|DESPERADO - The new long pimple rubber from another dimension.
Naturally this new development offers only little spin reversal.
Nevertheless it does produce a considerable disruptive effect on account of a completely new and innovative rubber composition which
changes the playing characteristics decisively.
It is very effective for chop-blocking close to the table. Also the ball can be
blocked passively or aggressively against topspin through a sort of
push-blocking technique where the ball is being pushed down while
holding the bat in a rather closed angle.
Furthermore the ball can be kept short over the net for service returns even against fast services with no spin on it at all. The ball bounces very low and even moves backwards to the net.
It also enables a dynamic service returning and thus also provides a good disruptive effect.
This holds true while returning services with a lot of spin since this makes the ball float.
Also the ball bounces very low while counter-attacking. On top of that the rubber enables highly disruptive attacking shots through aggressive pushing, lifting and side spin strokes.
Finally DESPERADO is a good choice for chopping too since the ball can be returned very flat with good backspin or alternatively as a float ball.