destodave on 9/16/2014
Currently play with this in 1.8mm on the FH, and inverted on BH. Used to use Raystorm, Spectol, GD Turbo 612, and TSP Tyranno. All of those other short pips were good, but I wanted something a little more deceptive but still had good attack potential. The description on the package said it was easy to attack underspin and that's why I decided to give it a try. It has not disappointed. It's very easy to attack short pushes or chopped balls, and when I attack them it almost always causes problems for my opponent hitting into the net. This rubber especially shines at blocking loops as it causes a pretty strong sinking action. I liked the GD Turbo 612 medium pips but it was so hard to attack underspin, but this rubber is a different animal alltogether. It has very good control, pushes are easy, and attacking/blocking causes a strong sinking action. All in all is a very good rubber.
Latest update: OK my practice partner and I played with this rubber extensively so I have a pretty good knowledge of this rubber. We both finally moved on to different pips because this rubber doesn't last long. If you play 2-3 times a week u will probably only get 2-3 months out of it. At first it's great. You can do everything with it. But after a month or so the rubber starts to lose its grip and you will start hitting everything in the net. At 3 months it's almost frictionless and unplayable. Once the rubber starts to lose its grip it goes bad quickly. I just got tired of the inconsistencies and decided to find something more durable.
rainer87 11 months ago
Before I started playing with Diamant (1,5 sponge) I tried Tibhar Speedy Soft, Donic Baxster LB and then DHS Sharping. I loved it from the first touch and I played with it six months last year. Season for me was very successful, best I had actually. Because of the deception and the reversal effect it helped me to beat a lot of opponents with who I usually struggle. In my game tactics, when opening with backhand attack, usually opponents blocked it to the net. If they managed to block it back, then I finished it with my FH loop. It is good at lifting backspin balls, blocking is also good, when blocking flat, then reversal effect comes to play. More advanced players didn't have so much trouble with it as they knew how to play against pimple rubber.
Also I felt that it was the best in chopping ability when compering to the other short/medium pimple rubbers.
Because I felt it didn't last as long as I expected I started looking for alternative. I played with it 6 months, but it started loosing grip already before that. I tried following rubbers: RITC 563, Tibhar Speedy Soft Tdecs and few others, but none of them came close for me in deception and reversal. Also I tried most of the rubbers on other blades, but nothing worked for me, my playing form only when worse and I started loosing to players to usually I never loose.
After some bad tournaments I decided to move back to Diamant, already on first training I felt that Diamant is the rubber for me. Overall I learned, that when you find wright setup for yourself, then keep it, dont start to experiment with something else, it can work out really bad for you :).