Josh20 on 5/29/2014
Good for topspin, counter attacking, serving and smashing. However the top sheet is too hard. Overall good for the price but I would recommend the neo version for more control.
Sethinator on 1/5/2014
This was a generally good rubber for me (I am a all around offensive player), tacky chinese rubber made it good for spins, yet it still was a decent topspin looper. It could still be better at flat kill shots though. Overall it is a good offensive rubber but there are better ones out there for similar prices.
bowlermj on 11/29/2015
** Update **
After having used this rubber fairly constantly for about a year, I noticed the tackiness faded pretty quickly. Along with that the spin has noticeably dropped as well. It is still a great beginner rubber, but I am looking to purchase either a Donic Baracuda or Yasaka Mark V for my next forehand sheet. I would recommend the H3 for anyone who has a bit of experience and looking to up their game. If played with more than a few times a week, it will need to be replaced within a few months, which is more than enough time to develop skills and get used to a step up from basic rubber sheets.
I just received this item over the weekend and have used it a few times since then. Initially the rubber was very tacky, but not nearly as tacky as I had originally anticipated, based upon reviews I had read online. The rubber is very heavy and seems to require a good amount of effort in order to unleash the spin and quickness.
I like to play a heavy topspin and looping game, and this rubber is accommodating that style well. In time there should be a noticeable increase in the amount of speed and spin, as I acclimate to the new rubber.
Overall I would recommend it for anyone with strong, quick topspin/looping shots and game. I will note that it does perform well with pushes and short game shots as well.
TTCP 1 months ago
I love this rubber. After playing with Hurricane 3 for almost a year, I'm very used to forehand looping with it. But this rubber is by no means perfect; it has its limitations and drawbacks. With that said, I'm seeing some misconceptions about this rubber based on the reviews many people leave. I just want to clarify them for people who might consider trying out H3.
Many first time users tend to complain about this rubber being slow, but that is not true. This rubber has many gears. Don't let the tackiness deceive you. If you use full-body swings, you will discover this rubber's high gear. Your loops will be fast and loaded with topspin. I promise your loops will be on par with tensor rubbers, if you use correct technique.
Second misconception is the durability of this rubber. It's true that H3 is not a durable rubber by any standards. At most, I would rate it as having medium durability. However, the tackiness does not fade away as quickly as many people suggest. You have to take proper care of the rubber for the tackiness to stay. Clean with a bit of water (occasionally use rubber cleaning fluid, any brand will do. I use Tibhar VOC free rubber cleaning fluid) and sponge after each play session will allow you to keep the tackiness for the entire lifespan of the rubber topsheet. If you are a recreational player like me (3 to 4 play sessions per week, about 3 hours per session), a typical sheet of H3 should last you 4 to 5 months on forehand. If you use H3 on your backhand, it should last even longer.
Finally, this rubber is not forgiving on mistakes, because it has hard topsheet and a low throw angle. So don't expect to be able to pick it up and be used to it right away, if you are not familiar with tacky Chinese rubbers. It will take a month or two for first-time users to get used to.
I hope this review will be of some help to anyone using H3 or considering trying H3. Happy playing!
deepoceankenny 2 months ago
Excellent good rubber for low price. Excellent for practices.