Nittaku Fastarc G-1
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The Nittaku Fastarc G-1 rubber is "Fast" with an "Arc"! A power topsheet with a built-in tension power sponge produces the ideal combination of ball speed and ball arc -- an outstanding powerful spin ball.
G-1 means "Grip First" and S-1 means "Speed First" Choose Fastarc G-1 for more spin with great power, and choose Fastarc S-1 for more speed with great spin.
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Reviews of Nittaku Fastarc G-1 (40)
Best rubber i've tried so far, low catapult which makes this rubber very linear, predictable and easy to control, yet still have a very decent speed. Which for me, is a big improvement over MX-S. MX-S and G1 are very similar to almost identical, But G1 is more lively with better speed, not as tiring to use as MX-S. Spin is almost the same, can't notice much difference.
Felt like Dignics05 has a slightly better spin, however, they are completely different rubber. G1 still have a better control imo due to the lower catapult, not very spin sensitive and is easier to execute short push. Not to mention much better price point which make this my go to rubber
9.5/10 for OFF style. FH: Donic Bluefire M1 Turbo, 2.2mm, 52g (0.256g/cm^2), 50 degrees (ESN), 38.5 degrees (Shore A). BH: Nittaku Fastarc G-1, 2mm, 48g (0.237g/cm^2), 37.5 degrees (Nittaku), 37.5 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.
I started using G1 with nittaku acoustic blade. My play has improved a lot. My backspins were very effective. The main feature was the topspin. I was counting the numbers when my opponents thought the ball was coming out .
Then I made a sharp decision to switch to zj.alc and t05. The remote game was great, but I started making too many mistakes in the short game and service. I couldn't turn the backspin into a stable like g1. Now I've turned fastarc g1 again on zj.alc and everything is fine again. More dynamic than acoustic g1 setup. The best forehand rubber for me is the Nittacu Fastarc G1.
Use for both FH and BH. Great spin, speed and control when needed. Has about 80-85% speed of Tenergy series, but loads more control and more all round capabilities such as easier smashing, countering hard topspins and opening up is a little easier with serving options. Blocking is easier and more controlled and relatively low throw when blocking but medium when looping or driving. Great all round offensive rubber that has not huge flaws and I always come back to this rubber after trying others because it lasts longer, has great deals o. TT11 and keeps on spinning even after 5-6 months. Love this rubber and would recommend to anyone that is a intermediate to professional off the bat.
Fore me one of the best universal rubbers . Not for beginner's, only players with well fitting stroke and position game can use whole potential and control it. Rubber is more forgiving than my other favourits. Is working well on many blades. Guess cause of low throw G-1 works better on hard blades and blades with bigger catapult (Hinoki)- I can use it on both sides. I mostly prefer on FH cause of powerful topspin's. Use it on Donic Persson Powerplay an Joola Aruna OFF
Very good FH rubber , best as I ever tried. Thickness - super thick (2,0). Played on Donic Ovtcharov True Carbon blade 86 gramm. Smaller catapult , good speed and very good spin. Direct feel , plenty of control by every stroke.
Comming from Baracuda , G1 has better speed , control and block-counter-smash game .Spin is similar. I was surprissed - with this rubber is possible to do different "touch" strokes and direct attack through opponents topspin. With this rubber open me new possibilities in many areas of my game. My new lethal weapon. Highly recommended.
This rubber suitable on 7 plies all wood blade, such as stiga legend 7 or Darker alba.
If put on carbon blade, will be hard to control.
I bought this because of the good reviews and tried it on Nittaku Ludeak for 3 months. I got really disappointed because of low spin. It is very durable and consistent with good control but spin is way lower than Razka 7 and, Baracuda and Acuda P2. The first day I tried it all of my practice partnrs noticed my serves and pushed do not have usual spin. the spin is overrated.
Ratings for 2.0mm. Not as fast as tenergy. Has good grip and spin. Easy to play with and the price is decent.
Very good rubber I used on both sides of the black for much better backhand, red for proper forehead but for me much better Gewo nexxus el pro 50
I've been playing with the Fastarc G-1 for about a month now. I've always used tacky chinese rubbers on my forehand so this was a big change. Please keep in mind that a lot of my opinions on this rubber are made in comparison to the Hurricane 3 Neo (H3N)
I don't think that this rubber generates as much spin. I notice the spin difference especially in my serves. I am not able to get my opponents to make as many errors on serve returns as they used to with tacky rubbers. The difference in spin on loops, however, is small. The rubber also feels slightly slower than the H3N.
That said, I feel the difference is more than made up by the amount of control the rubber offers. The majority of my strokes now land on the table and even when I am out of position and have to lunge/stretch to get to the ball, they still end up on the table. I think this rubber is teaching me to play better and hit the ball harder. I do feel the ball a LOT more and can tell exactly which part of the bat I hit the ball with and thus allows me to make minor modifications to find that sweet spot and play better strokes.
With the H3N, when I tried to gently guide the ball, the margin for error was so small that I'd often get those strokes wrong/or be of poor quality. The G-1 just seems to bite into the ball every time and it's so easy to control and direct the ball despite the incoming spin. The rubber isn't very heavy either so it'll help you to get around and play your strokes in quick succession.
In short, the rubber isn't the fastest but it's fast enough. It isn't the spinniest but it's really good. The control is out of this world and if you are a half decent player, this will give you the margin you need to really build your confidence and play the strokes properly. I wasn't sure about non-tacky rubbers but this one has really impressed me and I'd definitely recommend it.
The easier version of t05. Speed is enough for my fh stroke ( top spin, looping etc). Spin is awsome, maybe close to t05. My friend at the club told me that my fh top spin is more spinny and less error. I can do fh flick more confidence with this rubber more than with t05 ( same blade ) I use it on yasaka ma lin extra special with rakza 7 on bh. I can even do a hard flat hit with it. For me, my fh stroke is all about confidence and got it with this rubber. Great combination. I'm sorry because my english is not good....
One of the best FH rubbers, much better in blocking and short play than T05, speed and spin similar to yasaka R7, greater angle than R7, medium hard, good feeling, I think that T05 and g1 are the best for FH, however for intermediate and advanced players G1, for professionals with great skills T05, this rubber is very good, I would not use it in BH.
perfect mix between dhs neo national hurricane and rakza 7, lower speed to 9, it is not so fast, perfect for FH,it is sad that the maximum thickness is 2.0
Some say it is a hybrid between Chinese and Tensor rubbers. I would say it is slower and more predictable than tensors but a lot faster and less predictable than hard Chinese rubbers. It's great advantage is it can used close and far away from the table. The short game is easier than it is with tensors. Smashing is very powerful. I was tempted to hit flat to finish the point, hindering the development of my technique, so I went back to the hard Chinese rubbers I have been using all my table tennis life. I recommend it to those who are tired loosing points because their tensor rubber is too bouncy and too fast to control.
Japans most sold rubber as of today (27/-2018) Not strange, my top 5 on the list!
I have pasted it on XVT ZL KOTO.
I have used Omega IV PRO and Rakza 7 with Carbo 7.6 in the past.
Hence I am comparing Fastarc G1 with these rubbers.
Throw angle of Fastarc is better than these 2 rubbers. Provides good clearance over the net.
Lifting underspin is easier.
Spin in slightly better Rakza 7.
Hardness is same as Rakza 7.
Control is very good.
5% slower than Omega IV PRO.
In short Rakza 7 + better throw angle + better grip = Fastarc G1.
It is only a week since i have started using hence cannot comment on durability.
Overall very very good rubber.
Just go for it.
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