Galaxy (Yinhe/Milkyway) Moon reviews and ratings on this inverted table tennis rubber.
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Description of Galaxy Moon
High speed, high tension, high friction rubber that feels a lot like a Japanese rubber. It is a high-performance non-tacky rubber.
Built to compare to the Butterfly Tenergy 05 and 05-FX.
Non-tacky Galaxy rubbers compared:
- Galaxy Moon, High throw, offensive rubber, comparable with Butterfly Tenergy 05!
- Galaxy Sun, Lower throw, close to table attack, comparable with Butterfly Tenergy 25!
- Galaxy Mars V2, Lowest throw, offensive rubber, controlled version of Butterfly Tenergy 64!
Reviews of the Galaxy Moon
Anonymous said this on March 28, 2011:
For me (US 2200+) Moon is even better than the super expensive Tenergy because it blocks far better and I make less unforced errors. 2400+ players will go for Tenergy because they need this little bit of extra performance but for me Moon is good enough at an acceptable price. Moon is a very linear rubber and not as bouncy as Tensors, but it needs several hours to get broken in properly. Try to get a softer sponge (33-37) because these are best.
Donic fan said this on April 27, 2011:
It blocks and flat hits well with good speed and control, but it's not very spinny, can generate some decent topspin on fast loops, but you don't get much on slow spins. Makes a good backhand rubber, but there are quite a few lighter rubbers that can equal it for this use. Not much on serves due to completely non-tacky surface. The surface abrades easily and loses it's like new appearance quickly. Tried 1.8mm, 41 degree, uncut weight 68 grams.
impressed said this on May 14, 2011:
On a flexy blade, it feels hard and dull and has very little spin for soft loops. On a fast blade, it hits like a rocket. Unbelievably solid away from the table, smashes are fast and deep, loops have a very sharp snap at the end. It can be good as a backhand rubber for quick returns and longer distance drives, but a bit touchy to block with. It shines as a FH rubber.
Anonymous said this on May 18, 2011:
I pretty much agree with what Donic Fan wrote.
A blocking phenom, good for smashes/drives. Loops, or all spin in general, is lacking. Under certain circumstances it is able to generate heavy top spin. My main problem with the rubber (coming from a euro/jap style) is the hard sponge and topsheet. I could not get any dwell time! As soon as the ball hits, the damn thing is taking off!
Needless to say chopping is decent at best. Not very consistent or spinny. Serves are so-so, nothing special, nothing terrible.
Overall I'd say it's a phenomenal blocking-counter smash rubber, but good for little else. I found it worked slightly better on the backhand due to the extra wrist snap.
With a softer sponge it might prove more forgiving. Almost completely non-tacky. Definitely suited for a niche style of play.
LAPI said this on May 28, 2011:
This rubber suprized me. It is awesome IF!... you put it on a fast blade. I put it on a T-11 and it was like they were made for each other. It's fast when on a fast blade, really fast. Smashes and blocks are made for this set up. Some have said it doesn't loop well, but I love the looping ability of this rubber. It can brush loop and german loop and with serious spin and snap depending on technique. Control is as good as it gets, and it's very consistant. I love it, and am going to test this set up at the next league night. The only thing I don't know is how it will act after broke in and if it will hold up well.
maz626 said this on June 6, 2011:
I'm using 41 deg 2.3mm Moon on a T4. It's got speed when I need it. Awesome spin but Lil less than T05. Reliable and saved my my butt many times. Equal to Thor, BW II tuned, XuShaoFa 999 tuned but cost less than Thor and Blue Whale. Last more than 3 months playing 50 hrs per month avg. Con is not able to change blade or retune cause sponge is fragile.
seguso said this on June 15, 2011:
I am reviewing Moon 38 degrees max (2.2mm). red or black, it makes no difference.
First, this rubber is supposed to be a clone of T05, but is actually similar to xiom vega pro. It is a bit spinnier, lower throw, slightly harder, and slightly slower than xiom vega pro, but overall very similar.
in more detail:
throw: medium-low. Lower than Mercury II or Hurricane 3, h3 neo; lower than Xiom Vega Pro, lower than Galaxy Sun, higher than globe 999 40deg, lower than T05, lower than Sanwei T88-I.
spin: good, better than xiom vega pro, Galaxy Sun, worse than h3, h3neo, Globe 999 40deg. as many Chinese rubbers, the ball always spins a bit different, so your loops are more difficult to block than, say, T05 or xiom vega pro.
speed: like hurricane 3 neo. slightly slower than xiom vega pro or galaxy sun.
hardness: softer than H3neo, slightly harder than Xiom vega pro, harder than t05, harder than globe999 40deg. Moon only bottoms out on very powerful forehands.
grippiness: very grippy, easy to lift backspin and flat balls. With Galaxy sun it is more difficult to grip; Sun grips less at slow speeds.
