Anonymous on 1/19/2010
The medium pips out rubber plays just like advertised. The rubber produces extremely low trajectory balls and is able to scrub off spin from looped balls. It is a great defensive rubber for those who like close to the table blocks. The rubber is able to generate enough spin to attack easily. It is considerably less spinny than 729 802, 802-40, 799 and slightly less spinny than 563. It has a taller and smoother nib with less density per square inch than 563, which to me is the closest medium pip to it. Loopers who play against it will hate playing you because of the large variance of flat and slightly spinny balls with low trajctory they will receive from it. Because of the low trajectory you have to remind yourself to hit "high", just the opposite of most short pips. If you plan to use inverted on the other side of the paddle, this is a difficult rubber to use since the throw angle differential between the two will be huge. I like playing with 388 C-1 with a thinner sponge, like .6 or 1.0 mm for the greatest control. It also plays very well with 1.5 mm sponge for more speed but less control and maybe less deception. It doesn't reverse like a long pip, but gives you more options on spin and quick attack.
Gloriana72 on 9/10/2016
Nice medium pips out rubber for players who fancy the allround game close to the table and wish to open the balls from backhand, attaching in every chance, as well. The deception is pretty good on allround blades than off blades, however lucks of good control.
chrisfromgr on 3/4/2014
I play the 1.5 red on backhand. It has long pimple effect on blocks that are flat and tend to stay low. On the other hand plays like short pimple when opening and hitting is required but needs to have a more open angle. Opponents have a hard time guessing the ball's spin in allmost every ball that is hit actively. Good for an all around game on an all+/ off- blade or for more aggressive offence on a stiffer blade.
foam on 4/3/2013
This stuff is similar to 563 but less spinny and has considerable sink effect.
Werin on 7/24/2010
Nice block,push and direct attack. Very deceptive serve and "topspin")))).
I use 2.1 mm thick...