JOOLA Octopus

JOOLA Octopus Pips
Approx. $ 45 USD
Price $

User Ratings (12)

Speed 6.0
Spin 6.9
Control 8.2
Deception 7.6
Reversal 7.3
Weight 3.0   
Average
Sponge Hardness 7.9   
Medium hard
Consistency 8.6   
Always identical
Durability (not rated)
Overall 8.9 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 4.3 / 10
Spin 6.2 / 10
Control 4.9 / 10
Type Long pips
There are 2 users using the JOOLA Octopus.
Two of the world's best defensive players, Chen Weixing and Latin American Champion Liu Song rely on the new long pimples rubber OCTOPUS, which has been developed in conjunction with these two defensive artists.

With OCTOPUS you can play extreme chop shots and also add variation by taking the ball early at the table. An extra hard sponge provides extremely awkward effects for your opponent.

Reviews (8)

chubbychopper  on 5/11/2016

The users have rated this rubber's spin rating as 7.3...!? Seems a bit overzealous, especially for a long pip. I will grant that this rubber is fairly spinny for an LP, though compared to other pips it is nowhere close to their spin levels! 802-40 is rated at a 7.6 spin according to reviewers on this website... That is tremendously more spinny than the octopus! Not even a shred of comparison there. Octopus is rated perhaps at a 4/10 for spin when set next to other pips. For those that like to play a close to the table blocking game, relying on reversal, this isn't the best rubber for you. It does grip the ball quite a bit in contrast to something like a Grass D.techs OX sheet. It can block, as it is fairly slow overall. But I'd suggest a chopping or even a hitting game with this rubber, before recommending it as a chop-block specialist. How someone can say this has "good" reversal seems quite ridiculous! All one has to do is put on a sheet of d.techs, hallmark phoenix, or even a yinhe neptune and see that the octopus' reversal is comically low! Even Liu Song (who they claim helped develop this) was using Bomb Talent OX for his pips.
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garbol  on 2/23/2015

its not similar to p1r (as many ppll says) its faster, feels harder, less sensitive to spin than p1r more reversal, easier to hit than p1r produces less backspin vs topspin than p1r not worth a price, there are better and cheaper
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Oldboy  on 12/13/2014

Incredible long pips. Awesome reversal, decent deception occasionally.
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Anonymous  on 9/13/2011

This pimples are owesome. Very good reversal spin and fantastic control. You can use it both close and far from the table.
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guifre  on 11/27/2010

this is rubber for modern defensive player. i recommend that you use this with tacky rubber with a lot of spin in the forehand because when you do a chop with fh and then with bh your opponent believes that the chop is with a lot of spin and then he cuts the ball very tall, and you smash. this is very good also with short distance beacuse your opponent doesn't see that the ball gives spin or not with this long pimples rubber and you smash too. i say this because my opponent has it and then i try the rubber and i think that this is very good rubber for defence with chops and backspins.
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