amelvani on 1/10/2018
I have been using DR N Killer for at least 4 months now. I was previously using Friendship 802-40. The Killer rubber is a slightly longer pimple with less diameter compared to 802-40. So this allows more medium/long pimple properties. I am using the 1.5mm so it enables me to block short with passive shots ie. blocks, drop shots. I dont chop so I cannot comment on this stroke. It is deceptive when aggressively hitting flat, so I will recommend this rubber for someone that is looking for more effect and coming from a short pips background. You can get away with short pips play with "Killer" plus the added deception will cause a lot of errors from your opponent. Compared to a classical short pips rubber like 802-40, the control is a little different so you will need to change your stroke technique, however you will create a lot a problems for your opponent as the ball is very flat and "skids" on creating errors into the net. I probably would not recommend those using a long pimple and wanting to try this rubber. While long pips are good for short blocks and wobble effect, Killer is great for hitting and making the ball skid, so more like a medium pimple which is great for someone that wants to attack yet attempt short blocking and bringing your opponent forward. Not able to comment on speed or other properties because you need to compare to other equipment and it also depends on what equipment you use. You need to try the rubber yourself.
Andy19651 on 12/16/2017
Love this rubber great low returns you need to play with this rubber for a year to find it's magic
6655au on 12/4/2017
Almost midle size pimples ...works perfectly on fast carbon blade..for close to table game..spin, block and counter atack are easy.
nitrolooper on 3/25/2015
This is without a doubt a very special pips out rubber. I was forced to use a pips out rubber on my BH due an wrist injury which does not allow me to rotate it or snap it. (this is just in case you are thinking of making the same move. I tried Friendship and Bty rubbers before deciding with this one.
This sheet "plays" with the opponent's spin extremely well. Receiving pushes, hard chops, or serves are a breeze from anywhere on the table, you can chop back, push back, flip back, drop shot, etc. Blocking from a hard top spin need practice to control due to your timing needs (you must quickly decide if you want to fast block or return it's full spin back to the opponent).
After playing with normal tacky rubbers for over 35 years, I have to say that this is an AMAZING rubber to play with, but you need to master this Killer beast. It took me 2 months to be able to play at the same level I was at before.
In my own numbers:
rating speed (1 to high 10) I give it a 8.5.
rating spin (1 to high 10) I give it a 5
rating control (1 to high 10) I give it an 9 - but this depends very much of your skill and hand sensitivity
I play close to the table, my FH loops are extremely spiny and most of my FH winners come from flat kills (that are originated by BH pushes creating very disruptive effects to the opponent). Moving the ball from side to side on the table becomes easier with time.
Equipment : Bty Gergley Alpha Blade, FH - Bty Tenergy 05FX 2.1, BH - BH Dr Neubauer Killer 2.1