Xiom Vega Europe
Xiom Vega Europe reviews and ratings on this inverted table tennis rubber.
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Reviews of the Xiom Vega Europe
Anonymous said this on May 13, 2010:
Amazing rubber. A lot of control and still a lot of speed and spin.
wesley007kr said this on May 21, 2010:
I was a tenergy-05 lover, but I have to let t-05 go..to me, xiom is better then t-05. speed is about same but much speeneer and control is unbeliverble.
$20.00 cheaper then t-05 per sheet........
DeVoured said this on September 10, 2010:
Vega Europe is a relatively slow tensor rubber, due to its soft sponge. It's perfectly suited for allround playing styles
Anonymous said this on October 3, 2010:
Xiom Vega Europe was a big surprise to me. After a long search Tenergy 25 was always my favourite, because it had wonderful allround capabilities on my Juic Kalinic. When B. raised the prices so extremely I said good bye. Not because I can`t afford it, especially since I play long pimples (Friendship 837 0,5mm) on one side and only need one of them at a time, but I kind of felt insulted by the B.-pricing strategy. So I took it down immediatly although it was still pretty new. First I switched back to cheap chinese rubbers and tested some tuning, because the pros do it all the time anyway but after reading what people play now I found out about the Vega Series. Since IÂ´m a middle class player I thought I`d be a little bit careful for once and test the Vega Europe "although" it`s said to be the slowest. I actually thought IÂ´d use the Vega Asia in the beginning, but now IÂ´m very happy I gave the Vega Europe a chance and I am absolutely delighted! I do have the Impression it produces less spin, but one thing is for sure: my top-spins sink extremely deep after they hit the table. What is also amazing is the amount of gears Vega Europe has. It is really very good in the short game, although some people perceive it as too bouncy, but thats not true. What is true is that the harder you hit the ball, the stronger the catapult starts kicking in (but only so when one does not flat hit). So on slow balls like service return or on pushes it is very controlled and not as sensitive to incoming spin. When you smash the ball it is still fast enough to make the point, but also very controlled. But what is really amazing is when you do a fast topspin over the table. Then the ball accelerates so heavily that it gives me the impression it is even faster than a smash. I just used it playing against the best of my team members who knows I suck at smashing and even he was astonished by the speed of my attacks. For me that is perfect because I have a very spinny first top-spin and when people do block it I usually get the chance to kill it, but especially the long half high balls i get IÂ´m not so good at scoring with. So here Vega Europe really compensates one of the big weaknesses of my game. It really makes my fh much faster. It is really very fast when you attack quickly but on the other hand it is also really very controlled when you do opening top-spins. For me as a twiddler that is also a very big advantage, because I do very often play top-spins with my backhand too but 9 out of 10 are very controlled and extremely spinny balls, so on my bh the Vega Europe really has this extra gear. You can really feel it grabs the ball no matter what kind of spin it has and gives you this moment to control it and instead of going over the table as it often happens on the bh cause it is so hard to believe how extremely closed the blade must be sometimes, the top-spins somehow find a way to sink deep enough to make it on the table. In a way the Vega Europe plays like two different inverted rubbers for me, because it really has these different gears, so that it really suits my bh and fh technique. This effect is especially well to be observed when I have chopped a ball from mid distance and my opponent pushes it into my bh so that the ball is already falling when I reach the table and can still play a really good top-spin.
Vega Europe is actually very good at everything but one has to get a feeling for the gears, cause sometimes you might hit the ball over the table because it has this strong catapult. I have used it 3 times now and on the second occasion in a competition and it worked perfectly straight away. Xiom Vega Europe is a very good inverted rubber that is extremely fast to be so controlled. It really improves the over all quality of my game, reduces mistakes in service return and speeding up my top-spins. The big window-effect is actually more than a marketing gag. It really works. Apart from all of these very postive effects i have to admit that IÂ´ve also fallen in love with that very loud cracking sound. It`s louder than the medium soft Andro Roxon and more cracking and the rubber is also quite light.
I bought it in 2mm but I might try max some time, but for now I am very happy. It really is a great piece of hightech for an allround attacking player like me!
Jason said this on October 17, 2010:
One month ago, I bought the Xiom Vega Europe rubber in red and black both 2.2 mm, glued on an offensive Butterfly Innerforce ULC-blade.
