H8-80 37 degree, fantastic Chinese tacky rubber that doesn’t ‘need’ boosting
High spin capability
No need to boost
Some may find it slow
H8-80 37 degree version.
Used by many as a BH rubber, but the 37 degree version shouldn’t be considered ‘ONLY’ a BH rubber. For many people this would be a good FH rubber as well.
In the right hands this rubber is capable of high spin levels. Serves are very spinny.
Speed is not fast but it has more than enough speed to put balls away.
As with many tacky rubbers, short game control is good. On harder strokes the sponge kicks in, but for short pushes etc this rubber is very good.
looping on both FH & BH is very good, slow topspin v backspin can be loaded with spin.
blocking is solid, crisp.
mid distance play is good, long distance is OK you still have to put more effort in than with a tensor/spring sponge rubber, but no more than playing with H3 Neo or similar.
DHS has various rubbers with 37 degree sponge hardness these days, targeted as BH rubbers. This sponge hardness gives you more ‘easy’ power availability on the BH wing.
Many will say that 37 degree is ‘too soft’ for FH, but at the end of the day this is just personal preference.
Many will say it still needs boosting, again personal preference. For myself it doesn’t need any boosting, my preference!!!
If you just can’t be bothered with having to boost Chinese style rubbers then give H8-80 a go!!