DHS Gold Arc 5

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

User Ratings (21)

Speed 8.9
Spin 9.3
Control 9.5
Tackiness 2.9   
Slightly tacky
Weight 4.2   
Sponge Hardness 5.3   
Gears 8.9   
Many gears
Throw Angle 5.3   
Medium high
Consistency 8.9
Durability 7.5   
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 (9)

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.
Hey  on 6/1/2019

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).
flipFlopFighter  on 3/27/2019

I'm a backhand dominant player who mainly drives, and uses medium loops. The fact that it is not tensored means you can hit a lot harder and it'll just keeping getting faster ( linear speed/power ). Block are amazing and so are flips. It is a very hard rubber which suits the new ball and my drive style on the BH. I've tried so many rubbers, Tenergy, Mx-P, Gold arc 8, Donic blue fire and boosted Hurricane and Skyline. This is hands down the best. Before you go picking up that sheet of Gold Arc 8 or tenergy, give this a try. Hopefully they never discontinue this in favor of the more expensive gold arc 8
RWP  3 months ago

My experience thus far is this is a very good rubber for backhand, albeit it doesn't excel at anything special, however it has great control. Good for pushing and chopping. Requires good technique to lift backspin with a topspin open up but is consistent in most aspects of the game. Using 2mm 42.5 degrees, very good quality. Good value and cheaper than a lot of high end rubbers (from TT11), recommended.
Gigamlat  5 months 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.

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