Anonymous said this on June 23, 2011:
It's a unique rubber. I bought it because I was lured by some of the review that said it has a tenergy 05 characteristic. after a while using it, I found it hard to adjust, just because i'm used to the characteristic of H3C. after a few practice I found this rubber is pretty great. I can smash with an open bat. It blocks easily so defending was not a very hard. with 35degree it is suitable for me rite now.
SC Chao said this on August 17, 2011:
I use 38 degree rubber on my RSM platinum special ( 10.5 mm) racket. The sponge seems a little bit hard for the racket initially, while it became softer 1-2 weeks later, and became easily controlled in short and long hits. The looping quality is quite good, the speed in in medium level. Looping at Close tabe distance is easily and the looping showed long arc line. The power of pushing and backhand was relatibvley weak.
rabbi-D said this on October 28, 2011:
I've been playing with 2 of these for the last 20 days (black 39 degree FH and red 38 on BH, both max) on a TB ALC blade that used to have Xiom Vega Pro / Europe and BTY T05 / T64 before that.
Moon is probably closest to Vega Europe IMHO, but has slightly less speed and spin and lower throw. It is more difficult to generate as much spin as with the Ts or Vegas, but the rubber makes for that with an outstanding linearity in speed.
- very linear
- easier to control in high-speed exchanges
- very inexpensive and offers excellent value
- not a lot of speed and speed
- more difficult to lift heavy spin than with Ts or Vegas
Recommended for casual play and amateurs.
Could be a liability for pro players ;)
zzz said this on November 26, 2011:
Good rubber with good spin, speed and control --> if you get a good batch. I've tried six pieces and two of them had completely dead sponges. Consistency is very bad.
MP said this on January 7, 2012:
i used 38 degree...red.
What surprise me is looping ability with this rubber....block is very easy....chop is heavy....speed is just nice....suit to play close to table. i would choose this Moon compare to Hurricane. i would recommend this rubber to beginner.
santiago said this on February 10, 2012:
EstÃ¡ goma es muy rÃ¡pida y potente, tiene efecto fenomenal para hacer tiros de ataque ,cerca y a media distanacÃa, su esponja tiene una gran potencia y estabilidad , me da la confianza para atacar, es una buena goma
hall said this on March 8, 2012:
nice for bh. for forhend only on off+ blade.. i like sound when i smash
higher throw than huricane 3.. with huricane i have problem with smash..
jun said this on March 23, 2012:
i use this rubber on xiom fuga cp and nexy spear cp(38deg). it's faster than neo h3. easy to control, enough speed.
Frogger said this on August 22, 2012:
This is the poor man's Bryce. Fast, linear, blocks great. Counters are fast with good spin. Loops are good but needs more muscle away from table. Spin on service is good but not great ala T05. This rubber is for players who play close-mid who value an allround game based on block/counter/ supporting loop.Durability is reasonable. Works great for BH. Ok for FH for certain players who drive.
crag_hack said this on September 15, 2012:
in hardness 39 it is very similar to Tenergy 05, and I don't need to say a word about price
Shirazir said this on October 15, 2012:
It's odd that Galaxy tries to earmark Moon as their T05 substitute because it's simply not. The throw isn't high enough and it's not crazy spinny though it is quite fast and bouncy.
I would go as far as to say that this is somewhere in between Bryce and T05 in terms of how it plays, albeit with a bit less speed.
At first glance, the topsheet looks like a high quality Euro/Jap topsheet in that it's matte with very little to no tackiness. The sponge is similar in colour to Butterfly's Spring Sponge (Tenergy, Spin Art) though the 39 degree red version is a fair bit harder.
As far as playing characteristics go, this is a decent looping rubber away from the table but excels in blocking and counter-hitting due to the slightly harder, springy sponge and it's strong insensitivity to spin. In the short game, it can be springy if one isn't used to a tensioned rubber but by no means is it difficult to control once you get a feel for it.
After using it on my forehand for a short while, I ended up switching it around to my backhand as the Mercury II was a better fit while Moon wasn't producing enough spin from mid table for my liking. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad FH rubber but it just didn't work for my style of looping and worked better for blocking which I prefer to do on my backhand side.
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get out of this rubber what some of the other reviewers did and I assume that it's due in part to my preference to stay fairly close to the table and the fact that 39 degrees is a little harder than I should actually be using.
Again, there's nothing inherently wrong with this rubber, in fact, its quite good at blocking and counter-hitting as I mentioned ; it's just not for me unfortunately.
sebas_aguirre said this on January 6, 2013:
I posted a review of this rubber in my blog.
vic said this on March 1, 2013:
Tried this on Donic Waldner Ultra Carbon. Low tacky, medium throw. Less spin than either Mercury2 or Jupiter, less speed than Jupiter. It didn't give me what I was looking for. Will try on other blades later.
chubbychopper said this on March 7, 2013:
Moon - red 2.1 mm
37 deg hardness
Donic Defplay Senso
I reviewed this rubber long ago... much has changed since then (or so I like to think).
