DHS Gold Arc 8

DHS Gold Arc 8 Rubber
Approx. $ 65 USD
Price $

User Ratings (27)

Speed 9.4
Spin 9.6
Control 9.2
Tackiness 2.2   
Slightly tacky
Weight 6.1   
Medium heavy
Sponge Hardness 7.0   
Medium hard
Gears 8.7   
Many gears
Throw Angle 5.6   
Medium high
Consistency 9.0
Durability 8.8   
Lasts a long time!
Overall 9.5 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 10 / 10
Spin 10 / 10
Control 9.0 / 10
Tensor Yes
Anti No
There are 7 users using the DHS Gold Arc 8.
*Manufacturer speed, spin, and control ratings are provided as partially or fully filled bars on the packaging. The numbers have been approximated from that.*

*Blurb has been translated from the original German to English*

"The surface of Goldarc 8 has the elasticity of a fully drawn bow, and has high grip. The elasticity comes from the robust pimple geometry. It has big pimples that provide large amounts of power from the mid-distance. The player profits from good feedback; and the clear sound produced upon contact with the ball provides more trust and confidence in one's shots.
Goldarc 8 possesses extreme amounts of speed and spin, and can be used to pressure one's opponent in any situation. The rubber is suitable for both forehand and backhand.
This highly elastic, non-tacky rubber was developed in collaboration with the DHS development centre, German rubber experts, and the multiple-time world champions Wang Liqin and Ma Long."

Reviews (12)

Saturnus  8 months ago

This is the first DHS Rubber that is not a Chinese rubber. It's made in Germany and I can confirm it's an effective ESN rubber no tacky. For me is the best rubber I ever tried: 1) worderful serves with a huge amount of backspin 2) very easy open loops against backspin with a lot of rotation 3) strong countertopspin 4) strong pushes 5) fantastic blocks. What do you want more? The best rubber!!!
waterboyd  4 months ago

Gold Arc 8 is very fast rubber, this is a non-tacky chinese rubber with german porous sponge, topsheet is hard but elastic crispy catapult effect bite the ball, TOK TOK TOK sound so nice. like others top line tensor rubber are high speed, high spin. if Tenergy series are expensive ... you should not miss Gold Arc 8 it easy to play, it won't let you down.
tompa8888  4 months ago

47.5° is really good!! 50° is just amazing. Spin, speed, control, counter, block, loopvsloop, it has it all. Goodbye everything else. Pair it on a Viscaria!
Mikenz  2 months ago

47.5 degree sponge, med thickness, tested on Treiber K. I see this rubber's ratings have dropped slightly from the heady days when it first appeared on the database. Funny how new equipment seems to garner extraordinary hype and ratings in the initial reviews.However this rubber deserves it's very high ranking as it's one of the best I have tried. Opted for the softer, thinner version as I felt 50 degree max would be too hard/fast and that I would probably not utilize It's potential anyway. 47.5 seems perfect, the supple top sheet makes the rubber feel softer than it is, and with a high level of grip, spin based strokes have great rotation.Control is excellent , with a very linear power curve that is easy to unleash.In combination with the Treiber K, I had speed, control and consistency that fit well with my abilities. I am an older player (60), but if you are an advanced,fast,powerful player (read younger perhaps) then the harder/thicker version of this rubber might suit your game even better. I thoroughly recommend this rubber as it has that great synthesis between sponge and topsheet and is Only $30US per sheet.
TTDB15  2 months ago

Great rubber for BH or FH, it suits stiff and medium stiff blade. All the characteristics of BTY T05 with lower throw angle and a bit slower than T05 using 47.5° max thickness. I will try 50° for extra speed soon. This rubber is also very durable. 50° is faster but the throw angle is too low for me, I will stick with 47.5° for now. The weight of Dhs GA8 is heavy, definitely heavier than Bty T05.

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