Palio Macro Era
Palio Macro Era reviews and ratings on this inverted table tennis rubber.
Approx. $ 32 USD
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Description of Palio Macro Era
Palio Macro ERA represents the latest evolution in table tennis rubber technology. It is manufactured in Germany by ESN Elastomer GmbH using their latest, 4.5 Generation Tensor BIOS technology. In the past, players utilized speed glue to add a new level of speed and spin to their rubber. In Sept. 2008, the ITTF banned speed glues. Macro ERA with Tensor BIOS is designed for the post-speedglue era, where the "speedglue effect" of increased speed and spin is permanently built into Macro ERA and endures for the life of the rubber! The latest Tensor rubbers feature increased performance, durability, and touch, when compared to their predecessors. Experience the excitement of ultimate rubber performance without worrying about messy glues or harmful chemicals.
The topsheet of Macro ERA is grippy and non-tacky. It is stretched under high tension by the sponge to impart maximum energy to the ball. You will be able to see, feel, and HEAR the performance as your shots make a satisfying "click" sound that resonates through the playing hall!
There is a Macro ERA rubber for everyone! Macro ERA comes in two different sponge hardnesses, 42.5 degree (medium-soft) and 47.5 degree (firm). These German Tensors play a bit softer than their hardness indicates.
42.5 degree Macro ERA has a nice softness and is perfect for close to the table topspin attack plus consistently powerful, spinny, and accurate opening attacks! Comes in 2.0mm and MAX sponge thicknesses.
47.5 degree Macro ERA features a firm, yet elastic sponge designed for maximum performance on topspin shots executed at distance from the table. Expert players who love to back off the table and hit massive counterloops with lots of topspin and "kick" will love this rubber! Comes in 2.1mm and MAX thicknesses.
Reviews of the Palio Macro Era
ponm27 said this on April 20, 2009:
Just got this rubber and it seems to be a great rubber for looping. I is very consistent on its pushing and can create quite a bit of spin on the serve. Although the sponge is marked at 47.5 degrees, it feels a lot softer than that. It is very fast and is super easy to loop from mid distance. Blocking was easy and consistent. The click is very loud if that makes a difference for you. Comparing it to the platin, it first impression is that this is faster, yet I felt like I could control it better. The spin is very comparable as well as the control, however it is nice that it is about $10 cheaper, if you are looking for a tensor this is good choice.
bucky said this on February 10, 2010:
Amazing at everything. Control plus bullet speed.... have tried approx 9 different high tension rubbers including all of butterflys line....wallet is now lighter, and Macro Era is the best by far.
asyraf said this on March 8, 2010:
very very good rubber.. can do it all. loud sound also. good for those who not speed glue. spin is really good.
Anonymous said this on March 9, 2010:
Very good rubber for loops & top-spin drives. I have the 47.5 degree version, and it plays softer than the number indicates. Before getting this rubber, I played with Hammond Pro Alpha on my FH. Palio Macro Era is definitely better for my FH than Pro Alpha. My loops and drives are more consistent with more spin. Blocking is consistent. Serves are spinny. I have been searching for a good rubber for my style after the speed glue ban, and I believe I found it. The price definitely makes it attractive.
aratnyx1 said this on March 15, 2010:
I've just bought the Palio Macro Era 1 week ago. Prior to that , I'd used 999 & other Friendships rubbers such 729 RITC & Tackspeed. I found out that Palio Macro Era rubber is better for me when making looping , blocking even chopping , a piece of cake. Even though the rubber is new to me , I can adapt to it's performance as if I've been using it for long time. I'd never had enjoyed playing with any rubber before until I met Palio Macro Era.
AndySmith said this on March 31, 2010:
This is a top quality rubber - just as good in terms of build quality as any other tensor on the market. So, for the money, it's a bargain way of trying one out.
I used the 42.5 degree, 2.2mm one. It seems to be great at just about everything - spin generation, consistency, pace. If anything, it's probably a bit too quick for me - comparible in pace to Express One perhaps, but better in the short game. Still a bit springy though, so I needed to adjust a bit on short pushing.
amelnik said this on April 4, 2010:
Playing with the 42.5 degree sponge version in MAX thickness...
Simply a dream...controlled and fast blocking, extremely spinny loops, more then enough speed to put it past your opponent from a distance, controlled pushes....high dwell time....I have tested about 15 different rubbers thoroughly, and this one takes the cake as the best..
Only 30 bucks too....once you try this you will never again go back to what you had before. Thing of beauty.
This rubber shrinks....don't take it off your blade if you don't want it to shrink to a size smaller!
slashattack said this on April 22, 2010:
I'm using this on my BH in red 47.5 degree hardness with MAX thickness. The rubber feels very soft despite its rating. Counter loops are very easy away from the table. Blocking is excellent. Smashes are excellent. Pushing close to the table is not bad, although I still need to adjust. I found the short game a bit difficult, but that was because I was previously using a much slower rubber. Compared to Andro Roxon 450, I would say the Macro Era is only the slightest bit slower, but with much better control and spin and a higher throw angle. I've only had one real practice session with this rubber, but I am very impressed.
When used on the forehand, counter looping is ridiculously easy. Never have I been able to loop so consistently with any other rubber. Simply amazing. If the spin and speed on this rubber stays the same for at least 3 months, I would consider this the best rubber I've ever used.
Update: The peak performance of this rubber lasts for about 3 weeks. After that you will need to change it. For me, durability is this rubber's only downfall.
mmerkel said this on April 29, 2010:
I got this right after the Gambler Outlaw max. I got the 47.5 degree sponge in max on the ERA. At first I only noticed that it was easier to loop underspin balls, but after another session, I noticed that the ERA seems to have a whole other gear on smashes and loop drives. My serves are now spinnier and I have more control in my loops. It is easier to vary the amount of spin in my loops and I can get overall more spin on my loops.
