Donic Bluefire M2
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DONIC Bluefire M2
Characteristics: Excellent balance between speed, catapult effect and feel. Recommended for: Players who like to play with Medium Hard rubbers and attach high importance to spin and speed with optimum feeling.
The blue miracle.
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 M2 (27)
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Slower and softer than M1. God in counter hits and block. Prety ok when opening attack.
Speed: average (9.2).
Spin: average (8.9).
Control: average (9).
Tackiness: slightly tacky (2).
Weight: medium heavy (49g, 0.241g/cm^2).
Sponge hardness: medium hard (50/37).
Top sheet hardness: medium hard (54/41).
Gears: average (4).
Throw: medium high (5.6).
Consistency: always identical (10).
Durability: average durability (5).
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: average (9.1).
Value: expensive (4).
IMHO this rubber is better than the Tenergy 05. The M2 on my back hand provides better spin, speed, and control than the T05.
Tried the red rubber(FH) on Stiga Offensive Classic.I must say it loops magically,very good arc and spin.Brilliant control.A loopers dream rubber.No lightening fast,but decent speed.I felt serves were the strongest point when I used it.I could serve very spinny and short,occasional fast serve resulted in an ace(so not a slow rubber).
Blade: Donic Waldner Senso Carbon
FH: XIOM Vega Pro (MAX)
BH: Donic Bluefire M2 (2.0)
Preferred playstyle: half distance Looper (mainly FH wing)
Switched from an andro Impuls Powersponge (2.0) due to insufficient drive when operating at half distance. Backhand looping with the M2 feels like I'm 100% in control because it allows me to play all the top spin variations I like. The naturally high throw arc also allows for seemingly unimpressive medium-rise balls with lots of spin, yet I feel like I can pinpoint every shot regardless of incoming rotation. Since I'm a bit impatient I often return a serve on my backhand with a flip/loop which works pretty good with this rubber. Chopping and overall defensive play is alright but there are definitely better rubbers for that kind of game. Stick to the loop!
The blue sponge is only a gimmick of course, and doesn't serve any real purpose other than to lure people in with an exotic colour.
I have been using this as my backhand rubber for the past two and a half months on my Butterfly Primorac Carbon blade....as mentioned in the ratings this rubber isnt much tacky making it much less sensitive against incomming spin and easier to control but still it produces a lot of spin on my strokes which i think might because of its soft sponze...flicks are super easy with a lot of spin...after 8 to 10 hours of practice every week for two months its still as new as 1st day...just clean the rubber after every session and it will last long...it can be considered as good FH rubber too since it can generate a lot of spin though speed isnt too high...anyone who like to play close to mid distance and controlled spinny shorts will find this rubber good for them...
An excellent rubber, my current fh And bh. It is very close to a Tenergy 80, and 05. Speed is about equal to 05, and spin is between the 80 and 05.
Excelent rubber. Very elastic sponge, with large pores.
Very fast and very spinny. Due to it's springiness it's hard to control on short game.
My sheet should have around 60 hours.. looks like worn off in the centre, but the spin is still there.
IMO, one of the best rubbers for it's price.
oh, i heard black sheets plays better than red ones. I have a black m2 and a red m3. I can tell the black one it's grippier, just that.
This rubber is fast, but I just don't like the topsheets. Its topsheet made me really struggle to generate a lot of spin with this rubber. For me, this rubber is more suitable for players who loves to play in a distance because I don't need too much effort to get the ball onto the table from far away. This rubber also very heavy. So if you don't like a heavy setup, I won't recommend you to use this rubber.
Very solid rubber for my bh.
Good for all: short play, chop, smash, block, topspin, flip. Fair price for this quality rubber.
This is my 3rd Forehand Rubber. Its absolutely superb, in terms of Spin & Speed. My game demands a bit of Speed (Still Playing with old Carbon Butterfly GERGELY) which is very stiff & hard ply, hence i generally go back from the table & play a very open game. Backhand is STIGA RADICAL, hence its jab & loop game.
Works wonderfully well, if you have wrist action, then even more so, hence i have been very successful with local TT spectrum. I am a veteran playing a competitive mens draw, & can give top seeded run for their money.
