Galaxy Big Dipper

Galaxy Big Dipper Rubber
Approx. $ 25 USD
Price $

User Ratings (32)

Speed 8.5
Spin 8.9
Control 8.4
Tackiness 5.1   
Medium tacky
Weight 6.7   
Medium heavy
Sponge Hardness 7.3   
Medium hard
Gears 8.4   
Above average gears
Throw Angle 6.2   
Medium high
Consistency 8.0
Durability 7.8   
Lasts longer than average
Overall 8.7 10
Manufacturer Details
Tensor Yes
Anti No
There are 10 users using the Galaxy Big Dipper.
Galaxy / Big Dipper
New model 2014

With Built-in tensor effect from Yinhe's MAX TENSE technology, Big Dipper takes the Chinese tacky rubber to new heights by fully exploiting GOD CROSSBOW sponge's potential. This sponge is formulated with the new non-celluloid ball in mind. Big Dipper allows for aggressive forehand play while maintaining a high degree of stability, thereby enabling seamless transition between offense and defense.

Reviews (18)

AndySmith  on 11/12/2014

This is a great rubber. Absolutely incredible performance for the money. You get a semi-tacky, elastic topsheet on a modern porous sponge. On lighter, shorter strokes you get a lot of the advantages of Chinese tacky rubbers - excellent short game, big spin on brush strokes, controllable speed. On bigger shots, when the sponge is engaged, the results are just brilliant. Medium-high throw, good speed, and absolutely massive spin. I use the 38 degree sponge, which maximises this hybrid feel. The results are very much like a modern tensor when playing aggressive attacking strokes. Harder sponges dial this behaviour down a fair bit. The 40 degree sponge gives more of a classic Chinese hard-sponge feel, more linear, lower throw. The only downside I find with the 38 degree is the non-linear behaviour. When the sponge kicks in, Big Dipper gets lively. If you play aggressively though, this gives a lot of advantages.
TTCP  on 1/16/2019

Big Dipper is almost perfect for my FH needs and it's cheap. I got mine (38 degrees hardness) for around $12. This rubber is slightly less tacky than H3, but it's faster with more control than unboosted H3. The topsheet is fairly soft for a Chinese tacky rubber. Surprisingly, the uncut weight is 67g, which is on the lighter side. In fact, this rubber weighs less than some medium hard tensor rubbers. This rubber, combined with most of my blades, produces medium high throw angle, which I like. The balance of spin and speed is great. The tacky topsheet allows touch shots to stay very short and spinny. Loops and drives are fast with a lot of topspin. This rubber checks all the boxes for me in terms of spin, speed, control, weight, and price.
Mieciu  on 11/7/2018

39deg black: 72g uncut and 56g cut. Factory tune+glue option. Great FH rubber, not so tacky. Excellent in smash, loop and block. Serves are not so spinny but still ok. I can agree it's a hybrid, something like mix of euro and chinese rubbers. I like it from the first hit - suits my play style well :-)
qvoliszz  on 8/1/2019

I tested the 39 degree variant as I gathered, this is not the trues chinese style version. I tried it boosted and unboosted. The rubber cut down to butterfly headsize is heavy (more than 50 gramms). When boosted it is even heavier. I use Euro/Jap rubbers an wanted to try some chinese FH rubbers. This rubber is a very decent equipment, there is tempo there is spin. Naturally serve receiving and ball handling is easier with the slightly tacky topsheet. Overall on FH most loops demanded much more effort to be fast and spinny at the same time. Dropping was easier, but the main downside of this rubber were smashes. It was really hard to get them over the net, and because you have a good touch with this rubber you can force many high balls, that are more easy to smash, then loop to win. Overall I find this rubber a good, very good H3 alternative, from the H3 neo this is an upgrade and it is a substitute to higher variants of the H3. Also please consider Palio HK 1997 Gold.
RickyAlviandy  on 2/19/2019

Very hard to smash. Very hard to make a loop far from the table. You must spin the ball instead of throw the ball to the table. It will suit an intermediate spinner. A tacky top sheet like mostly Chinese rubber. It makes your chop serve with backspin very heavy and spinny. Low trajectory. it needs more power to do a topspin to cross the ball.

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