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DHS Hurricane 8 Hard

€24.92
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Rubber type : inverted
Hurricane 8 is specially designed to compensate the spin and speed loss of the 40+ plastic ball. The sponge of the Hurricane 8 is a hard high-density Chinese style sponge, but it is a new type with 15% more elasticity. The top sheet of the Hurricane 8 has more stickiness than Hurricane 2 Neo and Hurricane 3 Neo rubbers.

Customer Reviews

19/09/2018 Good when boosted Review by RICHARD LIM
Quality
Tested with Dr.Neubauer High Technology Plus blade. Fantastic drive, spin, and control
03/07/2018 Great looper Review by HW
Quality
I tried both black and red boosted rubbers on my FH. They are both excellent for spinning looping. If you looping style is forward hitting more than upward, use the black. Otherwise use red as it is a little softer. I am using red FH and it works with great spin and consistency! I will keep this rubber on FH.
23/05/2018 A good attacking rubber for the FH Review by Rashed Sheriff
Quality
The DHS Hurricane 8 Hard (black) was my first tacky Chinese rubber. I was transitioning to this from using Tenergy 05. I combined this with a Shining Dragon (red) on the BH, both in max thickness on a Nittaku barwell fleet blade

First Impression :
The rubber comes covered with a plastic sheet, is cut angularly on the edges like most DHS rubbers and has an ever so slight concave shape out of the packing, however I can't be sure of it is because of the hot humid weather where I'm from. I found like most reviews before me stated; is one of the hardest I've come across. The first sheet I bought had a defect in that the top sheet wasn't stuck to the sponge in the middle and so had a bubble.

Assembly:
Cutting this rubber using a scalpel is much easier than some of the other esn rubbers which tend to fragment if done too quickly or unsteadily by someone like me who has just started assembling blades. I was able to get a really neat and professional cut on this. A Lot of care should be taken to stick it right the first time. Found it hadn't stuck too well after gluing and cutting due to my blade being lacquered, so had to remove it to redo it. Once I did, the rubber had shrunk and I had no option other than to boost it with Falco to increase the size.

Play:
This is a seriously quick rubber, no less because in my case it was boosted too. It's tacky, not as much as some others but the tack helps in developing some serious spin whether attacking or defending. The rubber is awesome in blocking and I found playing topspin rallies a breeze and so is lifting underspin. Isn't as good at flat smashing like the European/Japanese rubbers however. Not a very forgiving rubber but awesome with the right technique and correct positioning before executing a stroke and this can't be stressed enough. Took this last point pretty lightly when reading other's reviews when they mentioned this point. So you really have to work harder and build better stamina, but in doing so this rubber opens up a world of possibilities.

Conclusion :
Definitely a great rubber, the price is really economical for such a good rubber but however, DHS quality control needs to improve. Personally I prefer the Nittaku Hurricane Pro 3 which im playing with currently and have no intention of changing.
17/02/2018 Great rubber. Review by Don Moore
Quality
This rubber was recommended by the staff at tabletennis11. This was my first time playing with a Chinese rubber. It suits my all round game perfectly with its hard sponge. Love it. Thanks tabletennis11.
26/12/2017 excellent ! Review by Edvards Parijancs
Quality
If you like these DHS tacky rubbers - just try this one ! You just need to compare it with the famous Hurricane 3 , 2, ... etc.
22/12/2017 Excellent rubber Review by Ravi Kalluri
Quality
It took a little bit of getting used to. I was coming from the Hurricane 3 Neo. I found that this was not as tacky as I thought it would be. My used H3 Neo gripped the ball longer than this rubber did so that was a little dissapointing.

That said, I have only tried this with the old celluloid balls. The H3 Neo was designed to grip those while the H8 is for the new poly ball. So I don't know yet how this rubber will react to the poly ball.
29/09/2017 Incredible Review by 陈子明
Quality
I use Donic Appelgren Allplay as my blade, and this rubber fits it perfectly. It gives perfect speed to your stroke as long as you have a good technique.
25/09/2017 Great for FH Review by Yi Zhang
Quality
I love this rubber for FH. I've tried both H3 and H8 on FH. The difference is pretty big. H8 is less tacky than H3, but a bit bouncier.

