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TSP Spectol 21 Offensive Sponge

03/09/2017
Andrew P.
Suitable for close-to-table speed play. Suggested reading: Drew Ogden's "How to dominate with short pips" ebook

See World Champion Wang Tao matches on youtube (eg against Persson and Waldner)

Wang Tao (CHN)
Avalox p700
FH: Globe 999
BH: TSP Spectol (spectol is intended for BH use, but Singapore's Li Jia Wei is an exception)

Why use SP21 rather than other short-pips:

1) Deceptive due to the pips shape. You can attack & deceive. Doesn't react as much to spin so easier to return loops

1) You can hit "knuckle-balls", the ball dropping off the blocker's bat

2) Against opponents who back off, easy to dropshot & play passive blocks, making the ball land short of the opponent

3) To really confuse opponents, you can mix up both passive and active blocks

4) You can return a spinny serve with the opponent's spin and added spin of your own, given good touch

5) With a combination bat & fast game, spin changes quickly, messing up opponents. They also don't have time to watch which rubber you're using, putting them under pressure

Disadvantages:

1) Plays like long pips (deceptive), but has cons of long: difficult to play against no-spin balls and not good at generating your own spin

2) The OFF is not fast, even in max on an offensive blade. Hard to get pace against slow balls Anything less than max is not suitable for attack

3) More difficult to learn because of its unusual properties. Not recommended for those wanting to cover a weakness.

4) Ball trajectory is almost linear: by having less spin you don't have the safety of spin from inverted

5) If your coach doesn't know about pips you might be better off with inverted

6) All pips have pros and cons. You have to know how to use them

7) Takes time to get used to. You'll need a big break between comp seasons. No quick fix to your game but an option many don't consider. Could change your whole playing style for the better
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JUIC Hinoki Carbon III - similar to Butterfly Schlager Carbon

02/21/2016
Chun-Kei, Leon Siu
This is a fairly decent blade for the price. I pair it with Astro Airco S. Its probably a blade for the hitting/blocking style at closer distance.

However, it gives me enough kick so I can focus on improving my game play.

For people who like a lot of power from the wood, you might want to consider other blades. But again, it is decent for its price....


Tibhar Samsonov Pure Wood

02/10/2016
james penhaligon
Been using this blade for 12 months. Its a little heavy, 88g, but the control and speed offering due to a little extra weight is brillant. Great for a close - mid table game, with evolution mx-s rubbers. Has a little flex, and very large sweat spot like a carbon blade. Soft feel, plays well with harder sponges, like chinese, vega pro, jp01 etc, The blade is perfectly balanced, so it feels lighter than it is. Perfect blade for most players. Needs a seal though, this blade should last the distance, 10 plus years....


Butterfly Tenergy 80 FX

01/22/2016
syarif abdurrahman
happy britdays sister,aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


LKT TOXIC 3 TACTICAL Blade - Super Defensive!

03/02/2015
Stephen Barnes
I took a chance on this blade for a hardbat set up with 802 both sides and it works every bit as well as I hoped it would. The slowness of the blade gives enough dwell for service spin, yet it is still punchy enough for flat hitting. Control with this blade is superb in the short game and also for soft or chop blocking. Delivered to England in 5 days, BRAVO!!!...


DONIC Waldner OFF World Champion 89 - German-made!

11/09/2014
Paul Glassenbury
After playing for approx 25 years and using a variety of blades, I don't think I have ever used a bat with this much speed but with amazing control. It truly has gears! When playing an agressive stroke, this feels definitely quicker than my Persson Dotec blade and my Burn OFF-. Yet, when pushing or attempting a drop shot or simply blocking it has amazing feel and control and I found myself putting balls into the net more than I expected. The blade definitely has a soft feel but combined with my Bluefire M2 rubber seems perfectly suited for an aggressive player who also has the ability for an around game....


Donic Clip (blue) - clip-on net + bracket set - ITTF Approved

06/24/2014
ROB KAN
This is heavy duty clip on net set, very well made, excellent quality. Would not hesitate to recommend for club....