I'm very satisfied with it, it has really good feeling and killer spin.
Vega Europe is also excellent for blocking and chopping with much control.
The weight is very good, it's a bit lighter than Butterfly Tenergy 64.
I like it way more than the expensive Butterfly Tenergy 64 (wich I've played with 1 year), because durability is way better, after I've played 1 month with it, the surface of the topsheet almost was unaffected.
Another important reason why you should buy Xiom Vega Europe and not Butterfly Tenergy 64: the power of topspin of the Vega Europe is way higher than that of the Tenergy 64.
The black carbo-sponge is very nice, I love it, it's very cool and professional looking.
Price is 30 euros, compared with Tenergy 64 --> 56 euros, so you save 26 euros what's quite much...
Smashing is much easier with the Vega Europe than with the Tenergy 64, it feels better, and sound is nicer.
Xiom Vega Europe is a good rubber for short, but bit more for mid-distance players, if you buy it in max. long distance shouldn't be a problem either.
Hopefully this review helped you as good as possible ;).
Bacterius said this on November 4, 2010:
Nothing more to add to other reviews but... the most complete rubber I've ever tried. Is not the best in any characteristic but is very good in most of them. Perfect for bh.
Anonymous said this on December 1, 2010:
this is a fantastic ruber. With a lot of spin. And with the big window effect this rubber has a incredible control. With this you can do top spins easly.
JonathanJ said this on January 18, 2011:
Amazing balance. I'll update as I use it more. But for now... this rubber really is incredible. Everything everything everything works. As long as your have an offensively oriented style, this should be a great fit :)
ayzat said this on January 20, 2011:
fantastic!! the best soft rubber i've ever used. its hard to make even a mistake with this rubber whenever i do topspin thanks to big window effect.
sb666 said this on April 1, 2011:
I bought this rubber with the max thickness. I was really impressed by the throw angle, topspin is incredible good, looping is excellent. Unfortunately this rubber has also a downside: After using it for about 3 month I realised that the spin is remarkable less than in the beginning. Smashes were also not consistent any more.
TwiZ said this on April 23, 2011:
I love this RUBBER!!!! it's very easy to play and you can loop very very well with it!
gomleksiz said this on June 11, 2011:
Great rubber for hard blades.I recommend it for control lacking players.Feels like speed glued Sriver FX.Good for services and creates lots of spin.
I think it is the most exciting rubber for topspin players.The ball bounces at the opposite side with a lower angle.It sounds like it's against pysics laws.Just try and see !!!
cpen guy said this on July 3, 2011:
Tried for 5 sessions on my backhand. Good feel on block and looping. very similar like the sriver el i used previously , especially when u speed glued the sriver el. just a complain that the rubber is too loud for my ears!
msilhanek said this on October 20, 2011:
I was testing this rubber some time ago. It is enough fast, good ball feeling but it has a poor spin comparing to the chinese rubbers. I had big troubles to get the ball over the net from choped strokes. Chinese rubbers (DHS) are the best so far (spin, speed, controll, price. On the other hand chinese need a different technique and more power). This is not a bad rubber but definitelly not that good like some people say.
EDIT October 2011: Ratings updated. I gave one more chance to this rubber and after a few hours with that I must say it is really good rubber. The topsheet isn't tacky but has a decent grip, sponge is medium-soft. From my game experience and observation there are 2 types of rubbers - 1) tacky surface rubbers, generating spin mostly by the topsheet. These rubbers usually use hard sponges. 2) untacky or slightly tacky soft sponge rubbers. These rubbers use the sponge more for generating spin.
Xiom Vega Europe is the 2nd case. It's spin isn't somehow extra high, my rating is 8. Chinese tacky rubbers produce much more spin, no doubt. I'm wondering what would happen if there was a rubber, tacky topsheet and soft sponge. I'd say the result will be the "killer spin" but I don't know... If it worked like that, DHS and more chinese brands would use that. Back to Vega. Not a huge spin, lower speed, nice ball feeling. That window effect is really good but it works only in faster drive/top spin rallyes. If you wanna open the game from a strong chop, it is not easy at all. Ok, it depends on your technique but I still prefer to open the game using my DHS Skyline forehand. The last thing - I don't like the sound, it's strange. Conclusion - great rubber for low to medium skilled all-round players, still developing technique. I don't recommend it for pure attackers or top players.
