Spin against long pimples

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 6 years ago

Yap Zhi De

Yap Zhi De Asked 6 years ago

Hi Alois,

Does the long pimple rubber hate spin like the short pimple rubber (I can train the backhand side spin flick straight away to the backhand long pimple rubber) and if the long pimple rubber does a topspin stroke off a topspin, will it still have backspin?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Yap,

The Long pimple rubber likes spin.  In fact it doesn't like flat no spin balls because it can't generate it's own spin.

If you brush up on a topspin ball then it will still go back with a bit of backspin but slightly less.

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Yap Zhi De

Yap Zhi De Posted 6 years ago

So even the my opponent with the long pimple rubber knows that my serve has no spin, is it still effective when I serve a no spin short serve to their backhand side (Or a no spin long serve works better). Can they attack with the long pimple rubber?

Yap Zhi De

Yap Zhi De Posted 6 years ago

Just to ask, how to push a topspin, sidespin or no spin ball

Johan B

Johan B Posted 6 years ago

Imagine the ball is is coming from the right:

Backspin: \o

Extreme backspin: _o

No spin:\o    (But you need to brush the ball more)


Imagine the ball coming from afar:

Ball is curving from your left towards your right as it approaches:   \o

From right to left:   o/


Basically you adjust your angle to compensate for the direction the spin is pulling your ball as it rebounds off your rubber


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