DHS NEO Hurricane 2
Double Happiness (DHS) NEO Hurricane 2 reviews and ratings on this inverted table tennis rubber.
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Description of DHS NEO Hurricane 2
These new and improved H2s are designed specifically for the new VOC-Free glue era.
With 'NEO' Sponge, Neo Hurricane 2 rubber break through the speed limit of aqua-blue and keep the speed, spin and control of former hurricane 2 rubber. Quick attack, low arc and strong low fast loop are the characteristic of NEO Hurricane 2.
Reviews of the DHS NEO Hurricane 2
Anton Chigurh said this on February 5, 2010:
For the Neo series, H2 is very tacky and very fast. However, due to the hard sponge (and whatever magic the Chinese put into their rubbers) H2 has a lot of gears in spite of its speed. Coming from Neo H3, one may have some trouble controlling H2 at first. However, if you're looking for a fast, very spinny, low-throw rubber to use for loop kills, driving, and smashing, then it's worth the effort of taming this beast.
This is definitely the rubber for those who enjoy the aggressive, topspin-oriented, attacking game. It's probably not ideal for those who prefer the all-around game; although, with a developed touch and appropriate blade, the short game is certainly manageable. I would also recommend it to those with a Chinese-style stroke to truly get the sense of what this rubber can do.
AndySmith said this on February 10, 2010:
Obviously, quite similar to NEO H3. So, quite heavy, tacky topsheet (but not as tacky as original H2), low throw. It's slow until you start to up the pace and get the ball to dig into the sponge, at which point it becomes a bit springy and things speed up considerably.
This one seems more direct than the NEO H3 I tried, with a harder feel all round. It suited my backhand more, but I'm more of a flat hitter on that side than a looper. If you loop more I'd stick with NEO H3.
Important to bear in mind that the NEO sponges do seem to soften up with a bit of play, so you can get quite a bit of grippy spin out of them after some use.
Michael Theodore J Benson said this on March 25, 2010:
I used the Normal H2 and i fell in love..... literally i used to have a pet name for it!!!!, but then i had a problem, u see i am very attackive, and love to have the opponent on the back foot at all the times, if i lose points its because i gave the point away.
I could easily loop and give killer smashes..... no doubt about that!!! this rubber has the capabilities for that, but then my rubber got so sticky that i could stick my bat on my room door and go to sleep...... and it would still be there the next day!!!! and it was in red, not black!! cutting a long story short, i lost the initial speed i got at the start of purchasing the rubber, because it softened up!!! so i tried the G666 in red...... but the same thing happened in a shorter time!!!, so i tried the neo H2 and i get the same stickiness!!!, but my speed is same because of the sponge, and the more you play with it the better it becomes because the rubber softens up but the sponge stays as quick, may soften up a little but u wouldn't even feel the difference!!! overall this rubber is great on the forehand, with chinese style looping
p.s. just because i named my rubber doesn't make crazy ite!!! were all table tennis fernatics!!
otakujo said this on July 30, 2010:
This rubber is alot faster than other people are giving it credit to be. I prefer low throw rubbers for my attacking style game and switched to this from Joola Express 0ne. Very Fast Top spin driving rubber however loops will need to be execuded with a more chinese style open arm swing than a european compact one because compared to tensor style rubbers there is no catapult type effect. Real power comes out when you swing big top spins and drives. You can really here the sponge react when you hit correctly with a "FWAP" type sound lol. Overall, I like it and its onlly $20. This is also an excellend rubber for high spin service game, the rubber has a tremendous amount of grip and tack.
Anonymous said this on December 21, 2010:
Do not get the illusion that the DHS rubber you buy is the very same one used by the chinese team. it's all advertising gimmick and it sucks. keep in mind that when you give away $20 for a chinese rubber, that is not exactly the same quality you will get. either the chinese manufacturer's quality control sucks, or they simply refuse to sell to the public their "secret" rubbers that are for the exclusive use of Chinese players. You get what you pay for. stick to Japanese or European rubbers that have better quality and consistency!
jeff_attc said this on January 7, 2011:
recently put a sheet of Hurricane II NEO Black 2.2 40 degrees on my Avalox P700 and initially I was not impressed (switched from euro rubbers). It had a grippy/tacky topsheet (could not pick up the ball and hold it for >1s, like 729 SP), but it was still very spinny. When I first hit with it nothing "stood out." It wasn't amazingly fast, or incredibly spinny, it just felt hard; serves had more spin than euro rubbers, but I could not feel my pushes.
After two more sessions the sponge softened up a little, and the speed and spin really started to kick in. Loops were fast,low, and spinny; the ball would really kick once it landed on the table and I could really feel the topsheet grab the ball and sling it back out. The topsheet has also maintained its grippy/tackeyness. Serves are still spinny, still can't feel my pushes, flips are good and countering is good. When blocking Chinese rubbers seem to suck the spin off a ball and return it dead (tackiness is taking spin off?).
So far the rubber's performance is increasing. I just need to "break it in" and to readjust my stroke and feeling since I am used to tensors and spring sponges being ready out of the package.
TheRobot99 said this on February 1, 2011:
This is my second time using Chinese rubber from DHS and my second time I'm not disappointed. Like a previous review said, it has to be broken in before it begins to shine and that couldn't be more true. Out of the package, spin is great, and it sort of picks up a ball off the table.
