tabletennis11 on 1/16/2017
The test setup gave a wonderful direct sensation during topspins, flat hits, and blocks, making it really delightful to play with. In fact, the Omega V Asia might be the best blocking rubber that I have tried. I would characterize the throw angle as medium – plenty of safety over the net when looping, and not too high allowing excellent flat hitting. The presence of a small catapult meant that I did not have to use as much effort in my strokes as with Chinese rubbers, but more than with the Omega V Tour or Tibhar’s MX-P. Read the full review: http://blog.tabletennis11.com/xiom-omega-v-pro-euro-asia-tour-reviews
geniusman on 1/28/2017
This is a fast rubber with a hard sponge. The spin is really good but there are other rubbers with more spin like Xiom Omega V Europe but considering it's speed it is well balanced. Throw angle is medium. Overall a good rubber focusing on speed and a hard sponge. Don't use it with stiff blades or blades with little control because in my case i used Stiga rosewood XO and there was a lot of vibration so aside from that a balanced rubber and really good for forehand.
AndySmith on 12/30/2016
This is the rubber which does everything very well, and covers most play styles you can think of. It's a hard 50 degree, porous sponge with a soft topsheet. Zero slip with new balls with a feel of immediate grab and dwell. Like many new ESN rubbers, it isn't very bouncy in the low gears, and the hard sponge makes it very linear and easy to use. On flat hits and drives it isn't as sharp and definite as some rubbers (soft topsheet takes the edge away), and it's a bit reactive to spin in passive situations. On more brushy shots it comes alive, with arc and spin increasing strongly. Service and short game are very impressive, blocking feels slightly indirect but is easy to do. Very strong when in a mixed looping situation with great returns from brush looping and more drive-based looping. Lacks a bit of pace when driving the ball in comparison with speed-monster rubbers, but this increases your percentages and the top-end speed is still fast enough. Definitely worth considering if you're coming from a hard, chinese rubber (although it isn't tacky at all), or if you want a highly linear, spin-focused eurojap rubber.
and 1 months ago
Ratings for 2.0mm. This is a fast rubber for advanced players who know how to loop well and can move quickly. Blocks can be deadly due to speed. Easy to launch bullets from far away.
BramV on 3/30/2018
As an aggressive third ball attacker I used to look for rubbers that serve decently and can grip and rip a ball with a lot of speed and spin. Now that my level has gone up I noticed that stability and control have become much more important as my opponents can return more serves and more drives. Therefore, shots such as blocking and the short play have become more sought-after characteristics, as I’m confident my serves and drives will be adequate no matter the rubber. With that in mind I opted for the harder Omega V Asia which excels in everything I need to do to win a point, whether it is playing controlled blocks and pushes or playing devastating drives. The only thing to keep in mind is that you need to play it actively on forehand pushes as it seems somewhat sensitive to heavy backspin.