Valor Premier short pips with sponge is an amazingly disruptive new development in short pip technology. You get the speed and control of short pips, and the unexpected disruptive play of a medium pip game. You can loop (pip-type loop), smash, chop/block, and even chop with it. Excellent as a forehand incredibly fast weapon. Technically a short pip, practically a short and a medium pip. Available in three thicknesses. 1.5mm ideal for chopping and attacking. 2.0mm perfect for all-round game, 2.2mm... All out attack, but you can also chop with it! Also great as a forehand rubber. Assembled in U.S.A.