Donic Bluefire M1
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Donic Bluefire M1
Characteristics: highly dynamic, extremely spinny top sheet Recommended for: top players or players who practice a lot and prefer to use harder rubbers.
Donic's new Bluefire is a completely new rubber development offering top speed. A new high-tech generation of rubbers in the proven Formula FD3-technology has been developed as a result of the perfect combination of the large pored blue sponge with an extremely spinny top surface rubber. The top rubber with its small, long pimpled-in structure lends the rubber the best possible flexibility and sensational feeling. Above all, the Bluefire is unbelievably fast with a characteristic high arc when top-spinning that enables maximum spin and increased speed.
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Reviews of Donic Bluefire M1 (25)
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great backhand rubber for those who like to block and drive. Very fast, topsheet allows for heavy spin on services and pushes. Also highly durable, longest lasting rubber while maintaining proper performance.
I did try it on my forehand and had trouble looping heavy backspin.
Excellent offensive rubber with better control and lower throw angle then I expected.I also use JP02 but in T11+ blade.IMO M1 is great on my Nittaku Ludeak suitable on softer wood.
I can generate a lot of torque easily against any incoming shot (top or chop)... which is rare (and nice)... AND on serve... maybe even 'especially' on serve).
Was scared away a bit at first because speed is given a higher rating than spin. Well, you can hit a hard, medium-spin ball, but you can ALSO hit a hard, super-hi-spin ball... since it will "grab" if you let it. That makes it my pick for both BH AND FH (a 'subtle' advantage for things like when rubbers wear out at different times... and you just want to "flip over" to the "better" side (on your strong wing) temporarily until you get new sheet(s).
I did not notice a difference between the M1 and M1-Turbo in terms of playability... but the M1 (regular) is MUCH lighter (the Turbo seems chinese-rubber-heavy in my opinion)... so in that regard, I really like the regular M1 better since I use a (med-fast... to med) full-size blade... and have a higher swing speed (mostly) for (generally) close-to-the-table play.
Overall, I love it... plus it's got killer-cool blue sponge (Note generally I'm a 'max' user, but 2.0 works really well (with the increased consistency (thickness-wise) of 2.0.)
YOU NEED TO ALREADY HAVE GREAT CONTROL IF YOU GET THIS RUBBER. The speed is equal or faster than Tenergy 05. Spin is about equal. When you block you can feel that it is less reactive to incoming spin than Tenergy but the control you have over placement is greatly lower. Looping is a dream from mid to long distance. I loop from mid and block and do controlled topspins close to the table and the speed is great for blocks.
Now I have my second sheet of Bluefire M1 and I must say: It´s a really great rubber!
If you want a rubber that provides high spin and speed when(!) you hit hard then it´s the perfect rubber for you but if you play with lesser force or you play a brush loop or a chop then the rubber is very slow and creates very much spin.
I think the rating of the Bluefire M1 is wrong because you must have a very good technique and a good arm-acceleration to "activate" the rubber and I think that the most people have not that technique and those people should choose the Bluefire M2 or Acuda s1 becuase the spin is easier to create and the rubber has a higher basic speed/catapult.
Above Average Killer!!! -- for championship play, works like a killer bees..
I came from an acuda s1.
But this rubber is much more controlable, more spinny and same speed.
At the first ball i knew that this rubbee wil me my choice for long time.
I bought this rubber after seeing the review from tabletennisdaily attached to this product. I had been looking for a hard rubber that was fast, but had enough dwell for the short spinny loops off of backspin that give my opponents trouble.
After playing a few weeks with it, switching backhand and forehand, I have found that my close to the table spinny loops seem to be as effective as when I was using soft rubbers like F3 bigslam and Vario bigslam. I had one higher level player ask if I was using Tenergy after I looped one of his heavy backspin pushes.
This rubber is also very controllable in the short game, with slightly less spin generated on heavy pushes when compared to soft rubber. I have also been learning the backhand and forehand flick, and have had a good experience with this rubber
In summary, this is an excellent rubber that I have not found a downside to. I can't really compare directly to Tenergy as I have never hit with it, but I can definitely say that I am not tempted anymore after finding this rubber
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