I’ve had a brief hit with this rubber (on someone’s else’s bat), so I thought I’d share some thoughts on it. This is only a mini-review as I did not have the opportunity to do a comprehensive test as my usual reviews, but I thought I’d share my thoughts anyway, and hopefully get some feedback from others that have tried it.

JUIC’s Ratings:
  • Speed: 16
  • Spin 14
  • Sponge Hardness: 38deg
  • Made in Japan
My mini-review:

Serves/pushes: Not that spinny, requires you to dig in the ball a little to get more grip. I adjusted quite well after a while, but it’s not as easy to get the spin as many Tensors. On the positive side, the rubber is quite insensitive to spin, making return of serve easier. It’s also a lot less bouncy than most Tensor-style rubber, making it much easier to keep the ball low and short.

Looping: Slow loops are not that spinny, but when you go to medium to fast pace, you can feel very high grip, and the spin really picks up, as does the pace. The harder you loop, the more spin it picks up. Trajectory is fairly flat, but after it hit the table, it kicks down hard. I’d put the throw at medium.. a little lower at low pace perhaps.

Blocking / Counterlooping: Very good for this. Blocking is really easy and quite insensitive to spin and seems easy to control the pace. Counter-loops come off well with good spin and high speed.