Short pips forehand is good for close to the table smashing. Hit and attack, that's it. That's the strategy. I played short pimple on forehand until I was about 1900 USATT level. I ended up switching to inverted rubber. Short pimple has too many weaknesses. It took me about 1.5 years to get back above the level I was at before I changed from short pimple to inverted, but it was worth the effort to change.