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Donic Desto F3 Big Slam

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Donic Desto F3 Big Slam
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DONIC DESTO F3 BigSlam

The sound of speed gluing has been captured in F3 BigSlam rubbers:

F3 BigSlam generates a loud crack when you hit the ball!
This is the loudest DESTO FORMULA rubber that DONIC has ever produced. DONIC DESTO F3 BigSlam reproduces the loud sound that you got during the classic times of speed gluing. However, this rubber does not require speed glue and must not be speed glued! The distinctive sound has been firmly and permanently incorporated into the rubber. BigSlam is somewhat softer, but not significantly slower than its successful sibling DESTO F3. It has the same amazingly simple ball control, but gives the same effect as optimum speed glue. Whether you prefer DESTO F3 or DESTO F3 BigSlam is a matter of taste-or, should we say, of sound preference.

DONIC DESTO F3 BigSlam is recommended for players who have previously used speed glue and for those who value sound and outstanding ball control qualities rather than maximum speed. BigSlam will be a popular choice once speed glue is banned.


Speed: 85
Spin: 94
Control: 72


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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on November 17, 2016
I fell that not sound like f3 big slam made years ago.
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on April 27, 2016
First choice for many years, 2 mm red. Offers great spin, and nice sound, speed glue effect. It is a soft spinny rubber that also offers great control. Not fast, but fast enough in rallies if you loop with spin and focus on placement. It is also possible to test 1.8 mm or max, if you want to adjust. The quality is great. Last for a long time. Prefered on backhand, but works great on forehand aswell. Mine is some years now, but still has a lot of spin, but the sponge lost its power, and its slow. But still winning matches with it :)
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on September 19, 2015
Rubber offers exciting playing characteristics, speed, spin, control, blocking, ball placement, and most of all awesome sound. Great for semi-hard blades. Offers good feel and touch when ball meets rubber and sponge and sinks in so you can feel the characteristics & features of the blade (Waldner World Champion `89 OFF). One of the best spin elastic rubbers on the market that can accelerate speed you need to score a point. One of the best blocking rubbers on the market. All positive features when the proper technique is used to deliver or receive the ball. 5 stars * * * * *.
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on December 31, 2014
I had this on my BH for a short time. I thought it was kind of fast but I had just gone back to a carbon blade. It was bouncy and very light, weight in black max was about 37 g, so feather-light on my personal scale.
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on September 9, 2013
I've been playing with regular Desto F3 for many years, and tried this one last year as I was looking for something softer to associate with my new blade.

F3 BS is close to regular F3, but softer and a bit slower (you can especially feel it on attacking strokes that come back more often), but it's still fast enough to deliver winning strokes. It's really soft and thus, dedicated to topspin attackers, even more than the regular F3.

Therefore, smashing and hitting the ball flat won't be the strong point of this rubber, due to the really soft rubber.
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on May 14, 2012
Went to this rubber on friends advice. This rubber has back hand writen all over it. Control and block are fantastic and when you hit with it the sound and feel is very addictive LOL.
Very poor for generating backspin pushes / chops and can be attacked quite easily from this position.
Great for attacking and hitting. If you want to generate realy strong spin then this is NOT your rubber.
Most easiest rubber I've ever played with.
I've played with this rubber for 6 months (4 tournaments 3 leagues) and realise I need more spin for my game. I will miss the ease of blocking attacking shots on my backhand and the best tensor sound on the market.
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on March 17, 2012
my desto last longer than acuda s2 :)
for strong spin u must have good contact with ball.. very nice for bloking, looping
needs more power for strong smashing
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on January 31, 2012
I love it
excellent balance in speed,control and spin. I love this soft sponge, makes strokes to feel much more better. Very very good rubber
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on January 18, 2012
use it on kreanga powerspin and it is nice for everything, i prefer loop , but is not problem when u want or need to chop.. dont like for bloking because is too soffffttt, but with practise that is not problem :S... have it 8m and 5x 3h training and it needs to be replaced..
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on October 20, 2011
great rubber, perfect for loopy play on half distance. This rubber gets better the longer you have it :)
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on October 8, 2011
A very loud-sound rubber. It gives me a very good feel and cricking sound!