Hellfire - high disruption and high control long pimple

04/02/2014
DAVID OLIVEIRA
Excellent Long Pimples!,I tried many Long Pimples before but Hellfire is for me undoubtedly the best.Slow,controllable,very deceptive,intense spin reversal.I had a improvement of my whole game after this rubber,Better in Allround Blades With soft touch, the control is total!All is good except the packaging picture,this must be changed....


TSP Raika table tennis shirt - quality Micro Dry Fit!

02/08/2014
JOe Masminster
Excellent fit and quality. Lightweight and breathable. Looks great on me if I do say so myself.


Spinlord BlitzSchlag OX - highly disruptive long pimple

02/02/2013
Bjarne Freund-Poulsen
Oversættelse
Blitzschlag is a super all-round lp, but its greatest strength is near the table on blocks and aggrasive attacks...


Newgy Robo-Pong 2050 -Digital programmable (regular mail only)

11/09/2012
Zoltan Waldner
Hi,

Fantastic product with excellent service (courteous e-mails, fast response time to any query, fast shipping to Sydney). Does everything as expected, assembly took 10 min and whenever I play with friends, I lift it off the table (1 minute) and store it next door. Putting it back on the table takes a minute.
Another great thing is that the user manual is in plain English and the digital controller is very simple to use (my 6 year old can adjust it :)
Also, people with any skill level can have fun with it, you can adjust all the parameters easily via the digital controller to suit anyone's needs.

I enjoy the very challenging sessions with it practicing different strokes/drills at a time.

IN SUM: the best thing about it is simple use, I switch it on and can start working on shots/drills straight away, no time-consuming setup is required. Again, Alex and Luna was great to deal with, highly recommended robot and shop overall....


Friendship - Blackwhirlwind wooden Blade

01/31/2012
Kees Glimmerveen
Even if it is marked as defensive by Friendship, this is a true allround blade. Slightly slow according to Chinese standards, it is actually slightly faster than the standard allround European blade, Stiga Allround. It is also slightly less flexible, but not as rigid as most Friendship blades, which means it will support European type rubbers quite well. Still, it is hard enough to provide maximum reversal on anti-spin rubbers and long pimples-out rubbers, and its speed is suitable for those rubbers too, so in this respect it truly is a defensive blade. It is best used with soft to medium hard LKT or Friendship rubbers. Light-weight antispin rubbers such as Juic Neo-anti or Tobhar Ellen Def combine vbery well with this blade in moderate thickness (1.5 mm)....


TSP REFLEX 50 Award Offensive

08/20/2011
Andrew Pape
This blade is excellent. It's expensive but well worth the money. I have been experimenting often with TT equipment during the last few years, and have spent a lot of money. When I first used it this blade, I thought it may be too slow. Although it's labelled as "offensive", it's nowhere near as fast as other bats I've used. Each company is different in their bat speed ratings, however, so it's hard to know what to buy.

I have used fast pimples on the TSP blade, and found that I could smack winners so fast that the opponent had no time to react. At the same time, I can play a short game. That's the best balance I've found. The bat is well manufactured, not too heavy or light, and not top-heavy, plus there is plenty of dwell time.

I have recently experimented with rubbers, now using an inverted Tensor rubber on the forehand, rather than the fast short pips. The bat is even faster now. It's still easy to hit winners (either flat or loop-kills), but I can play the short game with it too. I think I may have the perfect blade. Just by choosing suitable rubbers, the blade would suit most players. I play an all-round attacking game, based more on speed than spin, and yet this bat has been described as excellent for loopers. So whether you hit or loop, you can't go wrong. If you want the maximum in power, you may be tempted to play with a fast carbon blade, but then you'll lose dwell-time and are likely to hit every ball off the table.

Overall, this is the best blade I've tried, and I have no reason to buy any more....


Serving Secrets Revealed - Coaching Table Tennis DVD

01/03/2011
Robert Olsen
Hi, I'm Robert from Orange and I highly recommend this DVD. I have seen some coaching by Chinese Professionals but in this DVD the English is very easy to understand, the lessons are in a step by step format and they are very easy to understand. I have been playing for 6 years wish I have seen this DVD 6 years ago. Not only will it help you to learn to serve better it will help you return the serve as well, as you will understand the serve action and spin....


