- 12/10/2016 Excelente precio calidad Review by Juan Paulo Hernandez Hernandez
- 22/09/2014 A+ Review by A+
- 04/09/2014 It's great but not awesome Review by Yewhan
First, given that I'm not a pro or anything so this review may be biased. This rubber was tested by 3 different people at my club and the opinions were similar.
The surface is not tacky, unlike what I was expecting as a chinese rubber. Sponge was quite hard. Compared to Tenergy 80FX which I previously used among other 'tensor rubbers' it has distinctively a bouncy feeling. This results in very effective block as well as fast attacks. Due to its short dwell time I needed some adjusting but not much. Drive shots were good but not exceptionally fast.
Spin was something that I was expecting this rubber to excel, but was slightly disappointed. Especially after having used hurrican 3 NEO (which I enjoyed) in the past. The surface is grippy but almost non-tacky. This surface along with short dwell time had negative effects on my serve and drive shots.
I feel that this rubber is very effective in smashing and blocking. If you are a looper I do not recommend this rubber.
One thing worth mentioning is that in humid conditions, It looses grip completely, unlike other grippy rubbers that retain some grip in the same conditions. The ball will just slip and land right on the net or even worse fall to the ground.
Also, I don't know if I received a defective rubber, but the sponge is inconsistent. Instead of having 'pores' like Rasant or Tenergy, it is dense without any visible pores but has large (up to 1mm large) air bubbles in a few places. I am not sure if it actually affects the performance of the rubber.
Some say it's comparable to Tenergy 05 but I disagree. It has completely different characteristics. Less spin more speed and less control I feel.
All in all, the price seems high for the performance it brings. If you want Chinese rubber I'd rather recommend Hurricane 3 NEO as it is much cheaper and the performance is very similar if not better in my opinion. If you are into Japanese or European style rubber (i.e. Tensor Rubber) I think you'd be better off without this one.
- 08/07/2014 Great Rubber Review by Filipe