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XIOM Vega Intro

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XIOM Vega Intro utilizes modern day rubber technology with built in tension. On ball contact, the Vega Intro produces a trampoline catapult effect on the ball. Extra speed and spin, whilst having a large degree of control. The Intro is designed for the serious player who seeks produce accurate power shots. A great rubber for the player transitioning into competitive play. Vega Intro utilizes XIOMís tensor based Physi-Elasto rubber technology.

Speed: 83
Spin: 88
Control: 90
Tackiness: Slightly Tacky
Hardness: Medium Hard 45 degrees
Production: Made In Germany.

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Reviews of XIOM Vega Intro (8)

Thickness 2.0 on a viscaria blade. Intermediate rubber good for players in the early stages of learning to play competitively.
Needs a lot of effort to put good spin on the ball. Lots of dwell time but still not able to bring heavy spins.
It's not incoming spin sensitive - however the sponge has a lot of added bounce and springyness that it decreases the control.
Not very good for blocking because the combination of the springy sponge and the soft topsheet makes it lose a bit of control.
It's not a bad rubber - but compared to top-performing rubbers like tenergy series or even from the xiom line it has a huge difference.
If you're in the process of learning rallies and drilling - then this is a good starting rubber. But if you're aiming to play competitively there's probably a lot you'd be looking for that's not in this rubber.
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Not so spinny, not so fast. I used it mostly on my back hand when I switched over from my all wood blade to the carbon blades.
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I started with faster tensor rubbers with bigger catapult effects. Switching to intro gave me control and confidence in my game. I was no longer overshooting as much as before, and misreading the spin on the serve didn't mean I lost the point automatically anymore.
One major benefit of reduction in speed is pushing and short game. The ball doesn't bounce away as quickly, and you can guide your pushes safely where you want them to go. I started making a lot less unforced errors with this rubber.

As for attacking strokes, with the fast bouncy rubbers I'm always reducing my strokes in fear of overshooting. But with intro I'm able to swing confidently, and therefore also swing harder making up for the lack of speed if any.

It's quite grippy, decent spin.

Keeping the ball on the table won me many more points than any extra speed from faster tensors.

Loving the rubber, using 1.8 on both sides of an allround 5w blade. Agree with other reviews that it's like a slightly sped up classic rubber.
Cheap price too.
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Very forgiving and easy to play with, decent spin, low speed and not many gears. It's a good alternative to classic rubbers like sriver or mark V. Good value for the price!
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This is a very average tensor rubber. There is a good balance of speed and spin. It has just enough of both for most occasions. The controls is very good. But besides that, there is no other distinguishing characteristics to speak of. The topsheet is thin and the sponge feels medium soft. No tacky at all, but it grabs the ball very well.
I use Vega Intro on BH and I have no trouble lifting backspin or blocking. Overall, this is rubber is enjoyable to play with on BH. It's definitely too soft for FH. I would rate it as 8 out of 10. At such a price, there are plenty of other rubbers with similar or better performances. If you like Vega Intro, I would recommend any grippy, non-tacky Friendship 729 rubbers (Battle I or Focus II) at half the price (just make sure you get the 42 or 44 degree sponge).
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