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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.
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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