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DHS Hurricane Hao

Double Happiness (DHS) Hurricane Hao reviews and ratings on this table tennis blade.

DHS Hurricane Hao ping pong blade
Approx. $ 70 USD
Price $

Ratings  (rated 11 times)

There are 4 users using the DHS Hurricane Hao.
From community:
Speed   8.3
Control   9.0
Stiffness   4.0 - Some flex
Hardness   5.8 - Medium
Consistency   5.7 - Occasional variations
Overall   9.1 10
Plies   5
Materials  
Head Thickness   5.7mm
Head Dimensions  
Handle Dimensions  
From manufacturer:
Speed 11.0 / 12
Control 11.0 / 12
Weight 80g +/- 4g

Description of DHS Hurricane Hao

DHS supply you the best weapons to perform your playing
techniques perfectly. By remitting efforts for half a century, DHS
demonstrates countless legends of champions. As the global well-known
sports brand and equipment supplier for Olympic Games, DHS will
unswervingly take the most primal, sincere enthusiasm in sports and
take the most reliable spirit in its profession, and will demonstrate
the next legend together with you.

Hurricane, the blade for different world champions with
different power, is designed by world experts.

OFF++

Reviews of the DHS Hurricane Hao

Review Anonymous said this on October 28, 2009:

This is mostly a loopers blade but with not too soft and or thick sponge it is versatile in the whole spectrum off strokes.
Pretty allround then for my medium level. Not crazy fast.
My first impression was just a little more solid feeling off-classic with less vibrations. Little heavier also which I think is good.
But I was not convinced of it being that much better for the price. It was not really crisp, not really soft but it became much nicer after some weeks of use...Softness, flexibility and spring it all came together to a very nice blade.
Review jody said this on January 15, 2010:

This blade it's very nice, is not off++ but for me is only off!! It's not much speed but it can trasformed in various shots. When i take in my hand in first time not i'm sure, but after 2 hours with the rubber joola "power green" this rubber is very soft, on forehand and "plasma" andro on backhand it's i convinced me!! But i think is very good for players with good level for the caratteristics flex blade!! Very very elastic!!!
In several it's a good blade not heavy very flex, Wang Hao choise!
Review Anonymous said this on June 14, 2010:

very good for looping and close table attack. this is my favourite blade so far.
Review cpen guy said this on April 1, 2011:

i use cpen version. flexible and med-soft blade (so not really fast. not a easy one to use as its not that crisp. but the power lies in the flexibility and vibrations it give you at handle. good for consistent stroke and rallies.
Review Anonymous said this on March 22, 2012:

I have been using the Hurricane Hao flared for about 3 months now. I have also used the Hao in cpen for half a year as well. There's a TG 2 neo on the forehand and a Mars V2 on the backhand.

I bought the hao on eBay for 70 dollars from a vendor in Shenzhen, China. The plies were exactly the same kind of wood and layering as the cpen but there was a different design on the forehand side - this seemed to be the only difference and the playing characteristics were the same as the cpen. If you're thinking about authenticating your Hao, all of them should come with a scratch off sticker on the handle which reveals a string of numbers which you can enter into a DHS website to see if they actually made it.

If you buy it with the option to receive the the original packaging I'd suggest doing it because not only is it presented nicely but the sturdy box makes an excellent carrying case.

I would agree the DHS ranking of "Off++" is incorrect and that it is more "Off-". While noticeably more powerful than an "All+" blade, there is still a fair amount of control. Similar reviews have noted the lack of a "crisp" hitting feeling but that's because of the amount of flex, which, I believe, makes this a solid looping blade. Someone mentioned the Hao is linear, which I would agree with. I cannot speak of its ability to play far from the table because I tend to only play close/mid. From close/mid range i do not notice any lack of ability to clear balls over net while still keeping power. Normal blocks, while controllable, do not kick back as hard but should not be considered slow either. Coming from using the LKT Instinct and the Yasaka YEO, it was a pleasant surprise to find the short game of the Hao was very well-rounded. Pushes, for the most part, stayed lowed and the kick behind flips were decent. As mentioned, the looping aspect of the blade is what tends to draw people to it. No differences seemed to occur for forehand loops vs backhand loops. Smashes and flat hits may not be a problem with the Hao but there is a lack of control and the power created from smashes/flat hits may require extra effort to really overpower your opponent. Lastly, the Hao does provide solid, noticeable vibrations, but the vibrations from the cpen compared to the flared version seems to be different. The cpen vibrations solid and quick. I felt this gave me good feed back on where it hit the ball and how well it was struck. On the flared version, the vibrations were softer and lingered a tad longer. Overall the vibrations may be ignored on the flare version; however I don't really see this as a good or bad consequence.

I did not seal the blade but have replaced rubbers on it. Only a small piece of wood on the top edge chipped away but the majority of the surface as well as the printed design are intact.

I enjoy using this blade. I'll admit I would not believe it earns the 70 US dollar price tag (a couple of years ago it was around 100); probably rightly priced in the 50-60 dollar range. I have personal, sentimental reasons for buying the blade so that's why I mainly choose it as the blade I'm sticking with. In my opinion, while it may not be a beginner's blade one can certainly use it as such without having its characteristics such as the flew or power over power your innate skills and hinder you from progressing.

As an end note, its important to consider your own style and level of progress and before investing in the Hao - as in all purchases. This said, the 70 price tag is not so outrageously high to prevent a purchase.


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