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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Donic is a table tennis equipment manufacturer that produces high-quality products in Volklingen, Germany. In business for over 25 years, they have been on the forefront of research and development, led by top Swedish pro players Jan-Ove Waldner and Jorgen Persson. They also sponsor top German player Dimitri Ovtcharov among others.
Ask around your local table tennis club and you'll be sure to find some players using Donic equipment. They have a great reputation and it's no surprise when you look at their rubbers. Three of their most well-known product lines are undoubtedly the Acuda, Bluefire and Bluestorm series. Additionally, a spin-heavy favorite for the backhand is the Donic Baracuda. If you like to spin, smash, or a little bit of both, you won't go wrong with Donic.
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Reviews of Donic Bluefire M2 (34)
9.8/10 for OFF style. FH: Donic Bluefire M1, 2.2mm, 50g (0.246g/cm^2), 47.5 degrees (ESN), 37.5 degrees (Shore A). BH: Donic Bluefire M2, 2.2mm, 50g (0.246g/cm^2), 45 degrees (ESN), 36 degrees (Shore A). Blade: TSP Balsa 8.5, 80g, 157mm x 150mm x 10.5mm (Width x Height x Thickness). Plies: 5 (3 Wood + 2 Composite): Ayous - GlassFibre - Balsa - GlassFibre - Ayous.
This rubber continues to amaze me even after 6 months of continuous use. SPIN is very good comparable to Tenergy 05. Speed is good 9/10 but control is 10/10. Just brushing or looping easily u can clear the net due to its high throw when compared to Tibhar Mx-p. I feel this rubber did not get its due. It is almost comparable to Tenergy or Tibhar Mxp with very greater control.I am surprised by its duralibility.
Awesome rubber upgrade from Barracuda. I use this on my backhand on a Yasaka Sweden Defensive blade. Fast and spinny rubbers are easier to control with flexible blades. I used this rubber on Carbospeed and it is a lot of work to control the ball in a fast game. With the defensive blade, the rubber is much more controllable and generate greater spin. I am almost graduating from this rubber and getting ready to updrade to M1 in my backhand. My forehand already uses M1.
Tons and tons of reviews about this rubber, I won't say anything new: one of the highest quality products you can get from the market for it's price, easily competing with Tenergy 05.
It's really really fast but not too fast, just the right amount.
The top sheet isn't too tacky but isn't completely dry either; for me, the best balance between the too.
Control is legendary at this speed. A bit sensitive to incoming spin, however, with enough feeling and training, you can master it's little secrets too.
The only difference between the Bluefire series is the sponge hardness. M1 has the hardest, M3 the softest sponge among them. M2 is the best balance between speed and control, 9/10, would use it on both FH and BH.
Spin (European Style): 8.9
Weight: 49g in 2.2 (0.241g/cm^2)
Hardness (DHS): 36
Fast Loop: 9.2
Slow Loop: 9
Counter Loop: 8.9
Available Sponge Thickness: 1.8/2.0/2.2
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.
12/12/2017-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).Update 17 Nov,2019:Very good+durable.Geat pushes(too spinny and low),chops,blocks,serves-now using on force pro-Black:good match
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!
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