emelo on 10/5/2016
The sponge (RED and BLUE versions) looks very like the Galaxy/Yinhe "God crossbow" type (Big Dipper and Moon Speed). This is a high quality "made in china" medium porous sponge. It is really very fast, but predictable, i am big fan of balanced and moderate catapult effect.
Palio produced a light, non-tacky, lively topsheet, this is thinner than Yinhe Moon Speed, and more thinner than Big Dipper. Very good grip and higher throw angle, but little more spin sensititvity and the feeling very very good. Compared to other light weight rubbers, this is incredibly steady. I feel like plays, the Xiom rubbers, not too long dwell time and very consistent... I prefer the Y Moon Speed (hitting efficiency), but AK-47 is much closer to modern tensors. Nice rubber, good for every kind of shoots, specially for looping.
AK47 RED (hardest version, red topsheet): 62g ...(Galaxy Moon Speed (medium): 68g)
AK47 BLUE (softest version, red topsheet): 57g ...(Galaxy Moon Speed (super-soft): 63g)
Oddjob on 11/23/2016
This rubber is AWESOME. At 44 grams, I have it BH mounted on Galaxy T11+ and I am struggling to amass enough superlatives with which to adequately appraise it. I have used AK47 Blue (reviewed) on several blades including T11+ but, for me, this is far better. I have also tried NEO Hurricane III, TG2, TG3, 729-08, Lightning DS LST, Focus III Snipe, Faster III on BH - as much as I like them all, none of them get anywhere close to the AK47 Red in terms of consistent response and control. It is not at all tacky yet it's easy to generate plenty of spin. It is very good against incoming spin too. According to the spec its hardness is 45-47 degrees but it doesn't feel anything like this which, for me, is a good thing as it allows delicate play with plenty of feel and feedback. I think Palio's description for this rubber is pretty accurate and I love the price. For the moment I am finding it very difficult to fault this rubber in any way and would highly recommend it to attacking players.
Dev2112 on 2/3/2017
After seeing many videos of this rubber in use on Youtube, I felt it deserved a try. Mounted on the FH of a PG-7, it plays pretty fast (just a hair faster than the blue version), with a little better spin. Looks like a keeper, especially for $17.50 a sheet. Only had a few practices with it so far, so ratings may be updated as it gets broken in.
malinch 6 months ago
A borracha mais rápida e controlável que eu usei.
Gera um ótimo spin e é perfeita pra bloqueios
Drives saem muito rapidos e cheios de giro
Completamente sem grude e totalmente diferente das borrachas chinesas
Uma alternativa as borrachas mais caras do mercado.
mrmisior on 10/21/2017
In short: fantastic rubber.
I used to play with Chinese tacky rubbers like yihne, friendship, kokutaku, etc, for 12 months.
My favourite was friendship 729 RITZ (hard sponge, tacky topsheet)
I use Stiga Classic Allround and I have a solid allround game with a focus on consistency and placement.
I was lacking the skill and power to finish a point so rallies would go until opponent made an error.
Here comes AK47 Red. Since I switched, I lost a minimal amount of control but I gained a huge amount of power and spin. With a little effort, I am finishing the points now due to increased speed and spin. My timing is better and this is, I think, is due to better grip of this rubber so even if dwell time is shorter the strokes are more "forgiving".
Loops, drives and smashes are effortless. Pushes and chops require more attention but since the spin is tremendous - still rewarding.
This rubber is not for beginners IMHO.