rockyyyy 11 months ago
Phenomenal short pips. Excellent control and block. Good speed and average spin. One of the best short pips rubber.
You can check my rubber test (BH attack technique) here:
dario7 on 5/26/2018
I've tried Gipfelsturm with 1.5 mm and 1.8 mm (max) sponge. For an attacking style I would definitely recommend 1.8 mm version. Because it is much faster and I would say that it has more control in attacking strokes. But 1.5 mm version has more deception and it is easier to perform defensive strokes. It has good speed and performs very well in passive and active blocks. Also, you can put a little bit of topspin on the ball, not so much like with the Degu. If you counter opponent spin with your own topspin you can get a little wobbling effect. In case you are defender I would recommend traditional long pimps rubber which has more deception and reversal. The only disadvantage is that pips on the edge have fallen off pretty fast.
You can check my rubber test here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFh27v0mBiE
zbi13 on 4/23/2018
Great short pips. More deceptive than more short pips. Good spin, control and litlle more speed.
BramV on 11/16/2017
The Gipfelsturm plays very well on active strokes. Pay attention to taking the ball of the bounce and being on time in general and this rubber will give you a good time. It's fun to play but on the other hand it's not going to win me more matches than playing with an inverted rubber. On the plus side it does not require a drastic change in technique to use and it can fire some killer blocks and drives. Also has very little problems lifting backspin. But again, it requires active and purposeful strokes.