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I've recently decided to take the plunge and try out long pips on my backhand (I have been using short pimples OX for years). I'm a fairly strong player with an all-round game, maybe 60/40 70/30 in favour of defense. I'm trying to modernize my defensive game and would like to hear your thoughts regarding which long pips would be best suited to chopping heavily with good spin variation and hitting when it's there to be hit.

Currently testing Tibhar Grass D. TecS and find it to be good for hitting and blocking but it's a bit awkward when defending. Spin variation doesn't seem that great either. Ordered Feint Long II and III, but I haven't received them yet.


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Snowman89 wrote:
I've recently decided to take the plunge and try out long pips on my backhand (I have been using short pimples OX for years). I'm a fairly strong player with an all-round game, maybe 60/40 70/30 in favour of defense. I'm trying to modernize my defensive game and would like to hear your thoughts regarding which long pips would be best suited to chopping heavily with good spin variation and hitting when it's there to be hit.

Currently testing Tibhar Grass D. TecS and find it to be good for hitting and blocking but it's a bit awkward when defending. Spin variation doesn't seem that great either. Ordered Feint Long II and III, but I haven't received them yet.



Knowing you were a SP player, sponged Feint Long 3 or Sponged P-4 will be very similar to SPs in OX in terms of grip and variation. They are very grippy, and can create a lot more spin than any other LP. The other LPs will have less grip, and therefore less variation. The less sponge they have the less grip they will have, further reducing variation.

Dtecs are slippery, and therefore the definition of an LP that lacks variation. Even in sponge. P-1R and F2 are grippy, but a step down from F3 and P4. But more popular and very effective.

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Japsican wrote:
Snowman89 wrote:
I've recently decided to take the plunge and try out long pips on my backhand (I have been using short pimples OX for years). I'm a fairly strong player with an all-round game, maybe 60/40 70/30 in favour of defense. I'm trying to modernize my defensive game and would like to hear your thoughts regarding which long pips would be best suited to chopping heavily with good spin variation and hitting when it's there to be hit.

Currently testing Tibhar Grass D. TecS and find it to be good for hitting and blocking but it's a bit awkward when defending. Spin variation doesn't seem that great either. Ordered Feint Long II and III, but I haven't received them yet.



Knowing you were a SP player, sponged Feint Long 3 or Sponged P-4 will be very similar to SPs in OX in terms of grip and variation. They are very grippy, and can create a lot more spin than any other LP. The other LPs will have less grip, and therefore less variation. The less sponge they have the less grip they will have, further reducing variation.

Dtecs are slippery, and therefore the definition of an LP that lacks variation. Even in sponge. P-1R and F2 are grippy, but a step down from F3 and P4. But more popular and very effective.


Cheers for your reply. My Grass D. TechS is OX but I've ordered Feint Long II and III in 1.1mm sponge (hopefully the sponge will help with spin generation). I'll try out Curl P-1R and P4 as well I think as well then.

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