Adidas R4 Response

Adidas R4 Response Rubber
Approx. $ 60 USD
Price $

User Ratings (6)

Speed 8.3
Spin 7.5
Control 8.2
Tackiness 0.7   
Completely non-tacky
Weight 3.7   
Sponge Hardness 3.7   
Medium soft
Gears 4.0   
Throw Angle 3.0   
Consistency 8.3
Durability 6.0   
Lasts longer than average
Overall 8.5 10
Manufacturer Details
Tensor No
Anti No
There are 1 users using the Adidas R4 Response.
R4 from Adidas is designed with the all around player in mind. A medium soft sponge makes the rubber easy to handle, while generating excellent speed. It handles high-intensity impact well, enabling the player to receive the ball with stability and control. Recommended for all around and counter attacking players on the backhand side.

The R4 is the allrounder in the adidas rubber range. The medium softsponge makes the rubber easy to handle still generating excellent speed. Even under high-intensity confrontation the R4 will help you to remain stable and in control. The R4 is the perfect choice for allrounders, counter attack players and a great alternative for the backhand of competition players.

Sponge: medium hard
Strategy: ALL/OFF
Speed: fast
Spin: extra high
Control: high
Pimples / Pips: In

Reviews (4)

ucokpinank  on 5/17/2016

Best Rubber for your BACKHAND... Try.!! U will not disappointed...
user  on 11/15/2014

Good rubber, more for someone who needs control above all, cause it is really a very forgivable rubber. On fast blade can be dangerous too. Youth players in teams in Germany play with Adidas R4/R6 combo, that should say a lot.
Anonymous  on 5/3/2012

Worst adiddas's rubber.
yogi_bear  on 1/12/2012

R4 Black Thickness: 2.2mm or max Weight: Uncut 53-54 grams 171x171mm; 38 grams cut to an Adidas C500 carbon blade Sponge hardness: about 36 degrees in a DHS Scale Basically, the faster rubber in the R- Series. It has the same topsheet with the R6 but with a harder sponge. FH to FH, Bh to BH: same with the R6 but faster by 10-15%. R6 has more control and dwell time. Pushes: A bit more stable in the pushing department because with the harder sponge, the ball doesn't pop up. Loops: on fh and bh loops i liked this better since I could brush the ball better. Its really a matter f preference though since I have a somewhat Chinese stroke which emphasizes more on brushing the ball and not hitting through the sponge. The trajectory is still low a bit higher than the R6 but still considered low and long. Countering, blocking ad Smashing: Same with the R6 but faster and the ball has a lesser dwell time. All in all the R6 and R4 have surpassed my expectations for their level of rubbers. These rubbers are the first generation of Adidas rubbers the company has produced. It can compete with the level of those JO Silvers and JO Gold but are faster and more controllable. I have noticed that the topsheets are much durable than that of the JO series too. These 2 rubbers are user friendly especially to beginners and intermediate rubber though I am not saying this are beginner rubbers only. These rubbers are good because they have more than enough speed coupled with very good control. The best thing about these rubbers is that both are very light and when i weighed the set up: R4 38 grams + R6 36 grams + C500 blade 85 grams = a staggering 159 grams only! That is very, very light compared to 170-180 gram blades that are already considered normal in weight

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