martinjan 4 weeks ago
I have been playing C8 for at least 5 years after I was getting bored at my own competitionlevel and needed some challenge. I dont recommend putting this type of rubber on your bat to compensate for lack of skills as it takes a lot of practice and technique to master it properly , as probably is the case with any type of pips. I use C8 on my forehand and it is an excellent rubber for counterhitting close to the table. It 'produces' enough speed and spinreversal to put your opponent into troublesome situations. Chopping works well too, though if you are dominantly a defender you may consider somewhat slower pimps offering better control.
After 5 years only one of the pimples has been lost in the middle of the bat. Could be caused by hitting the table instead of the ball, dont know for sure. Anyway this rubber is quite cheap so there is no reason to complain after 5 years. Ignore the fact that these pimps are cheap, because they offer good quality. Highly recommended!
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...