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Donic Bluefire M1

Donic Bluefire M1 ping pong rubber
Approx. $ 55 USD
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Ratings  (rated 48 times)

There are 15 users using the Donic Bluefire M1.
From community:
Speed   9.1
Spin   9.0
Control   8.2
Tackiness   2.5 - Slightly tacky
Throw Angle   6.7 - Medium-high
Weight   6.4 - Medium-heavy
Sponge Hardness   7.4 - Medium-hard
Gears   8.4 - Many gears
Durability   7.7 - Lasts longer than average
Consistency   9.5
Overall   9.4 10
From manufacturer:
Speed 107.0 /
Spin 107.0 /
Control 60.0 /
Tensor   No

Description of Donic Bluefire M1

Characteristics: highly dynamic, extremely spinny top sheet
Recommended for: top players or players who practice a lot and prefer to use harder rubbers.

The blue miracle.

Donic's new Bluefire is a completely new rubber development offering top speed. A new high-tech generation of rubbers in the proven Formula FD3-technology has been developed as a result of the perfect combination of the large pored blue sponge with an extremely spinny top surface rubber. The top rubber with its small, long pimpled-in structure lends the rubber the best possible flexibility and sensational feeling. Above all, the Bluefire is unbelievably fast with a characteristic high arc when top-spinning that enables maximum spin and increased speed.

Reviews of the Donic Bluefire M1

Review Anonymous said this on April 27, 2012:

Some people are screwing the rating here. I think all the ratings made should be individually displayed to keep the ratings transparent
Review Anonymous said this on May 1, 2012:

Good speed,control,easy to loop,good away or close to the table,but not good for the serves.The only bad thing for this rubber is not spinny enough,less spin then Baracuda and Acuda.
Review Anonymous said this on May 8, 2012:

It is perfect rubber!
Review shamaasheep said this on May 20, 2012:

someone messed up these ratings...
Review donnie yan said this on May 28, 2012:

very fast, very spinny, very good control. i play from away the table, play loop very good. this is perfect rubber for offensive player. congrats for donic for creating the most powerful rubber.
Review Anonymous said this on May 30, 2012:

that is the best rubber
Review Gani_Agung said this on October 4, 2012:

I've just tried this rubber, n I think this rubber's character almost the same to Xiom Omega 4 Pro....
Review TOMO_72 said this on October 22, 2012:

i love it so much
Review michi1990 said this on December 15, 2012:

Very good rubber.
Review Fran said this on January 3, 2013:

muy buena goma,antes jugaba con la joola rhymz y es parecida pero la donic m1 tiene mas arco por lo tanto salva la red con mucha mas facilidad y facilmente en el top spin contra top spin va genial y de control muy bien mejor que 05 y es muy facil adaptarse a ella ,en durabilidad no puedo opinar aun tan solo llevo con ella dos semanas pero en general la doy un 10
Review Alex_Atwood said this on February 13, 2013:

This rubber is a catapult. Extremely fast rubber for huge attacking strokes and above average control. The only drawbacks-admittedly big ones are a lack of spin and a lower than average throw angle. The throw angle is really only a problem on my backhand side (I use it on both sides) and produces a lot of service errors in the net. The throw angle being preferential ill move onto spin. I have a hard time producing as much spin as other people I play with- even one who plays with m2. My overall impression is that for someone who is an all out attacker this is your rubber. It is great from behind the table as well as on the table but doesn't have much of a touch game. Personally, I play a little bit more of a varied offense with the timo boll ZLF and will be making the switch to tenergy 80 after some research (crossing my fingers). However, nothing against the rubber for what it is. A fantastic attacking rubber but if you want a loopier, spinnier trajectory you may consider another rubber or at least use m2/m3
Review u47108 said this on April 4, 2013:

Bueno goma, eh probado las Donic desde la COOPA y esta a mejorado desde la calidad de la esponja, el spin y el control no tiene comparaci³n con las anteriores, la que mas se le acerca es la Acuda S1 Turbo, la compre para probar que tal era y me gusto much­simo, eh tenido muy buenas opiniones de jugadores que llevan tiempo con las Tenergy 05 en sus distintas variedades y han quedado a gusto con ella. La tengo para el derecho en un Epox Power Carbon.
Review deddy_as said this on April 6, 2013:

After a long time not wearing M1, fitting the saturation wear vega euro. I tried re-M1 and I was impressed on the backhand. Very good for the flick, spin and smash backhand because M1 has more power than vega euro.
Review rabanito said this on May 2, 2013:

This is a good rubber, but it is not the high end that it is usually advertized about. The bounciness is good for attacking, but detrimental for defending, particularly in chopping and underspin defense.
Review Tourtise said this on May 11, 2013:

