IagoBlanco on 9/17/2016
Was my backhand rubber for many time. Good for blocking and looping with topspin, high throw angle, good for the short game, good effect on chops and easy to spin up flicks. His weakness maybe is that you have to control your strokes because on speedy ones his softer sponge does it hard to control and aim. His durability is really bad, two months training 3 hours 2-3 days a week and its done, and its very notable when it starts to be done.
Pingpong154 on 1/21/2018
I tester this rubber on a Stiga offensive classic with 1.9mm red. It's a 5ply allwood Blade. I had this rubber on backhand and it Was very pleasant. I tried it just a bit on forehand bit for me it was too soft on FH. However it Was really good in backhand. What i liked most Was THE control with much Speed and spin. It felt very safe. Its hardness is about medium which i think Suits many players. Super rubber!
tabletennis11 on 1/25/2017
Just like its harder-sponged cousin, the Gewo Hype EL Pro 42.5 felt squishy and bouncy during regular FH drives and loop drives. Once beyond a certain threshold – and I had a hard time determining exactly when – a strong catapult kicks in and if you are not prepared, it becomes difficult to keep the ball on the table. I found FH loops against backspin to be easier to execute than with the 47.5 version since the throw is a little higher with the 42.5 sponge. However, it is still only a medium-low throw rubber. I had the most success looping with the EL Pro 42.5 when using a lot of fast wrist action. This technique resulted in loops that were loaded with spin causing my opponents significant difficulties. Flat hits and blocking are slower than with the 47.5 version, but activation of the catapult still often led me to overshoot the table. For our full review, see: http://blog.tabletennis11.com/gewo-hype-el-pro-475-425-40-reviews