igszoctan on 6/7/2015
From retailer's website: SPEED:105 SPIN:115 CONTROL:94 HARDNESS:37.5
From Andro website:
Huge sound, big fun! The Beat Box among all soft rubbers!
High potential for monsterspins!
Impressive failure tolerance! More balls reach their destination!
The ultra soft sponge leads to a longer ball contact time, in which the topsheet grips the ball to balance slight imprecisions.
The new pimple system which is designed to fit to the sponge’s characteristics optimizes the playing feel and makes it easier to tap the rubber’s full potential!
My review: It is glued on the BH side of my Stiga Allrond Wood NCT. I must confess it has proved to be a wise decision. Well, it has the greatest control I have ever experienced. Unbelievable. To be continued...
Update 1: Incredible control. I am fond of it. It makes me topspin anything. It is quite similar to Blufire JP3 which is also a premium rubber but RB is a bit softer and slower. Great spin. Perfect rubber for your BH unless you need off+++ speed though on a speedy blade it may have it all. Anyway I returned to my standard Stiga Allroud Wood WRB which is a spin-machine and NCT is a bit stiff for me.
Update 2: After two-month practise.
It is a bit louder than other rubbers but nothing special sound can be heard. Am I deaf? I must underline that it can be true for my blade, Stiga Allround Wood WRB and Appelgren Allplay. Sound produced may also depend on the blade, I guess.
To tell you the truth, I was expecting deafening rhythms but in vain.
Anyway, it is a great BH rubber.
jsespinozas 3 weeks ago
very light, low launch angle, the best rubber in the block, very direct, medium speed, enough control, high spin, easy topspin, recommended only for bh, nice sound, you can drive and open on the table, excellent product
BMX2 8 months ago
Good rubber,awesome control.Spin and speed are good too.Sounds awesome when I hit hard.But main feature is control with this level of speed +spin
phatmike on 11/6/2016
Let me preface this review by saying I'm an newer player of the sport. I've been involved at my local club for a few months. I switched to an Andro CS7 Tour Off with beat on the FH and Grip on my BH from a Dawei wave stone with cool omega v. I switched because I could not control the ball with the former set up. With my current all Andro set up, I've learned better mechanics and feel, and can honestly say it's boosted my confidence on the court. I think table tennis daily said it best that this is for intermediate players looking to improve their game, not advanced players that want something super aggressive
Riot207 on 10/7/2016
Bought this rubber as an experiment to see if I could gain the control I had been lacking in my back hand. I went from Tenergy 05fx on my bh to Andro Rasant Beat. I have this on a Tibhar Stratus Power Wood OFF blade.
Things I love:
-This rubber does very well blocking.. Not only does it do well blocking but I find redirecting loops or smashes to be a breeze.
-The control is amazing, doesn't matter where you want to put the ball on the table, if your form is even remotely correct and you follow through, the ball goes where you want it.
-Topspin to Topspin counters are a dream.
-Produces adequate topspin, and is a very forgiving rubber.
Things I hate:
-I can't loop moderate back spin close to the table. For me personally being able to banana flick on certain serves is essential to my game play, not being able to do this even 50% of the time is infuriating. I will note, the further back I played the better success rate I could loop the ball with moderate to heavy spin.
-Throw angle is too low; I knew it was going to be low, but I didn't think it would be that low. I've used Xiom Omega 2 Asian before and though that had a low throw angle, but it's not as low as this sheet of Rasant Beat.
-This is a great rubber for someone new to the sport and is looking to refine their strokes. This rubber will work on FH as well as BH, but I feel its best suited on the backhand. The soft sponge allows for a greater dwell time allowing you to feel where the ball is on your bat, and increases the amount of control you have on your shots. This is a VERY forgiving rubber and I will be putting this on my son's set up when he is old enough to begin training properly.
-Looping a heavy back spin ball is very difficult but not impossible, you have to make sure your follow through is more vertical in order to loop the ball over the net due to the low throw angle.