The world of pimples
Table tennis in Japan is growing continuously. Table tennis is becoming more and more popular especially with the young target group. Why? – New formats, videos that attract attention, professional expertise presented in a cool and modern way. This inspires the table tennis players of tomorrow.
The article by Sebastian Sauer in the Table Tennis Magazine of the German Table Tennis Coaches Association is more up to date than ever, because it is a kind of immediate help for your next championship game. -> Guaranteed more successful with table tennis pimples of all kinds!
Is it possible to carry out a table tennis pimples course despite the difficult situation, so that the players can participate with fun and enjoyment? We report about our experiences.
Setting training goals before the start of a new season is similar to starting the new year on New Year’s Eve: the good intentions are there. Many fail to achieve them. We will show you how to set concrete goals and how to put them into practice.
The table tennis brand Sauer & Tröger is in the middle of the preparations for the new table tennis season. The new rubber Hellfire X and the blade Unicorn have arrived on time. But how does the shipping of new products actually work?
Sauer & Tröger presents its new products for the 2020/2021 season, the long pimple Hellfire X and the allround blade Unicorn were eagerly awaited. Now the products can finally be pre-ordered!
The compulsory break due to the Corona virus sparks a new motivation for a change of the playing system: from offensive rubber to pimples. But what do you have to consider? Is the change before the new season reasonable? We clarify.
Drumbeat on April 1st: The table tennis season in Germany has been cancelled. Many questions pile up: Has the DTTB made the right decision? How does it go on now? Who is the profiteer and who is the loser ?
What’s going on in Germany and the world at the moment and how will it continue – also with table tennis? We see ourselves responsible to make our contribution for the common good in the current situation. How we do this and what we think, you can read here.
2020 should be your year in table tennis? Then watch out: We show you how you can make your game more variable with Long Pimples or Antitop. With our tips you can get the most out of your TTR points!
As a player Sebastian was active in the 2nd Bundesliga and Regionalliga for many years with his table-close long pimples and could win against players up to the top 100 of the world ranking list. He is the founder and managing director of the table tennis brand Sauer & Tröger and also leads table tennis seminars.
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Pimples - FAQ
We are frequently asked the following questions
The correct pimples depend on your playing style. Ask yourself first: Why do you play pimples or why would you like to play pimples? Each pimple, short or long, has individual strengths and weaknesses. The short pimple, for example, doesn’t create a big disturbing effect and you don’t get as much spin into the ball as with a long pimple. However, you can attack with the short pimple and be more flexible in the structure of the game.
Clear first of all your goal that you want to pursue with pimples and then inform yourself under point 3 about the different ways of playing.
You can find the right blade by testing it. The blade is the extended arm of your body and transports the feel from the upper arm via the hand to the club face. Many pimple players underestimate the importance of the wood and prefer to change their rubbers because it is easier and faster. We recommend: Take your time to choose the right blade. Choose the right grip for your hand size. If you knock against the naked wood and you hear a bright sound, you know that you are playing a fast one. If the sound is darker, it is a sign of a slow wood. Pay attention to the different types of wood that have been used. Each type of wood, e.g. balsa, has special playing characteristics. Choose the right plastic layers such as carbon. This will make your wood stiffer, the vibration to the outside will decrease and your wood will automatically become faster. All properties determine the weight of the blade. In the end it is testing, testing, testing to find your individual blade.
- The 3 types of rubbers depend on the type of play. Long pimples without sponge (OX) are used for playing close to the table. The topspins of the opponent are truncated in the rising phase and converted to undercut. The speed is taken out of the ball. Long pimples with sponge (0.3 mm -1-5 mm) are used for the classic defensive game behind the table.
Short pimples (1.5 mm – 2.1 mm) are used for attacking. You can shoot or spin your opponent’s topspins or cut balls. You can also block topspins slowly so that they come up shorter than blocks with offensive rubbers. With short pimples it is also possible to defend from behind the table. So you have a lot of options.
Anti-Tops are very smooth rubbers that cannot produce their own cut. The opponent’s cut is simply transformed by the Anti-Top. Anti-Tops are therefore different from long and short pimples and can confuse the opponent.
You can choose between a sponge thickness of OX (no sponge) up to 2.1+ mm for studded surfaces. The thicker the sponge, the faster your surface will be. OX sponges are suitable for long pimples at the table, because they take the speed out of the ball. For defending players behind the table, a long pimples should not be more than 1.5 mm thick, otherwise it is difficult to control. Short pimples usually have a sponge thickness of 1.5 mm – 2.1 mm. Due to the thicker sponge, short pimples are mostly used for attack, but also for defence. The short pimple is very variable and dominates every blow.
Yes for a short time already. We got the feedback from many pimple players that they had very fast successes and were able to increase their TTR value quickly. We wanted to know it exactly and made an evaluation: 20 pimples players from a lower league up to the district league could improve themselves over half a year around 21-112 points. That is the madness and surprised also us.
With increasing level, we would estimate starting from 2. federation league, it becomes however more difficult with pimples to come further upward. This is also reflected in the low number of players in the high classes. For the circle class up to the district league the pimples can be a very good possibility to increase its TTR value fast. Because many table tennis players have a hard time against pimples. However also applies here: Training, training, training. You don’t get success as a gift.