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 (46)
Excellent rubber. It is all about combination. I used it initially with Donic Ovtcharov Carbospeed and it is a speed demon and great with attacks but harder with brushes. I slapped it in my new Yasaka Sweden Defensive and I was able to generate more spin with brushes and able to controlled the speed a bit more. If you can't tame this beast, then you might want to start first with the Barracuda or M3 and gradually level up.
blade : double fish carbon KING
Style : PH (modern reverse backhand) , Offensive
i used to have M1 on FH and M2 on BH, but quickly changed to M1 on both sides. i use my RBH aggressivly and the M1 rubber has a powerful response. low tackiness, takes time to adapt, but i prefer the M1 over Tenergy05.
pros : extremely fast, can produce heavy spin in full strokes, great touch on flicks,
cons : dificult to adapt, if hit on half strokes rubber can let you down.
recommended for experienced players with good consistency and technique only, not for first timers.
Spin (European Style): 8.9
Weight: 49g in 2.2 (0.241g/cm^2)
Hardness (DHS): 37.3
Fast Loop: 9.3
Slow Loop: 9
Counter Loop: 8.9
Available Sponge Thickness: 1.8/2.0/2.2
Nice speed. Medium high throw angle (lower than Tenergy or for example rasant) Control for me is 9 (maybe because my blade isn't speed demon). Very god rubber for forehand. I didn't have problem when twiddle for backhand (normally M2). Blocking - 8(perfect placement), topspin - 9. Hitting 9.5.In short game high control. Using on elastic Stiga Offensive Wod NCT. Remember that this rubber shinnigs when play active.
I put it on my FH, and played about 4 hrs. for 2 weeks. The top sheet and sponge were tear a little bit on the side of the blade to center. I think it's not durable at all. The speed/spin/control are good. I do not use my all strength to lift the ball like Chinese rubber but spinning of the ball are the same.
Really great FH rubber for aggressive looping play. Good short balls, but the biggest advantage is in active offensive play. Quite hard rubber so recommend for players with developed technique.
Super fast and super spinny. It's like the Amaterasu but blue; extremely broken.
Spin demon!!!.It can demolish your opponent with its incredible spin.Im currently using donci waldner ultra senso carbon. FH: bluefire m1
BH:Donic sonex JP gold.I will compare it with my previous rubber (Donic coppa gold).Bluefire is much much better than coppa gold in all aspects especially in spin.High trajectory,high arc when looped.If you want huge spin and great speed go for bluefire m1 without any hesitation.
Now i will compare it with sonex jp gold:
And again spin demon is dominating!!Much better spin as compared to sonex.Specially when you put all your efforts for hitting the ball maximum part of your effort is converted into spin and rest to speed.I found speed of bluefire little bit greater or equal to sonex.
Now about rubber's other characteristics
Service:Incredible amount of spin on your serve
Banana flick:Your opponent will be stuned for sure because of the sidespin in your flick
Speed:Great enough to loop kill.For better results combine it with carbon blades.
Block:Sometimes goes out of table but when you will learn to control it you will be amazed!!
Note:It's a tacky rubber.So for 100% performance of the rubber you must have good technique (you must generate spin from your waist instead of just generating it with brushing contact)
Its a good rubber, but for my taste is a bit too much, i was so used to chinese rubber before buying this, i know its a great rubber, but it doesnt suit my style of play, attacking is nice but defending from a smash, the ball just shoots off the rubber flying excessively away from the table. I boosted the rubber and its softer, maybe i should have gone with the m3 rubber, i would have had a better experience.
changes from Tenergy05 I'm able to play M1 without problem, awesome rubber from Donic :) not over price. I will stick with Bluefire series.
Speed: very high (9.7).
Spin: average (9).
Control: average (9.1).
Tackiness: slightly tacky (2).
Weight: medium heavy (49g, 0.241g/cm^2).
Sponge hardness: medium hard (54/41).
Top sheet hardness: medium hard (54/41).
Gears: average (5).
Throw: medium high (5.5).
Consistency: always identical (9).
Durability: lasts longer than average (6).
Top sheet thickness: thick (1.8mm).
Surface thickness: average (0.8mm).
