KingPong 3 months ago
Great Rubber for counter and block. The sponge is quite hard but it doesn't feel so hard. Topspin is possible but not so easy.
huba667 9 months ago
I played this rubber (Armstrong Hikari SR7 55°) in 2.1 on my BH. This rubber has a really hard sponge but a soft top sheet.It has no catapult at all and hence makes it easy to play short (and for me quite often too short…). It's quite easy to play topspins, but hard to lift heavy backspin with normal backspin strokes. It's got a lot of control, but the throw angle is a bit low. It's hard for me to create lots of backspin. It's also really slow, even on an off- blade. It's just not dangerous at all, it's a rubber for playing it safe and blocking is extraordinarily good. On the other hand you can play quite actively and the ball won't go over the table, that's the good side.
I have to revise my opinion quite a bit: I now play it on an Andro Temper Tech All+ and it works really well. In the beginning it was quite hard but now it got a wee bit softer and I can indeed create quite a bit of spin (at least most of my opponents tell me so). It's not as slow as it was and becomes livelier as I keep playing it, however, blocking and hitting still works like a charm. Now it's a keeper for at least the rest of the season.