I like H8 more, even though it's less forgiving and less controllable than H3. If you do it right, you can produce really fast and spinny shots. But if your skill level isn't there yet, I recommend H3. H3 is more forgiving. You can produce heavy topspin even with a slow or short stroke, but the downside is that the shots are much slower.
14/09/2017 Great rubber Review by Yi Zhang
Quality
Even though most people prefer H3 or H3 Neo, I prefer H8. I use 5-ply wood blade, so I want harder rubber to compensate for the softer wood blade. It's what you'd expect from Chinese rubber. Tacky surface and hard sponge. You must have proper form and use a lot of power, otherwise your loop will be weak.

All in all, excellent spin and power.
12/05/2017 Good Review by AlmotassimBellah Sammour
Quality
Good
12/05/2017 Good Review by AlmotassimBellah Sammour
Quality
Good
18/04/2017 Great rubber Review by Kevin Au
Quality
It is really stacky and easy to control the ball
27/03/2017 good choice Review by edelberto zambonini
Quality
I'm an old defensive player far from the table and I use this rubber on FH for choping. Excellent spin but some problem to control the ball of your opponent.
The ideal rubber should be 1,5 thickness.
07/03/2017 Nice sound good to player close to the table Review by Fai Cho
Quality
The rubber is great for play close to the table., not enough power for my style when I play away from the table. Great sound, the people from the club love the sound of the rubber..
07/03/2017 Great rubber Review by Plamen Peshev
Quality
Great choice, if you're into tacky Chinese rubbers that generate enormous spin. Needs getting used to.
25/02/2017 Just a commercial Version Review by Cristiano Cozza
Quality
From August to Feb I've played with an H8 coming directly from professional chinese players. Few days ago the top-sheet started bubbling and became useless. I decided to give a try to the one bought few months in this site.
The TT11 rubber is complete different, the quality is definitely worse, the orange sponge is hilarious, without life, a pale mock of the "original", just the color is the same.
Talking about the top-sheet : the original was incrediby tacky and performing, you could keep the ball sticked to the rubber as long as you wished....The TT11 H8 rubber isn't tacky at all.

To conclude, the 2 rubbers are completly different even if they share the same name.
11/02/2017 Good grippy rubber. Review by GARRY G.
Quality
The rubber has good grippy surface. Spins the ball well & control is good. Backhand looping is good. However, this rubber is not fast. Comparing with DHS Skyline 3, Skyline 3 has tacky surface.
06/02/2017 Not exactly H3 Neo replacement, but... Review by JKL
Quality
Well, coming from playing with H3 Neo, this rubber shares some characteristics. The hard sponge and the direct ball feel are very similar. In terms of tackiness, this rubber is not as tacky as the H3 Neo. You can still pick up the ball for a split of a second, but not as long as H3 Neo. but you do feel that this is a different rubber when playing it.

In general, the rubber plays well. You can definitely feel the elasticity of the rubber. It has a slightly higher throw and more pop on the ball. The rubber is great in serving the ball. I can generate plenty of spin out of the serves and lifting backspin on loop is easy. But your timing must be accurate because like many traditional Chinese rubbers, there is not much room for bad timing on shots.

Short game is also where this rubber excels like H3 Neo. Overall, if you don't want to boost H3 Neo to play, this may be a good replacement for that. It is not too tacky like H3 Neo, but it does play better on the long distance shots.

