handswitcher on 1/15/2015
I've stuck with these pips for 3 months now, which is quite amazing for someone who used to switch equipment every few weeks. They work super well with the defplay senso -- which I also recommend. I use in 0.7mm sponge.
These pips are better than the Friendship 837 if you are starting to learn chopping. They are sensitive to low spin, so you cannot just stick out your paddle to receive a serve. You do have to read the spin. However, the pips don't differentiate between medium top-spin and very heavy topspin -- you don't have to chop at a different angle for the same height. Also, they are quite shock absorbing. This makes chopping against powerful loopers under pressure a lot easier. As long as you keep the chop straight and don't have any pushing motion, the ball will land on the table. I can chop close to the table with these.
These pips do have some spin variation for chopping. Not a whole lot, but it is certainly there.
Because these aren't sensitive to spin, you cannot rely on the incoming topspin to carry the ball back up over the net on a chop. You really have to chop under the ball to help push it up. I found this weird at first.
The feel of the ball is great. When I miss, I'm not staring at the pips completely confused, I can usually feel what went wrong.
Highly recommended for a chopping game. Not ideal if you want to just block with pips to mess with people -- it has reversal, but not enough for passive blocking. However, they can block and lob just fine if you get stuck in that situation. Be careful not to punch when blocking because the ball will go long. With no punch, the ball always lands.
I can handle chop-loop rallies against 2000 level players with these pips, so I think I will be keeping them for a while.
Amilcar on 12/14/2014
Ball bounce low over net with hard dive.Excellent control I was surprised how good it was.Neptune is better more modern, and much better control vs RITC 755.For LP hitting/smashing really good.Black Neptune 0.8mm glued on Yinhe N-9.I hightly recommend it.
smasher2012 on 6/24/2014
it is a do it all long pip..it can hit , control is good, blocks, chop blocks, chops are very good with this rubber... i give it 9/10... if consistency would be better id give it a 10...
ogondia on 7/25/2013
Gran efecto reversible, causa grandes distorsiones mientras la bola cae r¡pidamente y a veces sin sentido, me ha sido difcil de controlar