KTL (LKT) Rapid Speed

KTL (LKT) Rapid Speed Rubber
Approx. $ 14 USD
Price $

User Ratings (56)

Speed 8.5
Spin 8.5
Control 8.5
Tackiness 3.3   
Slightly tacky
Weight 4.4   
Sponge Hardness 5.7   
Gears 6.9   
Above average gears
Throw Angle 3.3   
Consistency 8.9
Durability 7.8   
Lasts longer than average
Overall 8.7 10
Manufacturer Details
Tensor Yes
Anti No
There are 9 users using the KTL (LKT) Rapid Speed.

Reviews (40)

Stelios  on 12/6/2010

Very good rubber. Balanced and capable of doing many different things well. Not a champion of spped, but keeps enough reserves of speed whenever a players needs them. Quite spinny, good for serves and pushes. Able to finish points. Very controlled on blocks. Overall a very reliable and well made rubber, equally balanced for a controlled offensive game. Paired with OFF- or OFF blades gives a good weapon for a good player to apply his virtues. Recomended !!
JimT  on 10/28/2010

Best out of Rapid series. Does everything well. Relatively low throw, fast, spinny, good topsheet, very confident and pretty much linear. This is more or less a cheap contemporary substitute for Sriver L (no regluing required!). Sensitivity is also pretty low, which is good. Very good control in short game. Don't put it on bouncy carbon blades - combo would be too much to handle for an under 2200 player (unless you are an all-out attacker who doesn't care much for touch & placement shots). I prefer it on BH but it can play on FH as well (you just need a flexier blade if you intend to loop with it). Again - one of the best of the new generation rubbers under $30-40 dollars (it's $14 actually).
PierreAd  on 4/8/2016

Like all LKT Rapid rubbers, this one has a nice build quality. The topsheet is slightly tacky when new, and remains slightly tacky after that. I first played this rubber non boosted, on the backhand of an OFF- blade (Waldner Diablo Senso). This rubber is quite spinny, even on "soft" contacts thanks to the slight tackiness, which makes it very good for short spinny serves, and for spin in general. It can be pretty fast but is not really dynamic, so you have to put your arm and your body into the stroke to get a high speed, on an OFF-blade at least (I guess it would be easier on a more offensive blade, have to try it on a Clipper sometime). The medium-hard sponge makes it really good for blocking and flat hitting. Throw is medium, I like it on my backhand. I tested it again last week, PO boosted (2 layers only). It was far easier to use, a bit more dynamic and then less demanding for topspin strokes. A bit softer and more sensitive to incoming spin as well, but not that much. I really liked it and I think it's gonna be my new backhand rubber, in place of my current LKT Rapid Sound.
harsha_vardhan  on 5/15/2014

Speed is overrated. it is not 8.7. Only 8.3 or so. Rubber is of good quality. Mildly tacky. good control. spinny but not too spinny. Goes well for BH and FH. Throw angle is medium or medium low. Not spinny on serves unless we put in a little extra effort to spin it. a lot like Sriver. More like a euro-style rubber than chinese. Overall 8.8/10. Decent and good rubber but nothing special as such. Planning to order one more :)
topAttack  on 10/18/2013

It's a nice rubber, goes well for bh as well as fh at beginner levels. A medium-hard sponge enabling some speed if you really make the effort. The best between chinese clones (better than Cream Transcend, Focus, Pro XT ). To me it feels a lot more tackier than Cream transcend and on my sheets tack didn't wear off. With these 2 i learned to appreciate the advantages of tackiness. For controlled play this rubber is better than most. Not in any way near the new tensors or DHS but a really nice rubber. Update 1: Speed is definitely overrated, it cannot be 8.8(close to acuda s2). More 8.0, an all around rubber.

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