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Nittaku Fastarc G-1

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Most players are looking for that rubber that fits them just right. Nittaku has introduced the Fastarc series with a variety to choose from. The Fastarc G-1 has the most power of the series. It's a very direct and to the point rubber. All offensive strokes from fast drives at the table to long distance counterlooping are executed with high precision. The hardest and fastest of all the Fastarcs.
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Customer Reviews

All reviews listed are from verified customers who have purchased this product.

22/04/2019 Excellent rubber at a reasonable price Review by LD USATT Rating 9001
This rubber serves as a very stable high performance rubber in contrast to some of the modern tensor rubbers available on the market today which can change in playing characteristics in a relatively short period of time. In my experience, near daily usage for approximately 3 hours a day the topsheet and sponge provides a consistent experience for about a month. This includes multiball with some particularly dirty balls and not necessarily the most meticulous cleaning regimen. For a modern offensive game there's no particular field that this rubber is deficient in. If there's any nitpick then one could say the sponge is on the softer side lending to the rubber bottoming out more easily than others on flat shots or smashes. Whether looping at mid to long range or driving the ball close to the table, the rubber has a very linear feel compared to other rubbers in this class and is easy to understand from the get go.

In comparison to other popular rubbers, it feels more inert than Tenergy which allows for easier short-short play. It still does maintain a springing feel with a lot of incoming energy being conserved which make emergency shots and short strokes easier to perform than with Hurricane3. As alluded to earlier, G1 sponge tends to maintain it's characteristics longer than Tibhar Evolution rubbers such as MX-P or EL-P.

Having gone through several sheets of G1, one oddity to note would be that the topsheet for red and black sheets do not have the same surface feeling. A rough description would be that the red topsheet feels a bit more "plasticky" while the black topsheet feels more pliable. This doesn't seem to affect the ball characteristics too much in normal play, but it's divergent enough to be able to determine which sheet I'm touching in a blindfolded test.

Overall, G1 is an excellent rubber for players looking to develop a consistent attacking game and doesn't have any apparent deficiencies. I would call it a jack of all trades, but that would be doing the rubber a disservice as it performs on the same level of pretty much anything else on the
17/04/2019 Отличная накладка Review by Orunbek
Отличная накладка, достаточная скорость, хорошее сцепление, контроль все на уровне. Советую.
16/04/2019 Great Rubber for Less Review by Albert Geht
After trying the Yasaka Mark IV, DHS Hurricane 2, Tibhar MX-P, and Butterfly Tenergy 80, I really like this rubber because of high spin, great pushing, and top spin attacks. I use it on the both sides of my blade.
14/04/2019 Awesome for brush looping. Review by George Li
Perfect amount of hardness for forehand looping. I can get a lot of spin with this rubber.
12/04/2019 so~so Review by Kim JongRok
I used to use G1 and changed rasanter r50.
The reason is that it lacks elasticity and speed.
09/04/2019 Use for BH Review by tom wei
I use this on my BH and love it. Good speed, grip and control. Love the high throw angle because my BH is a more flatter shot. So the margin of error is higher.
04/04/2019 Fantastic Review by David Nguyen
Very good rubber for the price.
Fast and the spin is as expected. My game is improving because of this rubber.
22/03/2019 Excellent Review by Steve Hochman
I switched from Hammond and Hammond Pro Alpha and have been VERY pleased with both G-1 and C-1 Fastarc. I use the G-1 on the backhand and the C-1 on the forehand. The sponge on the C-1 is a bit softer and results in a tad more spin. G-1 is still excellent for looping but is also fantastic for quick, flat, pick hitting, which is my backhand game. I have enough wrist on my backhand loop to still generate a lot of spin but have the flexibility to pick hit with it as well. C-1 I need on my forehand to help me generate more spin. Both are fantastic and seem to last well.
08/03/2019 Excellent rubber Review by Lewis Chow
Excellent control and fast speed. Very good balance.
12/02/2019 Good Review by Shahad Akram
Very good and outstanding rubber for spinning players.
12/02/2019 One of the best in Business Review by Kartik Anbalagan
This rubber is similar to Tibhar MX-P. No great difference. Low throw than Tibhar MX-P. Control is good. Speed is good for putting away winners. Block depends on blade, but low throw can cause you to fall inside your net.
I would rate it 9/10. No change after playing for 1 month, so I think it is durable.
11/02/2019 Awesome Review by Rango
This rubber is one of the best rubbers to create spin. It's fast with outstanding control. Very good on both sides of your paddle.
08/02/2019 Best!! Review by Sang Hoon Baik
It's very good. I want super thick version. If possible, tell me.
31/01/2019 Good spin~ Review by Kim JR
Tenergy 05 is very expensive.

