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PostPosted: 15 Oct 2021, 09:25 
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I wish to try short pips (penhold fh / tpb) again. i tried it for about a year and want to give it a go again. Previously I used spectol blue 2.0 and 729 105 legend. I liked the spectol blue, I could create a lot of spin on serves, only drawback was difficulty opening attacks, especially against dead balls. I hated 105, soft, no control and no spin, difficult to do most things.

I would like to stick to harder sponged pips as I think the soft sponge makes it a bit less linear and more difficult to create spin. Spectol blue is 43 deg. 105 legend i think is 36 deg. I could really brush the crap out of the ball with spectol blue for serving and also hit really well. I would also like a step-up in spin from spectol blue.

I was thinking one of the spinpips variants, but the hardest is 37.5 for D2, which may be too soft. Any other suggestions? Firmer sponge with a very spinny topsheet.



PostPosted: 15 Oct 2021, 10:07 
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You can still pick up sheets of Spinpips Blue. Seem the most logical move for you.

But even that is too soft IMO. Otherwise, 802-40 works with everything. Start with the 38 degree sponge, I like the 42 myself but that's moving into H3 type of hard rubbers.

There are no hard ESN short pips, I've looked.

PostPosted: 15 Oct 2021, 17:53 
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Take a model player.
Look into the ittf top 300 rankings. A lot of the listed players are known to use short pips. You only need to follow.

PostPosted: 17 Oct 2021, 20:29 
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I've read it in chinese forums, they all said it's very spinny

Also, they said it's fast and spinny and something that has to do with technique.
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