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DHS PF4 ping pong rubber
Approx. $ 14 USD
Price $

Ratings  (rated 19 times)

There are 7 users using the DHS PF4.
From community:
Speed   6.7
Spin   8.3
Control   8.4
Tackiness   6.0 - Medium tacky
Throw Angle   5.0 - Medium
Weight   6.2 - Medium-heavy
Sponge Hardness   8.3 - Hard
Gears   5.9 - Above average gears
Durability   6.4 - Lasts longer than average
Consistency   9.0
Overall   8.2 10
From manufacturer:
Speed 11.0 / 12
Spin 10.0 / 12
Control 10.0 / 12
Tensor   No

Description of DHS PF4

Suitable for quick-attack with loop drive. It accompanied many players to win the world championships.

Reviews of the DHS PF4

Review ffxme said this on March 27, 2008:

Its a good rubber for serves and pushes and beginners. But it lack the extra umph! for loopingand driving effectively. Its prety allround, you can chop and loop but it doesnt exceed anywhere. You can use it to develop a style prety well but eventually youll have to chose a style, go with it, and change rubber to something less versatile but better for you.
Review haggisv said this on April 3, 2008:

Most effective and popular as a choppers rubber. With a 1.6mm sponge the control is very good, and allows yo to generate a high amount of spin. This rubber is still popular by some choppers up to quite high levels. Control with thicker sponge drops off quite a bit.
Review martinf said this on November 30, 2008:

ive been using this for a few weeks and im impressed have beaten very good players with it, not as tacky or as quick as globe but use spinmax on it and its great. really impressed with the sponge as u can do pretty much anything with this rubber u put the effort in it is very quick, the only thing it lacks in is blocking a really heavy topspin as the sponge is so hard but u time it right u can counter loop anything
Review DeVoured said this on December 7, 2008:

Hmmm, sorry guys but how can you play with this thing?
Seriously, I can only play defensive balls with this thing. It's too slow for looping, smashing, blocking and all other offensive tactics.
Review foz said this on January 9, 2010:

This was one of the 1st rubbers i used about 15 years ago, i can see why people dont rate it too highly because it doesnt excell in any department, but for keeping the ball on the table and developing strokes its one of the best, just dont hang on to it for too long as you might get stuck in a rutt as a safety only player. Great spin/puhsing.
Review DaKrazedKyubizt said this on December 14, 2010:

personally, I think it's a great rubber, especially if you're using the chinese looping style. i actually started with this rubber as a penholder. it's a little fast to start, but i learned to control it after about a year, and it's got some really nice loops, once you get the technique down. i've gotten fantastic, VERY powerful loops out of this.

Now, I'll definitely admit, there are other chinese rubbers that you would get far more speed out of with much less effort, but this worked out fine too. if you want more speed, i'd probably go for something else, but with enough practice, this thing can give you FANTASTIC speed with GREAT control in my opinion.

I also have it on my backhand, and this rubber isn't too great for RPB in my opinion. There PLENTY of much better rubbers our there. if it were a little softer, it'd probably work better.
Review jdnteo said this on October 23, 2011:

Pretty good for smashing and chops, driving is a bit hard, but it is ok
Review choi said this on November 12, 2011:

I got this rubber from a bat set from LIDL in Sept 2011 priced at, yes, £7.99 (2 bats and 3 three star Andro balls).

So it works out to about £3.50 per bat, and that includes the 2 sheet of PF4 rubbers, and the Allround Andro blade. Not bad eh?

Being a penhold player (Japanese grip), I decided to switch to the Chinese penhold. so I trim off the end of the handle about 1.5 cm or so. and sand down the neck to get a more comfortable grip. Lo and behold, the control is superb. Being a very slow rubber, you can afford to hit harder without fear of overhitting. Doesn't slow down my flat smash. Very good for top spin from low table height.
As I have never tried reverse backhand on my Japanese grip bat, it comes as a surprise that I can execute it quite naturally for both drive and topspin!! - thanks to the rubber.
5 star for LIDL's once a lifetime price of £3.50 per bat. Work out the price per sheet yourself.
Review bacolod spin said this on November 29, 2011:

i have used this 20+ plus years ago, excellent! a classic one that fought butterfly,729 and yasaka rubbers in many tables. im hoping to try this again one day
Review wmage said this on April 14, 2012:

I got this rubber one year ago. Try it on same blade, and it was too hard, and feel and control not good. But when I try it on Stiga Offensive or Stiga All NCT - it's realy nice - super control and feeling. Speed is not fast, but for my allround style it's good.
Review Anonymous said this on April 22, 2012:

I love it
Review harits96 said this on December 8, 2012:

I think this is a great rubber I have ever used,,, feel the control is good,, the spin is amazing so you can loop better and the speed is really good.. I used it on Donic Persson Power Carbon Senso for my backhand. really good rubber. I decrease the tackiness by using a lot of powder and after that clean it with water...
It will make it better...
Review summer said this on March 12, 2013:

got mine before and its tacky. its good, but not spinny, i wonder why.. despite its tackyness.
Review Vasko said this on April 10, 2013:

A superb rubber for controlled defensive game! I play with it on an ALL blade and it gives me tonns of control. BUT! If you do a topspin with this rubber you should do it with a full arm swing.. No european topspins with a slow tacky rubber!
Review Sebu said this on October 2, 2013:

Good spin in all shots, very slow. Very good for pushing and chopping with thin sponge. Control is great in all shots. Offensive game takes a lot of effort because of slowness and low throw angle. Recommended for beginners and defensive players.
Review master_f said this on December 2, 2014:

CHEAP BUT a little bit POWERFUL!


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