Omut on 12/11/2014
I tried this rubber as upgrade for LKT Rapid Speed. This rubber has similar feel with better spin.
Still not sure which one of them is better for the same cost, quality and durabilty.
hammer on 10/21/2013
I am comparing this rubber to 729-5:
The sponge looks the same. The pips are the same diameter as 729-5's but a bit longer. This gives the top sheet a bit more bounce but also more flexibility which makes it easier to loop with. It seems tackier than 729-5 but time will tell. (Both rubbers are quite tacky when new.)
I like this rubber, but then I also like 729-5. Others who like -5 might want to give this rubber a try. I plan to stick with this rubber and see how it ages but so far so good. I think the throw is lower than 729-5 but I've been able to adjust.
Reviews of this rubber on Euro sites in other languages are pretty good but you have to search hard and translate them to read them! The rubber seems more popular outside N. America.
I've been using this rubber on and off for 6 months on a Galaxy T11+. It's been in storage for about half that time, so it's not too worn out. I've decided to use it on my BH because I find it easier to control than on FH and it gives my BH a lot more spin as well as some catapult effect. Here's why:
This rubber has long pips, but it's a tacky inverted rubber! This can produce a lot of spin, so I'm raising my Spin rating to 9. It's tackier than 729-5; the sponge is 2.0 (2.2 may not be available for this rubber), but the long pips and flexible top sheet make a thicker sponge unnecessary.
I think this rubber can do it all, if you work on your technique. The spin is more predictable than with LP non-inverted rubbers because it's inverted!