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      Posted 01-22-2018
      5.00 Bluestorm Z1 = TT rubber perfection
      • Quite spinny
      • Super fast
      • Durable
      After many months of playing with Stiga's Pro Carbon paddle in the beginning of my TT career, I had out grown the pre-made paddle stage. I did a ton of research and decided on a nice carbon blade w/ Donic Bluefire M1 rubbers. They were fantastic! After adjusting to the M1's, I was ready for another step up (and very curious) so I tried the Z1's. They respond very much like the M1's in trajectory only with much more speed w/max sponge. In fact, this rubber produces more speed than any other rubber that I have tried, and I have used many varieties of TT rubbers. Control is surprisingly good but, beware on blocks, while blocking incoming shots, since this rubber is very bouncy, you may find the ball flying right off the table if your bat is not positioned properly. With extended use of this rubber, blocking and pushes will become easier and you will adapt to it's feel. Flicks are a breeze and can be ultra fast.
      As for spin, my game is centered around it and if you have good to great form, your serves will produce fantastic spin with this rubber. In summary, this rubber is 47.5 degrees, has a relatively flat trajectory and produces good to great amounts of spin. Control is relatively easy with minimal practice to get used to it's bouncy nature. Lastly, this rubber has better durability than it's predecessor, the M1. Great tensor rubber. Go buy it! Donic Bluestorm Z1 is my fave of among all other rubbers.

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      Posted 09-26-2017
      5.00 Donic Bluefire M2 reigns supreme.
      • Very spinny
      • Controlable
      • Great for Flicks
      • Sponge's fragile
      • Rubber bubbles
      I love the Donic Bluefire M2! It is a fantastic, controllable, fast, spinny rubber. Currently, I am playing it on both my forehand and my backhand. I played it non-boosted (right out of the package) and when I saw how easy it is to control, I boosted it for more speed. It plays amazingly when boosted! It has a beautiful "crack" when struck in the sweet spot of my Donic Waldner Senso Carbon blade and is easy for me to place the ball anywhere on the table even at top speeds. I have been playing Tibhar's MX-P rubbers on my Waldner Ultra Senso Carbon and would almost go as far to say that with proper technique, they are almost as fast and even more spinny. I love the super spinny serves that I can get with the M2's! Just amazing. I can absolutely crush people with them. But then again, spinny serves are one of my forte's, the Bluefire's grippy rubber helps out considerably though. I love the M2's so much that I have already ordered the M1's so I can get even more speed and spin going on. Fantastic rubbers! You cannot go wrong with these.

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      Posted 09-19-2017
      4.00 iPong 200/Pro (in USA)
      • Good topspin
      • Affordable
      • Oscillates
      • No sidespin
      • Made of plastic
      I bought this when I began playing Table Tennis. The iPong Pro has great speed when topspin is maxed and you add backspin to about level 3. The speed in which the ball is shot out made me much better at blocking, forehand and backhand loops, forehand and backhand drives, etc. There isn't a whole lot that you cannot practice with this robot. It is a great stepping stone to a Newgy 2040 or 2050. I was able to add a piece of cardboard around the top of the area you place the balls and have sessions hitting nearly 300 balls before I have reload it. My V300 will not operate with that many balls on top of the feeding wheel. I am stoked at how the iPong 200/Pro really upped my game several levels. There aren't any active clubs nearby to go to and I do not have a partner to play with for more than an hour each day. This is a great answer to that dilemma.

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