I love the G-1 !
30/01/2019 Powerful and spinny rubber. Review by wong siew meng
One of the best rubber that I have used. Can execute powerful forehand and excellent control.
15/01/2019 Good spin~ Review by Kim
G-1 is the top rubber with good spin. It is cheap and light. It's my best rubber.
14/01/2019 Great for chopping Review by Berj Nercessian
Great for chopping and returning serves. Great for backspin serves too.
14/01/2019 Very Happy with this rubber Review by Berj Nercessian
My favorite rubber. Excellent grip as the name says. Also, control very good.
11/01/2019 Nittaku Fastarc G-1 Review by kaho cheung
This is one of my favorite FH rubber, very high spin potential and excellent surface grip, this rubber plays similar to Tibhar MX-P with more control and higher throw.
09/01/2019 Excellent product Review by Jenny
It is a very good backhand rubber and last longer than Razka 7.
09/01/2019 Excellent Review by Gary S.
This rubber has very good control and speed.
09/01/2019 Good Review by Estella
Excellent as always. Very durable.
08/01/2019 Best forehand rubber for developing technique! Review by Javier Martinez de Navascues
This is an excellent rubber for those intermediate players who want to improve their forehand repertoire. It sacrifices a bit of speed to gain control and as an off player I can say this rubber has made me improve all forehand strikes.
03/12/2018 Good Control Review by Jisthi Hassim
The feels just like Tenergy. Good for offensive play. Speed and spin is superb. Can control the game smashes and top spins. Once you get the grip of the rubber, it's just perfect. Just as the name says, it is fast and has a high arc. Can vary with just amount of spin and push.
12/11/2018 good for me so far Review by Vladimir Shastin
Totally agree with:

