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I was thinking of developing a chopper/attacker style and practiced quite a bit of chopping (with reference from your videos (: ), however I realised that it is almost impossible to chop fast balls. Specifically forehand loops which are loaded with topspin. I have tried waiting for the ball's spin and speed to dissipate, but the topspin drags the ball down too quickly. I have also tried chopping with a more vertical stroke as shown in your video, but the ball still jumps up too high.
Is it actually possible to chop fast, topspin loops with normal rubber?
Do I need to get pimple rubber to be able to chop properly?
It is possible to chop a fast topspin wth normal rubber. It does require a lot of practice and touch.
The vertical stroke is a start, then think about relaxing your hand to absorb the speed and even think about the stroke going a little backwards, to get the ball to drop onto the table.
If you try this for a while and can't het the feel for it then maybe a switch to long pimples is the way to go.
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