What kind of rubber should a defensive player use

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Last updated 8 years ago

Varun Pundhir

Varun Pundhir Asked 8 years ago

I have been playing for quite some time now and I am planning to switch my bat. This time I want to make a custom bat for myself. I have a defensive play and use backhand to do most of my chops. Should I go for long pimples or short and should I use it on my backhand or forehand.

Please help me out coach!!!

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Varun,

I would go for a long pimple and use it on the backhand.  A lot of defenders use this to be able to control the ball better on the backhand chop stroke.

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Varun Pundhir

Varun Pundhir Posted 8 years ago

will the spin be affected due to long pimple on my backhand chop.

and should I go for a normal rubber on the forehand


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Hi Varun,

The long pimples will reverse the spin on the ball.

Using normal rubber on the forehand will give you good variation and ability to attack with the forehand side as well when you get an opportunity.

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