Reaper 5 months ago
I'm using the Black 1.5mm 40ª version. The rubber is quite tacky it won't pick the ball but collects a lot of dust and give you tons of spin. Even in this thicknes is fast, i can't imagine the 2.2 version. It is difficult to glue due to it's heavy dome. it's has a lot of control on serves and chops and also suitable for BH flicks near the table but i wish the topsheet would be softer for more control so i might consider trying the 38ª version. It's a decent all arround rubber, but i wouldn't pay more than 12 dollars for it.
GeralDINO on 2/4/2019
The 61 second kangaroo rubber is an average allround rubber. My version with 38 ° hardness sponge is more in the range between 40 to 42 degrees and the slightly sticky top rubber is quite taut and firm! The weight is uncut, at 1.5 mm thickness, in the range of 50 to 53 grams.
All in all, I feel this rubber as irrelevant, because there are many similar but better rubbers in the same price segment !!! (- 61 Sec. Lightning DS non tacky or PRO, KTL XP Red Dragon and .... maybe my favorite Eagle ;-))
Cdg1031 on 12/11/2017
OK so the ratings here are really frustrating. I can't believe people said the rubber is not that tacky. Do people play with double stick tape, or put black tar on their rubbers! It's probably one of the most sticky rubbers I've used. When I pressed the ball against the rubber and lifted it off the table it stayed on the rubber for easily 15 seconds. It's at least 40% tackier than hurricane 3 neo. So I'm not for sure how this rubber got a medium rating. As for the speed it's decent. About the same as my h3neo with Falco boosted. But you can't compare it to a rubber like tenergy that has the top sheet stretched like crazy. Weight is average. As for the durability I'm not for sure because I only played with it for couple of hours. Great rubber for $10!!!!!!
Midnight2007 on 11/18/2017
Giving a fair honest review. Tested this rubber on a Ma Lin Extra Offensive Blade (5 ply-All Wood). Before using this rubber I was using Palio AK47-Red (FH-45 Degree Hardness) and AK47-Blue (BH-40 Degree Hardness). The Palio AK-47 sponge thickness I played with is 2.5mm. My experience with the AK-47 series is that it was a powerful rubber with almost no time for the ball to sink into the rubber. In short, it was a faster play style that is close to the table. Now with the 61 second series, I played with a 40 degree hardness on the forehand and the sponge is 2.2mm. It was slower than what I was used to, HOWEVER I gained considerable control over the ball. I bought this rubber for $8.35 USD. This is a dust magnet similar to the Hurricane 3 Neo. This rubber is not crazy fast, not too spiny, but its best quality is on control. This rubber is best for players who want to develop their strokes. .It serves well for all around playstyles. Your technique will better reflect on the result; rather than the rubber creating the result for you. This rubber is somewhat forgiving on flat hits. This rubber is good for close to the table and for players who like to hit away from the table. Overall, its a good budget rubber, Its good for beginner and intermediate (Any one under 1400 USTT rating). Anything above intermediate, there is other options that is best suited for experienced players who already know their style of play.
Ksaige on 12/19/2017
I guess I got lucky with my kangaroo sheets compared to the other reviewers here. Mine are pretty much as advertised by 61 seconds. They're quite fast and very spinny, so if your shots are more focused on spin, they have good control. I use these for backhand rubbers and they do great. They're non-tacky with large pip diameters, which seem to make lifting backspin a bit easier. The sponge is soft with no catapult effect, so linear control can be expected. These work well for forehand also, but you really have to focus more on spin rather than speed to get the most out of them. These are still currently my preferred backhand rubber. I'm testing out the eagle as well, which seems to be as advertised also. Perhaps other reviewers are purchasing from a bad vendor?