Some on here claim this baby lacks spin or touch, for both loops and chops.
Nothing is farther from the truth! I understand how they feel as I too experienced the same conclusion upon first use. It comes down to your stroke.
I am able to chop and loop with tremendous amounts of spin. Easily equal to or greater than any other rubber I have used as of yet.
The rating system is inaccurate to say the least. Too many unqualified posters and inflaters/deflaters. Instead I'll compare it to a few other rubbers I've used and let readers drawn their on conclusions.
Hurricane 3 #19 Sponge - Moon has a much faster rebound with a livelier feel. Its top end speed is greater for loops and drives. I would give the spin edge to a new sheet of H3 with the tack still fresh. Once it wears off I find they are quite similar, in fact in my hands I am able to generate a tad more spin with the moon on brushing strokes (both chops and loops). Short game goes to H3.
Geospin Tacky - I find moon superior in every way, aside from once again a new sheet of geospin with fresh tack... better spin at first for the opening sessions. Geospin is much better rubber for beginning players I'd say. A lot slower and easier to handle (other than reading spin as the moon is essentially tackless and less sensitive to the incoming ball).
Gambler Reflectoid - Put this toy away! Reflectoid supposedly is a wonderful blocking rubber... Moon does it better all the while keeping more gears for attacking!
Stiga Mendo - Mendo is much softer, has a lighter touch, and one might argue is easier to control overall. Yet, with a bit of skill and knowledge of the game I rank Moon above Mendo in every category across the board (barring ones such as sponge hardness etc.).
Duplik said this on August 12, 2013:
tried one today and for the price is a decent tenergy 05 alternative, but be aware is not the same, have a little less spin and speed, but more control on near to the table game. i really like this rubber, just the throw angle could be higher for my taste and it will be perfect, low cost, and good quality rubber. for the medium player level.
blackbird74 said this on August 15, 2013:
Tested Hardness Black 39 2.2mm.
Rubber is very slightly tacky when new. The ball will not stick to it. Good to moderate amount of spin.
Quite fast and springy. Control was quite good for a fast rubber, even close to the table.
Throw angle I found to be medium.
Blocking was quite good as springy and plenty of bounce, but not too much so good control.
Pushing and chop serves were good for control but spin was not too heavy due to lack of tacky surface. Still very good though.
Good for attaching close to mid-distance but further back it lacked some pace.
Attacking felt really good at close and mid-distance with lots of power and spin with a nice arc, but further back from the table it lacked some pace and bounce. Therefore, a bit lacking in gears.
Overall, I would recommend it for an attacker at close to mid-distance who doesn't play too far from the table much. Control is quite good and the sponge not too hard.
However, of two rubbers I ordered, one was bubbled (sponge separated from rubber) in a large patch, just out of the packet before even being cut. Not sure if this is a manufacturer or delivery issue, but I have marked it down on durability and consistency for that reason. The one rubber I did use has been fine.
Speed: 8.8; Spin: 8.7; Control: 8.6
Tackiness: Slightly tacky; Throw Angle: Medium
Weight: Average; Sponge Harness: Medium; Gear: Average
Durability: Not very durable; Consistency: Occasional variations
Sebu said this on October 2, 2013:
Ok rubber, but hard and not very spinny. Blocks well.
Amigo said this on November 27, 2013:
Large amount of reviews on this rubber.
In my opinion it is a good value for the money and would advice players to try this rubber. Out of the pack it has super grip (like T05) but rubber is not the best clone of T05. Other then that it is /"do it all rubber/".
About 15-20 % in every department down from T05 and you can get the idea how this plays.
I would highly recommend this rubber to anybody on FH or BH. This can be used in match easy, so it is not only training rubber.
Recently few of my friends tested 5 ply ALL blades and Moon was one of the rubbers on testing. Most of them including me had very hard time lifting heavy under spin on FH side with Moon on those slower flexible blades. We actually do not know the reason why did this happen but it did.
Playing a pips chopper was almost impossible. So much effort was needed to lift chops and so much upward motion that speed was no where near enough for scoring points.
Non of us had any complaint on BH side. Moon was actually very good BH rubber on slow ALL blades.
Enjoy TT and have fun :)
hallman432 said this on January 12, 2014:
I Have the 2.2 34 degree moon on both FH and BH. I find it very difficult to loop underspin with this rubber. Another thing that is just horrible is the serves due to the lack of spin this rubber produces. It is a good rubber for mid range controlled play but it fails and the hard loops and developing enough topspin or sidespin on your loops. I feel like the only thing I can trust this rubber to do is blocks and mid range controlled loops. It is a disappointment of a rubber.
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