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PostPosted: 20 Apr 2019, 05:08 
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Hello everyone!

I'm very intrigued by the Stiga Vertical and Horizontal long pips.

There are hardly any reviews on how these 4 rubbers play. I also don't understand the difference between the 4 rubbers if I'm honest. Can anyone shed any light on this for me please?

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PostPosted: 20 Apr 2019, 17:20 
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I'm also wondering about this myself, both about the reviews and the difference between them.

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My blog on being a LP defender beyond 2000 USATT and the pips discrimination that comes along with that

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Blade: Stiga Allround Carbon
FH: T05 Hard 2.1mm
BH: Dornenglanz OX
I have tested both Horizontal & Vertical 55 in 0.5mm thickness

Horizontal is an extremely spinny rubber but therefore also extremely difficult to handle. I've played ~10 years with P1-R but struggled to handle Horizontal due to it's grip. I really wouldn't recommend it to anyone who isn't willing to spend at least 4 hours of doing actual chopping training per week.

Vertical felt like a totally different rubber. Decent spin on chops and pushes but far easier to handle than P1-R or Horizontal. You can do pretty much anything a defensive player would want and it's easy to control. If someone wants a basic long pimple with decent grip & spin and doesn't mind spending 40€ on a LP I would definitely recommend Vertical.

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100 % agree regarding the Vertical 55, which I‘ve played today in 1 mm on a JSH.

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I have used both Horizontal versions, 20 and 55 in 0.5.

I disagree with kantron, for me it has very good control. But I cannot compare to vertical versions, or to P1r, as I've never played any of those.
I used to play Milky Way Neptune 0.5 and both Stiga Horizontal's are easier to control IMO.
The 20 version is very slow, though. It can be used near to the table if you mainly want to go via placement. For chopping away from the table it is too slow IMO, my blade is All+ and I have trouble getting the chops long enough.
55 is a faster, i'd say it's in between 20 and Neptune.
So my rating (> is "better than"):
Close to the table: 20 > 55 > Neptune
Away from the table: Neptune > 55 > 20

I would recommend the Stiga rubbers for people (like me) who want to play chopping but are often forced to play close to the table, because the opponents don't loop or don't loop a chop. For pure chopping or pure close to the table game there are better rubbers.

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