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.
tabletennis11 2 weeks ago
I was blown away how light the rubber is, weighing only 43 gram when cut to my 157x150 mm test blade. I have heard and read everywhere that the Hurricane 3 rubbers are supposed to be so heavy. Not the case! In fact, I have only tested two inverted rubbers that weigh less than the regular Hurricane 3, namely the drastically softer Gewo Proton Neo 325 and 375! The response on FH drives is surprisingly non-metallic for an unboosted Chinese rubber. FH loops felt far less “Chinese” than I expected. Sure, the throw angle is medium at best and loops are best played with considerable wrist action and a big swing. However, engagement of the wrist also results in a unique arc, in which the ball dips shortly behind the net, resulting in a distracting kick off the bounce. Read the full review on this link: http://blog.tabletennis11.com/dhs-hurricane3-neo-3-50-provincial-review
McCustom 4 months ago
Hurricane 3 has an extremely hard orange sponge, which means that a full brush stroke is required or else the ball will rebound down into the net. The hard sponge also prevents much feeling for the ball, but this is OK if you don't mind being unable to feel the ball.
The speed is not high, chops are possible at most skill levels but sometimes the rubber can feel so dead that pushes go into the net.
If you get the right technique your shots can be extremely spinny, but likewise a more passive shot puts little spin on the ball.
This rubber really requires fast arm speed to play with effectively, but this can help to 'hone' ones technique, making other rubbers seem really forgiving and easy to use.
Enjoy your TT!