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Hello Alois and Jeff.
I am thinking about changing my rubbers as my current forehand rubber is completely worn-out.
But as I want to switch colors and my longpips seem to be still good, I do not know how to solve it.
How can I find out if my longpips are worn-out unless they will start to lose pips (I want very grippy longpips)?
Also,I am thinking about getting smaller sponge,but I am not sure.
I have experience with both TSP Curl P4 0.5 and TSP Curl P1R 1mm.
I am just confused which one to use as they both provide some properties I need and some I do not need.
By the way,what is a "dampening sponge"?
One player asked me if I know any other way how to slow down his bat.
I do not get it,he uses Donic Defplay,the slowest blade that can be bought here,with OX longpips from Neubauer with a thick dampening sponge,and he still claims it to be too fast.
The Long pips are a bit harder to tell if they are worn. Definitely if they are breaking that is a sign.
You will need to experiment with the sponge to see what feels best. Others that use long pips may be able to offer you some advice here.
A dampening sponge is just a slower sponge that allows you to slow down the ball.
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