Donic Formula First - Rubber Glue

11/30/2010
Nanda Jayasinghe
This is an excellent product which applies all types of rubber sheets to any blade.You can spread this glue evenly and quickly on the blade and on the rubber sheets as well without making any mess.This is noticeable when you glue your used rubber sheets to any blade.You do not have to wait even 5 minutes since this glue dries very quickly.Removal of the rubber sheet is also easy and this can be done without damaging the rubber sheet and the surface of the blade....


Galaxy Rubber Cleaner Sponge

11/23/2010
Nanda Jayasinghe
According to my concept of a cleaning sponge,this product should be a very soft item which can be used at any time without soaking with water.This product is very solid and hard like a piece of rock.Before the instructions from the OOOAK shop appeared, I used it to clean my rubbers with a considerable amount of ANDRO water based cleaning liquid. I am quite sure that I considerably damaged my rubbers doing so.Therefore, I would like to warn the other players who have bought this product that they should follow the instructions mentioned above eventhough you will find it hard to do so in some situations....


DHS Hurricane 2 (NEO) - factory tuned! (legal)

09/08/2010
David Brown
Had my second night of comp play with H2 Neo last night and all is good. very impressed and getting more impressed. My game is evolving back to hi-spin hook shots now that Neo provides the extra spin where H2 Olde was more a flat driving rubber.

Came up against one opponent with Bryce rubbers both sides and I felt H2 Neo performed just as well if not better.

Second opponent used Tenergy 64 and used it well. He beat my number 1 partner. I usually only beat this guy when he's got pneumonia. I went down in 3 straight but was competitive and felt my speed and spin off the bat matched his. Just a pity my ability didn't. The sod counter overhead smashed my chop smash from 4 metres back and got it in!!!! There should be a law against that! Chop smashes are generally un-returnable. But it was an enjoyable game.

Will try H3 Neo soon but not sure what to marry it with or what blade to use. Decisions, decisions.

Davown2000@yahoo.com...


Dr EVIL ox, Deceptive spin changing short pimples

09/01/2010
David Brown
I luv Dr Evil and used it on and off for past 4 years. Often thought it was the name alone - but have never found a better pimple rubber and been there an tried a few.
- Hate long pimple. Its so negative - just block and block - boring!

I like something I can drive, loop or hook with. DrE is not that flash for loop or hook but..... drive is awesome when you drive hard and deep against chop or light top spin.

But therein lies DrE's archiles heel. Like all short pip, med pip or long pip, it struggles against good heavy fast top spin from modern rubbers. It can't reverse all the spin - so if you get an incoming hi-spun topspin hook shot, you're in deep doo-doo. Drop back and chop is about the only option and I don't like chopping. But other's do.

I used DrE as an anti-junk bat weapon. Whenever I cam across contrast bats I used DrE to give them the irates. Luved the look on their faces when I was able to DrE them. And I used to do it quite well.

I would take pity on hi-spin players and offer to swap to hi-spin bat after first game had demoralised them. They usually accepted my kind offer, and then I would outspin them with Hurricane 3.

I used DrE with no sponge on backhand side and thin sponge on forehand side. The sponge on FH allowed me to hit loop shots where previously I was unable to loop. Being a hot swapper from Hurricane 3 bat, I need some consistency on loop. DrE is very radically different to H3 hi-spin game.

Hot swapping caused me some issues. I found I could hot swap to DrE reasonably quickly but had to limit my time exposure there otherwise it upset my hi-spin game. Best to time the matches right so I finished the night on DrE - then sleep it off.

stopped using DrE around 2007 when he let me down against a similar junk bat where proponent knew how to use it. since then, I've learnt how to attack junk bats with hi-spin so haven't used DrE until.....

Last week, I made a new DrE combo bat:
- no sponge for BH side (same as before);
- Flextra on the FH side.
Have only had a short hit with to date but the theory is the loop and hi-ish-spin from Flextra should give a better impact than DrE+sponge.

DrE+sponge used to be effective and maintain a bit of deception but not as much as DrE without sponge.