So overall, it may come down to a personal preference between this and H3 Neo.
30/01/2017 Spinny but very hard Review by ALVARO MEDINA
Quality
Excellent for spin but too hard for me. I changed to mid-hard
09/01/2017 dhs hurricane 8 Review by Tommy Susanto Moelyono
Quality
first time i try this rubber it feels more like europe rubber,it remind me of tibhar mxp,average speed,good spin,but its hard to do killing punch,if you wanna try Chinese rubber i suggest use dhs hurricane 3 provinc and boost it with falco,cause i think this rubber its not the answer of plasti ball
15/12/2016 Good rubber Review by Zobova Natalia
Quality
Good rubber becomes VERY good only after bustering
11/12/2016 Super Review by R.Mihnev
Quality
Thank you TT11 for the good service and fast delivery.
03/10/2016 Perfect as a forehand rubber Review by Tian Xia
Quality
First I am a Chinese, and let me tell you some secrets to use Chinese rubbers. Hurricane 8 is perfect. This rubber, currently, has no market version or provincial version. Just one version. And the price here is almost the same with that in China. While hurricane 3 pro version has a big price difference. Anyway, I recommend you use hurricane 8 hard version with thick sponge, plus special oil before gluing it, for your "forehand". I use "sea moon" oil to process the rubber for 2-3 days, then glue it using any glue you like. You would love it to death. But, remember, hurricane might be not suitable for a backhand rubber, because it is hard for the sponge, and heavier for the weight. So your backhand usually does not have enough strength to touch its power. But if you still want to use it, use the thin sponge version. I am in the bay area, and you are also here, we could play together (SummerRainET2008@gmail.com). Finally, hope every guy has a wonderful experience with Chinese rubbers.
19/09/2016 Very fast and sticky rubber Review by Karina Golin
Quality
The rubber is very fast (only for those having good controll over the racket)
Very good spin

The price is at least 30% lower than on other sites.
05/09/2016 Very pleased with the rubber Review by Karina Golin
Quality
Very fast + good spin.
The controll is lacking though.
10/08/2016 Good rubber if you are ok with the extra weight Review by Hong Ly
Quality
This rubber is quite sticky and it lasts! I use it on my forehand for spinning loop. It is slower than my T05FX (backhand side) but the stickiness lasts super long and my forehand push is getting heavier and is effective against looper.

My only complain is it is 30% heavier than T05FX (adding 13 grams). I guess we win some lose some. If DHS can make the same quality rubber (sticky + fair speed + good price) while cutting some grams, I'd love this rubber forever :).
09/04/2016 slow Review by ramogha
Quality
it is slow compare to Japanese rubber, good for forehand flick
01/02/2016 DHS HURRICANE HARD 8 Review by (James) Haiyun Huang
Quality
DHS HURRICANE HARD 8 is really good for quick loop and attack. I think the midst soft ones would be better for me. I put it on my forehand and my backhand T64.
Hey dude, it is all good!
29/01/2016 Good rubber Review by Kouros Zirak
Quality
After testing the mid-hard version, i found the harder version is better for my backhand. The control is better than the softer version. Has better kick and better for serve.
24/12/2015 good rubber Review by Manuel Fischer
Quality
Very good rubber. I play it on my vh. Boosted.
10/11/2015 Worth the money Review by Eric Liu
Quality
Similar to old Hurricane 3 Neo but with more control, not as tacky as the H3 NEO. An excellent rubber for the money.
06/11/2015 . Review by Hussain Al shunit
Quality
My lovely DHS a lot of spin I fall in love with this rubber but not very fast but still good in speed
12/09/2015 VERY GOOD Review by Nilton Silva
Quality
VERY GOOD
03/09/2015 Review by kui deng
Quality
不错
17/08/2015 the best Chinese rubber in market now Review by Alam Sha
Quality
Better top sheet (more elastic) than any H3 (national, provincial, commercial). Less tackiness than H3 but very gripy.
H8 hard is faster than mid-hard. If you look for the rubber like glued/boosted H3, this is the one. This rubber is like boosted national H3 blue sponge.
tabletennis11.com supports a great customer service as ever. I have been buying from this company more than 3 years.
06/08/2015 Très bon revêtement Review by Andry johnson
Quality
Faster than H3 and not tacky. I use it on my BH and skyline on for hand.
Just what I need.
DHS Hurricane 8 Hard