TTDB15 2 months ago
I pair bluestorm Z1 max thickness for BH + FH with newly purchased BTY Garaydia T5000. This combination is devastatingly fast and can generate a lot of spins. I only have 3 hrs play and still need to adjust to the enormous speed, many blocks go out, but ita can be corrected with more practice.
Likes: speed, spin, light weight even max thickness, reasonable price.
Dislikes: Low durability, signs of wear already present only after couple of hours. Sponge too soft especially with Garaydia T5000 you can almost feel the blade 'hitting' the ball. Low throw angle when paired low throw angle blade making it hard to lift heavy backsping balls.
qvoliszz 4 months ago
Hi All! Since there is little information on this rubber, I will share my initial impressions with you, based on some hours of playtime. These new ultramax series rubbers are the next generaion of rubbers that are truly ment for poly balls. Long time have I seen those flight curves of the balls, reminds me of the old days of celluloid balls. This Bluestorm Z1 is the next big step, which has a 47,5 degree sponge (similar to JP series) a non tacky surface. The first impressions which amazed me: easy to attack close to the table, easy to counterloop and dropshot. The rubber is very fast and requires precise timing with good technique. To be honest I recommend this monster to those, who are playing an all out attack and are experienced players. Recreational, hobby, and mediocre players cannot tame this rubber. If you want to simply describe this rubber, I would say that this gives more speed and aggressiveness than T05, it feels a bit harder, but revards more. I would say that Z1 exceeds T05. For a controlled solution please try Z2, which resembles the bluefire M1, a bit faster and same sponge.