What rubber for chopping

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Ray Bennett

Ray Bennett Asked 3 years ago

Hello. I having been playing for 50 years and subscribing to Pingskills for a year.  I play in the Premier League in Bath, in the bottom third.  I play defensive with counterattack using a Butterfly Long Feint II on the backhand; my best shot is backhand flick. But I cannot find the best rubber for my forehand despite reading the information on each rubber. I am currently trying B Tackiness Chop II 1.9 and Stiga Chop & Drive 1.8. What I need is more control to be able to stop attackers killing me off before I can flick on my backhand. My forehand attack suffers for speed probably because I want control? I'd be grateful for your advice.

Thank you,


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Ray,

That is an interesting dilemma to have.  I am not a rubber expert but I think I would go for the control rubber first to make sure you are controlling your defence. As an idea experiment with different thicknesses of the current rubbers.  Try going thicker to get more speed.

Other PingSkillers may have some ideas for you as well.

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D K Posted 3 years ago

Alois...I am afraid he already uses the thickest versions of forehand rubbers mentioned.

Ray,may I ask what blade are you using?
The fact is-and Alois will surely agree with me-that if you want more control,you mostly sacrifice spin.

Ray Bennett

Ray Bennett Posted 3 years ago

Thank you for your help.  I use a Stiga All Round Classic Legend. I am trying a tackiness cop II.


D K Posted 3 years ago

That would be truly defensive setup.
Allround classic is an allround blade,good to be paired with ALL or OFF- rubbers.
Pairing it with so heavily defensive rubber like Tackiness Chop and Stiga CHopDrive are creates polyball-adapted classical defensive bat.

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