DHS Hurricane 8 Hard

DHS Hurricane 8 Hard Rubber
Approx. $ 32 USD
Price $

User Ratings (20)

Speed 8.8
Spin 9.7
Control 8.9
Tackiness 7.9   
Weight 8.0   
Sponge Hardness 9.1   
Gears 8.6   
Many gears
Throw Angle 3.9   
Consistency 8.5
Durability 7.0   
Lasts longer than average
Overall 9.3 10
Manufacturer Details
Tensor No
Anti No
There are 7 users using the DHS Hurricane 8 Hard.
Hurricane 8 is specially designed to compensate the spin and speed loss of the 40+ plastic ball. The sponge of the Hurricane 8 is a hard high-density Chinese style sponge, but it is a new type with 15% more elasticity. The top sheet of the Hurricane 8 has more stickiness than Hurricane 2 Neo and Hurricane 3 Neo rubbers.

Reviews (8)

Wisedrich  on 11/23/2018

When I removed the protective sheet from its packaging its bounce 2 - 3 times on the rubber but after 15 its tackiness fade away and its speed increase and unleash its true nature, excelent for loop, drive, serve, push, counter, and block, chops not good. In short game is excelent because of its tackiness plays a big role, it keeps the ball low over the net. and excelent for looping from close to away from the table. I would rate this 9/10. very good choice for looper who prefer a chinese rubber.
MaLuna  on 11/6/2018

La mejor goma china que probe hasta el momento, si tienes una buena tecnica de drive, sos dios con esta goma. Muy recomendable y facil de adaptar. Algo negativo un poco pesada pero con una cuchilla liviana funciona, y tambien no dura mucho su pegajosidad
herrickluk  on 5/24/2018

Before you buy this, be warned. Unless you are used to playing with Chinese rubbers, this rubber will feel dead or too hard for you. However if you are used to playing with harder chinese rubbers(ie. straight arm, brushing the ball), then this rubber should suit you well. Having been playing with the H3 NEO and the H3 Provincial, I can say that the it is spinnier than the NEO and perhaps the same spin as Provincial. Speed is around the same as the commercial H3 Neo, couldn't feel a noticeable speed increase. Tackiness though, H8 is definitely the tackiest as well as the hardest rubber I've used thus far. Full body engagement needed to access the spin and speed of this rubber. However, a big problem, and I mean a BIG ONE, is the durability. The first few sessions, the spin on this rubber was incredible, probably the best I've used, but this drastically declined within a month. Unlike the H3 NEO which I've been using for almost a year now, it still has the punch/catapult effect after months of use. A big deal breaker, if you are like me and don't want to spend money to buy new rubbers after little over a month. IMO stick with the H3 NEO, unless you are willing to change rubbers frequently.
TTCP  on 4/23/2018

This is not a typical Chinese tacky rubber. One thing I noticed early on is that the tackiness fades away pretty quickly, compared to regular Hurricane 3 (H3). But I think this is intentional. Even though the sponge is very hard, 41 degrees on DHS scale, which converts to approximately 51 degrees for Euro/Japanese rubbers scale, but it feels softer than regular H3. I can noticeably feel the ball dig into the rubber more easily and dwell longer on H8 than H3. Maybe it's because H8 has a thinner, more elastic topsheet. So H8 generates spin by being grippy, rather than being tacky. This allows for more control, which I like. After a couple of weeks of play, I would say H8 is slightly tacky, whereas H3 would still be very tacky. Overall, I would say H8 is more forgiving and has more catapult effect than H3. In terms of service and touch shots, it's not as spinny as H3, because it's not as tacky. But you get more speed and control in topspin to topspin rallies. To me, both H8 and H3 are great rubbers. I like playing with both. Each as its strengths and weaknesses, depends on what you value the most in your rubbers. Overall, I would rate H8 as 9 out 10.
srinarah  on 11/4/2017

YouTubing around, I came across the idea of combining soft/flexy blade (for control, feel, dwell time, and spin) with hard rubbers (for more control) on both sides and applying pressure on opponents shot after shot after shot. I took this idea to the extreme: This is the flexiest/softest-rated frame that I could find on tabletennisdb.com, and I paired it with DHS Hurricane 8 Hard (~40 degrees) on both sides. I love the blade. The rubber is quite good too, and using it, I have been able to make leaps-and-bounds progress with my technique. Months later, when it is time to replace it, I would like to try a harder rubber.

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