DHS NEO Skyline 2 TG2
Review of DHS NEO Skyline 2 TG2A very good rubber, speed is average despite being on a carbon blade, due to it's tackiness. *
Somehow the construct seems to makes it less sensitive to the incoming spin (than other rubbers I've used) despite being tacky, hence giving it a better control factor and therefore really dominates the spin game.
The amount of spin it can generate on the serves is good.
The downside of this rubber is the weight of course. However it is lighter than the commercial Hurricane III (one of the reasons is that the sponge is slightly thinner on the neo Skyline II).
Probably one of the best rubbers I've used so far. But it would be better to use a lighter blade for it (at least <85 g, personally I would get a blade in the 70-80 g range), as it gets tiring for the wrist.
*Update: After playing with it for a bit (over 15 hrs), the rubber has indeed become livelier, faster, but still can produce lots of spin, hence amazing for loops. This rubber deserves proper care (foam cleaner and sticky rubber protectors do the trick); doing so makes it like new albeit a tad less tacky (but still very sticky as it can still lift a ball from upside down).
Edit 2: Still spinny and lively after over 30 hrs+ of play ! My favourite rubber so far !
Jul 20, 2012
Stiga Boost TP
Review of Stiga Boost TPA great rubber for backhand. Can do powerful shots from a distance, and very controllable on a carbon acrylate blade. It is a slightly slower version of Almana, less punishing, but with a lot more spin and control in loops, and better balanced.
Sep 11, 2012