sponge backing the rubber

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Last updated 13 years ago

mohsen dessouki

mohsen dessouki Asked 13 years ago

Hi great guys

what is the diffrance between pips (long & short ) with and without backing sponge ? and how can i deal each one .


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 13 years ago

Hi Mohsen,

The sponge on the back will aid control.  If there is no sponge you will get less control with the long pimples.

Short pips without any sponge isn't rally viable at all.  You won't get any spin or control. 

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mohsen dessouki

mohsen dessouki Posted 13 years ago

should we play against the non sponge pips using the same strategy  ? or there are some extera tips ?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 13 years ago

The long pips without sponge will have a little more effect on the ball.  It will reverse the spin a bit more and there will be more "wobble" on the ball as well.

You can deal with it in the same way, just be aware of the extra effect. 

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