TTExperience on 9/13/2014
I bought this rubber for $22 and put it on the forehand of a Kasumi Basic blade in 2.1mm. I know the tackiness is what makes this rubber and other Chinese rubbers so unique and effective, but this might be a bit too tacky. The $22 price is great, but is kind of offset by the fact you have to buy cleaner and a sponge and wash it every 1-2 days. I mean, you can literally swing it around once or twice after you get it or clean it and there will be dust. If you play with it for one session and you will see it covered with dust. But from the moment I hit the ball, I was amazed. This rubber was a very pleasant surprise, considering it costs a third of what Tenergy costs. It is a great alternative to those who either use Tenergy on the forehand (and hate paying $64 a sheet) or want a relatively hard rubber they can loop and attack with. However, you really need good technique to unlock the potential of this rubber. Once you do, you can be unstoppable. The bounce on loops is very significant and you can play short even though this rubber was made to play from mid-distance (which is really easy to play from). Skyline 3 NEO is the rubber for third-ball kill. It will probably work best on forehand because of the high throw. I really can't say enough about Skyline 3; DHS, you made a winner that I will be loyal to for a long time. A $22 rubber that is close to (in my opinion, passes) Tenergy 05? Top this, Butterfly.
raijin on 10/12/2013
I rate this rubber 8/10
It is great in mid distance looping
Very spinny serves
excellent in pushes
but I still can't control it close to the table
very durable, i played it 5 months and still very tacky
it requires specific angle to perform very well
i play chinese style and i like it very much
reef on 1/21/2013
(39deg. black max) spin, speed, control is all there. more linear and also have more medium gears (allround features) than H3Neo. feels maybe little bit less spinny than H3Neo overall, but you do not have to smack the ball all the time like with H3Neo. after 3 month of intense training, rubber looks nice and durable.
topplayerrr on 5/16/2012
I have tried so many rubbers this year, donic coppa platin, donic x1 turbo platin, stiga magna, stiga neos, tibhar sinus and genius, h3 neo and more... on Mazunov blade.
I'm not from the US but a friend who lives there told me i'm something like 2150-2300 rating there.
I'm very offensive player.
I find the TG3 neo very very unique rubber, it has low throw angle, low speed but when hit on the sweet spot the rubber opens up.
Most of my club mates who tried this rubber didn't like it because it's hard and slow comparing to euro rubbers.
What i found out was that if you have good technique you will learn to love it because you have real and not "fake" swing in order for the ball to hit in the table it's not forgiving as euro rubbers thus make you hit the ball the right way. I really liked it and i'm going to adapt it and make it my primary FH rubber. What i really liked was that slow is slow and when you need high speed and know how to hit the ball right it's there.
If you order it, don't give up on it after one practice, give it some time maybe 1-2 weeks before you decide whether to keep it or not it's a completely different beast from what we are use to (those who play euro rubbers) and i honestly think this rubber can take my game to a higher level.
moderndefplay 5 months ago
I went through all of the reviews for this rubber and some were commenting that this rubber takes some time to break in but that's not true for me at all. Out of the 4 Skyline TG3 NEO rubbers I bought all of them broke in about an hour of play. I have used all of the rubbers out there (Tenergy, Xiom Vega Europe, Rasant, Mark V, Hurricane 3 NEO, Baracuda) and Skyline TG3 NEO is definitely my favorite rubber by far. I am a mid-long distance player and the control on this rubber is unlike anything I have ever seen. It has medium-low throw and the combined spinniness from the tack of the rubber really helps in making sure my loops land in from both short and long distances. I feel like with chinese rubber your power comes from how fast you swing. If you swing fast it goes fast and if you swing slow it goes slow which is a great plus since it will give you amazing feel. With most tensored rubbers, the tensor adds it's own power to the rubber so it's difficult sometimes to gauge the feel of tensored rubber. With this you will be extremely satisified of both the control and spin. I recommend this rubber for all intermediate to advanced players.