beginer LP rubber

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ttc
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What is a good beginer LP rubber?

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OX allows you to return spin (pushing) but severely limits your ability to impart spin (hard to create your own).  Add sponge and you can create some spin but it changes your ability push spin back (lessens your control somewhat).  The thicker the sponge the more spin/speed you can impart, and the lower your control level is.  OX limits your ability to attack, sponge enhances your ability to attack (not that you'll want to attack much with LP anyway).

OX allows for fairly easy blocking of fast/spinny balls, but is terrible for blocking fast dead balls.  Add sponge and blocking becomes slightly more challenging because of the increase in spin/speed capability.  There are numerous variables...the blade, the rubber, the sponge or lack of, the tightness of the blade grip, incoming speed/spin, etc, etc...

Pogo, Grass D, 755 Friendship, Infinity...all are good and all are slightly different.  Best to experiment with the cheaper rubbers!

 

ttc
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thanks for all that info !

ttc
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Thanks. I should re-phrase my question.

I am looking for a LP rubber for a first time LP player.

I will like to use them to block.

Larry Hodges
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Re: beginer LP rubber

I believe Tibhar's Grass D. Tecs is one of the most popular long pips for blocking, especially without sponge. 

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Globe 979 OX is excellent for Chop-blocking over the table. Of all the LP I have tried this has the greatest control and variety.

 

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Willis
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D. Tecs are for advanced players. Very effective for experienced players but hard to control.

A better (and much cheaper) alternative for starting out with LPs would be CTT National Pogo, which costs about $8 and is a very controllable, all-around LP.

 

ttc
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Thanks for that info.

Do you know the advantages and disadvantages of using the rubber without the backing rubber sheet (using it ox) ?

 

ttc
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thanks !

Larry Hodges
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Hi TTC, That's a question I've never really thought about. Very few "beginners" use long pips. It's generally considered better to learn the basic strokes with other surfaces, and then some players go to long pips. (Of course, this might be completely wrong; maybe they'd be far better starting with long pips.) Since long pips is basically a control rubber, I don't know how important it is to find a "beginning" surface. If you plan to use it mostly to block, I'd recommend getting it with no sponge. If you plan on using it mostly to chop, get it with a thin sheet of sponge, perhaps 1 to 1.5 mm. However, I'll defer to any experienced long pips users out there - I'm fairly knowledgeable about long pips at the more advanced levels, but not at the beginning level except in coaching how to play against it.