if you want to attack by using a sponge rubber that will allow you more topspin for more safety with the attack.


Derek Maltby

Derek Maltby Posted 5 years ago

Fair enough. I am looking for a combination perhaps to make up for my loss of mobility. Most players at my age have retired from league play although we have great fun and exercise at a twice weekly morning senior doubles club. Still I hope to have at least one more year of league play in a few months time.  I look on my new bat as my weapon for another serious season. My forehand friendship 729-08 with lots of sponge gives me lots of spin for all round play contrasting with the flat returns from my short pimpled Friendship "Dr Evil" seems to be causing lots of problems. For me a fun combination.  Regards Del

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

I think that is a great idea for you.  I am sure you will enjoy the season.  It doesn't have to be your last.


praveen jaya

praveen jaya Posted 5 years ago

To attack and defend I found TSP CURL P4 to be a good choice 


Derek Maltby

Derek Maltby Posted 5 years ago

I see TSP Curl P4 has long pimples. What thickness of sponge or no sponge do you recommend?

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Try a 1mm or 1.5mm sponge to start with.  Later you could make the sponge thinner which will give you more referral effect.



Become a free member to post a comment about this question.