igszoctan on 6/7/2015
From retailer's website: SPEED:105 SPIN:115 CONTROL:94 HARDNESS:37.5
From Andro website:
Huge sound, big fun! The Beat Box among all soft rubbers!
High potential for monsterspins!
Impressive failure tolerance! More balls reach their destination!
The ultra soft sponge leads to a longer ball contact time, in which the topsheet grips the ball to balance slight imprecisions.
The new pimple system which is designed to fit to the sponge’s characteristics optimizes the playing feel and makes it easier to tap the rubber’s full potential!
My review: It is glued on the BH side of my Stiga Allrond Wood NCT. I must confess it has proved to be a wise decision. Well, it has the greatest control I have ever experienced. Unbelievable. To be continued...
Update 1: Incredible control. I am fond of it. It makes me topspin anything. It is quite similar to Blufire JP3 which is also a premium rubber but RB is a bit softer and slower. Great spin. Perfect rubber for your BH unless you need off+++ speed though on a speedy blade it may have it all. Anyway I returned to my standard Stiga Allroud Wood WRB which is a spin-machine and NCT is a bit stiff for me.
Update 2: After two-month practise.
It is a bit louder than other rubbers but nothing special sound can be heard. Am I deaf? I must underline that it can be true for my blade, Stiga Allround Wood WRB and Appelgren Allplay. Sound produced may also depend on the blade, I guess.
To tell you the truth, I was expecting deafening rhythms but in vain.
Anyway, it is a great BH rubber.
jsespinozas on 10/27/2017
very light, low launch angle, the best rubber in the block, very direct, medium speed, enough control, high spin, easy topspin, recommended only for bh, nice sound, you can drive and open on the table, excellent product
phatmike on 11/6/2016
Let me preface this review by saying I'm an newer player of the sport. I've been involved at my local club for a few months. I switched to an Andro CS7 Tour Off with beat on the FH and Grip on my BH from a Dawei wave stone with cool omega v. I switched because I could not control the ball with the former set up. With my current all Andro set up, I've learned better mechanics and feel, and can honestly say it's boosted my confidence on the court. I think table tennis daily said it best that this is for intermediate players looking to improve their game, not advanced players that want something super aggressive
GeralDINO 8 months ago
I absolutely can not understand, why this rubber is given with so much spin ability. - ...but I suspect, the overall rating in this regard is out of date !
These days, there are many rubbers on the market, that produce significantly more spin, but that does not change anything at the good quality of this rubber.
The sponge of the rubber is indicated with 40 degrees. However, I wonder if this is correct.
For years I have been played the Joola Energy X-Soft / Energy 330 (with 33 ° sponge) and he has only been slightly softer!
The top sheet of the Beat is reallly very soft and generates acceptable spin.
- ... but not as much, as the rating in the scale suggests.
The weight for my rubbers is each 56 g uncut !!! (black, 1.9 mm and red 1.7 mm) On my blade (158 x 150 mm) 40 g .
Conclusion: Very good control, enough speed und Rotation for each beginner or allrounder !!!!!!
DannyDawkins on 5/21/2018
Have the 1.7 Thickness on my Xiom Vega Euro Blade. Great Combo. The fast Blade completes the great Spin and Control of the rubber. Next time I would put 2.0 on it.
The noise is defently typically Ando!! A shrill clacking! Opponents are immedatly feared if they hear it ;)
I use for backhand for the nice ball placement and spin.
To me the biggest + is: Blocking. The ball comes out of the rubber so fast and so well placed that even offensive players can turn into defensive machines.