Andro Rasanter R53
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Reviews of Andro Rasanter R53 (8)
Using 2.0 Black on forehand on Donic Waldner Offensive 2016.
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
Rasanter R53, max sponge, red on forehand. Hexer Powergrip, max sponge, black on backhand. Blade- Tibhar balsa defence 25.
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.
So nice rubber.... Its a big surprise for me... Definitely for me best ruber fh and dna m on bh side what you can find on the market
This i thought was going to be unplayable, me sometimes going down to 1.7 mm from an R74 or MX-P. But it isnt! Its kind of softness in te oberflsche makes compensation from the hard sponge. All is good. And i mean all!
Just Released in India. I dont know how to describe this very unusual Rubber. The first few shots are a breeze. But when it comes to Fast Topspin this rubber is a ultimately the best compared to all Spinny rubbers i have Tried.
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 .
Viscaria + R53 2.0 black . weight 51g. Not boosted. Viscaria has koto outer plies and TMHO, R53 does not pair so well with this blade. Speed is quite slow, spin is as good as T05, control is good. I feel that Viscaria is pairing better with T05 2.1mm or D05 2.1mm or sponge hardness up to 40/50 (Asia/EU scale). R53 feeling is similar to Cornilleau X51. Both do not feel very hard, and both rubbers are very heavy. T05Hard 1.9mm (hardness 56) is around 49g with similar spin than R53, but faster. Throw angle of T05Hard > R53, and I had better success rate on counter spin using R53.
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 !
R53 - THE BEST RASANTER EVER!
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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