qvoliszz 2 months ago
UPDATE! Hi All! I have been testing this rubber on both sides for a time now I loved it on FH and BH too, before that I was using M1. This rubber is faster, than M1, has a bit lower throw in some cases and feels more spongy due to the 2.33 mm thick sponge. Now I use it on both sides. Compared to the M1 in different strokes: Looping is more dynamic, easily varied and more aggressive, due to the spongy feel, riskier highly rewarding shots can be played close and far from the table. Really like FH and BH flicks. Counterlooping is the most notable feature of this rubber as it is very solid and fast. Dropshots are bit tricky, don't do passive blocks always direct the ball with small movements. Counterhits are good as any, the rubber feels a bit spongy, the throw is lower, but stable. The main DIFFERENCE is this spongy characteristic! Fine touch and passive strokes are harder to get used to, because the balls will fly further than intended. With this rubber you have to be more dedicated to the shot/touch to engage the sponge of the rubber to get the control over your shots. If you just hold your racket passively when handling the ball, you won't get any good results. But when you hit the ball correctly you can feel it sinking in the sponge and can immediately feel the control of your ball. Due to the spongy feeling you may feel like you are playing with the old 40 mm celluloid ball, but with a new 40+ poly. So to describe this rubber I may say that this is an M1 mixed with an Acuda Blue, a Rosena in beast mode, a T05 with more dwelltime and speed. Can recommend it to an allroud looping attacker, not for chopping but pushes are loaded with backspin. Excellent for different looping styles. Speedwise I was playing with a Waldner WC '89 OFF blade with M1, had to put that blade down bacause was not able to hit the ball on the table. Had to go to an OFF- blade to get the same speed. So take note, that this rubber is really one tempo faster!
zygstar 3 months ago
I had been playing with the Bluefire JP1 turbo on my backhand for a while now and felt it a great attacking rubber but something was missing. My UK Donic supplier Jarvis sports put me onto the new Bluestorm rubber. After a little research I went for the Z3 rubber, soft and full of control. To be honest I thought this rubber was consistent in loop attacks but lacked the final "punch" or killer shot that could be easily initiated.
When I swopped onto the Bluestorm Z2 there was an immediate improvement in accuracy, power and control,
I couldn't miss, my punch backhand shot winners were.... winners. I could chop well with this rubber and looping was a dream, the nearest rubber I could compare this Z2 rubber to, would be the Tenergy 05 although Bluestorm handles the new balls very well if not better than the Tenergy 05. Donic you have created a winner.