I was curious about this rubber and decided to give it a try. The first thing I noticed was the weight, 120 g the pack closed! It is by far the heaviest rubber I have ever tried. And also hard to control, it is definitely not an easy rubber to play with. I tried to adapt it to my FH, but when I see others FH rubbers I am used with (T05 Hard and H3 Neo) they give a much more friendly use. Problem with O7H is the need of attention in every shot otherwise the ball goes long, as stated before by reviewers here. It is good for looping but bad for harder shots. T05H, for example, excels in every shot and shows a lot more gears. The positive and best feature of O7H is spin. It generates a crazy amount of spin, for those who play a controlled looping game it might be good. Me? I prefer something that allows a more offensive game, mixing slow loops,fast loops and smashes. For now I stick with Tenergy 05 Hard, havent found a better FH rubber yet. ---------- UPDATE!! --------- I changed it to my backhand a month ago and... Holy Mother of inverted Rubbers!! It is just perfect! Wow, I almost cant believe the power I have in BH now. Easy to block and a monster weapon when counter-attack opponents loops. I have tested many rubbers in BH before and some were excellent, like Tenergy 64, V>15 Extra and Rakza 7. But they all are rubbers for control and placement, and starting topspin game. Like if they are excellent boxers who rely on technique, like Marvin Hagler or Roy Jones. But this O7 Hyper is more like Mike Tyson, one punch and its over. It is THAT powerful. Of course being glued in a ZLC blade helps a lot, it is a setup as easy to block as it is to unleash power. The feeling is I have a huge reserve of power to use whenever I want. Unfortunately, this rubber is hard to find, and a bit pricey.
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THIS is forehand rubber... I bought this for my backhand to add more speed, but the straight throw on this rubber is super difficult to control. Your shots have to be perfect or they're in the net or off the table. For comparison, on my OFF++ Long 5x blade, I can use Tenergy05 on backhand with no problem. THIS rubbber is much faster lol, and much less forgiving. I use a chinese stroke usually on forehand. This rubber is fine if you do a chinese or euro stroke on forehand. It's ridiculously fast and spinny, and not that hard to control. But on backhand, it makes punches really strong, though they're difficult to do with it. Once you've got some distance from the table... it's still actually pretty difficult on backhand but not as much. I'm only 3 hours in. If you feel like relearning the game completely on backhand then go for it, otherwise it's for the forehand.
agree with swejoe review..first,i stick the rubber with Sword long 5 blade which is long 5 clone blade on fh,it feels so hard like there was no sponge like swejoe said,it was very spinny but when away from the table,it always caught the net,maybe bcause i lack power..then i changed the blade to viscaria..suprisingly,the rubber feels amazing and softer..i can feel the sponge engaged when driving and looping..its easier to control and no problem when playing away from the table but when playing full force close to the table,the blade angle must be closed or it will go long..overall,i changed my h3 to this bcause i got tired of boosting..when the 60degree sponge come out,i will use it on fh and use 55degree for bh
Hard, speedy rubber with lot of spin. As a intermediate player it is hard to control when hitting hard. Ive put it on FH, with DNA Pro(M) on backhand on a homemade blade(off-). As long as I focus on controlled strokes it gives a lot of spin and speed. When putting in some force I really need to close the racket angle or the ball will go long. Really long. Easier to use than I thought thou, short game, blocking and service is no harder then with H3N or Rakza7. A lot of gears and when I hit the table with full power(rarely) it has a low angle with tremendous amount of spin. The rubber will take some time to get used to. Compared to H3N it feels like a rubber without sponge glued to the blade.
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