Andro Rasanter R53
• Your game is powered by maximum spin and high dynamics. You want the point. By all means.
• Break with conventions, use the strengths of the andro Energy Cell technology: more power with hard topspins and game openings on backspin, high dynamics and longer ball contact time to be felt.
• The andro Energy Cell sponge with a highly elastic cell structure ensures an extremely dynamic energy transfer, especially for fast and hard topspins.
• The 53° sponge provides immediate feedback on ideal ball contact. You will be surprised how soft 53° can feel like.
• The Rubber surface for maximum rotation gains additively more impact through the Energy Cell sponge.
Hardness: 53 degrees
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Andro has dedicated over three decades to the development of high-performance table tennis equipment. Exemplifying German engineering prowess, Andro rubbers are built for speed, spin and versatility. Through rigorous research and development, Andro consistently delivers products for those individuals who demand the most from their table tennis equipment. No one demonstrates this better than Simon Gauzy from the Andro pro team. His unrelenting style of play lets him push the boundaries of what's physically possible.
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Reviews of Andro Rasanter R53 (10)
Not for beginners or intermediates, in my opinion. You must have technique and you must play faster shots to properly engage this sponge and this rubber, and get the proper speed and spin out of it. When you do have top tier ability, this thing definitely will satisfy you. The sound is delightful too. And the spin is out of this world if you can sufficiently engage it. I have not found any downsides to it so far. But, I will amend my review, if I do come across any negatives. Price is better than Tenergy and Dignics, and this rubber is better than both of them in my opinion. It is far superior to the MX-P and Aurus Prime. But, this is based upon if you are a very top tier amateur, or a professional. I would say that the MX-P, Aurus Prime, and Tenergy 05 (and FX and Hard) are probably better for intermediate players, as they are more forgiving and do not require superior technique to activate their abilities. But, given a top level player, the Andro Rasanter R53 is better than all of them in my opinion
R53 is an excellent rubber, great spin, fast and very good control, both whilst blocking, pushing and counter hitting. Easy to lift backspin with a spiny topspin.
Good spin when serving, reasonable control when returning serve, it has a pretty average incoming spin sensitivity. Short game pushing is good, very controlled during passive play.
I found that the harder you hit the ball the more the sponge hardness is noticed, this also seems to reduce the feel of the rubber slightly, this is because the ball leaves the bat quickly, any sink into the soft rubber surface becomes far less noticeable. Also when receiving fast forehand loops a fast block is easily possible due to the sponge hardness. Against spinny opening loops a light touch is required, but not really any different to other rubbers, technique is what is required.
Like many rubbers with a hard sponge your technique needs to be good, any rushed shots, where technique is compromised can result in the ball flying long, wide etc
The rubber is soft which gives a good feel, R53 has good catapult effect from the sponge, you dont have to expend lots of energy to produce good speed.
When playing heavy brushing strokes, spin is great and the feel is good as the sponge isnt being fully engaged and the soft rubber then gives good feed back.
Overall an excellent rubber, suited to players with better than average technique.
If youre a player that is still improving your shot technique then a rubber with a softer sponge may be a better idea.
If you are at a higher standard, then give this rubber a go, R53 is up there with the best.
For me Im at a point somewhere in between!!! But for now Im going to stick with this rubber on my forehand, for a rubber with a hard sponge its great to use. Better feeling than I was expecting.
Andro has produced a brilliant addition to the rasanter series.
It will take time to break in but trust i was baffled at the hardness of it 53??? Feels nothing like 53 when compared to The the R50. Andro has undoubtedly levelled up. This can be a game changer. Looking forward to test more .
I think that R53 will better match a softer outer plies blade, like limba or Hinoki. On Viscaria, the combinaison hard outer plies / hard rubber (not boosted) is not working well for 2.0mm. Maybe ultramax thickness will improve, but the weight will be more than 51g ... too heavy !
The advert is not a lie. I was stunned. Didnt feel at all that i was playing with a 53 degree sponge. Spin is the same as on R47. Like, top ten (MX-S, G1, R47, P7, T05 and so on. Now to resume my half-distance low spinnyashell, just above net-drives. When do spinny sideservice, (i do it sometimes)take a small step back (because of the speed) and really sidespin the hell out of the rubber, like an aggresive axemurderer in a horror-movie and let the opposite side tell you what just happened...
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