chop 6 months ago
"DHS Sharping" is a very grippy medium pips, though visually they look like short pips. Each pimple is around 1.2mm in length which put them in category of "medium pips".
I'm experienced modern defender and have tried to chop with these pips. What I needed is spin variation that many long pips can't offer. Honestly, 2.2mm sponge was too fast for my preference, but the experiment worked better than I expected. I got a lot of spin variation and very stable attack with pips.
I used DHS "Sharping" on DONIC Waldner Senso Carbon. With these pips you can play not only aggressively close to the table looping and hitting everything from BH and FH side, but you can also chop if you're experienced enough. The chops were very spiny compared to average long pips and opponent made many mistakes by misreading the spin.
As I mentioned above pips with 2.2mm sponge is way too fast to be used for chopper in my opinion. After some experiments I decided to replace original "Sharping" sponge with Galaxy Pluto 1.5mm sponge. As a result, I got slower pips with beautiful control in all strokes. Chopping is much more precise now and attack is still brilliant. CONCLUSION: Experiment with your equipment, be creative and you will find the combination that works best for you.
Reaper on 12/24/2016
Super fast rubber, and hard to control since the ball barely spins when you attack.
The pips are hard and repel the ball with great speed also thanks to the 2.2 poreless sponge (i would love an inverted rubber with this sponge)
Chopping is useless, so I recommend this rubber for expert pip players who play close to the table and have good forehand attack..
The pips break so easily is not even worth it.
mrneutron on 1/3/2015
This is not a medium pips. I measured them with a comparator. They are the same length as the palio pips I usually use. They are cylindrical rather than a wide base. I changed to try and find something better to use with the new ball. On a very fast penhold carbon wood they produce a very dead disturbing short block. Hitting and blocking is not as consistent as other ( palio) short-pips-rubbers. It seems to produce a little more spin than other pips, but generally I am not a spin player. I've had good feels against 1900 to 2200 players but the real problems with this pips is that after 3 sessions there are cuts at the base of some of the pip, probably because the base sheet is thin and the pips are flexible. Otherwise I think these are actually pretty good
danisius on 10/25/2016
I`m ex both wing sh looper and from 5 months playing with SP on BH. The sponge is medium, the pips almost cylindrical and harder than most pips i`ve tried. I have no complains from their playing characteristics only the durabbility( cut in pips base after ~40 hours of play) and cosistancy ( different sheets i`ve used 3 for now and all of them has different hardness). I`ve used also Xiom Vega SPO, Spectol, Spectol Blue, Palio WP 1013 and preffer Sharping on my BH.
Note that they are for people who knowns how to use pips they would not do the job for you if you play passively because they are pretty fast and has grip more than average pip.