TTPlayer on 3/18/2012
Posting first impressions here for the 1.8mm/40 deg version affixed to a Gatien Extra3D blade (no speed glue). Didnt expect the speed; sponge is very bouncy and dissipates energy very slowly, even in the 1.8mm version. The initial tackiness made it a bit slower, but the ball bounced as long/high as a glued mendoMP! There is a slight clicking sound, due to the tensioned topsheet. Medium heavy. Plenty of spin, again as much as the mendoMP. Able to chop, loop or drive. Throw angle is a bit higher than the mendo mp. It seems to lack the high end gears of the mendoMP, but I got this for a backhand rubber and it fits nicely. For this price it is a steal.
2 weeks later, tackiness has worn off, but spin has not diminished in any way. Great speed too and seems to have quite a few gears. Seems to be effective as a forehand rubber as well.
Later: The contact with the tacky, shining parts of the top sheet produces a crackling sound. The tackiness seems to have worn away in patches, withe non-tacky areas appearing foggy and the tacky part shiny. This is contributing to the observed playing inconsistency. Also, temperature seems to have a profound effect - we played in a cold room and the sponge loses its bouncy characteristic. A few warm breaths and the bounciness reappears.
atrano 2 months ago
Very cheap and durable rubber. Medium speed, needs to put on a fast 7ply blade to get the most out of it. Good control.
Amilcar 3 months ago
Solid Offensive rubber and very inexpensive.I buy them from Cole TT. (great place to get TT gear).
aNoPHeLeS 9 months ago
Perfect beginner rubber if not for the weight (>50g cut). Not very tacky but lots of spin. Said to be like sriver but 90% cheaper.
Tokieboi 9 months ago
Best value for money rubber. If you a cheapo like me, and didn't want to spend much money to try many rubbers, get this rubber. For it's price, I will rate :
And this rubber is very durable. After 2 months of playing (play 3-4 times per week, each season last 2-4 hours), with proper cleaning and maintenance (I wipe with wet towel after each game), the rubber still looks and perform like new. Once again, please remember that this is the rating based on it's price class (under $10), meaning that it's 9 rating in it's spin value doesn't equal 9 rating on $40 rubbers.