This new rubber from Andro was released in 2014 and has a medium-hard sponge. It is for those players who are looking for a rubber with maximum grip and spin whilst maintaining the control. It is ideal for advanced attacking players.
I have tried this blade on an OFF+ carbon blade (Avalox Ruiba), an OFF all wood blade (Stiga Infinity), and an OFF- soft composite blade (Nittaku S-series SCZ). Currently, this rubber is on the BH of my main blade which is the Infinity. This is quite a heavy rubber but it doesn't feel boosted like the Evolution rubbers. The rubber is quite soft compared to the Powergrip, MX-P and it's even softer than Vega Pro. Due to this softness the rubber has a good amount of dwell and is not linear. The rubber also has a high throw angle. The spin this rubber can generate is very good and open ups are very good especially on the FH. This rubber has a bouncy nature and high throw which makes the short game difficult especially compared to the Xiom Vega Pro. This rubber is good on the BH due to its high throw which make flicks easy. This rubber has quite a pronounced catapult effect. It is very easy to do slow spinny shots and and quickly punch a low ball with this rubber. This rubber will pair best with the hard and stiff blades that are at least in the OFF category. One thing to note about this rubber is that it has ok durability and the topsheet gets messed up very easily. The rubbers also seem to be inconsistent in terms of characteristics. The one on my Infinity is softer than the other ones I have. Some are also faster and spinnier than others. If you like bouncy rubbers that have high throws and good dwell get this.
After playing with a few months, trying both BH and FH, I find my spins -- both slow and spinny and powerdrives -- gained a lot. On the backhand, the excellent crisp feel compared with a long dwell allowed my to experiment in variations, and I've added a very slow and very spinny service return/underspin opening to my repertoire. On my FH, I went through the same and added a few more high gears to my countertopspin attacks.
Coming from somewhat harder rubbers, I'm still busy adjusting for all-out flat smashes and aggressive, direct openings. Anything spinny is a breeze. Blocks are also excellent, ranging from very passive blocks (bouncing twice on the opponent's side) to very aggressive speed monsters. These require very little and subtle leg, hip, torso, shoulder, arm, wrist action but can be devastating -- and always extremely precise, and controlled. I'll be seeking the limits of this beasty for an extensive period before exploring anything else. Would buy again and will not change in the foreseeable future.
I've tried it with a Stiga Offensive Classic Carbon, a Timo Boll ALC and an Andro Treiber K. It worked well on all, with the Treiber K winning out on depth of feeling and subtlety of play, the OCC having the upper hand when it comes to sheer explosive power, and the TB ALC inbetweenish (but closer to the Treiber K than to the OCC).
I played this rubber a long time on my BH. You can open up the ball very well against backspin, blocking felt very controlled. But sometimes it felt like, I couldn't get that speedy ball. One negative aspect is the durability, the rubber died in my opinion way to early. If you want a good open up with your BH the Andro Rasant Grip is the best choice for you. I don't see the rubber on the FH (just my opinion). All in all it´s a good rubber. 4 out of 5 stars!
Well this is truly a great rubber. It has a similar feel to Tibhar evolution FX-P except the topsheet of rasant grip has much more grip than fxp. The sponge is very porous and very soft which allows a developing player to really feel the impact and vibrations through your paddle. This is a FANTASTIC rubber to develop your feeling and your strokes.
Slow spinny loops are a breeze with this monstrosity, but power looping is a bit difficult since he really does lack speed. This is the rubber that a control player who loves to spin the ball would use. The only down side to this rubber is the lifespan. If you're using this rubber you're the kind of player who grazes the ball heavily to get the good spin from the rubber. Unfortunately it's also extremely noticable when the rubber dies and I had to replace the rubber every 1.5 months. Luckily I buy my rubbers in bulk and if you buy from tt11 you can get them for 30USD per sheet. Not too expensive.
I recommend this rubber to all developing players.
Wow just wow! was my thought as I was spinning the ball back on to the table counter looping my opponent all over the table until I won the point.
When you loop the ball with this rubber you can feel how the ball sinks in to the sponge and how the grip takes hold of it to produce an incredible arc over the net. I could make loops out of position as long as I gripped the ball. More then once I was surprised when the ball kamikaze down on to the table at the end of the arc thinking that I lost the point as I would have with my old Hurricane 8 rubbers for sure.
The clicking sounds this rubber makes is just the icing on the cake.
The speed was ok for me at least, I don't want a rocket but still have a bit extra speed and Grip delivers just that.
I have had this rubber for a few weeks and it is pretty good. The first thing I noticed was that it was not as fast as I expected, but had more control and spin. It has more spin than my bluefire m2 but has less feeling. It is slightly softer than my bluefire and has more control. It is not tacky at all. However, if you hit it hard enough the rubber will feel a bit harder.
I tried this rubber in the FH with the Xiom Zetro Quad blade, it's a great rubber for those who love adding lots of spin in their attacks, even as it has a lot of control also it has good speed, but its not at all the fastest.
The downside, it lasted about 2 months only, and right after the first month of use it began to look worn out, losing very quickly the ammount of spin you can produce.
As I've used this Andro set-up for just a month, these are initial thoughts.
Spin is great which is why I selected it.
Ok speed could be higher but it's ok for me.
Durability after a month seems ok, there aren't any wear marks.
Would be an interesting comparison against so called 'King of Spin', the Tenergy 05.
It is 30% cheaper than the Tenergy.
Im using it as 2.1mm on both sides. When the rubbers need replacing, I might try Tenergy 05 on the forehand
and keep the Rasant Grip on the backhand.
Hi .... Now it is about one month I have been playing with this rubber. Initially i was confused from the throw angle on my FH so i played with it on BH ..where it is just perfect. But now i get used to it also on my FH and it is great for Power loops and Spin .. On push game it is very spiny but also a little bit more sensitive to incoming spin ... but you can easily master the incoming spin after a while. And what is the best about this Rubber is the sound ... I like it when you just hit it with power ... wow. Of course the serves are just really hard to return ... lot of spin.
Ok after a while of playing with this rubber (i have tried off+ and all blades with it)i love it for the backhand .. the flicks are just unstoppable ,very High speed can be produced only from a fast wrist movement .... But touch play is a little bit harder with it .Short to net is ok but the transition to back line is hard to get in hand .. the sponge is really reactive and need to practice to get the good feeling for this.
Just great rubber...
Only think is the durability, after a month of playing I can already see my finger movements on bottom of the rubber, so im really afraid how long it will last. Ok after four months of playing (4 times per week, 1.5 hour practice) the top sheet is ok .... (i clean it with tap water at the end of the day ) only the finger parts is absolutely destroyed . (maybe the salt from fingers ? but my DHS NEO H3 has no issues at all so i do not now) .