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Donic Baracuda

Donic Baracuda ping pong rubber
Approx. $ 44 USD
Price $

Ratings  (rated 126 times)

There are 40 users using the Donic Baracuda.
From community:
Speed   8.8
Spin   9.5
Control   8.4
Tackiness   2.4 - Slightly tacky
Throw Angle   7.0 - Medium-high
Weight   5.5 - Medium-heavy
Sponge Hardness   4.7 - Medium
Gears   7.9 - Many gears
Durability   7.8 - Lasts longer than average
Consistency   8.8
Overall   9.3 10
From manufacturer:
Speed 91.0 / 100
Spin 98.0 / 100
Control 71.0 / 100
Tensor   No

Description of Donic Baracuda

The rubber with vicious spin.

The new FORMULA DONIC BARACUDA rubber with inbuilt speed glue effect produces fantastic spin. With DONIC BARACUDA the ball leaves the blade in a conspicuously higher arc, giving considerably more spin. The increased rotation of the ball stabilises the flight and increases speed. The results are convincing after a few hours of training to become used to this modern rubber. Accuracy of placement is visibly improved even for top players.

DONIC BARACUDA offers that extra margin of safety even in the tightest situation, and not only when engaged in a high risk top spin game. DONIC BARACUDA's top rubber surface has been newly constructed to minimise abrasion and damage to the edges. The happy result: more playing hours with a surface that remains intact without noticeable damage.


msilhanek  4 months ago

I had a test bat (carbon OFF blade) with red Donic Baracuda and black Xiom Vega Europe. Baracuda is not very fast but it is still an attack rubber. It generates more spin than Xiom, controll is pretty nice in both cases. EDIT: I'm using Baracuda on my BH side atm. I usually choose a chinese tacky rubber on my FH and this combination works well. Good spin, speed, controll = good rubber. EDIT2 (Jan 2015): After more than 2 years with Baracuda I feel like I need to update my review. Baracuda is excellent. It's among the best rubbers from the performance/price point of view. Not very fast but still powerful enough to play far from the table. The comfortable zone is close to the table anyway. The topsheet is tacky (not very tacky like traditional chinese rubbers but it can lift up a ball) and due to this the rubber is spin sensitive, especially against incoming top spin (higher throw angle doesn't help much, it makes it actually even worse). You need some time to handle this. On the other hand it means really great spin potential, especially if you brush the ball. I just miss little bit more catapult effect to call it an ultimate loopers choice. If you prefer spin a precision, go for it.
Amigo  7 months ago

Very good product by Donic (ESN). Like most ESN products all is there and most of it has been told about this rubber on DB. Only thing i don't agree with is speed. I find it to be sort of fast like most modern rubbers. At least 9.1 or something around that. Have fun!
BOShea  8 months ago

Recently put matching rubber on my hunter black widow. Play is very nice and responsive. Super spinny. Rubber quickly allows you to compensate spins in returns or to add to topspin loops. Really enjoy and will be buying often. Maybe just changing my sponge thickness down to 2.2/2.1. Other than that great rubber for aggressive players.
BMX2  9 months ago

I started playing 30 days ago.This was after a gap of 15 years.I was in my college TT team. I have never been a good looper....I bought Baracuda....and magic I am a deadly looper now.Awesome spin,awesome loop....give so much please to loop with this.Opponent at my club flummoxed with my new skills. I am very happy with my serves,chops are great too,control is the best I have ever had.Take my game to a new level so easily.I play 2 hr daily for last 30 odd days.
huoenter  10 months ago

Unbelievable fault tolerance! When you hit or brush the ball, the rubber seems to dwell very well and wrap the ball around. It makes a unique sound and crazy amount of spin.


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