soper79 10 months ago
Gambler Burst (Thors Hammer Sponge)
Likely the best $14 inverted rubber I've ever played with.
Is real good on the Thor's Hammer sponge. I have it paired with a flexy, slower blade so the speed could be even greater on a less flex, more speed oriented blade. Sponge is relatively firm but spingy enough to give good feel. I think this rubber plays best on the forehand. It might be a little fast or not soft enough for my personal taste on the backhand.
The topsheet is very good and pretty tacky. Not on the same level as H3 or say Battle 2 which are almost flypaper tacky. But the tack here is good and grabs the ball very well.
In short, this is an ideal forehand rubber. Tacky topsheet, firm, yet springy, sponge that offers plenty of seed without boosting. I think I still prefer H3 Neo more as my all time favorite FH rubber but it's splitting hairs. They're neck & neck. The topsheet on H3 is unmatched as far as I'm concerned when it comes to tack but I really like the Thor's hammer sponge here. I think it's a little more modern & dynamic. For the price it's offered, you should definitely try to if you like Chinese tacky FH type of rubbers with plenty of speed.