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Learn the effects of using normal rubber, short pimples, long pimples and anti spin. This is an introduction that shows how much spin each type of rubber can generate and how a spinning ball reacts when hit with each type of rubber.
Oh my God! I have learned it completely different ... So now I can not know what I am using Coach told me that pimples are unti spin so now i lost
there is another thing that : How can I differentiate between long pimples and short ones ? just to know wt's my bat type ?
If you rub the pimples and then bend then they are long pimples. If they don't bend and are quite flat then they are short.
thanks a lot
Glad to help Chase.
Ooh that's nice.thanks alot for that basic and most important information.
No problems Abdullah
for short pimples, can we use usuall rubber, by pasting it upside down?
Not that easy. You are better to just get a ready made pimple rubber.
There is no friction on the anti spin rubber so the ball doesn't grip on to it and spin off like it does with the normal rubber.
So, what is the difference?
When the rubber is gripping the ball it will grip and spin the ball.
Alois, which one do you use?
Both Jeff and I use XIOM Vega Pro rubber on both sides.
can i ask some questions?
Yes you can..
Is anti spin like a hard bat buttwitch sponge? Also
I can be similar. The main thing is that you can't generate spin with it and can counter spin a little easier because the ball doesn't grip into the rubber.
which type of rubber joo se hyuk uses for blocking?
I am not sure about the brand of rubber but he uses a long pimple on the backhand. He doesn't really block much with it though, it is more of a Backhand Chop action like we show you in the link.
would it be hard to play spin based strokes?
You can't generate your own spin with long pimples so it's not good for spin based strokes. You wouldn't play loops with it for example. However it is very good for chopping which is why Joo Se Hyuk uses it on his backhand.
What is the effect of anti spin on an opponent? Does the game get easier for them?
Anti spin is easier for them to control spin with. However they can't generate their own spin. The main difficulty with playing against anti spin is that it is different to inverted rubber. Because you don't get a chance to play against it as often it takes a while to understand and adjust to the different way the ball reacts.
i have two questions.
1. Is worn out inverted rubber the same as anti spin
2. Is worn out rubber still reative to spin?
Once the rubber has worn out it will be like anti-spin. And once a rubber is worn out, the spin on a ball will have much less effect on the rubber.
also, if i wack the ball with the ant spin, would it have different spin or the same spin?
If you wack it it will have no spin.
i have a question and what is pimple in?
Pimple in is just the flat surfaced rubber that you see most of the time. If you look closely at it you will see that there are inverted pimples under the flat rubber surface which help give the rubber its speed and spin.
I have seen a rubber with some uniform holes (rather depressions) in it at a local club. What might be it?
I am not sure. It may be the Cornilleau hobby bats. Did it look like the whole bat was moulded.
Did not observe that bat too keenly,just a casual glance and it resemble that of a Golf ball.I will get to know that an post it here.
By the way can people play without Rubber at all?. I mean is it permitted and did that ever happen.
Thanks Ganesh. Officially you are not allowed to hit the ball with a side that has no rubber. You can have one side without rubber but you just aren't allowed to hit the ball with that side.
hi sir am sandeep frm india..., am using GKI offensive XX...it's gud for affensive but it's not get much spin...nw i decided to change the rubber....,wich one is best for gud spin in GKI category...i hope u reply sir....
I don't know much about the GKI category. Try Mark V, it will give you good spin to work with.
A question: if you go to a tournament , can you realize if your rival is playing with short or long pimples easily? Is there any trick to find it out?
Eventually you will be able to tell by the way the ball sounds off their bat. However before you play someone they are obliged to show you their racket. This usually happens when the umpire is deciding who is serving etc. Take this opportunity to check out their rubber to see what it is like. You aren't allowed to hit with it but you can look at it.
Then in the warm up try to hit a few balls to the rubber you are unsure of and get a bit of a feel for it.
1.Can I clean the rubber with a cotton swab dipped in spirit/alcohol
2.Can I add a rubber grip to my bat handle
3.If the ball touches the bat handle and somehow lands on my opponents side is it still in play?
4.Hit a topspin smash on my serve?
5.Hit the ball with the bat vertically on my serve (like the do in tennis?)
One final question is since TT is a fast sport was there any decision review system in any of the tournaments in which you or your students played?
On general lines I ask if practicing with old 38 mm ball a good idea so that we can prepare against more spin?
You certainly got a lot of questions in there.
You can clean you rubber with the swab. Don't use it too often though, it may effect the rubber.
You can add a rubber grip if it feels more comfortable for you.
If the ball touched the handle and lands in it is a good shot.
Not sure about the topspin smash on your serve. It is difficult to do this and still land it on your side first.
You can serve with the bat vertical. It is called a tomahawk serve.
It is best to train with 40mm balls. There is a slight difference in the bounce.
Thanks Alois for giving me a patient ear !
By the way can you suggest me some cheap 40 mm balls with which I can practice. By the way I used Shield balls once but they were horrible .Hence I am currently using stag -3 star but feel them a bit expensive. So can you suggest some cheap and good ones?
You are right the Shield balls are no good for practicing with.
I like the Yasaka Training balls. The Butterfly training ball is also good.
Is there any difference between Red and Black rubber of the same make? Because I saw somewhere that Red rubber costs slightly more. Also I came to hear that light application of oil on rubber surface and letting it soak overnight would improve tackiness of rubber ( a term new to me). Also I wonder if such an application of oil is legal at all.
There is no difference in performance. Red should not cost any more than black.
I don't recommend putting oil on the rubber. I am not convinced it will improve tackiness and will effect the surface of the rubber. It is also not legal.
Thanks I won't apply oil based on your word.
It needs also say that speed depends on rubber?
Thanks aloiis and Jeff that helped me a a lot
Good to hear that Mohammad.
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