DHS Gold Arc 5

DHS Gold Arc 5 Rubber
Approx. $ 25 USD
Price $

User Ratings (20)

Speed 8.9
Spin 9.3
Control 9.5
Tackiness 2.9   
Slightly tacky
Weight 4.2   
Sponge Hardness 5.3   
Gears 8.8   
Many gears
Throw Angle 5.4   
Medium high
Consistency 8.8
Durability 7.6   
Lasts longer than average
Overall 9.4 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 9.0 / 10
Spin 9.0 / 10
Control 10 / 10
Tensor No
Anti No
There are 2 users using the DHS Gold Arc 5.
*Manufacturer speed, spin, and control ratings are provided as partially or fully filled bars on the packaging. The numbers have been approximated from that.*

*The packaging has the BIOS logo, but no tensor logo, so it is not a tensor.*

*Blurb has been translated from the original German to English*

"Goldarc 5 combines a robust pimple geometry with BIOS technology for stable control and excellent feel. The unique harmonisation of grip and tension allows the rubber to be controlled effortlessly. The full value of this rubber is seen with increasing shot strength.
This highly elastic, non-tacky rubber was developed in collaboration with the DHS development centre, German rubber experts, and the multiple-time world champions Wang Liqin and Ma Long."

Reviews (8)

Mikenz  on 12/9/2017

I have this rubber on both sides of a Palio King Yue blade, medium thickness 42.5 degree sponge.I was keen to try this rubber after having tested Gold Arc 8( med 47.5), which I thought was excellent. I considered getting the GA5 47.5 but decided on the softer version as I thought they might be too similar and that it may well suit harder or less controllable blades.Although not a tensor, this rubber has superb spin and control with above average speed. The topsheet is just as grippy as GA8, the sponge firm enough to transmit some vibration to the blade, so the combination feels good and performs very well. Of course it does't have the speed, kick/catapult of a harder tensor, but that is not it's function,it's more of a spin elastic control rubber. So if you want a softer, non tensor rubber with high performance, then this is a very good choice.
Gigamlat  7 days ago

Great rubber for backhand, does not excell in anything, but is good at everything (except choping). Hard to lift backspin with a topsin sometimes if out of position, and needs good timing.
liketabletennis  6 months ago

To me this rubber (47.5 degrees) is way too hard for my backhand. I tried it also forehand, but still this rubber felt a little bit "dead". For me this rubber is a disappointment.
Hey  9 months ago

wow! I bought this rubber on a whim for my forehand (Im weird and have h3 neo on my bh) this rubber for me had the same sort of feel as h3 neo, just not as tacky. The rubber feels very fast but allows a high amount of control. (one of my new fav rubbers).
jsespinozas  11 months ago

42,5 degress, this is not chinesse rubber, high quality, non sticky, excelent for BH, high spin, control, very silimar to thibar evo els, medium fast, good feeling more firm than 42 degress, this is not tensor rubber but very similar, good consistence, cheap, easy topspin, recomended, consistence

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