More recently than last week - I'm thinking to replace the Flextra rubber with H3 Neo. I use H2 Neo on a carbon blade at moment and suspect H3 will be great with DrE.

My goal is to try out DrE contrast bat against young guns using extreme fast rubbers. Maybe it will upset their rhythm...maybe not?

Davown2000@yahoo.com...


DHS Hurricane 2 (NEO) - factory tuned! (legal)

09/01/2010
David Brown
Very impressed with H2Neo. For past 5 years, I’ve been a H3 player but find them hard and painful when new. Seen that others re-glue them to soften them up. I found letting them age 3 months worked ok for me. But that’s history now.

In winter’10, for something different, I tried H2 Olde on a slow blade. This worked well for me. Whilst I lost side spin on hook shots and loop, my drives improved, chop was reliable and smash worked. My game improved overall.

This season, I tried Tuple 007 / F1 on a slowish blade and found the Tuple was a good control rubber with better side spin than H2. But F1 was a pain to control and cost me errors. After a few weeks, I gave up and went to H2Neo on a Yin He T2 carbon blade. I’ve used this blade before with H3 rubbers to good effect – tossing the hook shot up with a high arc off both FH & BH.

Last night was my first foray into comp with the H2Neo rubbers and it worked well despite too many overhits. Hopefully the overhits mellow as I adapt to the rubber but initial comments are:
- Definitely a lo-arc hook shot with great sidespin. Lowest I’ve ever hooked.
- Loop is good but good players were able to hit it.
- Chop was good but not as controlled as H2 Olde on slow blade.
- Drives were at risk of overhit – might need to use more blocks.
- Smash – untried due to lack of opportunity – but I think it will be ok.

Interestingly, after the comp, I tried a mate’s Tenergy 05 / Andro Impuls speed setup.

The Impulse Speed was lo-arc and played very much like H2 Neo. There was little adaption from H2 Neo to Impulse speed.

This was my first hit with Tenergy rubber and wasn’t shock or awed by it. I would say the H2 Neo was giving as much or better side spin. I was putting a lot of Tenergy hooks into the net as its not lo-arc. It wasn’t till third game I started tossing the Tenergy up higher at slower speed and letting it drop, bounce and spin. Then it started to feel good – but I used to do this with H3 on T2 blade, so nothing new.

I will try to do some hi-arc hook shots with H2Neo further back from the table and see how they go. I tend to fall into the trap of hitting hard up close to the table where my own side spin and top spin cause me errors. Probably why H2olde worked well for me coz there was less sidespin to haunt me. Must remember – hook or loop and back away for hi-arc topspin rally.

Davown2000@yahoo.com...


TSP Optical measuring scale lens - for sponge thickness

02/02/2010
peter cox
This is a must have item if like me you have several sheets of rubber lying about ready for use.
The obvious problem is that you really need to know exact dimensions at the point of purchase rather than when the goods arrive at your door.
My only problem is that the scale starts from the left and runs to the right.It would be far better if the scale started in the middle and ran left and right of the centre point.
One mark off for my issue with ease of use on the scale.
Still,i think it's a cool little device with a place in any (e.j's) kit....


Rubber Protection Film

10/10/2009
Alex Dao
These protectors are really useful when you're not playing and want your rubber clean and tacky. After you play, clean it and place these on, and next time you play it should be like you just bought the rubbers for the first time.

My films came free when i bought my Galaxy T-2 butterfly primorac blade..
Brilliant !...


Galaxy Rubber Cleaner Sponge

10/10/2009
Alex Dao
This cleaner sponge is very good. Just a tad of water on it, and gently wipe your bat, no damage to your rubber at all. The next time you play, its as good as new !...


Rubber Protection Film

04/24/2009
brian albertsen
The protector sheets are great. When your done playing, you just clean the rubber, and place the protector sheets over them and they are just like new the next time you play. Also, it seems like the protector sheets are actually making the rubber stickier. I purchased a Galaxy W-6 and the protectors were included....


NEPTUNE OX, Long Pimples (top sheet only) RED

10/16/2008
Berson Bruno
Hello,

How many time it makes to receive my rubber, if i buy a "neptune"?

