Midnight2007 4 hours ago
Giving a fair honest review. Tested this rubber on a Ma Lin Extra Offensive Blade (5 ply-All Wood). Before using this rubber I was using Palio AK47-Red (FH-45 Degree Hardness) and AK47-Blue (BH-40 Degree Hardness). The Palio AK-47 sponge thickness I played with is 2.5mm. My experience with the AK-47 series is that it was a powerful rubber with almost no time for the ball to sink into the rubber. In short, it was a faster play style that is close to the table. Now with the 61 second series, I played with a 40 degree hardness on the forehand and the sponge is 2.2mm. It was slower than what I was used to, HOWEVER I gained considerable control over the ball. I bought this rubber for $8.35 USD. This is a dust magnet similar to the Hurricane 3 Neo. This rubber is not crazy fast, not too spiny, but its best quality is on control. This rubber is best for players who want to develop their strokes. .It serves well for all around playstyles. Your technique will better reflect on the result; rather than the rubber creating the result for you. This rubber is somewhat forgiving on flat hits. This rubber is good for close to the table and for players who like to hit away from the table. Overall, its a good budget rubber, Its good for beginner and intermediate (Any one under 1400 USTT rating). Anything above intermediate, there is other options that is best suited for experienced players who already know their style of play.
Dev2112 3 weeks ago
Only had a few practices so far. Got it for $9.75 on Eaching (flash sale). Pretty tacky (dust magnet), very good spin, short spinny serves are a breeze. Power is there when you need it. Many gears. Plays a lot like Hurricane 3 Neo. Don't know about durability yet, but it was like cutting leather trimming it to size, if that's any indication. I tried to separate the sponge from the rubber on the trimmed pieces and it was pretty much impossible, so no worries about blistering with this rubber if you boost it. I used one layer of Falco due to a slight reverse dome, so my ratings reflect this. For the price it looks like quite a bargain. Update: This rubber really suits my style. I can overpower most spins due to the tackiness, the speed is very good, and my loops are hard to return. Very impressed. Update 2: A few weeks later, this is still the tackiest rubber I have ever used. Will pick up a ball for 4-5 seconds. Black side is just slightly tackier than red.
Would like to see more reviews, the 2 on here now can't both be right (or wrong). I'm winning matches against players I was struggling with using AK47 rubbers, which I also liked.
dirlewanger 3 hours ago
Waste of money. A very big difference between red and black,suitable for playing outdoors on a table of boards,not for normal players.
The Chinese give beautiful advertising, but do not check the veracity of it!