Great rubber for intermediate to advance level players who want something like T05 but less speed more control and is useful for developing technique (particularly loops)"
12/11/2018 One of the best for an off- style Review by Gicu Arama
Excellent rubbers if you need control more than speed. But you have enough speed to kill the point with good technique. Offers a lot of gears, very good in short game, great touch.
02/10/2018 My favorite rubber Review by JEFFREY VALDEZ
This is great if you find T05 too sensitive to spin. Can also generate amazing spin. Open-ups are easy. Dwell time is also great. Use it on Tenor or Acoustic.
14/09/2018 Very good. Lasts a long time. Review by M.A.
One of the best rubbers in the market last a long time. Excellent spin, very good on plastic balls, not heavy; suits forehand and backhand and not bouncy as Tenergy. Higher throw then MXP and Bluefire better then new Aurus Rasanter and Joola.
18/08/2018 Good Review by Krug
One of the legendary rubbers from ESN. It's like a Tenergy 05 with 75% stickiness of Chinese rubbers.
21/07/2018 Excellent rubber Review by Pranot Mahabaley
I have pasted it on XVT ZL KOTO.
I have used Omega IV PRO and Rakza 7 with Carbo 7.6 in the past.
Hence I am comparing Fastarc G1 with these rubbers.
Throw angle of Fastarc is better than these 2 rubbers. Provides good clearance over the net.
Lifting underspin is easier.
Spin in slightly better Rakza 7.
Hardness is same as Rakza 7.
Control is very good.
5% slower than Omega IV PRO.
In short Rakza 7 + better throw angle + better grip = Fastarc G1.
It is only a week since i have started using hence cannot comment on durability.
Overall very very good rubber.
Just go for it.
Thank you :)
04/07/2018 Отличная накладка Review by Orunbek
Отличная и цепкая накладка, скорость достаточная.
Пойдет в качестве замены Tenergy 05, только менее универсальная накладка, не на любое основание может сесть
20/06/2018 Excellent Review by Krug
Very good both on wood and composite blades. Very durable.
20/06/2018 Good Review by Anton Valovenko
Rubber have a nice spin, not very fast and small catapult.
03/06/2018 Nice spin Review by Alexandr Oshlakov
Use Fastarc G-1 for FH on Nittaku Latika - really liked spin.
23/05/2018 Good spin, decent speed Review by Mark Hendricks
This rubber has high spin for a good arc and decent speed, however not as fast as the evolution MX-P that I use on my other side. It is overall a decent rubber however I had a lot of trouble dealing with incoming spin on my backhand because it reacts VERY strongly to spin. Backspins became much more difficult to lift.
23/05/2018 Great FH Rubber Review by Two H's
Solid feeling and control. Gives a very predictable and consistent feedback to the user. Well adapted to offensive topspin play style. Durability is also a strong point. Generally will end up replacing once a month playing around 15 hours a week. Have noticed that the top sheet for the red rubbers have notably less grip compared to the black sheets.
18/05/2018 *Thumbs up Review by TQN
Works as intended!
14/05/2018 G1 rocks! Review by BRIJMOHAN ARORA
Great rubber for loops and serves.
09/05/2018 Excellent Review by Cesar Palacios Mendizabal
Excellent control, excellent spin, speed superior
08/05/2018 Great rubber Review by Timothy Noh
Very good rubber feels like the MXS, but a little more controllable.
26/04/2018 КОНТРОЛЬНЫЙ ТЕНЗОР! Review by Alexandr Sizykh
Поиграв несколькими тензорами, решил, что наверное это не моё. Мешала катапульта. Так и думал, пока не попробовал эту накладку. Очень контрольная катапульта, цепкий топшит, вариативна (можно использовать как справа, так и слева, у меня в основном слева), маловосприимчива к приходящему вращению, легко контролировать скорость, линейна и предсказуема. В общем, очень много плюсов. Менять буду наверное только на неё.
16/04/2018 Excellent Value Review by Anthony
Great value for this product. I've used it as a nice all around sponge.
19/03/2018 My favorite FH rubber. Review by Tim Bourgeois
Love this rubber. I'm using Black Super Thick 2.0 on a Nittaku C-SZ. It has good grip for lifting. Not very spin sensitive. Excellent touch for the short game. Enough power away from the table. I'm simply landing more good quality shots on the table than ever before with it.
05/03/2018 Good quality for low price Review by Brian US Rating ~2000
