GeralDINO 7 months ago
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?
Dev2112 on 10/28/2017
Only had a few practices so far. Got it for $9.75 on Eaching (flash sale). Pretty tacky (dust magnet), very good spin, short spinny serves are a breeze. Power is there when you need it. Many gears. Plays a lot like Hurricane 3 Neo. Don't know about durability yet, but it was like cutting leather trimming it to size, if that's any indication. I tried to separate the sponge from the rubber on the trimmed pieces and it was pretty much impossible, so no worries about blistering with this rubber if you boost it. I used one layer of Falco due to a slight reverse dome, so my ratings reflect this. For the price it looks like quite a bargain. Update: This rubber really suits my style. I can overpower most spins due to the tackiness, the speed is very good, and my loops are hard to return. Very impressed. Update 2: A few weeks later, this is still the tackiest rubber I have ever used. Will pick up a ball for 4-5 seconds. Black side is just slightly tackier than red.
Would like to see more reviews, the 2 on here now can't both be right (or wrong). I'm winning matches against players I was struggling with using AK47 rubbers, which I also liked.