Thanks


Serving Secrets Revealed - Coaching Table Tennis DVD

09/27/2008
Edward Loyola
Hello, I am Loy Loyola, a Yank from Tampa, Florida. I bought this DVD about a week ago and I am just amazed with this DVD. I am a high level YMCA type of player, probably if I played in a club, I would be just around intermediate ranking. I have played since 1974, have had no formal coaching and about 2.5 years ago switched from Penhold to shakehands.

The DVD is not for a beginner, since the serves are not simple, but will definitely help somebody in my stage. At each section, it feels like a light was turning on in my mind and I couldn't help myself from saying "so that's how it's done". Both Jeff Plumb and Alois Rosario, the player and the coach, are excellent in imparting their message. The techniques are well discussed and the technical production is very good, showing slow motion where needed.

I have seen other training DVD's but this apppeals to me the best. For the cost of an hour's worth of coaching, it is a steal! I really hope the production company will come up with sequels to this awesome tandem.

This DVD is rated two thumbs way up!

By the way, One of a Kind was very patient with my purchase style (didn't like PayPal and lived in the US) so if I see more stuff that's not available here in the US, I will definitely buy from them again!

This vendor is rated EXCELLENT!!...


NEPTUNE OX, Long Pimples (top sheet only) RED

07/25/2008
dominique noel
its verry dommage that your site it's not in french and to command some things its very difficult.


TSP REFLEX 50 Award Offensive

07/03/2008
Goran Brlek
This blade is really blade for loop and topspin play.dwell time is big ball comes off wery spiny but can play passive game with easy.rubbers on my one are TSP triple 21. offensive sponge on back and Avalox Pronte on forehand.I must say that for first time since I play table tennis and try a hips of blades and rubbers this is combo taht feels perfect for my style from the moment I start playing with it.No meter wat is service,loop topspin blocking even is easy to chop the ball.Plenty speed and to me moast important spin is fantastic....


TSP REFLEX 50 Award Offensive

07/01/2008
STEVE WELLS
I have purchased several blades to try and find one I really liked. It's easy to read reviews and think "oh yes" this is just what I need. But until you use the product it's hard to know. This can be a costly exercise.
The balance , weight and feel are very nice. I don't believe I will ever need another blade. Combine this with an offensive or an allround rubber , I have JUIC nano and Nittaku Hammond (gone for offensive back and forehand) yet control is great , speed is good. Some superb loop play and generally topspin play (for me).
This blade is quite simply sweet. It is expensive but at least I have stopped buying blades - so in effect its cheap :) You can feel the ball and are in-touch with your shots. Certainly recommend this to anyone....


KTL Instinct, controlled attack blade (5ply)

05/29/2008
David Chew
For the price, you get control and speed. Chuck on some fast non-tacky rubbers and this thing is a beast. I personally use focus II and LKT XP Gold Dragon. It has really good control when blocking and really explosive when looping and driving. Great bat even for beginners or players moving on from a pre-made....


729 RITC 804 Anti-Spin

05/04/2008
Benjamin Vautier
Thought I would add. The sponge is HRS medium soft.


729 RITC 804 Anti-Spin

04/07/2008
Benjamin Vautier
I just used this rubber new today and was very happy with it on my BH. I don't think that this rubber with a 1.5mm sponge can be called a 'real' anti rubber because the spin reversal is not that strong and the speed is quite high. Having said that it suite my style of play very well.
It has very good control, as well as good speed. Blocking and returning heavy spin serves is nearly effortless.

I think that if you want a 'real' anti effect and a slow things down a little you would have to go with a 1mm or a 0.6mm sponge. With a 1.5mm sponge this rubber can be played as an allround rubber....


729 FX Lightening - light with outstanding control and spin

04/07/2008
Benjamin Vautier
I bought this rubber at first to use on my BH, with a Focus II on my FH.
I could not block heavy loops properly with this sponge on my BH, because it would 'catapult' the ball over the table. (My blocking technic on my BH isn't the best either...)
However, I started playing this rubber on my FH and everything changed. I have the 2.0 mm sponge and am very happy with it. It has good control (I can block heavy loops with it on my FH), but also a lot of speed. I have found that I can play the ball flat and it responds very well, even with a lot of incoming top spin. It is also good at looping. Overall this is a good quality rubber that delivers a good all round experience....


