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    What Equipment should a defender use?

    I've been chatting with my coach and we have different points of view. He thinks a defender shoal play with normal rubber both sides, whereas I play with long pimples and I thinknit is better. What do all of you guys think? I think long pips or short pips are better at top level and that's why you don't see too defenders with inverted both sides... I mean, joo Chen and hou all play with pimples, don't they?

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    slow blade
    long pips backhand
    normal rubber on the forehand slightly faster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie
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    normal rubber on the forehand slightly faster
    I agree with you Charlie. My coach believes long pimples are limited once your opponent knows what they do, but I know that they are almost as unpredictable as normal rubber, because you can kill the spin or impart spin on the ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie
    slow blade
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    normal rubber on the forehand slightly faster
    I agree with you Charlie. My coach believes long pimples are limited once your opponent knows what they do, but I know that they are almost as unpredictable as normal rubber, because you can kill the spin or impart spin on the ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Chopper
    I agree with you Charlie. My coach believes long pimples are limited once your opponent knows what they do, but I know that they are almost as unpredictable as normal rubber, because you can kill the spin or impart spin on the ball.
    thats why you do what joo does every chop he does is different sometimes slightly more side spin then a little more heavier and so on to keep your opponents guessing

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    I totally agree with Charlie, coz it will give you a bit more variety, such as a floater. Tacky surface like butterfly chop will give immense control and backspin and occasionally allow you to attack. With two very different type of rubbers, it will also allow you to 'twiddle', and this will keep your opponents guessing.
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    i am a defender and i play with friendship lightning on both sides of my blade

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    I used to use an off- with friendship lightning on forehand and friendship short pips on backhand, i prefer short pips more consistent for me than long and on occasion I used to flick and use them for a forehand slap if the ball floated up high :P Never used that combination too seriously though I'm an offensive player at heart
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    Quote Originally Posted by PingPongPom
    I used to use an off- with friendship lightning on forehand and friendship short pips on backhand, i prefer short pips more consistent for me than long and on occasion I used to flick and use them for a forehand slap if the ball floated up high :P Never used that combination too seriously though I'm an offensive player at heart
    WOW! i didnt know that u used to be a pipster

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    haha gota try a few things out, I enjoy chopping there's something more satisfying to me about chopping someone off than looping just feels like there's more skill involved
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    Any thought about chopping with medium pips, short pips or antispin guys ?
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    Antispin if fun to chop with if you can manage it. One player in my club that used to play frictionless pips are now considering antispin since he thought it felt the same when perfoming the same strokes
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