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: http://blog.tabletennis11.com/donic-baracuda-rubbers-review
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.
titicostel on 12/16/2013
Very spiny, good control, enough speedy for offensive blades. It's sheet appropriate for off+ blades.