manosgerms 6 months ago
I use a number of different blades on and off. I know this is not the best, but it is because I am changing playing style. I am doing so because I got to a certain level (around 2000 USTTA ELO) and was unable to improve due to my mutant style. The upshot is that I have used this rubber on three different bats. The first is the balsa carbo X5. The second is the Timo Boll W7, and the third is the diode V.
The Diginics 80 was a dream on all three of these blades. In particular, I found the X5 somewhat suspicious using Tenergy 05 in the past. With Diginics, the X5 seemed to behave itself a lot better.
Diginics 80 is an almost perfect rubber for blocking. It worked well on all three blades, and allowed blocking from a significant distance. It was slightly worse than Tenergy 05 for chop with a somewhat weaker backspin effect, but still offered more control.
For service, the spin was at least as good as with Tenergy and even perhaps a little better which may mean that I just need to improve my form on the chop.
I do not do all out attack, but for counterattack this worked very well indeed offering essentially the same attack performance as Tenergy 05 but a much better overall outcome for me as the control felt significantly better. This was particularly the case on the w7 which with Tenergy made me feel a bit worried to counterattack effectively.
I tried this both as forehand and backhand, and found for my style it was equally good, although just from the counterattack perspective this rubber used as a backhand made for some absolutely killer shots.
Although this rubber is almost perfect for my purposes I would be interested to see an FX variant as I think that might just be the most elusive thing in TT; the perfect rubber.
mini 7 months ago
My blade is a SoulSpin Basalt OFF-, 80 Red 2.1: This may be the best rubber I have used since the new ball introduction. It replaces Dignics 05 on my BH and is very easy to use. I use a FH grip on my BH and find it easy to keep the ball on the table. Flicks, smash are fine. The D80 rewards players who practice and use good form and want an accurate reliable rubber. This is not a beginner rubber but club players who work on their game will find it valuable.
tomigaya 7 months ago
Hinotec OFF+ Carbon (hinoki/carbon)- D80 1.9mm black ; Usually, people posting review do not specify the blade and thickness of the rubbers they review, but this is really mandatory for rating rubbers. So my rating for D80 is for 1.9mm black (46g) .
Very light rubber when compared to similar rubber hardness. I used it on backhand. It is a kind of T05 with a little bit more hardness and a lower throw angle.
Softer than D05 1.9mm. Very nice grip.
Speed : D05>D80.
Mid-distance : D05>D80.
Block : D80 >D05.
Smash : D05>D80>T05 (for this blade and 1.9mm thick).
Personally, I did not like so much D80. I will come back to D05 1.9mm on backhand, as it seems to pair better with this particular blade.
I think that D80 might be better on ALC blade rather than Hinoki/Carbon. Compared to my Hinotec, ALC blades are easier to pair with any spinny rubbers.
Next : I will try D80 1.9mm on Tibhar VS limited 25 which is a ALC blade that already pairs very well with T05 2.1mm and D05 1.9mm as well.
Overall : I was not really impressed by D80 1.9mm performances, but I am curious about 2.1mm version. I believe that D80 (in the version 2.1mm) might be a better T05 2.1mm especially for block and counterspin with a little more hardness than T05 but not that much, and without loosing the "soft" feeling of T05.
TableTennis Daily guys have reviewed D80 on ALC blade, and they were enthusiastic. I think it is because it is a kind of improved T05 2.1mm version with a lower throw angle but still a plenty of space over the net. I heard that Pros are using T05 in a version that is a little harder than commercial T05. So does D80 with lower throw angle.
Coen 7 months ago
Feels softer compared to dignics 05 more dwell time and really easy to use on thr fh side. Very grippy. This is a really good rubber from butterfly