Galaxy Big Dipper

Galaxy Big Dipper Rubber
Approx. $ 19 USD
Price $

User Ratings (23)

Speed 8.6
Spin 8.6
Control 8.2
Tackiness 4.7   
Medium tacky
Weight 6.9   
Medium heavy
Sponge Hardness 7.4   
Medium hard
Gears 8.4   
Above average gears
Throw Angle 6.6   
Medium high
Consistency 8.4
Durability 7.1   
Lasts longer than average
Overall 8.6 10
Manufacturer Details
Tensor Yes
Anti No
There are 7 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 (13)

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.
+3
Mieciu  1 months ago

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 :-)
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jsespinozas  11 months ago

It was used in 38 degrees, surprisingly good, delivery similar to tensor rubber, faster than most Chinese rubbers, slightly sticky, construction quality, medium high angle, spinny, easy topspin, good backspin, I recommend it, of the best Chinese rubbers, you feel the new technology.
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superspin  on 6/17/2017

Good chiness rubber, plays like European rubber. Has high spin and high throw. Good catapult and the blue sponge really is nice with good feedback when looping.
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Iamjason8  on 1/10/2017

Big Dipper is a rubber that nicely blends the modern porous sponge with the Chinese topsheet. I tried it on my forehand in 38 deg and found it to be an adequate replacement to Neo Hurricane 3 and I feel like players making the change from Euro/Jap rubbers to Chinese-style rubbers will find it to be a good compromise. Big Dipper does well in the short game and in looping. I feel despite the sponge it's a bit weak on the passive block and after breaking it in (the initial tack wearing off), spin on serves loses great potency which I suppose is to be expected. One small problem I found was that many loops and drives close to the table went out which I attribute to me not adequately adjusting my technique but also due to the sponge. Because of it's livelier nature in comparison to Hurricane, I feel like it would pair nicely with a 5-ply blade rather than a 5+2 ply carbon blade (which I was using). Overall, Big Dipper is a fast and spinny forehand rubber with adequate control and offers great value for money. After an adjustment period, Hurricane enthusiasts may find this to be a suitable replacement (even for the provincial version) to their beloved forehand rubber given the performance for the price. Notes: A cut (normal sized Stiga head) is 51! I played with this on a 7-ply Carbon (5+2) blade - Stiga Super Carbon WRB. My playstyle is backhand dominated two-winged shakehand looper with Chinese forehand technique.
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