aNoPHeLeS 4 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 5 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.
bdee 9 months ago
Cole uses this stuff on his popular "Buster" paddles. And for good reason. This rubber is affordable and durable as hell. It is versatile in that you can do just about everything with it. Speed is a tad hotter than typical Chinese rubbers. The surface is nowhere sticky enough pick up a ball but tacky enough to comfortably slow loop with. Serves can be made nice and spinny. The sound it produces when hitting a ball is a low TOK! This is an excellent rubber to refurbish premade paddles (which typically come with an ALL- to ALL+ blade) especially because it's cheap enough that you don't feel bad attaching it to a cheap blade. I replace the rubber when the stickiness starts to wear off around the middle.
pippy 9 months ago
My 3rd rewrite tonight. I'm a pips blocker with the backhand but in training I have this basic, cheap rubber to thank for my improving progress with the inverted strokes. Comparing it to a hard sst 40 degrees and lighter inspirit 35 and a soft tacky C, the 1.8 XP on a normal size off- blade feels the best in generating smashes, flat hits, loops, quick blocks... it has the ideal qualities for an allrounded fh game... I think it was designed perfectly for the cheap R2, and that perfect match beats experimenting on the fh side as I have enough work to do with the pips.
OK gotta stop while I'm ahead...
ahsq 10 months ago
Bought the 2.2MM, 43 degrees, Red on 12/31/2014.
topsheet and sponge will not separate nor tear. This is a great feature!