retiredmenace 3 weeks ago
This review is for CTT National Pogo red with 0.6 mm sponge. I generally concur with the other comments. I find it most similar to Feint Long II, but not even remotely similar to P-1R. It shines when hitting and blocking, which I frequently do with my forehand. I am not a chopper per se but I found it quite easy to chop from off the table (although I don’t know how much value I was delivering with my chops). Control is the common theme: Great for hitting and blocking and easy to chop. But deception is not compromised like with some other high-control rubbers (e.g., Feint III or P-4). Other users say that it performs well on all-wood blades, and I can confirm that it plays quite nicely on my wood OSP Virtuoso OFF- blade. Attacking pips players should definitely consider this rubber.
ttfreak on 11/11/2016
as yet mentioned this long pip is fitted out with high control foremost when hitting or counterattack. I play it on forehand with separate 61Second sponge red 1,2 and this combination imho seems to be sensationally effective to combat high motivated aggressive attackers. The trajectory is flat and curved, this raises a lot of problems for the opponent (given that you prefer an attacking style). In combination with Armstrong Attack 8 on backhand (using 'Der Materialspezialist' Terror), an effective controllable deceptive attacking play is guaranteed !
bfreund on 11/9/2013
Good all-round pips but not as much spin on chops like Giant Dragon Talon, TSP Curl P1 or Dr. Neubauer Boomerang Classic.
Control is the keyword for this rubber.
uppuluri on 3/15/2013
CTT National POGO Red with 0.60 mm Zeropong assembled sponge is a truly great all round long pimples rubber. It pairs very well with defensive / all round all 3 / 5 ply wood blades. Tested with Butterfly Mat Pro, Mat Pro Special, Grubba Pro AN / Flared (Old Model), Elegance, JSH, Innershield ZLF, Defense Alpha, Defense II, among others. Also played for a while using Donic Persson Power All Round ST and Andro Parade Def. By the way, POGO OX Red is a disaster on Joola Chen Defender ST Blade, which has a soft surface. It does not seem to match well with Carbon frames. However POGO seems to work very well on hard or medium-hard blades. One can block, hit, chop-block, chop, and try a variety of standard LP strokes with POGO. From among the blades that I tried I found that POGO is playing the best on Parade Def ST. POGO has thin and almost max long pimples that are flexible. POGO on 0.50 mm sponge is slightly faster than TSP Curl series rubbers and Butterfly Feint series rubbers. People say that POGO closely resembles Feint Long II / TSP Curl P 1 R. POGO is highly durable. Red POGO rubbers are superior. Black ones seem odd and different. Strange! It is not very popular because of its limited availability. You will not be disappointed. Good luck!
t_murder on 8/9/2012
I just got a sheet and hit with it today. I like the feel. I am coming from 729 802-40 and it is not a very difficult adjustment. I feel I can do anything with the ball at any moment. It plays better at the table and I don't think it would be ideal for traditional chopping from away from the table, but I plan on using it for blocking, push/blocking, rolling, and hitting. Cannot beat the price. I bought this based on reviews and so far it lives up to everything I have read.