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.
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
Oldboy on 12/13/2014
Incredible long pips. Awesome reversal, decent deception occasionally.
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.
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.