Juic Neo Anti (1.0/1.5/1.8/2.0)

03/07/2008
patrick sicat
good braking effect the ball just bounces LOW AND STRAIGHT UP when you loop. unlike any other anti spin rubbers which bounces slow, low and with a small arc. trully a RHYTHM UPSETTER!!!...


KTL Instinct, controlled attack blade (5ply)

01/10/2008
Terence Jandroep
As a former National champion 1986 and Masteru-40 in 1999, I am now pursuing a racket to make my come-back. I have tried several items, but feel the sport has progessed significantly. So I got to go back to the basics. I have practiced with this blade for the last 2 months and gradually changed my rubbers. I suggest the combination with DAWEI 388-a FH and Friendship (faster) BH, you have speed and control. Not suitable for a looper but a control spinner. Hope to make it to the Nationals by end of the year in Aruba...


729 FX Lightening - light with outstanding control and spin

12/20/2007
Ji-Soo Woo
Having picked up table tennis again after a 20 year break, I've been trying to settle on a good combination for myself. Forehand rubber should be spinny but with good control. After trying out a number of inverted rubbers, all promising 'outstanding' spin and control, I've decided FX Lightening is the one that lives up to its billing.

This rubber has fantastic control. It is hardly tacky at all, but it generates more spin than all my other tacky rubbers with mechanical spin. To take full advantage of this you need fast racquet speed and I would suggest using a light blade (it works a dream with Donic Cayman). Practicing 'brushing loops' against my coach, this was the only rubber that could trouble him. The lack of tackiness is really only an issue when it comes to generating spin on serve, but it can still do well with proper technique.

With the soft sponge, the racquet has excellent dwell time and gives you a real feel for every shot....


LKT/KTL Pro XT (1.5/1.8/2.0/2.2)

09/28/2007
Andrew Cavanagh
This is a very good rubber.

Sponge is VERY light and soft.

Low throw without glue.

Low/medium throw with glue.

Without glue the control is fantastic...especially blocking...it seems almost impossible to miss.

Top sheet is slightly tacky.

So it's like playing with a tacky Friendship top sheet with a soft light sponge underneath.

Great for spin play and counterattacking play.

At the price this is really worth trying....


Galaxy T-1s Carbon, BTY Schlager Carbon substitude

08/25/2007
Mathew Chang
This Bat is A absolute character, it is a great carbon bat and i would advice it for everyone. It has a great feel and is a very good blade for that price.This was excellent....


Galaxy T-1s Carbon, BTY Schlager Carbon substitude

07/30/2007
kevin fu
hi guys, i just bought a t-1 carbon, and it feels great. i weighed the blade on my kitchen scale and it turn out that it only weighed around 86g, and the blade is definitely fast. for any of you who is thinking about buying this blade. you should get it. definitely worth the price your paying. 5 out of 5 for this blade....


Pluto - spinny short pimple rubber

06/21/2007
Andrew Gooding
Galxy Pluto is a good rubber for those who like to roll, block and hit. They are soft "raw" pimples, widely spaced and a bit longer than usual short pips.

They are very good for rolling back your opponents serve low and fast. They also flip well, allow you to block both slow and fast and smashes are quick point enders.

If you are used to very spinny pips or inverted, Pluto will not allow you to "get away" with looping or pushing long serves, you need to work with the spin, not try to cancel it so in this way they are in between short and long pips.

On a fast blade the 1.3 mm sponge seemed to have enough speed, though I would like to try a thicker sponge at some point. They do encourage a more patient game based on blocking and countering than a spinnier pip.

All in all, if you like an active short pip game you should give them a try!

-- Andrew...


DHS Hurricane 2

03/18/2007
Lee Rogers
Hard and fast sticky chinese rubber.

Very offensive attacking rubber with abilty to put both speed and spin on ball with fine skill.

World number 1 Wang Liqin uses this rubber.

