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Even if the existing approval no. is missing and the rubber is only offered in 2 mm, one is surprised to find such a flawless (slightly sticky) surface on a rubber in this price range. The light yellow sponge, which is specified by the manufacturer as 40 degrees, is also of good quality. The rubber can therefore be cut very easily without fraying
My selected, extra light rubber has a size of 166 x 165 mm and weighs 56 g. incl. protective film. It was 85 g in the original packaging and in the end, when cut to size on my offensive blade (with 156 x 150 mm), it weighs 41 g.
After playing this rubber many years ago, I remembered its very low weight, which is why I have now ordered it again. Unfortunately the rubber now weighs significantly more (between 3 and 5 g. Cut, ... then 41 g.) and I also remember, the spin level was significantly higher!
Conclusion: not very light anymore! Control and speed good, catapult acceptable and spin not even mediocre!
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This rubber is maybe a little bit lighter than traditionnal chinese one, but heavier than euro rubbers. It's not so soft, I would say 40°. It's a good choice for defensive and pushes play, but it's hard to loop with that one. I prefer the classic 729 FX Super.
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Pretty good accuracy and chop. :-)
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Well this rubber has pretty goog control. I use this for my bh which is good for keeping it in. I just hope it would have been a little bit faster. I thinking about changing this rubber coz it's too slow now and I'm getting used to faster swings. This can be really goog for beginners who want to learn control.
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Not bad for a inexpensive tacky rubber. Really light weight. It is so light that compared to DHS Hurricane 2 or Dipper, the Sky Wing is probably 50% lighter. Compared to Avalox AVX Sterco, about 20% lighter.

Playability -- surprisingly good for pushes and forehand chops.

I played with it for 2 months and it held up fine. The shiny surface dulled and the speed slowed, but spin seems to be fine. Must be the soft sponge, giving rubber somewhat of a hybrid mechanical grip. Control though, became a problem after 2 months. Long distance loops became inconsistent, often netting more due to uneven speed. But heck, still a deal.
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Cheap and Light
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Light and pretty slow. Very cheap. Sponge hardness is said to be 42deg on the package but feel like 36-37. Good for controlled blocking as it absorbs the incoming ball's speed well. Not durable as the top sheet tack is gone after only a month. With the spin gone with the tack, it starts to play like premade rubbers.
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This was a pretty good rubber all-around and also one that is great for slow, spinny loops founded on ball control. Faster shots with this rubber take advantage of its good control in ball placement rather than sheer speed. Spin comes from dwell time due to softer sponge rather than tackiness. This rubber can be good for everyone except for those who are almost strictly drivers of any sort; this is due to the slower speed. Even still, a power shot once in a while can still be very effective due to control. If you choose to use faster shots, use the superior ball control to play the sides of the table to throw your opponent off his/her footing as much as possible. Being a great control rubber, it can be a good rubber for allround attacker or someone with a weaker loop if used with a speed-based rubber on the other side. The difference can give the player a good tactical advantage especially if he/she can effectively switch forehand/backhand in the middle of the game or before ball return. This rubber is also great for pretty much any serve.
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