jrado on 10/5/2013
If you are playing with Xiom Sigma II Pro, STOP. And listen! This is not a rubber you play with. This is a rubber you have a conversation with. It starts when you grasp your blade and Sigma II Pro wakes up and says "Hi, what are we going to do today?" There are rubbers out there that are faster, spinnier, have more control but they do not have a soul. Xiom Sigma II Pro, does. It has a soul. Never have I played with a rubber that has such a synergy between the topsheet and sponge. It talks to me. It tells me everything about the incoming ball and asks me what I want to do with the ball, then it does it. This is the first and only rubber with built in Artificial Intelligence and a sixth sense. It is not very affected by incoming spin but is capable of producing a lot of spin of its' own. It has many, many gears. As advertised by Xiom, it really does have a winning trajectory. I use it on my forehand in maximum thickness and looping with it is sheer delight. Think of any shot in the game and the Sigma II Pro will execute it with unflappable poise and precision. The most playable rubber there is. Xiom Sigma II Pro - it just wins.
Eguarner on 1/29/2017
What Xiom says on the package about SIIPro:
Hard sponge, close-mid distance from table, control-mixed-aggressive srategies, Tour expertise (the highest after Elite and Pro), High-Very High Impact Speed, VHigh-Extreme Spin (Ball contact), Extreme-VHigh Precision.
What I Think:
I consider all of Xiom's claims to be true (And although I am not a Tour player, the feel of SIIPro is breathtaking. It does feel like a pro tour quality rubber -would feel to me. This rubber has an infnite amount of gears and speed-spin combo resources for close mid distance players (most players) without any exageration. INSANE CONTROL, automaticity and versatility make this rubber a true premium experience at half the price of Tenergy and other similar ESN's. I used this all back beauty on BH with a yasaka extra allround blade and really felt like I hit the lottery. I absolutely loved it and began to explore the universe of jaw dropping shots and rallies SIIPro provides con the FH wing. It turns out ir is DEFINETELY A FH rubber, reccommended with 11/10 overall. Out of the best rubbers I have ever tried, this -at max thick- comes a close first before Acuda Blue P2 -2.0mm-, JOOLA Maxxx-p, Tibhar Evo mx-s,
This rubber is made by ESN with the same sponge-topsheet dynamics as andro rasant for example, that is TENSOR® & BIOS ®. Difference is the sponge: Xiom's sponge is much harder, and behaves even more dynamicaly than the iconic green sponge. This comes as a pleasant surprise to anyone that's tried Rasant rubbers that tend to surprise oponents based on versatility and spin. While the carbo sponge outplays the green sponge during close-mid distance play, RASANT rubbers excell at long distance play due to softer, bouncier sponges in general.
guusvansoer on 12/15/2014
Very heavy rubber. Good spin and speed but less control. Good for attacker but not good for defensive player. One thing that make me like this rubber is because you don't need many power to generate spin.
Loop_in_key_of_Bb on 11/21/2014
I've used Vega Pro on my FH for years, and gave this a try. It's much faster, and has a noticeably harder sponge. It reminded me a lot of Omega IV Pro.
Personally, I really didn't like this rubber as I felt like I had to make perfect contact or I'd miss. Oddly enough, I was putting a lot of my loops and blocks in the net rather than missing long. It was difficult to engage and compress the sponge, so the overall feel was really unpredictable for me.
lani9loo on 6/17/2013
I'm a shakehand player, with a Stiga NCT Allround Wood blade, with Sigma 2 Pro Red on the forehand and Sigma 2 Euro on the Backside. This gives me a perfect combination of attack and control. I mean at the table, mid table and counter attack from back of the room. I can honestly say that this combination is perfect for all round play. But then it's great for defending, but then it's great for attacking. It's actually a great combination for what ever style you want. I am so impressed with the latest set from Xiom. I have used Xiom for the last 2 years and would say give them a try honestly, they are a good alternative to the butterfly tenergy range... not a compromise an alternative.
If you are in to fast play but less control, couple these rubbers up with the Xiom Stradivarius - I also have this combination and my goodness fast fast fast.