I had to adjust my blocking a little bit as the ERA has more bounce to it, but I was also able to take out all of the opponents speed and spin. Even though the ERA is ever so slightly tackier, it is not much affected by incoming spin.
I had a couple small encounters with the table on surprising short or net shots, but all I can see is very little scuffing on the rubber. The Outlaw had a few chunks missing on the outside from similar encounters.
I will have to watch how durable the rubber is.
If you hit the ball right, it clicks quite loud too.
I like the 42.5 degree version better than the 47.5. Loads of spin available a bit more control for a minimum loss on mid gear speed. I noticed that I had to close the blade a bit more on loop drives versus the harder version. The softer version seems to have a bit more catapult in the lower gears that made control shots go just long. By the end of the first night I almost had adjusted to it. One more practice should do it.
JimT said this on October 28, 2010:
PME 47.5. This is the only rubber that sells for under $30 (or even $50) which can approach and even improve on Tenergy 05 for me (we are talking about FH here). Great speed, a touch less spin than T-05, same hardness and definitely way less sensitivity to the other guy's spin. This is a real ESN tensor with lots of click, speed and spin. Plays great on soft or med-soft blades, including OFF and OFF- ones (Galaxy W-1, T-8, Nexy Color, 729 V-6, TBS etc.). Longer reviews and discussions are available on MyTableTennis.net
fluturas101 said this on February 5, 2011:
This is one of the best rubbers I've played with. Currently using it on the BH, but have just ordered one for the FH too. At 28 USD it's really affordable.
The rubber is great for aggressive attackers, but it's also an excellent defensive weapon. Great for looping too.
Thumbs up for MacroEra. It's really worth the money.
Anonymous said this on April 12, 2011:
Prior to this rubber I used Inspirit Quattro Ultralight (40deg) 2.0 for both FH and BH.
I bought a black sheet of PME at 47.5 deg at 2.0 for FH use.
Week 1: (About 11 hours of play throughout the week)
*Short game suffered a lot. Pushes popped up high and were easily attacked.
*The spin on my serves suffered quite a lot but fast flat serves improved tremendously.
* Flat hits improved tremendously. I would say my smashes increased in speed by 30%-40%.
*Top spins and loops usually went long and I was pretty frustrated by this.
Week 2 (another 11 hours of play)
*I started modifying my pushes and now I'm able to keep the pushes low and spinny enough to make looping difficult.
*Spin on serves have improved a lot. Probably around the level I had when using my old Quattro UL rubbers.
* Smashes and flat hits are still amazing but I notice the CLICK of the rubber less. Either I'm getting used to it or the tensor effect is already wearing out.
* Top spins and loops are still going long but not as bad as last week.
Week 3 (another 11 hours of use):
This is where it all came together. My short game was where it used to be (maybe even a bit better).
My loops and top spins are consistently hitting the table again - I don't think this rubber helped me produce any MORE spin though.
My flat hits have improved tremendously and still are much faster.
One thing I did notice is that by the end of week 2 the rubber actually shrank while it was still on my paddle. I'm not sure if this has anything to do with the improvement of my game. It almost felt as if the rubber "softened" up a bit after 3 weeks of use.
Also I found it very odd that it shrank a bit. Does the sponge react with water based glue somehow?
decoi said this on April 12, 2011:
Tenegy have the same shrinking effect its the tension effect wearing off
Donic Fan said this on May 26, 2011:
It crushes the ball! Tremendous speed and power, makes a really crisp sound when you make good contract, loops are pretty good also. I bought 47.5 degree, 2.0 mm, red and it weighed 66 grams uncut. It shrank back off the edge 2 weeks after I cut it. Took it off and transfered to another blade (Galaxy K4) and it still hits hard and crisp. I don't see any degradation in performance. The 42.5 degree, 2.0mm black came at 57 grams. The topsheet has a really nice sheen and stays that way even after repeated cleanings. Not tacky, but produces good serves. Good product!
Anonymous said this on June 11, 2011:
I love this stuff! I've tried it on flexy, medium, and stiff blades and in each case it raises the level of play a few notches, in most cases the blade becomes my favorite and I start using it more than the others. It has great touch and exceptional power.
Anonymous said this on September 29, 2011:
Very good German rubber, it is maybe the best German rubber ever. I has the control that typical German rubbers usually don't have, it will take you only a few minutes to adapt to this rubber; spinning, looping and defensing are all easy to the Macro Era. Even though the rubber is relatively an all-round equipment, it still has pretty nice close to table offensiveness. Close to net attack is indeed very fast and mid distance rally remains stable. Hard to believe; all these come to a price closer to Donic Baracuda.
RNL said this on October 2, 2011:
I had been looking for a forehand rubber that would better facilitate looping, and I wasn't keen on spending $60 or $70 a sheet. Macro Era has been a very pleasant surprise at a very reasonable price. Great sound, spin, and good speed. I'm an intermediate player, but everyone that has tried my setup has been impressed with this rubber.
peki said this on February 17, 2012:
fast rubber,very good,for advanced players only.
barmaley said this on January 26, 2013:
Used it for FH - was satisfied, after a month or so use it for BH - much better. Fast, bouncy, and not very spiny: so not for serves, good for blocks (blocks Tenergy05 and 64 heavy spin like nothing), excellent for attack.
P.S. After 6 months of daily usage, it is still fast, thoug not as spinny. I would say it is faster than spinnier. Spin is lacking a bit for this rubber. It is not for close-to-table game, and not for short serves. Rubber quality is excellent, long lasting.
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