The defensive chopper is a playing style where the player continually chops
with very heavy underspin, and the opponent will often loop
, but the loops are less dangerous as it's difficult to aggressively loop against heavy underspin. It is often a test of consistency to see whether the attacker's offense is better than the defender's defense.
Some choppers also twiddle
the racket, switching from a smooth grippy rubber to a pimpled rubber to confuse the opponent.
The modern chopper also mixes in an attacking game. When the attacker happens to give a ball that is too high, the chopper may jump in for the kill.
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