The rubber is now my preferred forehand rubber. I've tried hurricane/skyline, tenergys, MXP, rakza, and some other popular rubbers, but this one is considerably cheaper (especially if on sale) and has the best qualities from all the rubbers mentioned above. It has a pretty tacky topsheet (less than hurricane, but definitely more than tenergy), powerful sponge (harder than rakza, softer than hurricane, similar to tenergy), and lasts around the same time as most tensors. It allows great spin when needed as you can feel the topsheet clicking with the ball and also shoots the ball out with great speed; it's really like a hurricane topsheet with a tenergy sponge. Great for both loops drives and softer spin loops. Smashing can also be performed with good technique. When the rubber gets too old, it still feels grippy when you touch it, but when playing the ball tends to slip a lot more and loses the spinniness it once had. I would recommend it to people with developed technique because it provides enough power/spin if you stroke the ball correctly and performs well in every field. You can't really blame this rubber if you miss because it does everything it should: lifts underspin, allows topspin loop drive, spin loops, pushes with good spin, short game is fine, flips are easy, serve receive is easy (much easier than tenergy imo), every ball clicks into the rubber/topsheet easily, etc. Overall a great offensive rubber that performs as it should and really allows you to swing into your loops because of its tackiness and springy sponge. Really love the price and quality! Can be a bit brittle around the edges and loses grip after a couple months, but it's still playable after this and shouldn't be thrown away. Boost it after it gets old and slap it on a spare paddle and it still plays pretty well.
22/01/2018 Nittaku rocks the tensor rubber department! Review by Vance Taggart
Samson Dubina recommended this rubber and I am pleased that I seriously considered his suggestion and bought the G-1 red and black rubbers in Max sponge. Plenty of tack to brush the ball back to your opponent, even from off the table and low. The grip is just insane. Love it! Spin is top notch. This rubber is also loaded with speed. When max sponge is activated, your opponent had better be fast to respond to your attack due to the immense speed created with this rubber, especially if you're using a carbon blade in combination with the G-1's. If you have a forehand rubber that you would rather use instead of the black G-1, please note that the red G-1 is stellar as a backhand rubber. I contend that the G-1 red is a better backhand rubber than the Tenergy 05. It has the same spongey feeling but there is just more to the feel of it than the T05. Personally, I will keep a blade with G-1's on both sides and another blade with Nittaku's (DHS) Hurricane 3 on FH with G-1 red on BH. All bases covered. One cannot go wrong.
30/12/2017 Not so fast Review by Phinyawat Thummanon
Good for control
29/12/2017 Nittaku Fastarc G-1 Review by TT Player
Really fast rubber. Hard feel (sponge and topsheet).
Playing modern defense, it's suited for countering at mid distances but it's too fast for short game and chopping.
Grip is surprisingly good (black rubber).
Max is 2.0mm.
09/12/2017 Good rubber Review by Juergen Kurras
Its a good rubber. I use it on forehand.
Good Speed and Spin.
04/12/2017 good rubber Review by jeongmin cho
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29/11/2017 Great rubber for the modern game Review by Jason Chan
Fast, spinny rubber with an acceptable short game. Performs most shots well. A little too hard and high throw for my backhand but great for the forehand. A great choice for offensive players who are undecided on an all purpose attacking rubber. Great price point too so I can see why it's a best seller in Japan.
20/11/2017 Rubber of choice Review by Jack
On all 3 of my Violins and Accoustic, both FH & BH. Perfect balance of speed, spin and control. It is relatively light in weight as well. If there is one criticism - it is not as durable as I would like.
18/11/2017 Excellent Review by Jared Petersen
Thanks tabletennis11
06/11/2017 good Review by min-jae kang
I bought a high-quality product at a low price.
Delivery is also fast and convenient.
24/10/2017 The quality is as claimed by Nittaku. Review by Sanjay Jain
behaves all right but difficult to judge due to a slower than expected blade.
26/08/2017 Good Review by Byunghun choi
Good perfomance
26/08/2017 Good Review by Byunghun choi
It is good performance
22/08/2017 Good Rubber Review by Daniel H
Good rubber from Nittaku. I've enjoy Fastarc S-1 for few years, this one comes in very close.
20/07/2017 Good spin Review by Ed Leung
I'm using this rubber on my forehand and find it has very good top and side spin. Smashing from mid distance was very good.
14/07/2017 excellent rubber Review by sungsu An
appropriate for spinning and speed. I'd like to make a suggestion for all the players, especially for high level player. Thank you.