But it wears out so easily
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on October 18, 2010
update on my previous review of Big Slam. I've played with this rubber for years and it's good for looping off my BH, and blocking. Have noticed one weakness with it recently though...I practice regularly with another 2200 player that has short pips on his BH and when I push the ball to his BH he can attack it easily. When he plays against other players that have Chinese rubber or rubber that has more spin than Big Slam he can't attack when they push to his BH. As a result I may switch to Baracuda as this definitely has more spin. If you play with Baracuda make sure you play with 2.0 rather than max as the 2.0 seems to play better.
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on October 10, 2010
this rubber was invented by god. it is absolutely perfect in every way imaginable. although, the black doesnt last very long. get red. ive had it since march/april and its still working great
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Review by dwightflight for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on September 5, 2010
This rubber produces great quantities of sppeed and spin. This is the ideal rubber for offensive play and i guarantee that you will improve..
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on August 24, 2010
~ 2200 player that has been using Desto F3 for more than 10 yrs on my BH. Tried many others including some of the Joola soft rubbers, but they didn't last nearly as well. This rubber is one of the best for your BH. Big Slam is more like the original F3, while increased the tension in the regular F3 a couple of years ago. Can't go wrong with this, but must play with it in Max thickness...as 2.0 is too slow.
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on April 24, 2010
big slam is a fantastic rubber! it creates a really relaly nice sound when you hit or loop the ball, one of the loudest rubbers i have ever heard! to me, it felt like a very soft rubber that had really really good control. When you block with it, you can really feel the ball dig into the paddle. for looping, its good for getting the job done, but the speed and spin is a bit lacking in my opinion. This rubber is definitely for the players who play a game moer with control rather tahn power. the prevailing characteristic is the control that you can hear and feel when you contact the ball, which i think makes it good rubber!
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on March 28, 2010
put on a fast blade to make up some speed great spin very soft the only problem is looping from a distance other than that great control and spin
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on December 21, 2009
best bh rubber ive ever tried. consistent. great for both counterlooping and opening against backspin. very light too. only problem is that it doesnt last long
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on October 23, 2009
Great control, very enjoyable to play with. Not too fast, but when you bust it...fantastic!!!
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on September 22, 2009
Great backhand rubber, good for blocking and looping. You can really load up on spinny shots with this rubber and it's not bad for flat hits either.
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on September 5, 2009
Fantastic feeling (if you are not too far from the ball)- perfect rubber for allround/offensive players who REALLY ENJOY the game of table tennis. Just a little bit too slow if you want to finish with the fast topspin.
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on July 15, 2009
Soft with very good control. Spinny, good for close-in play, quick attack, slow to medium speed loops. Very long dwell time. Good spin on serves, good control for serve returns. I don't care what it sounds like, but it does have a rather loud crack when hitting topspin shots. Lasts a couple of moths before it gets too soft. New rubber feels very good, but that feeling wears off in the first 30 - 50 hours. Then gradually softens until it need to be replaced.

Overall, a lot of fun to use. Too bad it only lasts as long as the proverbial snowball.
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on May 1, 2009
It is undoubtly softer and slower than F3. My old and worn out F3 is still faster than the F3 Big Slam.

Surely better on the backhand, but a raquet with two Big Slams is so light, that speed can be easily achieved with... raquet speed!

The fastest forehand loop I can produce has tons of spin and still lands on the table. However, top speed is not there: the ball may still come back...
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on April 16, 2009
The donic desto f3 big slam rubber is a tensor rubber that is relatively soft and very elastic. It is a rubber for those players who prefer maximum spin and control rather than speed in an offensive rubber. The rubber is not terribly fast, but it is fast enough to loop some good balls. But the loops are not very fast, so do not expect loops like that of tenergy or bryce speed. The spin is great though. It is very good for counterlooping, because the spin and control are both fantastic, so you can be consistent and deadly in your counterloops. It can be a little hard to control the spin when you block.
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on March 25, 2009
Great rubber for drive looping, has loads of control and great touch recieving heavy spin serves, i have used it for 18 months now & its the only speed glue effect rubber that i have tried (believe me, ive tried most) that does what it says on the cover. sounds great on my joola kool balsa blade & feels like its loaded with glue, i love it! only downside is that it soon deteriorates, edges break easy and slows up after about 3 months. im on my 7th sheet now! dont care tho, i like it that much. my tip- use with a fast balsa blade & max sponge.
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on January 5, 2009
great soft rubber, not very different from energy extra
maybe 2% slower
good sound and a lot of gears

people say it has no spin and is slow, that is crap!

you got to get used with these soft rubbers like enrgy extra

a high trow and best for off the bounce looping style, great for punchblocks with hard blades
great for controled looping!
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Review by silverhairbp for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on September 21, 2008
Very good offensive control rubber. Ball has long dwell time on the rubber, even with faster blades. Develops very good spin and is reasonably fast. Good countering of opponent's spin. Not the quickest rubber for initiating attacks. On slower blades, this rubber seems like a soft all-around rubber, even for lower developing players. This rubber behaves very much like soft re-glued rubber. Lots of fun to use.
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on September 7, 2008
My favorite Donic rubber so far. The built-in speed glue effect is actually somewhat decent, probably one of the best I've used (not like the real thing though). The only downside I can see is that the sponge appears to be just a little bit softer than the regular F3 which slows it down a smidgen. Oh yeah... The sound is great! Just an absolutely wonderful rubber overall.
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on March 30, 2008
I have the F3 BigSlam max on my BH. It definitely has the loud sound that they advertise. Every person I've played against has mentioned the nice cracking sound after a couple of BHs. This rubber is great if you like to loop your backhand. Great spin and excellent control. gives me the confidence to loop just about everything. It's pretty good for serves - not tacky, but the sponge generates good mechanical spin. Blocks kick off the sponge well, but you have to remember to close the face so it doesn't fly off the end of the table. It may lack a little power at mid-distance, but you can get LOTS of spin from back there.
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 External Review for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on March 25, 2008
See my review of regular Desto F3. The main difference between this and the regular is sound. Makes a much more pronounced speed glue sound. The sponge is orange instead of yellow and may be a touch harder. I've just started using this rubber so I can't comment on durability
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Review by luiska (Verified Customer) for Donic Desto F3 Big Slam on March 18, 2008
I love this rubber!

It is really really soft. The sound is great, as well as its spin and control.

The only problem is that the rubber is very very fragile, meaning that if you are a high level player, you will be buying a new one every 1-2-3 weeks.
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