Patchie00 on 6/19/2013
This is an updated review on C8 as it is sold today 2013. My last review was from an old sheet bought around 2008.
I have this in red 1.0mm on a Joola Chen Weixing Def+ blade.
Great for BH service return, this rubber is not faised by any type of spin I just chop, block or attack serves over the table of close in. Away from the table defensive chops can be un returnable as the ball tends to have a float effect.
You can attack balls but its harder that any other long pips I've used as the pips are hard and almost frictionless, and yes these are legal pips.
These LP are more suited to a defensive chop blocking game than an aggressive style which is my LP BH game.
ANy shots that are hit successfully very rarely get returned, some disruption but that depends on what is being returned by your opponent. Well worth the money you pay on ebay or chinese sites, around £10-£12 GBP.
smasher2012 on 11/5/2012
i played with this rubber today..and guys let me tell you this rubber is fast it kicks out..i believe the purpose for long pips is control deceptive reversal..theres now way this rubber is for chopping..i mean u can chop once or twice but is not made for chopping for sure..way to fast..it might work in a super slow blade..but im yet to try it with a choppers blade..
ged on 3/20/2012
Very good close to the table. You have to play an active game not passive to achieve this rubbers fine properties. Also good away from table, but only in emergency because it is to fast, but backspin is ok. Chop-block and hitting is fantastic with this rubber. You can make very deceptive service returns...
Phantom on 1/23/2012
I sometimes read that DHS C8 is not good at chopping. I am a defender, and I tried many LP (Grass D-Tecs, P1R, Octopus, Feint long 2, Neptune, Piranja Fd Tec). The fact is C8 is truely excellent at chopping with a pretty soft blade like Matsushita Pro, but not as effectice with a hard one like Joo Se Hyuk Blade or Toccata.
With a "soft" wood (or medium-soft), C8 with 1mm sponge (or 1,2mm) provides very hard-to-read backspin variations. Sometimes the ball is highly dangerous with a lot of backspin, sometimes the ball is nearly a dead one. It depends on the incoming spin and how strong you chop the ball, of course. This phenomena is far less effective with hard blades, but is very deceptive with Matsushita Pro (best balde ever IMO^^) or Tibhar CO-S 3 for example, or TSP Balsa 3,5.
Returning serves gives headache to opponent since C8 is not sensitive to incoming spin, and can allow high backspin pushes as well as no-spin balls.
This LP is quite a "speedy" pimpled rubber if used with hard blade ; with a soft one, the "brushing time" while chopping is by far longer and makes a hugje spin reversal, even on the very first chop (increasing to reach undescent backspin).
Chhose a soft blade, and give it a try! Chop chop machina woooooot :)
Anonymous on 6/23/2011
ottimaper giocatori che girano spesso la racchetta di 180 degress