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PostPosted: 20 Jan 2014, 01:51 
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Hi Everybody. This is going to be impossible but I want to switch from Grass DTecS to a short pip over the summer for recreational purposes. I will use a Joola Wing Medium blade with black inverted rubber on the forehand.

I want a rubber capable of assisting return of service, blocking aggressively and spinny enough for me to remember what it feels like to drive the ball and pick up backspin.

I can block passively because of years of using long pips but want to add aggression to my game. If it works well I might look to use it on the forehand in due course with long pips on the backhand so I can twiddle. I don't think I could become good enough to use short pips competitively on my backhand.

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I've used Tango Ultra for years now. Blocks well, generates spin, particularly on serve, has a low throw. I've tried lots of others but always come back.

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PostPosted: 20 Jan 2014, 16:50 
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Hi dingwol2

Thanks for that. I was considering one of the Victas short pimples but having been beaten at my club yesterday morning by a penholder using Tango Ultra perhaps that should be first on the list!

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a good grippy short pimple also is stiga clippa

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PostPosted: 20 Jan 2014, 20:59 
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Thanks AA I will bear that in mind.

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The other day I made up a blade on the spur of the moment from rubber I wasn't using anymore on a blade I've never used and it was so good I've given up defensive play...

Its got 802-1 on the backhand, its a pretty handy rubber when used for offence. Maybe as bit slow in the 1.5mm I have.

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802-40 is worth a try.
Clippa is also good choice.


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I can strongly recommend Armstrong Rosin in 1.5mm . Very positive on blocking ,easy service returns and also with good wrist movement can produce spin. :up:


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Thanks guys. The Armstrong sounds like an interesting choice.

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I highly recommend 802-40, I've been using it for a year now and I absolutely love it.

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When you say 'spinny enough to drive the ball and pick up backspin', I read that as 'not nearly as spinny as many of the short pips out there.' right? I could pick up backspin fairly easily with not-so-grippy long pips when I've tried them, and a straight drive through a ball doesn't require an incredible amount of grip. Based on the fact that ease of service return is important to you too, I would say you're looking for something like DHS 651. Perhaps 802, but even that may be too spinny for you. If you're looking for something in the way of a tensor, Speedy Soft D. Tecs is a great compromise between not-very-much-spin-sensitivity, and still-a-short-pip. Granted, it's insanely fast, and this may not be what you want for a backhand coming from long pips.

As far as personal favorite SPs go, Joola Tango Ultra (softer), Joola Express Ultra (harder), and Andro Hexer Pips+(soft) rank among the nicest I've tried for my style of play, but they're very spinny.


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Stiga Radical-a very spinny short pip-almost any inverted shot except a spin loop. It may be trying for you to return serve with this.... 802-40 is $14.00-usd-not bad for a foray into the unknown without blowing major cash...and for the record plain old 802 with the orange sponge in 1.5 after all these years is still a world class rubber....a point to think about...$10.00 usd

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I am going to try a medium pip first. I do however have a sheet of 802 1.5 with orange sponge so I might give that a go.

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