Long Pimple (8)
Re: Long Pimple
by cole ely 15 years ago
The following message (subject: Re: Long Pimple) was posted by cole ely, on 11/12/2004 2:56:08 PM:
|Normal inverted grabs the ball and reverses the direction of the spin.|
Long pips are like glass. The ball continues rolling in the same direction through the shot and compes back to the player as the opposite spin they hit.
I've thought the term spin "reversal" would be better termed continuation, because the ball actually continues to spin in the same direction, but when directed back to the person that put the spin on, it comes in as reverse.
As a result, many people attack long pips in what is called the up/down game. They chop, loop, chop, loop until they get a good look at a put-away. That's because when you serve backspin it comes back as topspin so you attack. Then it comes back as backspin and you can push it, and attack again on the next stroke.
You can keep trying to reloop the ball, but the backspin coming back at you will get heavier and heavier. The more you lift with topspin the more it comes back as backspin. Then you have to lift more and more, etc.
Hope that helps.