The stickiness of the rubber and the elastic topsheet make it very good at picking up half long balls and returning shots with offensive brush. I think if one finds it too slow when looping, one can use the cover sheets less and just clean the rubber and put it in a case, the lower tack will make it a bit faster. The drive speed when the carbon kicks in is extremely good, this is when it performs best given its spin focus. It is very good for stopping spin and counterlooping with a close to the table game. A bit further away, one definitely needs a faster blade with carbon kick. That said, for someone who likes Dignics 09c for example, it is a good alternative, probably a little slower, but cheaper.
The high spin rating is based on personal effort with little top end. If you are looking for easy spin, this is not the rubber, but if you generate your own spin, you will find this extremely spinny and your ability to control the ball arc while often keeping it low will impress you.
I currently use it both sides of on a Cybershape Carbon and a Mizutani SZLC, though I have also used it both sides of the Innerforce T5000 and Vyzaryz Trinity.
Golden Tango was the first "hybrid type rubber that I tried, used on my BH side. Un-boosted.
I used max sponge thickness, red topsheet, sponge is a hard 54 degree pink sponge.
Topsheet is reasonably tacky, more than D09C.
The rubber and sponge feels hard when you compress between thumb and index finger. Sponge looks dense, small bubbles.
I didn't weigh this rubber, but once on the blade it felt quite heavy, blade used was a Joola TPE Perform, FH rubber was H8.
Spin levels are high for serving, topspin drive and loop. Great short game control, slightly spin sensitive, but this can be the case with tacky rubbers.
This rubber may feel 'dead when compared to an ESN or Spring sponge, but its not a slow rubber, it has good speed capabilities, the more you put in the more you get out of this rubber.
When I tried it on FH side, where more power is available, loops are fast and spin loaded. Good forward 'kick', Throw angle, I think is medium, medium/low.
Opening topspin v backspin
BH - very good for flatter trajectory/ fast openers, slow very spinny higher trajectory openers not so easy. The flatter openers, are due to the throw angle.
FH - good for both, but effort is required to get speed. (I find it easier to play a higher spin loaded shot on FH side)
BH - block - great control, solid feeling, fast and firm blocks are easier, softer blocks just require a softer touch, active blocks can add spin easily.
BH - push/short game - very good control, ball doesn't 'pop' up easily, once you get use to the spin sensitivity, you can play nice controlled short pushes, long attacking pushes, no spin higher spin pushes etc Easy to keep the ball low during short game exchanges.
BH - very good spin levels when brush looping,
BH - drive - good but better with spin.
BH - flat hitting - average, this rubber performs better when spin is applied.
BH - chop - chops are playable, good spin, not so controllable.
BH - flick - not a shot I'm proficient at !!!! Mid/low throw makes it slightly more difficult.
Overall I liked this rubber alot, ended up using 2 or 3 sheets, which is the most of any one rubber that I have used so far!!! Rated as 5☆ but its 4 1/2☆
Review is BH orientated because that's where my experience with this rubber is.