GEWO Nexxus EL Pro 43
GEWO Nexxus EL Pro 43 - Superb ball contact. Great feel, spin, and speed. Enjoy the new experience.
The GEWO Nexxus EL Pro 43 is the perfect combination of maximum surface grip, speed, spin, and control. The GEWO Nexxus series is a line of modern-day offensive table tennis sponge designed for the high spin, and power play of today's professional table tennis game. This rubber is engineered to produce high-performance results from the new ABS 40+ ball.
The Power Package of the Nexxus series Maximum dynamics and an arced spin trajectory combined with enormous catapult effect are the prime features of this modern day offensive rubber. FLEX-TEC technology provides for maximum speed, while the DGC40+ 2.0 top sheet guarantees consistent and reliable coupling when the bat hits the ball., especially if used with maximum sponge thickness of 2.3mm and all the power you need for modern spin-offensive playing styles. It forms the speed-elastic middle of the GEWO Nexxus EL Pro series and shows its strengths especially in variant-rich, spin-attacking situations. Advantages: safe opening, maximum ball feedback thanks to the soft touch both in attacking and passive playing situations. Loads of spin and swerve in serve/return situations thanks to the spinny nexxTT top sheet.
• High trajectory, less proneness to faults when taking your play to the limit; with its 43° medium-hard spin-focused EL sponge, it is a true all-rounder in the Nexxus Pro series.
• Ideal for modern offensive players preferring, elastic materials for their variant-rich playing styles.
• For players aiming at winning their points through precise ball placement and spin variants rather than through maximum end speed.
nexxTT / N.E.P (Nano.Elastic.Plus) / Maxximum.Power.Play.
Due to the arrival of the new ABS 40+ ball into international competitive play, rubber top sheets had to be adjusted accordingly to maximize new performance demands from the professional player. The latest ball generation produces less rotation and speed. To compensate for this loss in rotation and speed, you have two options: Adjust your technique or your material. GEWO aims at supporting the necessary physical adjustments with innovative solution approaches - a thin, high-grip top sheet (nexxTT) compensating the loss in speed and rotation with its inherent dynamics and higher tension. Combined with a medium-pore, dynamic sponge which, depending on the performance variant chosen (XT for speed or EL for the spin), makes the Nexxus Pro Series your choice for the best energy transfer possible.
Hardness: Medium-Hard Euro 43.3, Japan 33.0
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Reviews of GEWO Nexxus EL Pro 43 (6)
Weight: 62 grams
Speed: Off to Off+
Hardness: 43 degrees ESN Scale
Thickness: 2.1mm Sponge
This is the most balanced and most all-around rubber among the Nexxus Series. This is still a thin topsheet, thick sponge type just like the other Nexxus rubbers. In my opinion, this is the most balanced rubber in the series as it is good for almost everything but a bit faster than the 38 degree version and has a harder sponge. The topsheet is very grippy bit not to say that it is slightly tacky. I used this with the Gewo Sensus Carbo Speed blade bcause I thought this would lighten the blade. This is still a light rubber at 62 grams uncut and the medium-soft sponge. I can compare this to the Rakza 7 soft’s hardness but I do get a few hardness listings from 42 to 45 degrees and also I’ve had a Rakza 7 Soft that is almost as soft as 40 degrees so I will try my best to compare it to the R7S and some other medium soft rubbers in its class.
The speed is obviously marginally faster than the EL Pro 3 because the sponge compression needed is much less compared to that of the EL Pro 43. Other known rubbers which are in this range of sponge hardness are that of the Xiom Vega Europe (not the DF version) which is listed as 42.5 degrees. The other mentioned rubbers are older by about 10 years for the Vega Europe and about 7 years for the R7S so they are expected to have lesser performance in terms of spin but maybe not much in speed. The Tibhar Evolution FX-P is also about 0.5 to 1 degree softer so this is also within range of sponge hardness.
To compare the speed, the EL Pro 43 is slightly faster than the XVE, R7S and FXP rubbers. I could attribute this to the much newer generation sponge of the EL Pro 43 and also the more elastic topsheet. The speed is quite lively compared to the 38 degree version and it is very bouncy that I would almost say it is an off+ rubber but for me the speed seems to linger between off and off+ which is not a true off+ rubber.
The spin however is quite marginal compared to the mentioned rubbers. You see, the topsheet is quite grippy as what has been mentioned and bite of the newer generation rubbers is miles ahead of the of newer one such as the EL Pro 43. The grip of the topsheet is quite good because I did experience before from before with the other medium soft rubbers mentioned to sometimes hit the net. My personal test for determining the amount of spin the rubber has always been the same and it is to brush the ball. The 38 degree and softer rubbers need a lot of sponge compression while the harder ones needed less. If you have the right brush contact you can spin the 43 degree version more or the harder versions with just brushing alone using mostly the topsheet. I know several factors are in the menu for spin and sponge hardness affects the output of spin but in this case even if I involve the sponge more, I still find the El 43 more spinny than the 38 degree version. The arc is medium and would not reach medium high crossing the net.
What has the EL 43 which the EL 38 does not have? Both have this characteristic of being very easy to use and like what I have said, the 38 is the easiest to use but if you are more advanced in your skills and strokes, I would pick the 43 over the 38 degree version. I am not the type of player that uses medium soft rubbers in my backhand. I use at least 50 degrees in both sides but I think I can live with the EL 43 version if it is the only one I have in my stocks. The power, speed, spin and control are quite good for this rubber. I find it better doing push chops than the 38 degree version because the ball does not pop that much because of the harder sponge. It can be considered as having “gears”. To summarize it is the type of rubber that incorporates all type of strokes with decent amount of power and spin but not to the extreme like the other harder versions. I would put it as an advanced level rubber and maybe to some instances also a good intermediate rubber.
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