Donic Baracuda Big Slam

Donic Baracuda Big Slam Rubber
Approx. $ 46 USD
Price $

User Ratings (31)

Speed 8.2
Spin 9.2
Control 8.6
Tackiness 2.1   
Slightly tacky
Weight 4.5   
Sponge Hardness 2.6   
Medium soft
Gears 6.4   
Above average gears
Throw Angle 5.8   
Medium high
Consistency 9.3
Durability 6.7   
Lasts longer than average
Overall 8.9 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 90 / 100
Spin 100 / 100
Control 73 / 100
Tensor No
Anti No
There are 11 users using the Donic Baracuda Big Slam.
Even more sound and control due to the softer sponge.The new FORMULA DONIC BARACUDA BIG SLAM rubber with inbuilt speed glue effect produces fantastic spin. With DONIC BARACUDA BIG SLAM the ball leaves the blade in a conspicuously higher arc, giving considerably more spin. The increased rotation of the ball stabilises the flight and increases speed. The results are convincing after a few hours of training to become used to this modern rubber. Accuracy of placement is visibly improved even for top players. DONIC BARACUDA BIG SLAM offers that extra margin of safety even in the tightest situation, and not only when engaged in a high risk top spin game. DONIC BARACUDA BIG SLAM's top rubber surface has been newly constructed to minimise abrasion. The happy result: more playing hours with a surface that remains intact without noticeable abrasion.

Reviews (12)

roger6  4 months ago

Strange, but this has nothing of its big brother, Baracuda has. Everything is worse. Feels like Donic has pushed out it quickly on the market when Baracuda came and got alot of attention. Baracuda is top 10 still i think. This is not bottom 10, but close!
tabletennis11  on 3/9/2017

The Donic Baracuda Big Slam is relatively light at ~46 grams when cut to a 157x150 mm blade. My impressions of the Baracuda Big Slam do not differ greatly from the regular version. It feels slightly softer, slower, and less spinny, especially on high-impact shots. Thus, the feeling on FH drives is solid but not particularly crisp. FH loops, on the other hand, do feel a little bit crisper due to the softer sponge, which also provides an audible click and a medium-high ball trajectory that gives sufficient safety over the net despite the moderate speed of the rubber. Read our full review here:
waterboyd  on 5/4/2016

regular Baracuda is better spin, but Big Slam version still do greate spin. sponge not soft much as advertise.
qvoliszz  on 1/25/2016

These days the game is changing, due to next season all league matches will be played with poly balls in my country, from amateur to pro. (Pro matches are played from 2014 with poly balls). Blades are getting stiffer stronger with more power, and rubbers are getting slower, softer and bit grippier. So I chose this rubber for my Donic World Champion 89 Waldner blade. Softer Big Slam for BH and normal for FH. The setup is amazing. Firstly I would like to point uut that I use the rubber unboosted, but probably will boost, when the rubber's preformance will decrease. The setup has a really nice ALL+/OFF- speed, with enormous control. Though the rubber is spin oriented, it functions very well in other strokes. The spin is the same as Tibhar MX-P, bit more than M2. Speed is slower, when playing, but the blade has that OFF power, when I smash. The rubber is very linear, my opponents say, that it is a bit easier to play against, than MX-P, because MX-P is more faster and rougher. But because of the control I can do counterspins to every loop, with decent speed. Spin sensitivity is very forgiving. My Blade is 92,4 gr, with rubbers it is under 180, which is considered a medium/light blade. It does not feel squishy on this stiff blade, ideal backhand rubber for spin oriented attacker or dropper style of play. Gives freedom of ball handling sacreficing a little speed, but gives huge spin in return.
huoenter  on 1/10/2015

Definitely not suitable for a hard blade. The sponge is too soft so that it feels like the ball hit the blade directly. Not as much grip as the regular version when brushing the ball.

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