What is Long Pimpled Rubber, and Why Do People Use Long Pips?

What is Long Pimpled Rubber?

Why do People use Long Pimpled Rubber?

  • To provide good control of the ball regardless of what shot your opponent makes;
  • To provide variation in the behavior of the ball in comparison to strokes made with the normal rubber that is typically on the other side of the bat;
  • To allow the user of long pimples to turn or 'twiddle' the bat in his hand and make his opponent incorrectly guess which side of the bat was used, thus forcing a poor return.

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