Amigo on 2/26/2016
Typical paper pack with thin plastic protection sheet over a top sheet. Sponge on red top sheet is orange, light, porous, and very soft. Top sheet is very thin and looks to be well produced. There is some presence of tack but not much (less then cj 8000).
Spin and speed:
This rubber cannot be compared with BTY Tenergy, modern tensors or DHS rubbers. It will fall short significantly in terms of speed and spin to aforementioned rubbers. However if you are control player then this may be just the right weapon for you. Handling and ball feeling is superb. Soft sponge will allow incoming loop to sink in, and will take some pace off the ball so blocking feels very controlled. Spin and speed are ok on flicks and hits from short distance but further back you go you start noticing issues with rubber hardness.
I would recommend this to players who love control more than anything else and stay relatively close to the table. If you are younger player (age 10 or so..) this may be very good option for you, or maybe you are at the other side of spectrum from that 10 year old…
This is well worth the money if you are looking for control.
Enjoy TT and have fun :)
TTCP on 1/24/2018
This is definitely an improvement upon the original Adler. I was very impressed with the quality of the original Adler, even though I felt it was a bit slow. Adler II has just enough speed for me on backhand for controlled blocking and looping. It has average spin, but I can still lift backspin well enough. IMHO, great control and light weight (and low price) are the best aspects of this rubber. I can recommend Adler II to both beginners and intermediary players.