Long pips spin (11)
Re: Long pips spin
by Rod 10 years ago
The following message (subject: Re: Long pips spin) was posted by Rod, on 1/27/2005 5:47:23 AM:
|If a chopper, using INVERTED receives a looped ball (for example with topspin amount 5 out of 10), and chops it back, the looper would then be facing a ball with heavier backspin than the topspin he hit (say 7/10). The looper's spin is being added to by the choppers spin. The looper would need to put in a much heavier loop to reply to this backspin so he doesn't hit the net...this goes on and on until the backspin reaches 10 out of 10, which would be very hard to loop back.|
The way an LP differs from using inverted in the case of chopping back a looping shot (apart from the lower throw angle),has to do with the fact that, as LP has much less friction than inverted, if you twiddle the bat during a chop loop rally, you confuse the looper, because the two surfaces have different spin potential......the LP just basically returns a 5 out of 10 spin loop with 5 out of 10 backspin, whearas an inverted will return it with say 7 out of 10 spin backspin. But if you dont twiddle, its a bit pointless I think.
When Lp's are used more closed bat style they add deception, as the pips bend sending the ball out with random spin/knuckle ball effect.