In my early table tennis years I was very lucky to be on the same team with a defensive player and an offensive player both with pips-out on the BH. Needless to say I became so comfortable playing against pips-out whether the opponent was a chopper or an offensive player with pips-out that when I had to play against them I wouldn't get nervous at all.On the contrary I felt like I can use the pips-out side to my advantage into getting an easy ball so I can attack it.
I know a lot of players who get very nervous when they learn that their opponent has pips-out, not to mention that many players switch to pips-out just to have that phycological advantage on their opponents.Here are some simple rules to follow when playing against long pips.
Serves: Your serves should be kept simple (one type of spin or no spin) and without much power. So if they return with the pips-out side you have a no spin ball that you can easily attack to the side they have the regular rubber (just to get an easier ball if they return your attack). If you serve with combination spin or a fast serve then the return will come back to you with a lot of spin, then it's best to just do a small push back to the pips so the next ball will be a no spin ball that you can easily attack.
During play: When you attack by looping, countering or smashing into the pips-out side of your opponent the return will come back with a lot of spin, if you continue looping every return will be even more spiny.That's why I always alternate from loop to push until I get that perfect no spin ball and then I just smash it to finish the point. Remember that long pips cannot generate a lot of spin when you are just pushing.One good way to know whether there is spin or not in the push or chop by long pips, is to look at the player's arm.If their arm goes straight toward you then there is no spin on the ball, if you see the arm going down/sideways then there is spin on the ball.One important thing to remember is to attack the ball on the highest point on both occasions before it starts dropping as it is much easier to loop/attack.
Long pips-out are the most difficult to deal with, the other pips-out rubbers (medium and short) have the same effects like long pips-out but not as difficult to deal with.I would say the effect goes down to 50% on the medium and like 80% on the short (that's my opinion the % may be more or less). Essentially, for the medium pips-out keep in mind everything we talked about above, and when playing with short pips just think you are almost dealing with a regular pips-in rubber which just slows down the ball, so come closer to the table to receive the ball.
And I saved the best for last... All serves with pips-out have very little to no spin! A very good opportunity to initiate an offensive play.
That's just my opinion and what I do, hope it helps you out!