I upgraded from M3 to M2, I have used it on both sides, I also boosted one of them, and used one unboosted too.
There where some comparisons on other sites with T05. Well I only can confirm that the speed is similar, and the spin in loops (counter, openig, normal) are similar too. But I don't personally think that this rubber is a Tenergy substitute.
M2 has a bit lower throw than M3 but still higher than T05. It seems to be less springy. Smashes and hits are way better then T05, the rubber feels more controlled because the longer dwell time. This rubber is a very good rubber for attacking game from ALL+-to OFF characteristics. The sheet works well on spin elastic to hard blades. On harder blades it feels a bit more mushy. Boosting this rubber can give more speed, springiness and spin, but out of the package it contains a factory tuning. Also there is a slight loss in control if you boost. The red topsheet is chemically a bit less stable, so after 200 hours the rubber topsheet degrades and dissolves/melts. This process is speeded up by booostering, hand swet and hard repetivite pressures on the same spot of the rubber. The black topsheets last longer. So note that if you boost this rubber and you are a swetty person this rubber will last only 6 months in red colour. Unboosted black rubbers can be with you for 300 hours!
On spin elastic blades better for BH, on hard blades both sides.
Hi, this is a very good table tennis rubber.
I used it for my backhand and it is very effective. It has a good spin. The only dark side or part is that it shrink A LOT!! i mean it REALTY. I used it for 5 months and now it has shrunk 5mm or 3mm on each edges. I recommend this to player who is vey experience to use this as it can shrink if you accidently remove the rubber form your blade during the match. That is how it happen to me!
its good for players that have been playing for two years or so has good speed close to the table but is not so good off the table spin is good and it is easy to generate spin on serves, pushes and topspin overall i thing its a great rubber for intermideate to advanced players if your going for somthing for close to the table attacking style i highly reccomend this rubber
Amaizing topspeen and high arc. Control really hood. Speed compaering ti acuda s2, the m2 y has noticiable less speed
For bh is not much usefull, seems need ti strocke .ote powerfull as usual.
For Fh i already said before, the tppsping os excelente bit quite slow than the s1 i used and also slower tan s2
The feel is that the m2 is more controlable than the s1 but you need to hit real±y more harder ti vive the same speed as the s2
I like the BlueFire M2 on my BH gives good speed and spin.. overall it's a good rubber and makes my BH powerful! its also does work really well during chops,blocking and drives!
M2 is pretty soft for a medium rubber. Alittle harder then Tenergy 05 fx alittle sofer then Tenergy 80. Im using it for a backhand . Its on a DHS hard / fast blade. Coming off Tenergy 05 its way different. The top rubber looks weird like someone sprayed WD40 or cooking oil . Feel the ball more,very spinny,as for speed its not bad. Im trying to break away for Tenergy but the 80 is best for my game.I'll give this M2 a few weeks or a month if not its time to break my piggy bank and buy me a Tenergy 80 !
Perfect backhand rubber for loopers.
Very good to loop the receive with flexible blade.
good for banana flip.
very good for counterlooping after banana flip, due to the high throw and high grip.
Topsheet is not soft, it is medium hardness. Sponge also has medium hardness, 42.5.
Due to the topsheet not being very soft, this rubber has medium-high throw while not being hard.
Loops have a lot of arc.
Counterloops have a lot of dwell.
speed and spin are both very good. And control also very good.
Only average for blocking, due to the medium-high throw.
opening loops are very spinny AND fast.
On fh this rubber can bottom out and fail you. So, for fh, I recommend m1. but m1 needs a flexible blade, so beware.
This is very good rubber, similar than 2ndgen Baracuda, but less spin sensitivity, better control and consistency.
The tuning goes quickly, reducing the spin and arc, to be replaced.
This is seen in the lower durability value.
Speed glued performance is far better, but even faster tuner evaporation, but in this case you will not regret it. :)
Like Baracuda, it is one of few "really successfull" rubbers of Donic. It is the sweetspot among Bluefire series with amazing spin, high speed, good feel and control. It suits me better than Tenergy with higher control in every aspect of the game. Tenergy may have a higher top end spin but it requires a better stroke for many shots.
For me it is one of 3 Top Tensors ever produced.
PS: durability is not great, but the price justifies.
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