DreiZ on 7/28/2016
Great rubber for BH. I think best rubber for BH I ever tried. Its fast, but very controllable; spinny but linear. Its soft and light. My BH improved alot with this rubber; attacking, blocking and flipping is simple with Xtend HS. Must try.
prinbark on 8/12/2014
Speed is fast, spin is poor. Control is average. Sponge feels soft, and durability is not good. Looping is great on a high-flex blade. Really fast on a stiff off+ rated blade. But spin on both blades is the same.
Xiom101 on 5/23/2014
not my favorite, expecting more speed and less spin.
GrayFH on 4/28/2013
Just replaced Yasaka Fusion with Xtend HS on my backhand. Xtend is noticeably faster, which is what I was after. Blocks ok, although can react to spin and speed, so is more like an attacking rubber when close. Step back one step, and you have really good control. Has good hitting power, and is pretty good at picking the ball up for a backhand topspin, including soft loops. The advertising talks about a special sound it makes, and they are not exaggerating. It actually does make a very satisfying "wok!" sound when you give it some force. This was first day, so perhaps it will change over time, but so far, it was been a nice step up from the defensive style of Fusion, into a more attacking, fun rubber.
Anonymous on 4/29/2011
Low throw angle and good rebound makes this a true close to the table rubber. Makes a slap sound to a flat hit but needs real work away from the table.
Counter hitting needs control but counter looping and early third ball attack is a dream.
Ball loads with top spin but again away from the table needs too much work.
If you prefer to stay in this is a treat.