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DHS Gold Arc 8 - 47.5 Hardness

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The rubber surface of GOLDARC 8 is highly elastic just like a fully bent bow, which can easily create strong friction. This smooth surface rubber with underlying intensive big-pimple structure gives the rubber great elasticity and off-court power. The player can enjoy the instant feeling of striking with minimal effort and will appreciate the crisp hitting sound.

GOLDARC 8 has outstanding performance in strength and speed, bringing an overwhelming pressure to the opponent in full court. This rubber is suitable for both forehand and backhand.

GOLDARC 8, the highly elastic non-sticky rubber, was developed by the DHS R&D center and German rubber-making expers with the consultation of World Champion Wang Liqin.

Hardness: 47.5 degrees

Speed: 93
Spin: 94
Control: 69

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If you've watched competitive table tennis at the highest levels, then you've surely seen DHS products in action. Perhaps the most notable athlete using DHS equipment is Ma Long. A legend of the sport, Ma Long uses a Hurricane 3 rubber on his forehand. Hurricane 3 rubbers are undoubtedly the most popular rubber series from DHS and are a prime example of hard and tacky Chinese rubbers. Many players try out the Hurricane 3 and H3 Neo rubbers on their forehand as an introduction to this style of rubber. These rubbers require considerable power to fully unleash their potential, as well as proper brushing technique. You can find the H3 rubbers in Commercial (NEO), Provincial (H3, NEO) and National (H3) versions.

DHS offers rubbers with different characteristics well-suited to other uses as well. The Gold Arc 8 series is a high-powered rubber that performs more closely to other brand's flagship offerings. It has a grippy surface and fast sponge, which comes in both 47.5 and 50 degree hardness. You can find Skyline and TinArc rubbers rated as Soft, Mid-Soft and Mid-Hard.

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Reviews of DHS Gold Arc 8 - 47.5 Hardness (64)

This rubber is one of the best rubber i've ever use for FH. Very fast, high arc, good control. the sponge has high catapult effect, so very easy to make fast attack, yet still got enough control. I use this rubber on Sanwei 75 outter alc (very similar to Viscaria) and fit perfectly, with my attacking playstyle. Very recommended rubber!
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47.5 max, consistent, fast, high control, good feeling, grip, spin, medium-high angle, excellent in all shots, the best FH rubber, also use it in 2.0 but I think it loses its extreme offensive characteristics, before T05, GA8 is better
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Fast with not so good spin. The result is lack of control. Lifting backspin requires effort. Comparing with Andro rasanter R47: Rasanter has better control,better spin and better durability . Goldarc 8 is faster
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Before deciding to buy it I had read many positive reviews from various sources so that it made me curious about the GA-8. On the first day of trying it on FH i glued the rubber (50 deg) on the viscaria with 3 coats of WBG and felt the performance is slightly better than my favorite rubber R47,G1,R7 due to the balance of speed and control . This rubber has excelent grip and although the sponge has a hardness of 50 deg it feels slighly harder than 47.5 deg. If you want more dwell time and control better choose 47.5 deg. When making 3rd ball attacks with slow loop or fast top spin the trajectory is medium/medium high. In short games and also the opponent's attack blocks I felt more confident to return and keep the ball on the table. SPEED: R50=MXP>GA8>T05=R47=G1>R42=R7. SPIN: T05>GA8=R42>R47>G1>R50=MXP>R7. CONTROL: GA8>R42>R47=G1>R7>MXP=R50>T05. Overall I gave it score 9.5. As for the durability I can't conclude because I've only been using it for a few days.
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Qualities that rival dignics09c. I say this due to a Backhand to backhand rally I had with a player using that rubber. This rubber is amazingly fast, has great spin quality and blocking potential (which is my weakness using Rpb). Looping under spin brought unpredictable spin in so much my opponents struggled to return the ball. The only issue I had was that close to the table my attacks over shot the table. Away from the table mid or long this rubber excels. More spin definitely and probably equal speed or maybe more than the Bryce high speed. No tack..and feels soft..but still has spin and speed qualities of a $100+ butterfly rubber. I used in 50degree. Shouldve tried 47.5 degree first. Next time.
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