Anonymous said this on February 1, 2012:
excellent rubber, i could see why some tenergy ussers swithching to xioms.
sayed said this on February 1, 2012:
one of the best rubber i ever used. the big window is not mith it actually noticeable straight away, exellent for all strokes especially top spin and loops. pushing and chopping needs little practise but after couple of hour its no prob. usefull info on sponge hardness vega euro is 36degree,vega pro 38degree and omega pro feels 37-39 degree, rateing by manufacturer is misleading. these rubbers r not suitable for novice.
shiner said this on March 9, 2012:
Great rubber, bought to replace Spinart on my backhand.
Top sheet has a quality appearance, is a Tensor and does not sit flat before gluing.
Has good lift, higher throw, good for flicks, chops need a stroke adjustment due to the long dwell, but then they are excellent for the short game with lots of spin with loads of control. Blocks easy, Looping and counterlooping were shockingly good, even very hard hits seem to always clear the net and dive down on the other side with a good kick, you can feel the sponge grabbing the ball and catapulting back out, needs a more closed blade stroke than my previous rubbers.
It has definitely improved my game, and gives extra confidence that any of your shots will land.
I am sufficiently impressed to have ordered another sheet for the forehand, I have tried several different rubbers and bats in the last 6 months, won't be looking anymore.
Rubber 2mm on Boll Spirit.
Great sound too!
ayoushinoki said this on April 14, 2012:
I use the 2mm black on Yasaka Extra BH. The rubber is easy to use. Adapted to it immediately. It is very forgiving and gives lots of confidence. Result: I feel like I can do any passive or aggressive shot. Looping feels almost ridiculously easy. It is easy to vary the spin, speed and length of the shot using XVE, The sponge gives lots of power for away from table shots. Counter attacks are strong. The only reason why it is not also on my FH is because I like a slightly harder feel on FH. Otherwise, it is also a great FH rubber for lots of topspin. And yes, nice sound!
seguso said this on June 15, 2012:
this is a great backhand rubber for loopers and blockers, and a great forehand rubber on fast blades.
medium throw, medium-soft, and very spinny in openings and pushes.
For high level players, it could be too soft and low throw for forehand in power loops. in this case, vega pro will be much better, but more spin sensitive in loops, so it requires more skill.
throw is medium, not high like vega pro, which makes it easy to counterloop with the backhand. whereas with vega pro, you need to close a lot with bh to counterloop and block, which is unnatural. (like t05).
also block is much easier than with vega pro, because with vega pro the ball shoots high.
spin on opening is huge. as grippy as vega pro; opening loops against backspin are deadly spinny (and lower than with vega pro).
sponge is softer than vega pro, which makes it easier to generate spin with the backhand; good bh counterloops.
counterlooping on forehand is easy, because it is less spin sensitive than vega pro, but also less spin than vega pro.
If you are not a pro, you should use vega europe on bh, not vega pro.
julio_takeuchi said this on July 8, 2012:
Muy buenas gomas, esponja negra lo que la hace ver muy bien, buena para hacer topspins pero salen a una velocidad lenta excelente para ubicar pelotas en cualquier p¡rte de la mesa, buena para cortar y sacar excelente para loops, buen precio comparado con Tenergy, lo ºnico malo es la durabilidad comprarado con gomas Tenergy - Boost o Acuda, buena goma ofensiva, excelente sonido, buen angulo y pique de topspin bajo
LakiSultan said this on July 10, 2012:
I`m new in TT only one and a half year, i have 35 years hahaha little late maybe. Before one year we buy Ping Pong table and we play with premade bats, I was the weakest of all, then start with Tibhar Rapid on mine backhand, and my game skills improved a lot, but after 6 months i switch to Xiom Vega Europe now everything has change no one can beat me hahahah, this rubber is amazing.
zapatera said this on July 12, 2012:
Im a penholder and it is a very good rubber in the Forehand, I use with a yasaka gatien extra and I make a very powerfull 3rd ball with this combination. I feel that I have lots of power in my forehand. Good for loops, serve and medium distance.
silva said this on September 6, 2012:
i just changed my review of these after using it for 2 months. one of my favourite BH rubbers. Very spiny when brush the ball, most players cannot simply block my BH loop because of the spin.
