Berserker78 on 4/2/2014
Updates : after almost 1 and half year using Aurus, I would like to update or conclude that Aurus is simply the best, outstanding in terms of :
1) Service - easy to execute spinny serve either short or long
2 ) Service return - with confident as it is insensitive towards the incoming spin
3) Push - easy to execute either short or long
4) Flick - superb damn fast, it will surprise your opponent especially backhand flick or chiquita.
5) Loop / Counter Loop - awesome and fantastic easy to lift up underspin ball, my killing machine especially on my BH (thanks to Kreanga! )
6) Blocking - awesome, effortless... No matter how hard is your opponent hit/drive/loop the ball, it will steadily bounce back into the opponent side, depends on your angle whether you want it sharp / low or high..cool
For me Aurus deserved 9.9 /10 or 5 star rating, totally satisfied...
Skippy on 12/2/2013
I switched from this rubber a while ago, and since switching I've been through about 5 or 6 backhand rubbers and none have satisfied as much as Aurus did.
Serves are solid. Good spin, and easy enough to keep them short.
Blocks are great. The throw is medium high but its extremely consistent which is all you can ask from a rubber in order to have quality blocks. Get used the blade angles and you'll be fine.
Counters are great. Fast, very controllable, and again extremely consistent.
Pushes are just fine. It's nice and controllable at slow speeds. It's not horribly jumpy at slow speeds which is nice for touch.
Loops are great. It's a good fast rubber with decent dwell time. This rubber has extremely strong grip especially as you sink the ball deeper into the sponge.
This rubber although I only played it on the backhand I could see just about anyone be able to play this rubber on either side. It is excellent. I highly recommend it. I would be playing it right now but I have greener grass syndrome.
seguso on 4/9/2013
this is a great forehand rubber: medium-high throw, medium-hard, fast, spinny in loops, and not very spin sensitive in block.
spin in powerloops is great. spin on brush loops and pushes is average.
the throw is medium-high or high: higher than genius (and of course much higher than sinus). lower than vega pro, higher than m1, a bit higher than m2, similar to t05 hard version. higher than S2.
Block on bh is fair due to spin insensitivity but not great due to the high throw. m2 blocks better because it is softer. s2 blocks worse. m1 blocks much worse.
spin sensitivity is low, therefore control is good.
The speed is very good. faster than tenergy 05, xiom sigma europe. but slower than m2, m1, s2.
hardness is like t05, i.e. medium-hard.
harder than m2, but much softer than m1. The medium-hard hardness is the reason why spin is very good in power loops.
red rubber is less grippy than black.
warning: some say the red color plays bad with humidity.
topsheet has a click feeling somewhat like t05. for this reason, like T05, this rubber works best on stiff blades, like clippe.
bottom line: this is one of the few fast rubbers with medium-high throw. For this reasons, it is one of the best choices for forehand. Use it if T05 is too slow for you, but you still like high throw. Another option to consider is M2, which is a bit softer and a bit faster.
AlanGP 9 months ago
Aurus is that "do it all" rubber. Tested both in FH and BH, and it's good for everything. The sponge is hard, but the topsheet is soft, so you get a sensation of feeling the ball penetrate, and than explode it away, and that's great.