WOW This was one of the two rubbers that helped me transition from recreational table tennis to competitive table tennis. So easy to use for beginners and yet still a great choice for seasoned players. I haven't used this rubber in a while, but it is probably the one that I keep considering using again. Anyone who has played even for a little while competitively can control this rubber even with a carbon blade as I did. The neat thing about this rubber is that -- ok I know this might sound crazy -- it seems to get better as the player improves. It doesn't really seem to have great speed until you decide to work on your smashes, counterdrives, and other power shots. It doesn't really seem to have great spin until you decide to start chopping and looping. ALWAYS, it has great control. You know what... I think I going to go get another sheet of this sometime soon...