Switching Paddle

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 4 years ago

Peter Mingrone

Peter Mingrone Asked 4 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff,

I'm trying to change my paddle because I have been watching videos and just now realized, after playing for 2.5 years, that rubbers wear down and need replacing, which explains why my forehand topspin has been very inconsistent. For the past 6 months or so, I have basically been playing with an anti spin racket.  I've watched lots of videos of Joo Se Hyuk and Chen Weixing and am interested in becoming a defensive player. I have good hand-eye coordination and reflexes and I like to wear down my opponent. I think defensive would also be a good fit because my game relies on having a good feel for the ball. I have been playing, with my 1mm set-of-four rackets, chopping with my forehand and playing offensive flicks (and less chopping) with my backhand. Unfortunately, there are no premade defensive bats, from what I can tell, on the internet. I'm wondering if I should get long pimples with 1mm maybe on each side of my custom bat?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi Peter,

If you are going to play defensively, ultimately the long pimples is a reasonable option.

It is worth giving it a try.  Get a newer forehand rubber, still with a thin sponge, either 1.5mm or 1mm and then try some long pimples on the backhand side.

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Peter Mingrone

Peter Mingrone Posted 4 years ago

Ok thanks, I will give it a try.

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