Dr. Neubauer Desperado: The new long pimple rubber from another dimension!
Both the version without sponge (OX) and the version with sponge (0.6 and 1.0mm) are very effective for chop-blocking close to the table. The ball can also be blocked passively or aggressively against topspin through a push-blocking technique where the ball is being “pushed down” while holding the bat in a rather closed angle.
Additionally, the ball can be kept short over the net for service returns even against fast services with no spin on it at all. The ball bounces very low and even moves backwards to the net. The version with sponge (especially with 0.6mm) enables a more dynamic service returning and also provides a good disruptive effect. This holds true while returning services with a lot of spin since this makes the ball float.
Finally, Desperado is a good choice for chopping too, since the ball can be returned very flat with good backspin or alternatively as a float ball.
Desperado is available with the following sponge thickness choice:
- OX (no sponge): Best disruptive effect while blocking close to the table
- 0.6mm and 1.0mm: Even better attacking possibilities and floating balls while playing actively