guusvansoer 3 weeks ago
Not a very special long pips. It is a good pips to learn the basic strokes for beginner. Good for close to table play but it is not made for modern defender.
Silk 10 months ago
December 25th, 2017 Monday 8:00pm
For most people I think that the OX version will offer the best experience. The sponge can make things very rewarding or punishing depending on how it's used.
With the 1.0 sponge, the ball comes out really weird, and feels suited for distance (from the table). However, the lack of control (when playing close to the table), and
the unpredictable throw angle make it hard to play.
The 0.6 sponge is a little less rewarding but much more forgiving; and better for close to the table play.
The OX version on the other hand has the best control, with the only drawback being that the wobble effect is not that drastic compared to the sponge versions.
CottonEyeJoe on 10/25/2017
Tried ox and on two blades. On the stiff all+ blade, I found it really good for blocks and attacks. Blocks would always trick my opponents, and attacks sent receives into the net. On a more flexible blade, 755 can also chop! Chops can be played away from table, but ox lacks in spin. Overall great rubber, but maybe too fast for a defensive style. Would recommend ox for blockers and thin sponge for defenders.
pippy on 8/4/2015
OMG it is spin sensitive as well!!!!
Usually very dependable against my typical lower level opponents I have confirmed that the shorter 1.5 - 1.8 mm pips, smooth, relatively spaced-out, can not take high spin loops. They will shoot up even on a solid blocking blade like my R2. It returned so well, so many spinny serves, and blocked with good depth, and even has a good wobbly effect, and attacking properties, but as I have a new training partner, I can now go through all my pips with a fine comb, er blade rather. It's good as a starter but later on you will need a better pip to keep the blocks low and on the table. Rats!
If you are set on using it because it is still effective to use, a slower blade is the better option vs the good loopers and make sure there is a heavier fh rubber for stability.
Just 2 more cents: It's easy to use and control in ave. rallies and has lower friction than pogo/837/talon so better for returning bs serves even though it concedes to high amounts of top spin.
swordeye on 4/17/2015
In contrast its lack of attack capabilities, This Long Pips rubber requires more upper body bending and follow-through strokes in order to get the ball the bullet effect on its offensive attacks at the same time timed reversal. Slow but still manageable to increase its terminal velocity by adjusting its handle. Effective defender if the user would rather choose to direct the ball rather randomly throw it. Used as OX on a stiga carbon blade as both FH and BH.