Spinning with pimples

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 4 years ago

Andrej Koralewski

Andrej Koralewski Asked 4 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff,

recently I tried two different short pimples out rubbers, both of which are said to generate some spin (the Palio Flying Dragon especially). While I'm of course aware that there can never be nearly as much spin as with inverted, with my usual technique (which isn't so very bad I think) I wasn't able to get any amount of topspin on the ball. I reckon there must be some special knack for achieving this - can you help?

Best regards,

Andrej


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi Andrej,

With the short pimples you really need to brush the ball but allow the ball to sink into the rubber as well.  The thicker the sponge under the pimples the easier this will be as well.


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D K

D K Posted 4 years ago

Andrej,you can also wait for opponent's backspin.

I am a pimple user too (long pimples) and even as bad player as me can generate some topspin while looping a backspin


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

Sorry pimples react very differently and don't have the reversal effect.


Jean Balthazar

Jean Balthazar Posted 4 years ago

"Sorry" pimples indeed... Lost again against two players using these sad rubbers yesterday evening... cry

I'm joking, of course. I guess you meant "short", Alois?


D K

D K Posted 4 years ago

I also think you meant "short",Alois

 

I am not a good player and I have bad eyes,but  I am not blind

I "looped" a heavy backspin  with my long pimples and the opponent's block was high.

And I have to say that the opponent is quite skilled blocker.


D K

D K Posted 4 years ago

I am sorry,but I did not find out any other way how to explain it


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

Yes “sorry” guys… I did mean “short”.  I hope the pimples are not sorry.


D K

D K Posted 4 years ago

But many players think that they are thrash.....

I do not agree.

They makes table tennis less tedious.

 


Andrej Koralewski

Andrej Koralewski Posted 4 years ago

Yesterday I tried another short pimples out rubber on the bh, this one with sponge thickness 1,8mm, and for the the first time (with a good deal of wrist action) I was able to get some topspin on the ball. So sponge thickness really seems to be a factor here


D K

D K Posted 4 years ago

this leads me to one of my questions: how do the short pips,medium pips and antispin affect the spin of the ball compared to long pips?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

Anti spin and medium pimples to a lesser extent, reverse the spin like long pimples.  Short pimples just flatten out the spin.  Take a look at our lesson on the Effects of Rubbers.


D K

D K Posted 4 years ago

I have already watched that video but it itself did not answer my questions.

I meant situations like this:

Long pips chop vs inverted topspin = stronger chop

long pips block vs inverted chop = weaker topspin or no spin

Long pips chop vs inverted chop = no spin

etc...

 



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