RITC 837 Tack-speed long
“It has a feature of
toughness and a unique structure. Besides having the features of long pimples
rubber, it is suitable for attack, capable of producing some spins and easy for
a player to master.”
Pips out rubber
for almost all defensive styles
throw Knuckle ball effect
- Sponge 0.6mm (pictured) or No Sponge
- Speed: 11
- Spin: 7
- Control: 11
maxlong, broad, dense spaced out, relatively stiff, hard pimples with ribbed
surface. Easy to use in offensive play and over the table. Gold in Europe Top 12
and the European Championships (Womens singles)
you want to learn a long-pip game this is the rubber to use. 837 is very easy to
master. 837 has excellent control for a long-pip, and has enough spin to
generate very tough backspin chop. 837 is not the most deceptive, it can hit a
knuckle ball for some deception but it otherwise it can be a little predictable. 837
handles serve reception great, a light block or chop will send most spinney
serves back. Block vs. topspin can be open or closed; the open shots will bounce
high so make them deep.
Note this rubber is available both with and
without sponge. The rubber WITHOUT sponge will maximise the 'long pimple' effect
and the deceptive qualities, whereas the rubber WITH sponge will make it more
suitable for aggressive/attacking shots.
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RITC 837 tack-speed from One of a Kind Trading
RITC 837 tack-speed
a delight to use close to the table. Hits and blocks are consistent and
effective: so long as you use a positive forwards movement (this requires decent
footwork so you can get into position!), 837 will produce a medium or
medium-fast ball with a significant 'float' or 'sink' effect (a 'sink' ball is
one which, because of the effect produced by the long pimples, tends to sink
into the net when hit by the opponent; so, if you give the opponent a 'sink'
ball, he or she will have to lift it higher than usual to prevent it sinking
into the net). The effect is not magical, of course: the opponent can return a
'sink' ball by lifting it as if it were ordinary backspin. But by mixing 'sink'
balls with topspin from a normal reverse rubber, the variety of shots produced
will often wear down and confuse the opponent. Pushes with 837 can be kept low,
and lifting against backspin will produce a fairly fast ball with flat
trajectory and moderate spin reversal. Chops can be done consistently, but
produce very little spin reversal and so are ineffective (the opponent will
hardly ever loop into the net, will sometimes loop out, but will mostly just
loop for a winner). In short, this is an excellent rubber, but must be used
close to the table as part of a fast attacking and blocking game in the manner
of, say, Carl Prean. Since 837 is easy to use, it is also an excellent
introduction for those using long pimples for the first time.
Author: Dean Stretton:
Amazing control especially with no sponge. Produces great backspin against fast
loops when chopping away from the table. Decent spin reversal.
stuff can do it all: hit, block, push, and most of all chops really well. Such a
good weapon. Sets up your forehand attack very well. Best long pips I've tried.
flatter effect. Enough control. Better for blocks. Also cheap.