yogi_bear on 1/12/2012
Received my R6 and R4 rubbers from the 12 pcs of adidas rubbers that were sent to me. I will be giving out the reviews here after thoroughly reviewing these rubbers myself. Here are some pics of the 2 rubbers:
Thickness: Max or 2.2mm
Weight uncut: 50-51 grams 171x171mm ; cut 36 grams to an Adidas C500 carbon blade
Sponge Hardness: this is the softest Adidas rubber I have tried. By DHS Scale its about 34 degrees. My fingers really dug deep into the sponge upon pressing it.
FH to FH BH to BH:
doing speedy fh and bh drives with this rubber. I tested this mainly on the forehand and I love its very loud sound. Maybe because it was due to its softness combined with the C500 carbon blade. Having a soft sponge means I had to hit the ball through the sponge to get the full effect. Control is very good and driving is effortless.
Pushes are above average and can still produce very spinny balls. Need to adjust the angle of the blade when receiving pushes to compensate for the height of the ball.
Low throw trajectory. Somewhat of a straight, long line when looping. This rubber has a very good dwell time because of its softness but you need to dig deep into the sponge to get maximum spin. Control is not an issue but i liked this better in my fh for looping.
This rubber excels in blocking - active and passive. The blocks are very stable and this rubber is not sensitive to incoming spin.
Awesome rubber for countering topspins in all ranges -near-middle and far from the table. lobbers, counter drivers and blockers will surely love this rubber. Control and stability makes this rubber a hitter's dream.
Despite its very soft sponge this rubber is built for smashers who wants a soft and controllable rubber than its very fast.
All in all the R6 performed above average for speedy attacks and strokes which are not prioritizing spin. I would rate the spin as above average for a tensor rubber but not on the level of a donic baracuda or tibhar genius though the R6 is faster than both rubbers. I would greatly recommend this rubber for beginners (2mm) who wanted a stable and controllable rubber to develop their game and for intermediate players (max) and advanced players (max) who wants an extra speed on their game but dont want to lose a lot of control. The R6 should be paired with an off- or off all wood blade to fully utilize its spin potentials according to the blade designer which I fully agree since I tested it with a carbon blade, it suits more to an all wood blade.
AllanYeung on 6/15/2018
It was a very good all round rubbers. It is no longer ITTF certified and you can buy whatever remained in the market for a discounted price. Buy it for practice, Good!
Tushar on 5/21/2016
My friend use this rubber with Joola K3 blade. This rubber has a very soft sponge so the spin is awesome. Not much good at blocks but with good abilities you can do it. This rubber is made for the allround player using spin as a weapon and who plays close to the table. Good rubber for beginner to intermediate allrounder player.
chrisjeong on 8/28/2013
This is the best punching rubber you will ever use!!!
It has a very soft sponge.
Lovely combination with my adidas c300 blade with skyline 3 on the forehand.