Josh20 on 5/29/2014
Good for topspin, counter attacking, serving and smashing. However the top sheet is too hard. Overall good for the price but I would recommend the neo version for more control.
bowlermj on 11/29/2015
** Update **
After having used this rubber fairly constantly for about a year, I noticed the tackiness faded pretty quickly. Along with that the spin has noticeably dropped as well. It is still a great beginner rubber, but I am looking to purchase either a Donic Baracuda or Yasaka Mark V for my next forehand sheet. I would recommend the H3 for anyone who has a bit of experience and looking to up their game. If played with more than a few times a week, it will need to be replaced within a few months, which is more than enough time to develop skills and get used to a step up from basic rubber sheets.
I just received this item over the weekend and have used it a few times since then. Initially the rubber was very tacky, but not nearly as tacky as I had originally anticipated, based upon reviews I had read online. The rubber is very heavy and seems to require a good amount of effort in order to unleash the spin and quickness.
I like to play a heavy topspin and looping game, and this rubber is accommodating that style well. In time there should be a noticeable increase in the amount of speed and spin, as I acclimate to the new rubber.
Overall I would recommend it for anyone with strong, quick topspin/looping shots and game. I will note that it does perform well with pushes and short game shots as well.
Sethinator on 1/5/2014
This was a generally good rubber for me (I am a all around offensive player), tacky chinese rubber made it good for spins, yet it still was a decent topspin looper. It could still be better at flat kill shots though. Overall it is a good offensive rubber but there are better ones out there for similar prices.
regmonta 1 months ago
Very hard sponge makes it difficult to generate spin on slower strokes. Once the tackiness goes away, spin is not very good. It's easier to spin and control the ball with the NEO version, which is softer, but also heavier.
Top Sheet Thickness: Thin (1.55mm).
Surface Thickness: Average (0.76mm).
Pip Length: Short (0.79mm).
Pip Width: Narrow (1.53mm).
Pip Spacing: Average (0.79mm).
Sponge Hardness: Hard.
Top Sheet Hardness: Medium-Hard.
Weight (Max): Medium-Heavy (45g, 0.22g/cm^2).
rjiang 1 months ago
There are many reviews about hurricane 3 series - it is tacky and has a hard sponge/topsheet. Because of these properties, the general consensus is that it is too slow at higher levels of play unless boosted. My review will mostly be comparing boosted H3 provincial (3 layers falco tempo long) with Tenergy 05 on forehand.
Both my boosted H3 and T05 are glued on 5 ply wood blades for forehand. For loop, T05 is still faster and much bouncier with higher throw angle. However, I think H3 has more spin + speed when played with faster stroke (T05 may go off the table with same stroke). Both are played with different strokes, T05 is more direct and will do a lot of the work for you, but H3 needs more brush because the ball does not bounce as much off the harder, tacky top sheet. H3 needs faster arm speed otherwise you sacrifice too much speed for spin. The topsheet is also very susceptible to oil and humidity, so be careful, or the ball will just slide off your paddle.
T05 and H3 both have good touch, but it is much easier to do short and low serve/receive on H3. H3 can maybe get a little bit more spin on serve, but it is also much more sensitive to spin on receive. I think H3 has more potential in serve and receive if used well.
Overall, I think this rubber is still more spin oriented than speed even after boosting. Both T05 and H3 are monstrous forehand looping rubbers. If you are strong and like to swing big on the forehand with good technique, you should consider this rubber. Modern tensor rubbers are also very nice to play on - different stroke but equally effective - I recommend players try both types for understanding. I think H3 is also a lot more dependent on the blade than tenergy. H3 needs something just not so stiff otherwise everything is too hard and you lose feeling.