XIOM Vega Asia
• Higher Success rate with ""Big Window"" over the net.
• New Black Carbo-sponge to generate more power.
• Longer lifetime and durability of the rubber.
Vega Asia construction aims at speed performance for offensive players on the platform of spin-innovation Hyper Elasto. Deeper ball-dragging at the surface for spin and fast repulsion from the matching sponge for speed are superbly balanced. Higher ball-trajectory opens the larger safe-zone (big window) over the net. New black Carbo-Sponge maximized the internal efficiency to generate additional energy onto the ball. More Spin rotations also compensate the speed against air resistance. Resilient tensile structure improves the lifetime of rubber by 30-50%.
Hardness: Hard 47.5 degrees
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Reviews of XIOM Vega Asia (22)
Been playing with Xiom Vega Asia since a week now on my DHS 301. It has a crisp sound, grabs the ball enough and does play semi-similar to Chinese rubbers. Requires effort to lift underspin balls and with its low throw, not as easy as Xiom Vega Europe. Doesn't feel bouncy as long as you don't engage the sponge on pushes, vice versa on strong loops which spins the ball like crazy. Flat hits are not forgiving, so don't go with a balsa blade setup with this rubber. You'd need an all round blade for sure. On Backhand, you need to close the blade enough to create a spinny arc. Far from the table play is much better than Xiom vega europe as there is more speed and blocks the ball well with out much reacting to the incoming spin. Given these properties, It would definitely grow on someone who wants to advance their game to next level.
Blocking is very good, low sensitivity to incoming spin, very easy to do BH flick, very easy to block strong lop drive. I wish I know this rubber earlier, can save tons of money for something such as Tenergy 64.
Catapult is very good controlable and can "explode" at fast hits, giving this rubber lots of offensive-potential - even from mid-distance.
Great ! I loved this rubber ! To anchor she does not miss! FH got sharp with it! Pulls the same as Tenergy 5
Let me start off by saying I recently switched to modern defense play style and I used to be a two-wing looper. Still, I incorporate plenty of attack into my game as a modern defense, but with more of an affinity for pushing and chopping as well. I'm using this rubber at a 2 mm thickness on the forehand side of my BTY Primorac with BTY Feint Long II 1.3mm on the backhand side. It is definitely very fast and I could not really control it for the first 20 minutes or so, because my previous rubber of choice was the slow Sriver. As a high tension rubber, Vega Asia is a big change but I managed to adjust to it, and it has a satisfying cracking sound upon flat drive impact.
Of course this is very nice for blocks, but loops are important as well. It is worth noting exactly how nontacky this rubber is. You can't see the pimples in like with Sriver or other rubbers, which usually only happens with black rubbers. Because this one is red though it is interesting that the topsheet is completely opaque and very nontacky. As a result I am happy with that because it means the rubber will have spin durability, but you will have to use very good technique for pure spin loops. Still, though, there is ample spin for loop drives, and the high throw angle is good for keeping your loops against backspin over the net.
Naturally as a modern defender I still will need to chop every once in a while with the smooth rubber when twiddling is not possible. For that, this rubber excels. It produces a surprising amount of backspin and control for such a fast, nontacky rubber. I can get good consistency on my chops against medium-powered loops, and only will have problems when the opponent starts smashing loop-drives. This is fantastic for a high-tension inverted rubber like Vega Asia.
Counterlooping is also an important shot with the smooth rubber and this produces phenomenal amounts of kick when countering the opponent's loops from mid to far distance from the table. The control is very difficult however and needs time to get used to. After adjusting though, your opponents won't know what happened when the ball lands on their side of the table and jumps like a kangaroo upon impact.
+ Extreme Speed
+ Satisfying Crackling Sound
+ Nontacky topsheet (Spin Durability)
+ Thick Carbo Sponge (i'm using 2 mm)
+ Good control for chops
+ High throw angle keeps your loop drives out of the net
+ Good kick on counterloops
- Pure spin loops are difficult
- Loops are hardest shot to control with this rubber
- Must take time to get used to speed
- Huge adjustment required when twiddling between super slow long pips and extreme fast Vega Asia
- Flat shots need a very closed angle when driving or blocking because of the high throw angle
Overall it is a very high quality rubber and good for the price. If you're the type of player who likes to have good control and tons of spin on loops, you should probably go with a different rubber, but if you're the type of player who enjoys flat drives and smashes you'll have a lot of fun with it. This is the offensive player's rubber. Of course like me, you could have long pips on the other side and this could be very nice for you to control your chops while still having plenty of power for the attack, making your slower blade faster than a carbon blade upon flat drive.
It's good for the game close to he table and mid-distance.
It's spin for serves is poor but good for returning very spinny serves with tricky ball-colocation.
I think that in a hardo or mid-hard blade it could be greatter.
Proma Technic Off+ +RITC 2000 Tackspeed + DHS G555=189g
The setup is very fast (talking about a playing near the table). I feel it heavy at the start. I was able to make some good angles on my loops that I'd never do with my others setup. I have more spin than with the Stiga setup but less than the DHS G555. Less control than the G555 but more than the Stiga one. Some reviews say that is a Medium tacky rubber but I don't think so, it's untacky. Some reviews says is a medium hard rubber, i think is just medium, I don't feel it is hard. Good hits are more winners.
I think the setup is too fast for me but anyways I'm happy with it. I use it with this setup: Xiom Maximus OFF FL + Xiom Vega Asia MAX + 2.0 = 182gr
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