rudai 3 months ago
I've used stiga radical and yinhe Uranus poly short pip, so I can only compare with those pips. Physically, this rubber is way softer than those two, both sponge and the pip. Current rating is very misleading. Sponge hardness should be soft, not medium, about 30 - 33 degree. I think because of soft nature of the rubber, its control is very high compare to other two, superb for passive and active blocking. Radical is the hardest one to control, especially when blocking topspin. For speed, I vote for yinhe Uranus poly, no. 2 is Radical and Pistol is the slowest. For disturbing effect, no. 1 is Radical, second is Pistol, the least effect is Uranus Poly. This is the review I can give for now. Next time if I have used Pistol for 6 month, I'll update this review.
bfreund on 9/28/2014
Play it in black 2,0 mm. on a Dr. Neubauer Firewall Plus blade (my test blade). It works well on direct hits on spin balls with good efforts and control. Not so spinny as ex. Adidas Blaze Spin. Also super to block on loops. I am now cconfused if I shall play the pistol or the Blaze Spin. Both good but with differents strength.
guusvansoer on 8/18/2014
Slower than average short pips rubber. It's not produce much spin either. Serve receiving is good because it's have some anti spin effect on it. In general, it is quite difficult to use and need more time to learn his characteristic.
Amilcar on 7/31/2013
A real surprise !This rubber is simply great.I can not say enough good things about this rubber.Fast & unbelievable straight hitting against spin.Even good for fast carbon blades.