TTfan said this on September 11, 2012:
I have to say that i wasn't impressed at first try, but after a month i have to say that this is a really good rubber, good speed, really good spin and amazing control, the only thing I still don't like about it is the service, it's not as spinny as chinese rubbers in the service.
reef said this on October 20, 2012:
very good allround rubber.for my game maybe little slow and soft for FH agressive loop attack, but its keeper on BH. good spin
lightning103 said this on November 6, 2012:
Really nice rubber for forehand or backhand. I tried it on a Nittaku Latika. Amazing spin on loops, good serves, got good pop but most importantly is the unbelievable control. The sponge is quite soft and the throw angle is around medium. I haven't tried T05, but I think that this is a bit of a step down in spin and speed but a big step up in control. Really nice rubber for controlled attacking play, on forehand it might be a little lacking for some though.
JOW said this on November 27, 2012:
Excellent BH rubber. Loops are spinny and very easy to do. Short game is also very easy because this rubber has so many gears. Cant find any problem with it yet :) Great sound as well.
Perfect_Serve said this on February 17, 2013:
Perfect bh rubber!
BlackDog said this on February 21, 2013:
I have just started using this rubber. But there is something going on here, and it needs to be addressed, a problem I have had with several Vega Series rubbers:
Simply put, this stuff SHRINKS like crazy. I just installed it in my Timo Boll ALC. I used one thin coat of Butterfly Free Chalk as I do with all rackets I install (I work part time in a pro shop And glue rubber daily). The sponge sucked up the glue and wouldn't stick. I used a second coat. Same thing. It wound up taking FOUR coats of glue before I had enough glue built up to stick this stuff on! It was ridiculous! But I pro cut it (left about 2mm of overhang on all edges as the pros often do) and went out to play.
But that's not the end: The sponge SHRANK and popped off the blade as I used it. I was pissed. When I walked back into the shop to glue it again, I discovered that, while I had left 2mm of overhang on all sides when I cut it, the sheet had shrunk so much that it barely covered the face now! If I had cut it flush, I would have been screwed, with $80 of unusable rubber!
I finally wet glued it and put it under a stack of books for the night. That did the trick.
Watch out for this. It seems like a good rubber. But i glue rubbers almost daily, have installed dozens. I have NEVER seen a rubber behave like this before, even the tensors. I don't like it. It looks like crap the way it has shrunk, and i paid a good bit for it. I think i will go for Butterfly next time.
deddy_as said this on February 25, 2013:
The first impression wearing this rubber is so amazing because it is easy for heavy topspin balls. After 1 week I feel the rubber does not have the energy to return the ball from the opponent's weak unless we have a little give power to drive the ball. For beginners who learn topspin rubber is perfect. High control to block and smash, need for speed harnessing power from your opponent. After 1 month my impression, to fall like a rubber ball is not different from the other attack but looked slow in the long ball rally. The advantage in this rubber is a nice spin and control when attacking or being attacked.
ttplayingunicyclist said this on March 4, 2013:
This rubber is almost too easy to use. Looping is great with this rubber, there is tons of grip and spin.
Blocking is very pleasant, although I personally would like a little more bounce, like tenergy 05 fx or acuda s3.
A very good rubber overall for the intermediate player, but for the advanced player, this rubber has a few too many gears, and doesn't really challenge the player using it enough.
mtg6792 said this on March 4, 2013:
Very solid rubber from Xiom! Great for sidespin topspin loops, topspin smashes, blocking...
This rubber is missing a significant amount of speed and spin when compared to any of the tenergy rubbers (except that it has quite a bit more spin than tenergy 64)
This rubber isn't the best for chopping, but it is pretty solid at close-to-the-table play!
Overall it's a pretty high quality rubber, and for 37 bucks, it's more than worth it!
prent73 said this on March 21, 2013:
Really great BH rubber!
Try it, you won't leave it!
alewave said this on April 15, 2013:
I use it 2mm on BH in Nimatsu Celsior 5.6 blade. It's medium-soft rubber, true fast with excellent control in all shots. Perfect and quite easy for attacking and defence too, but it isn't one of the fastest.
Roberto said this on May 8, 2013:
Has very good speed, spin and control. My red rubber has a higher throw throw than the current ratings suggest. I would rate mine as 6 out of 10. The rubber is a little harder than what I use on my other blades (Joola Energy Green and Tango). for my all round game I can use it on the forehand or backhand.
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