17/01/2017 good speed Review by rio
this rubber good for block and fast
02/01/2017 Nice offensive FH Rubber Review by Richard Levy
This was an upgrade on the FH side of my Xiom Vega Tour from Omega IV Elite. I was looking for more speed and spin, and this rubber delivered on both counts. It has a relatively firm sponge, but the rubber grips well and loops and drives were easy to execute. A good shot is accompanied by a nice click.
07/10/2016 Decent Review by CroneOne
Pretty nice rubber actually. It seems less springy than say T05 or M1. Maybe the sponge is harder. If you brush the ball finely it will be loaded with spin. It's also quite fast for flat hits or fast loops. Used on a carbon blade.
26/01/2016 good rubber Review by ilkay Demiralay
best rubber my FH with nittaku barwell fleet
29/12/2015 Fantastic! Review by Goran Stevanovic
This is a phenomenal offensive backhand rubber.
I also durable.
I recommend!
For forehand I personally prefer Tenergy 05 or Tenergy 05 fx.
Use not much haevy and too hard blade (approximately 85 grams).
A good choice is Timo Boll ALC, Joola Markovic (the new name is Rosskopf Emotion), or for example in my opinion unjustly neglected Joola Sheik (75 grams).
01/12/2015 Excellent rubber Review by alvin tso
Very good quality. Very grippy and spiny. Very good feel and control. Take time to understand its behaviour. It will get better when you can connect with it.
24/11/2015 Too soft on viscaria Review by Jimmy
Had this rubber for forehand on my viscaria. Spinny but too slow.
12/11/2015 superb Forehand rubber !! Review by Aditya Nand
The best forehand rubber I have tried out of the following : rasant powergrip , rasant, tibhar aurus, yasaka rising dragon, xiom omega 4 pro, xiom omega 5 tour, tibhar 1qxd, h3neo, skyline tg2 neo
fastarc G1 incorporates the best qualities of the above rubbers :
1. tackiness like 1qxd (this helps a lot over the table short game, server receives, pushes, lifting underspin balls in a controlled manner without overshooting edge of table, sidespin-hook topspins)
2. spin/grip like rasant power grip (provides great spin when brushing looping as well as when you engage the sponge in close/mid/far distance game)
3. med-hard sponge like aurus (not too hard, but not also medium like rasant... this allows you to start engaging the sponge relatively closer to the table, without fear of ball overshooting due to high throw of rubber, or ball rushing to the net due to med-low throw...... the med-hard sponge also ensure adequate power from all usual playing distances)
4. med-high throw angle like rasant (helps in clearing the net easliy from close/mid .... )
5. blocking is also good like xiom rubbers .. no issue in this aspect
From the look, feel, and daily playing experience, it seems pretty durable as well !! Totally satisfied !! Highly recommended !! I m using it as FH on DHS long 5 blade, with Fastarc C-1 on BH. Great combination.
09/11/2015 perfect rubber Review by Nafiu Sani
I have used different rubbers but this rubber is superb execellent and have lots of spin and control especially for long distances loopers. Good price and fast delievery.
07/09/2015 very good Review by hugo valdebenito
good rubber, excellent short game.
20/07/2015 Light Review by barış akbay
Excellent lightness excellent control gives you the balls real and excellent sense
13/06/2015 Fastarc G1 Review by Ding
I tried this product for my forehand for one month with Stiga sense 7.6. not as good as butterfly 05 with butterfly blade though. But it would be a good rubber if you hit the ball quite often. If you have 50 euro pls choose butterfly 05 instead. It would be a nice choice if it is used for backhand.
12/06/2015 Mustafa Boyaci Review by Mustafa Boyaci
for powerful control speed and spin
12/01/2015 Attack Review by Oliver Mecseri
A great attacking rubber. I am a die hard looper, and this is not exactly for the slow, super-spinny ones, but for everything else. Again, work great on both sipes. Most excellent away from the table. a monster out there.
22/09/2014 5 Review by Oleg Kuntsevych
The perfect quality of the rubber straps on the tennis rackets, quick delivery and definitely will order again. Recommend everyone!
19/09/2014 excellent Review by Oleg Kuntsevych
The perfect quality of the rubber straps on the tennis rackets, quick delivery and definitely will order again. Recommend everyone!
16/09/2014 One of the best Review by calvin
Has very good speed & spin. I have 1.8 & 2.0mm on my BH. Feels a little hard at beginning. It takes some time to get used to. After that, it works like a monster. Very explosive.
16/09/2014 great Review by woodchuen villanueva
sticky and fast looping rubber. great quality and great value.
05/09/2014 Good Review by Lipka
Fast and spiny. for your information, the rubber feels harder than the C1 and S1. Can be used for the forehand and backhand, but I find it to be better for the forehand.
18/08/2014 Best rubber, i have played! Review by Christian
In the last 10 years, i have played vom Butterfly sriver, over Butterfly Bryce an Ternergy. But now, this rubber is greatfull in quality, control, spin and speed. I use it in super thick on my forehand on a Joola Chen Wexing blade. The service, chop, and 1st ball are so controlled with so much spin, that i can open the game with a very good topsin. I have played the first rubber over 4 month and he is actually Ok. Butterfly Tenergy was over 7 weeks very weak.
27/05/2014 This rubber offers fantastic spin and what I really like about this rubber is the high throw angle. Review by peter kau
My top spin far away from the table has always been low and it lands at the net frequently. with this rubber, the ball is now landing on the table more often. the throw angle is fantastic, and spin is great and the speed is just right.
27/05/2014 Great Rubber Review by rob
Tried this as an alternative to Tenergy 05 (which I beleive has a much inflated price). It has a better short game than T05 and there is less of a "bounce" feel, so you get the feeling of more control. I found that it doesn't generate quite as much spin on very thin contacts but is just as good on thicker contact loops.
In all I think I prefer it (though T05 is still a great rubber) and use it both backhand and forehand on my Nittaku Violin.
So... if you want to try a fast and spinney rubber thats not as pricey as T05, give this a try and you won't be dissapoined.
18/04/2014 good Review by zach
This rubber is good for spin and controlled loops. Didn't seem very powerful on driving but over all is a good rubber.
09/04/2014 Wow!!! Review by Ulf Beckman
A very expensive rubber, but thats ok, because the quality is way up there! Speed, control and spin is out of this world. Durable as hell!

Speed 92/100
Spin 97/100
24/03/2014 the excellent rubbers Review by ALEKSANDRS
One of the excellent rubbers on the today. Durability and Strong Performance typical of a Japanese made
Rubber. Tried this with my blade
Nittaku BarwellFleet.
An explosive combination. Will definitely
11/01/2014 great rubber Review by Dino Midzic
Fantastic for offensive play, great spin and speed
03/06/2013 very good Review by lim koon siang
all round play, fast and spin
01/05/2013 Excellent! Review by Young K Kim
It's got lots of speed and spin. I recommend it highly.
Nittaku Fastarc G-1