Air Illumina X88

Air Illumina X88 Rubber
Approx. $ 25 USD
Price $

User Ratings (23)

Speed 9.0
Spin 8.9
Control 8.5
Tackiness 1.9   
Slightly tacky
Weight 4.3   
Sponge Hardness 5.6   
Gears 7.2   
Above average gears
Throw Angle 3.3   
Consistency 9.2
Durability 6.9   
Lasts longer than average
Overall 9.1 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 19 / 20
Spin 18 / 20
Control 19 / 20
Tensor No
Anti No
There are 4 users using the Air Illumina X88.
Illumina, the latest "Nanos" technology rubber created by AIR. We researched the latest "Nanos" technology on the basis of the SCIROCCO rubber. When we tested the SCIROCCO rubber, we found the spin was good and the speed is good. Then we were thinking of how we can make the new rubber the best combination of spin and speed. Through lengthy researching and testing, we found a new technology, we called it Nanos. We made it based on the SCIROCCO to add the new material to make the sponge more bouncy, and the rubber more spinny.
When you play with Illumina, you will found it's more comfortable, more feeling. And even the softest 33 degree sponge will give you the speed you need. We suggest you to use a medium or soft blade with Illumina to get the best playing effect. Now that it's the water glue period, the Illumina is the best choice for water glue, without any need for speed glue.
This topsheet has a very soft, euro feel with traditional euro pips structure. Extremely spinny without being sticky at all. The sponge is sort of lemon yellow...extreme corky speed glue effect. New version is fixed to glue and stay glued better. X88 was by far my favorite of the types, so much so I've decided to simplify and just carry that type. Sponge is around 41 deg. I've never carried a rubber even close to this good. X88 topsheet is thinner and lighter than previous versions.

Reviews (13)

OlaBonga  on 11/23/2018

For the price, this is a real bargain. 1 Tenergy or 7 Illumina X88??? Great for bh, but can also play good fh. I put a tacky protect-sheet on it, and that made the rubber tacky too! I have done so with Magna TX2 and Renanos Hold. My 5 years old Nittaku Renanos old has better spin now than when it was new, i kid you not!
Kamen  on 9/16/2017

Excellent for straightforward, linear, aggressive shots just above the net. The blade must offer very high control (Andro Treiber Z). Forget the high angle of throw, wait for the right moment and peck like a snake..
McPat715  on 11/8/2015

Very good rubber for forehand with sponge hardness 42°
Amilcar  on 3/29/2015

After two sessions I am completly sold.It will be one of my two trusted inverted rubber besides 729 Aurora.Hight quality and excellent value.Fairly speedy and definetly better vs 729 Focus3 Snipe.Good offensive,blocking and quite good vs incoming spin.Glued on Galaxy T11+.
lineup32  on 8/29/2014

excellent value rubber, great BK either 40 or 36 degree's, I have used both and now prefer the 40 a bit faster but still good blocking and control. No issues! Cole has it for $18.

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