After breaking it in, spin has a huge jump and top spin attacks are lethal. I didn't get a chance to play with a lot more side spin shots, but I can only imagine them being wicked. Loops are low and deadly.
The Wing Passion Fast I have it on is supposed to be a spin-oriented blade and this forehand setup delivers.
Sinewin said this on March 13, 2011:
I am used h2c, h2nt50, neoh2, h2 blue sponge, i like rubber hard sponge, low throw and tacky top sheet, neo h2 more speed and more soft sponge compare to other h2, good for looping, but i am more suitable using h2nt50 from nittaku bicause more tacky top sheet and hard sponge
Anonymous said this on April 29, 2011:
I concur that the h2 neo's normal performance happens only after wearing it in. I'm currently using it in 2.15 on a LKT Instinct blade.
As an average player, I would say it's a good rubber to stick with as you advance.
there is a noticeable low throw angle in loops if executed well enough. Smashing is something of a problem but could be attributed to technique/style. I agree with the others that blocking was definitely slower. Over the table loops especially stood out when attempting them. Note that I use it on my forehand so I can't say how it performs on the backhand. Mid to close range is where this rubber seems viable in from experience. I'm not at the level where there are usual counter looping; however, when I do get in that situation the h2 neo is good and does not produce errant balls. This rubber is current 4 months old about and with regular cleaning with water it still retains its tack but can no longer hold the ball. Performance has not dwindle noticeably.
Supposedly the H3 neo is easier to control (I do own a sheet as well) but I've been using the h2 neo for a while now so I plan on sticking with it for the forehand. I do not use the slow loop but it does seem noticeably harder to pull it off with this rubber though not impossible with enough skill. Much like the h3 neo the h2 neo also has a fair gear range for the soft and hard shots.
Overall a good progression rubber for someone who has used tacky, Chinese rubbers before. Considering the price to utility, the h2 neo should be a rubber to try out.
Anonymous said this on May 26, 2011:
damn this thing is fast.. i shifted to this from the original hurricane 2 and noticed the difference immediately.The problem is that you gotta whack the ball rather than play the stroke.
Be ready to get a lot more service points..:)
powerlefty said this on October 10, 2011:
h3 Neo and tenergy are much better rubbers than this. Heck, if your looking for speed even bryce speed is much better than this rubber. Very few gears.
Anonymous said this on October 21, 2011:
I am a good "basement" player who just joined a club a couple of months ago. When I made the transition I realized I had to get a "real" paddle that would perform at a higher level. When you make that transition, the difference in spin alone is incredible. I am a natural RPB penhold player and after some research chose hurricane 2 NEO for my forehand. My first impressions were that it felt heavy and extremely fast. Part of that was the fact that it was my first real experience with high quality equipment although experienced players at the club where I play also commented on it's weight and speed. In a couple of months time (two 3-hour sessions per week) I have taught myself how to use this rubber and I really like it. It's very spinny when smashing and looping. The speed seems much more manageable than when I first got it although I still miss long more than short. Maybe that's technique. It does feel like you have to focus and be very precise to control it (i.e. it's not "forgiving"). You can generate a lot of spin on the serve and the short/touch game seems fine. You really have to consider spin on each hit because I find that it is vulnerable to opponents spin big-time...It has pros and cons but I am going to wait a while before making any kind of change. Overall, happy with the choice but interested in trying something different eventually.
seguso said this on October 22, 2011:
Very difficult to control. Throw is very low when driving and very high when brushing (due to the extreme tackyness). So good luck putting just the right amount of brushing during fast rallies!
This rubber is also, of course, very very spin sensitive, so good luck reading your opponent's spin perfectly.
And of course, you don't get a low gear, due to the hardness of the topsheet, so you are helpless against short flat balls, unable to create a short enough arc.
Bottom line: only for extreme, and very skilled, attackers.
If you are looking for a cheap rubber with a low trajectory, try LKT rapid soft. You get low gear, spin insensitivity, flat hits, good speed on carbon, low and spinny opening loops.
zorog said this on January 5, 2013:
Low htrow??This is rubber with one of the higher trow I have used.When you brush the ball,ball goes almost parallel with the recket.
ayoushinoki said this on February 15, 2013:
Comparing H2 commercial, H2 sponge no19 and H2 NEO, H2 NEO is easily my favorite. H2 commercial feels hard and dead and I have to whack every ball to make things happen. H2 sponge no 19 feels like "something is missing". H2 NEO feels complete as an offensive rubber. Once the NEO sponge is engaged, power flows easily. However, its effectiveness lies in its combination of speed and vicious spin. I use a relatively open blade on the FH to drive and the heavy spin brings the ball down on to the table. When brushing, the throw increases dramatically. In any case, I have learned to always "engage" the rubber, keep the blade relatively open and have sufficient forward momentum to avoid dumping the ball into the net. With that, the rubber becomes very consistent. Full strength loops are very penetrating and difficult for the opponent to block. Out of position passive blocks produce weak balls because the rubber has no catapult effect. Hence, the rubber rewards active and aggressive strokes. It is a very strong rubber and the more we put in, the more it gives out. It is durable, inexpensive and performs great! I am a fan of H2 NEO.
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