Pip length: long (1mm).
Pip width: average (1.6mm).
Pip spacing: average (0.7mm).
Overall: good (9.3).
Value: expensive (4).
M1 Turbo is faster and spinner than M1.
M1 is slightly faster than Tenergy 05, but it has less spin.
Please read SEGUSO review. Slupsalaht may have a technique problem with his/her hits. I also tried MAXXX 500, T05, MXP, MXS and M2, M3, JP1, JP3... My main opinion was to find a rubber that is an attacking and aggressive rubber and less bouncy than T05, a bit more lively than MXP, more Lively than MXS, bit lighter than MAXXX500, and a bit more powerful, than other DONIC rubbers mentioned above. My blade is a Waldner WC '89, and M2 feels a bit mushy and unreliable at high power, MXP does also this when counterlooping from far away with full power. On this blade M1 is more spinnier than a T05 on a normal OFF- ALC limba or koto blade with kiri core blade and lifts the ball more. Also It preforms better in soft loops than MXP. As far as I could see the sponge of MXP and M1 only differs in the coulour. The softer topsheet of the M1 makes the real difference. I really do like the M product line of donic, because they last long. When kept clean the rubber has a really nice grip, and wears off after 250 hours of use. What I find as a negative effect, that the rubber dulls after a month or a bit more because the booster expires. This is also noticable with MXP, so occasional preservative boostering is needed to uphold the "out of the packege" performance.
I've tried all kinds of rubbers considered to be "med-hard", including Acuda S1 Turbo, Omega IV Pro, Omega V Pro, Omega V Tour, T05, Tibhar MXP etc. Most of them have felt fairly comfortable on my FH, and I had little difficulty compressing their sponges consistently.
Donic's reference guides lists Bluefire M1 as being 47.5 deg. sponge, same as Acuda S1 Turbo and JP 01 Turbo. All I can say is that M1 felt *much harder* to me than these other offerings, to the point I couldn't get it to work for me in real world match play.
When I was in good position and made perfect contact with lots of body rotation, the loops were like lightning and just plain silly. Loops almost had the speed of a smash. Counter-looping was very fun (if I executed perfectly). However if my contact wasnt perfect, I'd usually miss.
The other aspect that stood out was that I've never tried anything in my life that was as reactive to the incoming spin as this stuff. I played practice matches with 2 different opponents whom i know well, and I kept dumping their light backspin serves into the net. I couldn't believe it, despite how much I was opening my racket angle.
So if you're a wreckless power-looping freak with complete confidence in footwork and elite strokes etc, this might be worth a try. Anybody else I'd tell them to stay away.
I installed on FH: Donic Bluefire M1 rubber max on FH on my AVX Avalox P 900 CPEN blade.
Its quite fast and can execute powerful spin and loops. For BH: TSP Ventus Soft. Its better than TSP Ventus Soft.
The fastest rubber I've played period, durable (have it on for 3 months and still almost no difference), a lot of spin (the harder you grip). BUT the the lack of control is big. Anyways, it's still very good rubber if you have the skill and right blade for it. So I recommend this rubber for FH (forehand) because on backhand you will need something with a little bit more control, trust me (or buy a version with less thicker sponge). I use MAX red version of it and it is veery fast and hard to control on backhand. And in rallies you can hardly have time and capacity to focus on controlling this rubber (if on BH). That's pretty much it.
First, I put it on a relatively fast all-wood blade, Acoustic. It produced all the faults predicted: unless fully winged, the ball either fell dead or flattened right into the net. Brushes died immediately, and so did controlled loops. Also, if lifted more, it flew out big time. Not good at all, no feeling.
Then I gave it another try, and out it on an Innerforce ZLC. And suddenly, all of the above were history. Drops, active and passive (used it on forehand), flicks, brushes, side spins, loops of every kind from close, mid and far, counter loops, drives - everything worked. It excelled in what I excel in, simply put. Amazing, even better (faster and a bit spinnier) than Andro Rasant Grip. The spin AND lifting the ball worked identical to Adidas P7, but again, only on ZLC. Apaprently, this rubber needs a little extra elasticity, springing power and speed.
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