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      Posted 07-27-2016
      5.00 Hard
      • Durable
      • Spinny
      • Hard
      It is a very hard rubber! When I played with it, I did not have the technique to exploit its strengths.

      Brush looping is great, because of the tacky surface. It help me develop this heavily brushed opening loop. However, it is very hard to make a quality shot by engaging the sponge. The throw is therefore often low. Nonetheless, the tack helps for controlling the ball on topspin rallies. It is pretty tiring to use.

      Blocking is good, because the rubber is kind of dead and retains the ball because of the tack, so you can annihilate your opponents' spin and speed. However, it is quite sensitive to spin.

      Pushing, chopping and serving are all great, because the tack helps impart huge amounts or spin on these brushed and light shots. If you are used to non tacky rubbers, you might push the ball into the net at the beginning. It requires good control of spin.

      Overall, an advanced rubber.

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      Posted 07-27-2016
      5.00 Awesome
      • Spinny
      • Loop
      • Fun
      • Durability
      I used it on my forehand. The blue sponge is cool! This is the most flexible rubber I know of, When holding the fresh new sheet, it flexes so easily. It takes about a week to break in. I think this is a good softer, higher throw alternative to Tenergy 64-FX. I bought it at a discount.

      It is awesome for looping. The ball is catapulted with good speed, spin and sound. The arc is pretty high indeed, so it is great for looping backspin. Looping is this rubber's strength, but it might be too bouncy for beginners to fully grip the ball. That being said, the topsheet is very grippy. It is one of the spinniest rubbers I have played with.

      Serves are awesome too. My previous rubber was Hurricane 2 Neo. With the Bluefire, I developed my feeling of the ball sinking into the rubber. The serves are very spinny, when the ball sinks into the topsheet (maybe not the sponge, though) and gets catapulted. All kinds of serves work well.

      Pushing and short game is a little bouncy. Flicking with the backhand is effortless, but the ball can go long, as it is a high throw and bouncy rubber.

      Durability is not as good as the Sriver G2-FX. The grip goes away quicker. It died after a year. But it is still fine.

      Overall, a very fun rubber to play with. It makes your shots POP with spin and effortlessly imparted speed, which allows for all kinds of crazy sidespin or slap hits. I would not recommend it to beginners, but to players who have some good touch already.

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      Posted 07-27-2016
      5.00 Very Balanced
      • Durable
      • Balanced
      • Backhand
      • Speed
      • Prize
      • Spin
      It is a very balanced rubber that does well in most aspects. Compared to Sriver, it is like an improved version in every department, but it is softer, less tacky and maybe lower throw. It has a very soft and flexible topsheet.

      It is ok for looping, topspins are not very fast or spinny, but it can be very spinny if you brush a lot. It has a low throw, so it is good for backhand loops, as you can play a very strong and brushed shot and it will still land on the table. I like it for RPB. However, I sometimes find it difficult to grip the ball (compared to other ESN and H3), which is surprising, given the softness.

      For pushes, it is not very spinny, but it has that soft topsheet and sponge that absorb the ball, so the control is great. It is not sensitive to spin. I find it OK for the short game, not too bouncy. For the usual backhand flick, ou have to brush a lot, so it is a little difficult.

      At first, I was a little bit disappointed by the lack of spin, but it got better after breaking in. It helped me develop my backhand loop, as it forces me to use good technique, especially for backhand open ups.

      It is very durable, I do not train but I play casually very often and the rubber died after 2 years. I still find it very expensive for its performance.

      Overall, it is a very balanced rubber. You will get good control and decent spin and speed if you have a good technique. I am not sure if it is good for beginners, as it is not very easy to play with. I think the original Sriver is better for learning.

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