golandaz_mi on 1/6/2014
First time using Short Pips. Used 1.9 mm on forehand, while researching sounded like a perfect match for me, after using I found that it was indeed a perfect match for 60% of my playing style. Great control, speed, spin (coming from inverted background), great for flat hits, spiny serves, push close to the table. The remaining 40% of my style was looping which I was unable to do using my old style, throw angle is very low. Someone had mentioned on their review that it is possible to loop with this rubber however one would need to re-learn how to loop, I did figure out the technique to loop while practicing with robot, but I did not want to change my style, this new technique used too much muscle. Have ordered Solcion, will see how that works. Using a Off+ carbon blade.
Senkoh01 4 months ago
I used this rubber for around 8 years on a singly-ply hinoki J-pen. It's the rubber I learned to play short pips with. I have moved on now to other pips, but looking back, I couldn't have chosen a better rubber for learning the style. It has all the gears you need for a well-rounded offensive game, and it isn't blindingly fast like the new generation of high-tension pips rubbers. It can do all the essentials, like hitting, blocking, and counter-hitting, and it stands out from other short pips for its capacity to generate spin. One thing I miss about Raystorm (and that I haven't found with any other product) is the touch. This rubber is very responsive and if you have good touch, you will really appreciate it. Unfortunately, with the new poly ball, I feel like this rubber just doesn't cut the mustard in terms of speed... but otherwise, I recommend it highly!
alex22th on 8/30/2017
Very good rubber, spin, blocking and smash. I use in the back hand, very easy to restore the heavy ball and top spin from the opponent. Suitable for use on hard wood ex. Tamca 5000 series. My recommendation is using wood butterfly Garadya Tamca 5000. Thanks
Amilcar on 10/1/2015
Better speed &spin vs Clippa.Fast & spinny compared to other short pips.Can be used with no problem on Off.+ blade.Must add got great quality.
lexprimaenoctis on 2/12/2015
nice surprise... I thought, it will be too similar to inverted rubber, but it is not the case. It reminds me to stiga clippa...raystorm is a bit faster and more aggressive, but control is still pretty high...even in max thickness. SP rubber with perfect feeling in attack, it pushes me to a next level...