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Topic: Heaviest Short Pips
Posted By: Rollko
Subject: Heaviest Short Pips
Date Posted: 12/04/2020 at 12:24pm
Hi all,

Being a BH Short Pips user, I've noticed that if I use too light short pips, that will reduce the head heaviness and will consequently have bad impact on the momentum and power (as well as control and accuracy) of my FH strokes.

Are there any really heavy short pips to counteract this problem? Using multiple layers of a thick edge tape is not the same. A heavier blade could be a solution, but I'm already using quite a heavy blade (92g) and the blades I'm after (bty ALC) are particularly difficult to find in very heavy weight (95+).



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Posted By: obesechopper
Date Posted: 12/04/2020 at 12:55pm
moristo sp ax
i recall dr. neubauer diamant being fairly heavy 

some of the chinese cheaper pips with hard sponges go up in weight as well 


Posted By: ThePongProfessor
Date Posted: 12/04/2020 at 1:00pm
The heaviest short pips that I have tried are Spinlord's Waran 2 (cut to 158x151 mm are 40g if memory serves me right. I plan to review them shortly.

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Posted By: JohnnyChop
Date Posted: 12/04/2020 at 4:16pm
Wouldn't changing the sp change your bh stroke? Cause heavier sp probably means denser and harder sponge, this will for sure impact your bh strokes.

I remember spectol speed is quite heavy but also a rock to play with!

A wacky thing you could try is to put baby oil on your sponge, I think with oil based boosters the more you boost the heavier the rubber gets as it absorbs the oil. 


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Posted By: nathanso
Date Posted: 12/04/2020 at 4:56pm
I don't recommend selecting your SP rubber based on light weight because it's simple enough to add weight to you blade with a strip of lead tape under your edge tape https://www.amazon.com/SummerHouse-Tennis-Excellent-Adhesive-Racquet/dp/B073XB4Y6R" rel="nofollow - Tennis Racket Lead Tape Foil . You can double- and even triple-layer it to get the needed total racket weight. You can also change the balance of your racket by putting more on sides/none at the tip, etc.

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Posted By: Rollko
Date Posted: 12/04/2020 at 6:37pm
lead is toxic so that's not recommended at all


Posted By: obesechopper
Date Posted: 12/04/2020 at 6:57pm
Get a custom blade weighted for short pips! 


Posted By: Matt Pimple
Date Posted: 12/04/2020 at 7:17pm
Originally posted by Rollko Rollko wrote:

lead is toxic so that's not recommended at all
Doesn’t seem to be a major concern according to this:
https://www.tennis.com/gear/2010/08/mailbag-is-lead-tape-hazardous/38763/" rel="nofollow - https://www.tennis.com/gear/2010/08/mailbag-is-lead-tape-hazardous/38763/


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Posted By: nathanso
Date Posted: 12/04/2020 at 9:07pm
As the Amazon.com listing rightly stated, WARNING: THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS CHEMICALS, INCLUDING LEAD. PLEASE WASH YOUR HANDS AFTER HANDLING. Follow that, and cover the lead tape with edge tape, and I think the risk is minimal.

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Posted By: lasta
Date Posted: 12/05/2020 at 2:47am
Haifu Dolphin,

I think one of my older sheets was ~46g cut.


Posted By: chongqinghotpot
Date Posted: 12/05/2020 at 7:53am
putting an extra couple of layers of water based glue on either side of your rubbers will make you happy 

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Posted By: Karlp4001
Date Posted: 01/12/2021 at 12:03am
DHS 651 at 2.2 feels pretty heavy for me, but then again my bat weighs over 120g. I really enjoy it though I feel like I can let the weight of the bat do the work especially for blocks etc.  

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