Ksaige 3 weeks ago
These are the first and so far only short pips I've tried, coming from inverted rubber. I have 1.9mm and use it on my FH. This rubber immediately surpassed my expectations of what SPs were capable of. I could still use my normal loop motion, with a slight adjustment of bat angle and hitting forward through the ball a little more. After getting the stroke "locked in", which took maybe 5 minutes, I felt unbelievable confidence and control with attacking all balls to my FH. The amount of spin I was creating with these left me stunned, I didn't expect SPs to be able to reach near the same caliber of spin as inverted rubber and with awesome consistency. Blocking loops/smashes is insultingly easy, flipping/flicking my opponents' short underspin serves is so easy as well compared to inverted rubbers. Chopblocks and regular chops took me the longest to get my stroke adjusted correctly, but were great after I did. And the best quality of all, is its ability to be offensive with everything thrown at me and just loop/drive every ball with the same motion, almost able to completely disregard incoming spin direction/speed. I've only had about 3 hours with this rubber and I am eager to see what I can do with them after I'm fully adjusted, comfortable, and knowledgeable with them. Oh, with 1.9mm sponge, it only weighs 35g after being cut, which is significantly less than any previous inverted rubber I have used. After testing for myself, I recommend all players try SPs a little, so at least you know if you do/don't like it. For $8/sheet, there's no reason not to try them out.
lexprimaenoctis on 4/26/2014
it is faster than 802 with their basic sponge and has a slightly less control. The topsheet is different than regular 802 I buyed las year...nevertheless, it is good attacking rubber. I use it on forehand for smashing, blocking and spinning... it can generate good amount of spin but it needs time to adjust the angle and technique. Its a game winning beast if you can handle it.