Very very fast rubber with lots of spin. I recently tried the bluefire M3 on a friends blade and liked it a little more due to the softer sponge. Very good for chops and backhand drives. Bad for blocking unless you really angle the blade towards the table.
Review Duplik said this on June 19, 2013:

nice catapult effect, i got mine today and when i use topspin, is so nice, when it touch the table, cuz is just go like a lighting away from me. excelent forehand rubber.

update, After two months i think this rubber is still great, hasn´t loss any of its spin and speed, but i think the short game, close to the table blocking is a little dificult...


update, now i have bluefire m1 black max in a timo boll zlf, and is a nice bh or fh rubber. i prefer this on bh btw, nice speed and spin, but with a lot of control near and mid distance.
Review seguso said this on October 4, 2013:

Bluefire m1: the ultimate fh rubber for advanced or pro players.

Most notable feature: m1 holds up well when you counterloop with a lot of power; when you miss, you know it is your fault; to the contrary, with mxp or m2, often you feel like it was the rubber which did not hold up to the power. Only t05 is as reliable as m1 in this regard.


Style of play: rubber only for the forehand of very good (advanced or pro) powerloopers who consistently hit very hard and never need controlled loops.

in particular, when you have a dead ball (i.e. a flat ball or a slow block), with m1 you can only

1) kill with a powerloop (which will be low over the net; so you need to have the precision); or

2) make a loop with a lot of brush and a lot of power; (not a brush loop, but a loop where the brush component is large)

you can never do a controlled loop, or a controlled loop-drive, like you would with m2. if you try, the ball won't sink in the sponge and it will fall.


to summarize: with m1 you always need to use a lot of power; but, against dead balls, most of this power must go into brushing.


Comparison with m2 and m3:

m2: on fh this is for intermediate loopers, who do not consistently hit with all their power, and need to generate spin in controlled loops with medium power.

m3: bh rubber for amateur loopers who try to loop the receive, so they need be able to play controlled loops with little power and thin contact.



hardness: for black version: m1 has a hard sponge and hard topsheet. the rubber is harder than t05; harder than mxp; much harder than m2; harder than rakza 9. as hard as dhs rubbers (but faster). --- As a result, the ball won't sink in controlled loops, so you don't get spin in rally with half power. you only get spin when you hit very hard. red version: the red topsheet is softer. the difference with black is quite noticeable. M1 red feels much more similar to Mxp. However, it retains the counterloop reliability of black, and is still more reliable than mxp.

Speed: for the black version: much faster than MXP, T05. Much faster than Rakza 9. M2 can be faster at medium power, but is slower in counterloops at full power. red version: red is slower. The difference with black is again very noticeable. M1 red is more or less as fast as MXP.

Block: with m1 it can be difficult to block. (because the throw depends a lot on the power of the incoming loop). OTOH, it is meant for the forehand of good players, who never block with fh, but counterloop. :)

Loops: the upside: counterloop with m1 is very reliable, whereas rubbers such as m2 and mxp are not. The only rubbers I know which are as realiable as m1 in counterloop are T05, and DHS rubbers. --- The downside is that loops are difficult, because the throw depends a lot on how much the ball sinks, and therefore on the speed of the incoming loop. So you have to pay a lot of attention to the speed of the incoming loop, not only to its spin. (this is different from m2. )

throw angle: low when the ball does not sink in the sponge, medium-high when it does. a bit lower than t05 and mxp. higher than rakza 9. Like m2 but with differences due to hardness.

comparison with mxp: m1 is a lot more reliable and consistent at high power. mxp becomes unpredictable counterlooping at high power; with m1, if you miss it's your fault. mxp has slightly higher throw, as I said (but it is of little use, because it seems to randomly flatten at high power).

comparison with rakza 9: m1 is similar to rakza 9, but harder, especially the topsheet, faster, and higher throw.

compared with m2, m1 is much harder and more reliable in counterloop.



m1 works great on clipper wood, a stiff and soft blade.
Review sebas_aguirre said this on April 3, 2014:

I posted a review on this rubber here:

http://tabletennisonline.org/inverted-rubbers/donic-bluefire-m1-review/
Review Mesiento86 said this on April 20, 2014:

Is a "chinese rubber" for europe. Hard and not tacky like Hurricanes DHS rubbers.

Excellent to play away from the table
Review fiono said this on May 12, 2014:

I came from an acuda s1.
But this rubber is much more controlable, more spinny and same speed.
At the first ball i knew that this rubbee wil me my choice for long time.
Excelent !!!
Review Anson said this on July 27, 2014:

Very good rubber, its fast enough, very spin, better and faster than AcurdaS1
Review master_f said this on August 29, 2014:

Excellent Killer!!! -- for championship play, works like a rattled snake..
Review scottyu said this on September 4, 2014:

not for defenders


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