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A real low and short no-spin serve can give you some easy points in matches, as they are difficult to flip hard, and they require good timing to push hard. Mix it up with a heavy backspin in the same spot. Remember to get it short, the ball should bounce short on your side close to the net...

 Globe 889-2 short pimple rubber

"The Globe 889 uses a new Top Grade Sponge for improved durability and playing characteristics.  It comes with a soft 38 degrees 1.8mm sponge!"

"GLOBE 889 ACCORDING TO THE NEW STANDARD OF ITTF THE GLOBE 889 SHORT PIMPLED RUBBER HAS BEEN DEVELOPED WITH ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY USING HIGH QUALITY POLYMER MATERIALS. GLOBE 889 IS A RUBBER FOR FAST ATTACK CLOSE TO THE TABLE.BUE TO THE RIBBED SURFACE OF THE PIMPLES IT IS ALSO POSSIBLE TO CREATE GOOD SPIN IN PUSHES AND TOPSPIN STROKES. USED BY MANY WORLD CLASS CHINESE PLAYERS DURING THE YEARS."

The Globe 889-2 is ULTRA spinny for a short pimpled rubber. This is because the pimpled are wide and conical in shape, very soft and rough on top, with a soft sponge.

Short pimpled rubbers are ideal for fast hitting through spin (as incoming spin has much less effect on this rubber) and blocking. Because the 889-2 can generate good spin too, it can still be used for looping and chopping too. A very versatile rubber. This rubber is similar to the 889, but significantly spinnier.

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 Globe 889-2 review:

Globe 889-2 1.8mm 38deg sponge black in a Stiga Energy wood blade:

Well I'm not normally a short pimple player, but I got the opportunity to try out this rubber, so below a bit of a review. The rubber looked very much like Friendship's 802-40, also with wide conical and grippy pimples, with a soft sponge. The sponge is orange and I'm not sure if it's Chinese or Japanese.
From feedback from users of the Globe 889 rubber, we found that 1.8mm 38deg sponge was the best combination, so that why the 889-2 was also ordered with the same specs.

I speed glued this rubber since I wanted to see how well and fast it would for looping. I used the glass plate method and used 2 layers of Dawei speed glue. Well I was a little surprised when I got a huge dome out of it. When I put in on my blade it had stretched almost 10mm! In hindsight one layer would probably have been enough.

I setup the ball machine for heavy chop serves to my forehand. Well I could loop it fast with lots of spin, just like an inverted rubber. Since I'm more used to brush looping with a tacky rubber I had to make a slight adjustment and let the ball dig into the sponge a little more, but I was surprised how much this played like an inverted rubber.

The I tried to hit through the ball instead of loop it, well this was real easy, much easier than with inverted. It made a loud cracking sound and came off quite fast. 

Pushing the ball back was also very easy, the ball did not grip the rubber much but I could keep the ball very low and I felt I could put it wherever I wanted.

Then I set up the machine for topspin. Blocking was real easy, but I certainly had to adjust the bat angle for the amount of spin...just like inverted.

Driving through the ball was great, coming off fast and I felt I had good control. Taking a step back and trying to counter-loop I struggled for consistency a little, not quite sure why. The bat seemed a little sensitive to the angle I was looping it with. Especially when I let the ball drop right down I had some trouble looping it back consistently. Now this may be my technique since I'm not used to these types of rubber.

Hitting with this rubber was beautiful, coming off fast and with a loud cracking sound...very impressive.

I actually found this rubber a lot easier to use on my backhand, possible because I'm used to playing and attacking with a long pimple rubber, which offer some slight similarities.

In conclusion this rubber was a dream to use close to the table, offering good control and speed in all the things I tried. Serves and pushes are very spinny for a short pimple rubber, but not as spinny as the normal tacky rubbers that I use. Away from the table I found this rubber not as good, especially against topspin when you let the ball drop a little. Since I believe these rubber are meant to be used for close to the table play, this is not really an issue. A good choice for players that play close to the table, and have some trouble controlling incoming spin, and like to hit block and counter-hit.

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