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Stiga Calibra Tour M

Stiga Calibra Tour M ping pong rubber
Approx. $ 50 USD
Price $

Ratings  (rated 11 times)

There are 9 users using the Stiga Calibra Tour M.
From community:
Speed   9.2
Spin   8.6
Control   8.7
Tackiness   0.4 - Completely non-tacky
Throw Angle   3.1 - Medium-low
Weight   4.0 - Average
Sponge Hardness   5.2 - Medium
Gears   6.7 - Above average gears
Durability   7.4 - Lasts longer than average
Consistency   8.5
Overall   8.9 10
From manufacturer:
Speed 148.0 /
Spin 127.0 /
Control 80.0 /
Tensor   No

Description of Stiga Calibra Tour M

Calibra Tour M has a medium-hard sponge. Equipped with the brand new APS-technology, it provides very high speed and the fantastic possibility to shape your shots with the increased spin features. The APS technology (Advanced Pimple Structure) with straight shaped pimples makes the rubber adapt to the ball like never before and provides an explosive and spinny rubber that is reliable in every situation.
Calibra Tour M is suitable for players with medium strong hitting power who need a rubber that helps generate a bit more speed with the lovely feeling of built-in speed glue effect. Enjoy the ultimate precision-shot-making experience!

Reviews of the Stiga Calibra Tour M

Review JNBWA said this on August 18, 2013:

A sp©cial rubber which is efficient for the spin and the control. it has a very good speed and can help you put the ball on the table even if it is fast. Serve and return are very easy. you needn't accustomed with it to play. I have it in 1.9 mm red on a 18.5/20 speed blade, it's a good investment.
Review runnerboy said this on December 8, 2013:

This can be a good backhand rubber but I don't like it as forehand because the surface is completely non-tacky so grip is not a strong point here, it is also very fast
Review dirtyD said this on February 5, 2014:

Got it in 1.9 on infinity vps 5. its a speed rubber with great control, and spin is surprising ok even though no tack. Better BH than FH and the price is insanely high. I'm happy.
serves - great
returns -great
loops - ok
blocks - very good
flick - very good
smash- great
2nd review (after playing for 3 months)
It took me awhile to get a feel for it. Once i tweaked my swing for the throw angle, my game started to dramatically improve. The balance between speed & spin is the best I've played with so far. Can`t go back now super durable, spin does not fade at all. great rubber to play serious pong without replacing rubbers that often.
Review choronicles said this on February 6, 2014:

For the backhand rubber, which I put the STIGA Calibra Tour M, I can say that this rubber will be much better if you think that DONIC Bluefire M2 is good. STIGA Calibra Tour M is somewhat an upgrade of the DONIC Bluefire M2 I can say. This rubber not only have the control but also the trajectory. Why do I say this rubber suit my backhand? Cause I use the traditional Backhand to push when near table, but as I step back, Ill start to use the reverse backhand. This rubber ensure that the ball will land onto the opponent table with great speed and spin. But I say first, this rubber cannot give u very short balls that is near the net. But if you are a looper or like me a Near table fast-attack player, this rubber will be the best for you. No matter if it is you put it on the forehand or the backhand, this rubber is a great combination of all 3 qualities of speed, spin and most importantly control. I would not say it has the fastest speed nor the spinniest spin, but I would say that the amount of control is definitely excellent, plus the addition of good speed and spin, it is more than sufficient to kill of your opponent with either fast shot or topspin. Plus the weight is somewhere in the middle, comfortable for both Forehand and Backhand. The throw angle wise is also somewhere in the middle, you will find that you will play comfortably with this rubber. I recommend this rubber to all players who want to have excellent control with also excellent spin and speed. This rubber will give a whole new world feeling.
Review majestix said this on February 7, 2014:

Tour M 1,7mm is a very good rubber for the backhand, perfect control, perfect smash, perfect flip, good spin.

Remember that It is a special offensive rubber that you must get used to play with this.

With this rubber you can have a perfect block and you can guide the ball at the edges of the table, even that it is only 1,7mm the speed of my attacks is satisfactory (maybe because these rubbers are factory speed glued)

My setup is Butterfly Inerforce zlc, fh: tenergy 2.1 bh: stiga tour m 1.7
Review Jacco said this on March 13, 2014:

This rubber has a very very different topsheet. It feels like someone had pulver on it. Because the spin will be very bad, close to an anti rubber if you don't do anything about it. After cleaning it by breath consistently when i'm playing in about 2 weeks it got an average spin for a table tennis rubber. So the spin is very bad. I hope this will not happend to you, because i didn't opened it up directly when i bought it, i waited about a month. A good thing with this rubber is the speed. It's one of the faster rubbers i've tried. Even if the spin is not a strong part rubber, it is possible to make slow spinny topspins if u have the technique. The consistensy is one of the worst things with this rubber. If you don't clean it regularly, it will lose it's spin really fast.
Review Snakefish said this on July 15, 2014:

No tacky at all. Almost feels like a dead rubber. But can generate slow controllable backhand loops. Pushes are very good control; underspin is average. Blocks are excellent. Counter-hits are average depending on which blade is used. Forget about power-loops with this rubber. This is strictly a bh rubber
Review Loop said this on July 15, 2014:

I have it in 1.9mm on a stiga offensive classic carbon.
A very balanced rubber. Very fast, good spin, very good control. After a month or so the spin drops slightly, but it's still very spinny.
I play about 7 hours a week.
Review Smacfest said this on August 27, 2014:

Very good rubber for the upcoming intermediate who likes to play strong, spinny topspins close and away from the table. Spin is very good, touch play is easy to master and the rubber is versatile. I got it in 1.9mm and it is quite fast, faster than joola energy xtra. Didn't take long to get used to, and I was soon placing topspins at all angles with ease. Service is easy and you can counter topspins if you have a loose grip on your blade. Not tacky at all so your opponent's spin doesn't bite into it like you would expect. Overall a great all round rubber that's great for offensive looping.
Review Killerspint said this on January 18, 2015:

The topsheet looks like an antispin tosheet by it does provide monstruous spin........I have never seen such an incredible topsheet. Its far less sensitive to incomming spin than any other off+ backside but still the topsheet provides tons of spin on serves, top spins, pushes.......
I commend Calibra Tour M on your strong side (forehand usually) in combination with a flexible blade (i use Bty Innerforce AL), you need a blade with good flex, high throw and high dwell time to fully enjoy Calibra tour M amazing feeling and potential. I tried Tour M and Tour H with harder and stiffer blades like Joola Rossi Emotion, Walder Legend Carbon, Mizutani Jun ZLC, none is a good combination, dwell time is ultra low, throw angle ultra low, no feeling at all.
Tour M 1.7mm is faster and more powerfull than my previous FH rubber T80 1.9mm on my IF AL, throw is lower, trajectory longer.

BTW i would gladly appreciate if someone tested Calibra Tour topsheet with the Polyalls ? Does this special topsheet still "work" with Polyballs ? I wonder......


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