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Donic Baracuda

Donic Baracuda ping pong rubber
Approx. $ 40 USD
Price $

Ratings  (rated 141 times)

There are 50 users using the Donic Baracuda.
From community:
Speed   8.8
Spin   9.6
Control   8.5
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   7.7 - Lasts longer than average
Consistency   8.8
Overall   9.4 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.


firetack  7 days ago

We`re all looking for extra grip/spin with the polyball and this one has it although the pace is a bit slow on my Defplay Senso,4 layers of Falco booster and it plays like a dream with more pace than my usual Tenergy 05 and equal if not better spin,I think this is a reasonably priced solution for me ...I didn`t put a speed spin control rating due to the booster where I would put my rating for that at 9.5,9.5,8
small_potato  5 months ago

Used this on fh after H3, and: Smashes go faster; Serves go spinnier; Chops become easier; Blocks (High tackiness here and needs time to get used to it) go faster This is an excellent rubber for offensive and all-round players.
ryandwirama  6 months ago

Kalau menurut saya. ini karet lebih spesial ke arah SPIN yang WOW. untuk Kontrol lumayan. Speed lumayan kencang. Sejauh ini bagus.
msilhanek  11 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  on 11/6/2014

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!


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