blackbird74 on 2/21/2013
Factory-tuned sheet attached to sponge, so need to remove it and let air for 5 minutes before gluing to blade.
Hard sponge. Weight seems medium-heavy.
Rubber is quite tacky when new. The ball will definitely stick to it, which makes the rubbers seem slower for the first few hours of play especially.
Quite fast with longer strokes due to the hard sponge, and spin is good. Also a good level of control, though I found the throw angle a bit low for my purposes (attack from medium distance).
Blocking was OK, but lacked some bounce due to the harder sponge.
Pushing and chop serves were OK for control and spin was heavy due to the tacky surface.
Attacking was OK if you play longer strong near the table, but due to the lower throw angle was difficult further from the table. A decent rubber for the price if you can get used to its characteristics.