Switching from ox long pips to short pips 1.5 mm

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Rodrigo Aromas

Rodrigo Aromas Asked 7 months ago

Hi Alois,

I have been playing ox long pips (backhand) and smooth rubber 1.5mm (forehand for over 5 years now.I do not get better because when I play good players above my level, they attacked my long pips and all they do push and topspin the ball. The result is I lost the game.

As consequence, I switched to short pips 1.5mm on my backhand and smooth 1.5mm forehand. I have been playing with this setup for about 3 months now and getting better. 

Two questions, How long would it take for me to get better. I play two times  with my club and another club  in a week. Every Sat I practice returning backspin/sidespin, topspin/spin, etc against the robo pong machine In addition, I practice diff serves on the table. Second question, would you suggest or not to use switch to LONG PIPS/SMOOTH paddle when I play counter hitter or looper players. 

Thanking you in advance for your reply.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 months ago

Hi Rodrigo,

I think it will take at least 2 months to get fully used to the new rubber.  Often our natural reaction will revert back to the old rubber.

I think it is better to use the one racket for all your opponents because the brain will find it difficult to change naturally between the two from one match to the next.


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Rodrigo Aromas

Rodrigo Aromas Posted 7 months ago

Alois,

Thank you for your reply.  By the way my short pips rubber is 1.9 mm instead I mentioned is as 1.5 mm. My problem at this sometimes when I top spin a long backspin it goes back high. Also when I push short back spin, it goes back high. To remedy these problem I  lower the angle of my paddle and it worked. But during the game, I unconsciouly revert back to long pips swing. I guess it takes me a bit longer to learn using this short pips 1.9 mm rubber.

Do you think I change it ox short pips in the meantime and change to 1.5 mm short pips later.

Thanking you again for your reply,

Rodrigo

 

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 months ago

Hi Rodrigo,

I think that you are right.  It will just take more time to adjust the angle during gate stresses of match play.  I would stay with the rubber you are using now and allow yourself more time to change.


D K

D K Posted 7 months ago

Rodrigo,just curious,could you tell which exact rubbers and blade are you using?
Pips rubbers tend to have greater differences between each other than smooth rubbers.


Rodrigo Aromas

Rodrigo Aromas Posted 7 months ago

Hi DK,

My blade is waldner senso carbon, smooth rubber is tibhar evolution el-s and the short pips rubber is nittaku moristo sp.


D K

D K Posted 7 months ago

and what was the former longpips?


D K

D K Posted 7 months ago

Moristo seems,according to reviews,more similar to inverted rubbers than to long pimples.


Rodrigo Aromas

Rodrigo Aromas Posted 7 months ago

My ox long pips was Dawei 833-c1. 


D K

D K Posted 7 months ago

Strange,I have found only a Medium pips rubber,which are usually not sold OX,so hard to evaluate :/


Rodrigo Aromas

Rodrigo Aromas Posted 7 months ago

My apology. Typo error. It should Dawei 833 b1 (ox short pips) not c1 (ox medium pips rubber).


D K

D K Posted 7 months ago

Hmmph...I do not have any exp on this type of rubber :/ it is not even sold here



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