To control this spin wise you need refined and fine skill. You'd prob need to play 'at least' 2 times a week to control this thing with consistency, especially if like to use spin. So hard and fast that it is very hard to control spin wise on faster blade....


729 GeoSpin Tacky (1.5/1.8/2.0/2.2)

03/16/2007
Goran Brlek
Well I have try this one before and was to slow for me.I like the extrem tackynese but just to slow I had to put all the power my self to get a litle bit of speed.
This time I got this rubber and before I glued I aply Juic sponge expender 2 left it for 6 hours and then speed glued with Dawei speed glue.This has change this rubber from slow to wery lovely dinamic rubber not the fast killer mashine just litle bit faster then without all aplications great for serving,pushes.flicks everithing that needs a lots of spin.Little bit hard for smashes but wery good for beckhend.Wery happy this time with geospin tacky.I think if this top sheet would be combined with japanise MRS sponge that would be an awsome combination....


KTL Instinct+, controlled attack blade (7ply)

02/08/2007
Paul Cervera
Realy good blade, I use it since 2 years . Good Control, enough fast .


KTL Instinct, controlled attack blade (5ply)

12/10/2006
Lee Rogers
The Instinct blades are exceptional and wondrous.

Extremely cheap, impressive quality, superb performance.

Beginners outstanding choice.

The Instinct blades are specified controlled attack.

The Instinct 5 ply is the thinner, much lighter, more feeling and not as strong as the Instinct+....


KTL Instinct+, controlled attack blade (7ply)

12/09/2006
Lee Rogers
The Instinct blades are exceptional and wondrous.

Extremely cheap, impressive quality, superb performance.

Beginners outstanding choice.

The Instinct blades are specified controlled attack.

The Instinct+ 7 ply is the meatier, weightier and stronger of the Instinct blades....


DHS Hurricane 3

11/20/2006
Raymond Ho
I use H3 commercial versions 2.2mm on F/H & B/H with a butterfly all-round 5 ply blade. I'm at an intermediate level.
I do not glue.
Added a lot to my spin serves using a bit of wrist.
Looping and driving at moderate pace goes where I want.
Increase speed with a lot of body behind seems to go up a gear or two, receivers get caught with extra bit on it.
i'm not a big chopper but does this well.
Lobbing is a bit of an effort.
Seems to be able block any incoming top/side spin shot fast or slow and gets it back with no fuss.
Good for counter hitting.
Sticky top sheet attracts dirt, need to keep it clean , (sometimes the ball would drop down to the table, not sure if dirt or inconsistant in rubber? or me)
Great buy for performance vs price....


729 GeoSpin Tacky (1.5/1.8/2.0/2.2)

09/11/2006
Lee Rogers
Good for loop driving and attacking. Great control. Has great spin potential and speed ok when you add the power. Offensive at near table and allround at behind table. A very good rubber.

Just don't put this rubber on clunky and vibrating blade. This rubber is suited for a "smooth feeling" blade.

The black is much more sticky than the red.

Very good with speed glue....


DHS Hurricane 3

09/11/2006
Lee Rogers
All the top chinese shakehanders in the world use this rubber on forehand.

Wang Liqin, Hao Shuai, Chen Qi, Lui Gouzeng and probably many of the skakehanders below them in China use it.

If you want to or are prepared to: "open up, swing and rip on forehand and dictate/control in an offensive manner with top spin loops and attacks" then this is superb. Great spin and serve....


729 FX (1.0/1.5/1.8/2.0)

09/10/2006
Lee Rogers
Great beginner choice and allround rubber. It is not super fast but over the table it is great with super touch spin with super control....


729 FX (1.0/1.5/1.8/2.0)

08/21/2006
Sam Barnes
The original and the best. Excellent spin, hard (42ish degree) sponge with good feeling. Excellent for driving, hitting, spin-based looping and serving....


802-40 Attacking pip - Spec Super Soft Pro Version

08/21/2006
Sam Barnes
I have tried many short pimpled rubbers (namely Staccato, Spectol, Tango) and this does it all. Brilliant for counter hitting, decent for spinning, and with enough effect when blocking. The best part? It's 1/4 of the price of those other rubbers!

A real winner....





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