Donic Vario Big Slam

Donic Vario Big Slam Rubber
Approx. $ 42 USD
Price $

User Ratings (17)

Speed 7.8
Spin 8.5
Control 8.7
Tackiness 0.0   
Completely non-tacky
Weight 2.7   
Sponge Hardness 0.7   
Gears 6.5   
Above average gears
Throw Angle 4.7   
Consistency 6.8
Durability 5.6   
Average durability
Overall 8.9 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 8.0 / 10
Spin 8.0 / 10
Control 10 / 10
Tensor No
Anti No
There are 3 users using the Donic Vario Big Slam.
For more than two very successful decades the DONIC Vario rubber series has had a lasting impact on the sport of table tennis. Now, for the first time DONIC presents a rubber sheet in this series labelled "Made in Germany". The DONIC Vario Big Slam is the result of the world famous Formula DONIC technology with inbuilt speed glue effect.
DONIC Vario is known as the pioneer in the soft generation of rubbers. The team of DONIC rubber experts set about developing a soft Vario rubber sheet, adjusting its properties to the present high demands of the sport.
With Vario Big Slam, the DONIC team designed a rubber sheet which allows control and all round players with a tendency to an offensive game to advance to a new playing level.
Due to its extremely soft 35 degree sponge, you get perfect feeling on the blade. This is the ideal rubber for spin and rotation players who prefer soft rubbers and like to hear a fantastic sound when hitting the ball.

Reviews (6)

ttplayingunicyclist  on 3/4/2013

I love this rubber. I am an allround player, with very good ball control. I use a quite fast blade, and this rubber gives very good speed, while still giving very good control. It gives a very good feeling of the blade. it is also very reliable, lending to very consistent loops, pushes, chops, lobs, blocks, and everything else. The only downside is the sponge is too soft for the forehand, and it bottoms out, especially when smashing.
dtbathtime  on 3/24/2010

A good rubber for an offensive forehand. Good arc providing more opposition table for loopers. It therefore nicely consistent when used with strong top spin. Flat smash consistently with satisfying "Crack" when hit with enough force. Have found consistency suffers a little on chop (but I can probably put that down to poor technique coupled with this being a slightly more lively rubber than I'm used to). Currently enjoying this product very much.
jmreinecke  on 9/21/2009

Works great when combined with a fast, stiff blade. Great control from loops all the way to pushes, just not as much spin and speed as I had hoped for, it's still there though.
jaytee  on 3/7/2017

Decided to switch the Palio CJ8000 rubbers on my Palio Expert 2 bat for something softer to help my looping and topspin shots generally (I'm an improving intermediate player). My instinct was definitely right!! I'm now landing far more of my shots on the table, blocking is far more accurate and controlled, and because the rubber is non-tacky, my short game is much better and less sensitive to incoming spin, although I can still generate a good amount of spin on serves. I only wish I'd been less conservative with the sponge thickness I chose (1.8mm), as it feels a little underpowered - but that's probably the Palio blade which is slow. Once I've chosen a faster blade I think this will be a good rubber to develop my game before I move on to something faster.
tktopgun  on 2/17/2016

Very nice playing characteristics. Speed there when you need it (tad slower than F3 Big Slam). Offers nice spin capabilities (tad more than F3 Big Slam). Very nice control rubber. Blocks very well and ball placement comes easy. Very nice rubber to play with. Not a whole lot of difference when compared to Formula Donic F3 Big Slam.

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