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This is a call to everyone who thinks they have to rate something (especially speed, spin or control) and use the maximum rating of 10. The rating 10 stands for "the BEST there is", so the maximum possible !!!! - and something like that will only be sold to you by a dealer who lies to you in order to sell his goods. Please everyone think about it!
I couldn't help, but really spend some money !!!!!
Facts: black rubber with 1,9 mm sponge. Orig. packed 92 g. (extra light, selected), uncut 66 g. and at the end 45 g. on my Off+ blade (with 156 x 150 mm).
First I tried this rubber, at my FH, together with my Butterfly fake "Z.JK. SZLC" and had to find out, that this combination gives a very "hard" play feeling!
- actually logical! ... very hard blade + very hard rubber = ... together to hard!!!
Next I used the Lemuria clone from Butterflys Revoldia CNF, named Lemuria CNF. (- see rating under "no brand" !!!)
These two harmonizes really better together. - ... but too not perfect! With this combination, I can place the opponent's serves (in my forehand side) very safely and shortly (behind the net !!!!) and my blocks were also safer. - both better than ever before !!!!
Next (- and hopefully the last ???) blade is my Lemuria ZB (Butterflys Harimoto Tomokazu ALC, Innerlayer clone).
Now I feel an almost perfect playing feeling. ... clearly the best combination so far !!!!
By the way: I actually always had never the feeling that this rubber absorbs the opponent's spin !!!!! ( - like theT 05) ... Wonderful !
Conclusion: excellent rubber (- as long as the blade is not too hard!) and not only for better players. - ... but unfortunately impossible price!
And now I am very excited, about the durability of this rubber.
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It is closer to Tenergy 05 than Dignics 05 in terms of the combined hardness of the rubber and sponge. I found it more controllable than both, especially for blocking and punch shots from the backhand. The low arc and long trajectory create problems for my opponents as balls land near the white line. Other than lacking a bit of spins, it is almost perfect for me. I use it on Viscaria.
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I've decided to write down a post after reading reviews above bcs my impression of D80 doesn't coincide with them. I've been playing it for a year mostly on the Xiom Vega Tour (hinoki/zefilium-carbon) but I tried the rubber on my other blades too: Xiom Vega Euro (koto/zefilium-carbon) and Yinhe Purple Dragon D607 (a clipper clone, walnut top ply). I've been playing D05 on those 2 blades for a year and a half, my normal forehand rubber is Hurricane, so all the Dignics' are being used for backhand. First of, D80 is noticeably faster than D05 bcs its catapult shows itself much earlier. From my point of view that's the biggest difference between the two defining their playing specialties. D05 is better for counter looping particularly close to the table, D80 is better for blocking, smashing, driving and counter driving. The closer to the top end, the lesser the speed/catapult effect difference. Although D05 is a tad more spinny which is better for bananas and slow opening ups and D80 feels a bit softer bcs of pips shape, all those things don't affect their performance as much as catapult timing. Even control feeling may be affected by that, bcs D05 is just slower before some limit despite being a bit harder in feeling. All the Dignics' work the same for me with all my blades
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slightly faster and go deeper into the table compared to D05, better than D05 if you play away from table, but i prefer the D05 which has a higher arc, not as deep into the table which makes my game feel more safe.
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9.6/10 for OFF style. FH/BH: Butterfly Dignics 80, 2.1mm, 47g (0.23g/cm^2), 40 degrees (Shore A). Blade: Donic Waldner OFF World Champion 89, 85g, 157mm x 150mm x 6.9mm (Width x Height x Thickness). Plies: 7 (5 Wood + 2 Composite): Spruce - Spruce - ZLC - Kiri - ZLC - Spruce - Spruce.
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I put the 2.1 mm on the backhand of my new TB ALC and just love it. Immediately I noticed it was easier to control on my pushes and flicks. I've also used it on my forehand and amazingly it seems to have a higher gear on counter looping. I love 05, but this D80 may be better!
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I use a number of different blades on and off. I know this is not the best, but it is because I am changing playing style. I am doing so because I got to a certain level (around 2000 USTTA ELO) and was unable to improve due to my mutant style. The upshot is that I have used this rubber on three different bats. The first is the balsa carbo X5. The second is the Timo Boll W7, and the third is the diode V.
The Diginics 80 was a dream on all three of these blades. In particular, I found the X5 somewhat suspicious using Tenergy 05 in the past. With Diginics, the X5 seemed to behave itself a lot better.
Diginics 80 is an almost perfect rubber for blocking. It worked well on all three blades, and allowed blocking from a significant distance. It was slightly worse than Tenergy 05 for chop with a somewhat weaker backspin effect, but still offered more control.
For service, the spin was at least as good as with Tenergy and even perhaps a little better which may mean that I just need to improve my form on the chop.
I do not do all out attack, but for counterattack this worked very well indeed offering essentially the same attack performance as Tenergy 05 but a much better overall outcome for me as the control felt significantly better. This was particularly the case on the w7 which with Tenergy made me feel a bit worried to counterattack effectively.
I tried this both as forehand and backhand, and found for my style it was equally good, although just from the counterattack perspective this rubber used as a backhand made for some absolutely killer shots.
Although this rubber is almost perfect for my purposes I would be interested to see an FX variant as I think that might just be the most elusive thing in TT; the perfect rubber.
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My blade is a SoulSpin Basalt OFF-, 80 Red 2.1: This may be the best rubber I have used since the new ball introduction. It replaces Dignics 05 on my BH and is very easy to use. I use a FH grip on my BH and find it easy to keep the ball on the table. Flicks, smash are fine. The D80 rewards players who practice and use good form and want an accurate reliable rubber. This is not a beginner rubber but club players who work on their game will find it valuable.
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Hinotec OFF+ Carbon (hinoki/carbon)- D80 1.9mm black ; Usually, people posting review do not specify the blade and thickness of the rubbers they review, but this is really mandatory for rating rubbers. So my rating for D80 is for 1.9mm black (46g) .

Very light rubber when compared to similar rubber hardness. I used it on backhand. It is a kind of T05 with a little bit more hardness and a lower throw angle.
Softer than D05 1.9mm. Very nice grip.
Speed : D05>D80.
Mid-distance : D05>D80.
Block : D80 >D05.
Spin D05=D80.
Smash : D05>D80>T05 (for this blade and 1.9mm thick).
Personally, I did not like so much D80. I will come back to D05 1.9mm on backhand, as it seems to pair better with this particular blade.
I think that D80 might be better on ALC blade rather than Hinoki/Carbon. Compared to my Hinotec, ALC blades are easier to pair with any spinny rubbers.
Next : I will try D80 1.9mm on Tibhar VS limited 25 which is a ALC blade that already pairs very well with T05 2.1mm and D05 1.9mm as well.
Overall : I was not really impressed by D80 1.9mm performances, but I am curious about 2.1mm version. I believe that D80 (in the version 2.1mm) might be a better T05 2.1mm especially for block and counterspin with a little more hardness than T05 but not that much, and without loosing the "soft" feeling of T05.
TableTennis Daily guys have reviewed D80 on ALC blade, and they were enthusiastic. I think it is because it is a kind of improved T05 2.1mm version with a lower throw angle but still a plenty of space over the net. I heard that Pros are using T05 in a version that is a little harder than commercial T05. So does D80 with lower throw angle.
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Feels softer compared to dignics 05 more dwell time and really easy to use on thr fh side. Very grippy. This is a really good rubber from butterfly
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