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Air Illumina X25
Review of Air Illumina X25Excellent attack rubber with high quality natural rubber and some built-in glue-effect.
Shines most at hitting, blocking, driving and loopdriving.
Serves are spinny but difficult to keep short. Pushes are as good as you can expect from a rubber as offensive as this.
Works very well on a medium-soft blade.
Jul 02, 2011
Butterfly Bryce Speed
Review of Butterfly Bryce SpeedVery good quality rubber. Nice feeling. Great topspin and speed. Good control.
We compared this rubber to Sriver, it wasnt even close. This rubber is much much better.
Feb 08, 2011
Dawei Inspirit Quattro
Review of Dawei Inspirit QuattroFelt quite hard at first. Sponge was hard. Gets better after a while when its broken in.
Bit tacky aswell. More of a looping/driving rubber for me than a speed rubber.
Top-sheet thickness seems to make a big difference. The UltraLight version with thinner topsheet is clearly better in speed and control imo... and of cource, its LIGHTER
Throw-angle seems very low too. I seem to be a bit off on this rubber compaired to everyone else. Perhaps I got an odd sheet, who knows? At least i will be buying quattro ul in future.
Aug 18, 2010
Dawei Inspirit Quattro Ultralight 40
Review of Dawei Inspirit Quattro Ultralight 40Nice, well-balanced rubber.
Very good for pushing, serving, looping and chopping, tremendous control.
Not good for smashes and flathits.
I use it on bh in 2,0.
Dec 27, 2010
Review of Gambler ShadowNice tackiness, good spin and control. But slow speed.
Its a nice rubber. But it didnt work too well on my Stiga Tube offensive. The rubber was much too slow.
Very good spin on serves.
Its a defensive rubber. Would work best with chopping and looping I think. Good for tactical play with spin variation.
Seems to have good endurance.
Aug 28, 2010
JOOLA Tango Extrem
Review of JOOLA Tango ExtremVery good quality on these rubbers, very durable.
Smashes, flathits and powerful drives are excellent with this rubber, if yet, difficult to master. With the very low throw of these rubbers u have to really swing fast to make sure the ball does not end up in the net. When u do however hit ur shots correctly u are rewarded with extreme speed for smashes and extreme speed and spin for drives. Very nice arc aswell. When u drive, be sure to make heavy use of the sponge and use ur wrist alot. Speed 10, spin 9.
Quite outstanding flicks aswell, a joy to flick with.
This rubber also blocks well (or maybe excellent (im not an expert on blocks)).
Ive used these rubbers on a Stiga Tube Offensive, which is a very good blade, quite stiff and hard, and it worked really well. Only thing is i hit the edges too often. I will try a Stiga Offensive Oversize later.
Defensive play is much tougher. When I was new to these rubbers, control for me was like 1-5. Ive used these rubbers now for several years and as u get used to them, the control for me is now more like 6-9. So I rated control at 6.
Pushing with spin is not good with this rubber, but u can always just put the ball back over the net with placement.
Chops are very difficult to control, but when u do get them right they are very spinny and hard to return well.
Service is not excellent, but quite good if u work at it. Can produce quite spinny serves.
The thing I really miss when using these rubbers is brush looping, especially brush looping using only the top sheet, u can almost forget about that with these rubbers. U have to use the sponge more or less when looping with this rubber. Normal slow loops are not very good either.
Opening loops over the table are surprisingly good though, i mean, not excellent but surprisingly good.
For offensive play i like this rubber very much in 2.1 on my backhand for flicks, smashes and loops/drives. Its Great.
The same goes for forehand, excellent offensive shots.
However I find this rubber way too static on my forehand, even in 1.8. I miss the brush loops.
I cant see why other reviewers have rated this rubber to have many gears. The only gears I have found that is worth buying the rubber for is: (1) maximum speed on smashes (2) maximum speed and spin on powerdrives (3) Great flicks. And perhaps (4) Good enough opening loops.
Im gonna go back to non-tensor on my forehand, i think ill even try something a bit tacky, like lkt red diamond, cream transcend, gambler shadow etc.
Besides i think ill try something cheaper on my backhand as well, prolly the dawei insprit series rubbers (from colestt). Maybe also palio macro era. But when my curiosity for other rubbers wear off and my wallet improves I think Ill go back to this one.
PS This is definitely a Tensor rubber. On the specs from manufactor (on this page) it says its not a Tensor. That should be changed DS
Jun 23, 2010
LKT (Li Kuang Tsu) (1)
LKT Red Diamond
Review of LKT Red DiamondThis one plays REALLY good.
Very good control, good loops, good drives. Smashes are good too. Have it on Stiga Off Oversize. Very good mix but a bit heavy.
Sponge is a bit hard, but works well. Good pop and speed in the sponge.
Topsheet is nice and a bit tacky. Good for putting spin on the ball and still good control and not too affected by spin.
My fav rubber for now.
Nov 10, 2010
Review of Stiga MendoVery versatile and underrated rubber for sure. Works very nice on an allround blade. I used a Stiga Allround Oversize. Very good mix. Its good for different kinds of loops, not least brush loops.
Best is looping versus heavy underspin. With the tensor rubber ive been using i can loop 1-2 times vs heavy underspin, then i hit the net. With this one u can powerbrush the ball over the table and add huge amounts of spin, so its likely ur opponent misses before u do. Swing big!
A bit disappointing control for opening loops though.
Smashes are also very good with the Mendo.
Pushing works and chopping works too.
This rubber works best when adding spin to the ball or smashing.
May 31, 2010
Review of Stiga NeosAgree with former post. This rubber is not good for spinning. Loops are quite bad actually.
Very good control in defensive play especially pushes are controlled.
Its a bit speedy aswell.
A strangely mixed rubber, with low durability. Its not fragile. But its not spinny for too long.
May 31, 2010
Stiga Boost TS
Review of Stiga Boost TSGlad to see people liking this rubber and think it plays well. Shows people can make different use of different materials.
For me it didnt play well. The sponge is rediculously soft, lacking all power, giving momentum away.
The topsheet seemed to be of very good quality though. I was beating myself up for not getting tp or tx instead.
Aug 18, 2010
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