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Speed
   9.2
Spin
   9.0
Control
   8.0
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Speed
   7.8
Spin
   9.1
Control
   8.7
Durability
   7.4
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The Hurricane 3 rubber is one of the most popular rubbers in the world due to its usage in Asia. The unique combination of medium-hard NEO sponge and Hurricane 3 top sheet enables stable, fast and spinny attacking strokes, recommended for a high speed attacking strategy.
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    Posted 02-07-2021
    4.00 Best rubber for brush looping
    • Spinny
    • Catapult
    • Spin sensitive
    This (commercial version) is one of the best forehand rubbers for me. I'm playing strokes with full body movement, and brush looping a lot, aiming for turning most back spin balls with a powerful loop.Now I have tried a lot of forehand rubbers in various hardness degrees. But I tend to return to my H3N, now in 41 deg 2.15mm. This rubber is superior in spin. The harder, catapulting sponge gives the perfect kick when spinning the ball, in any way. When I compare the H3N to harder non-Chinese rubbers, these rubbers (when looping) works good, if your strokes aren't that fast and you don't hit the ball thin (brush looping). There isn't really that much more to say about this rubber. This is my reference rubber when trying out new forehand rubbers. The ones that gets near in performance is: 729 Battle II Provincial Gold 40 deg, Yinhe Big Dipper 38-39 deg and DHS Skyline TG2 NEO 39-40 deg. These are very spinny as well, but not that much catapult, better control and a bit less speed. Don't misunderstand me. These are very good rubbers, but a little lower in my rank. Yinhe Moon Pro Hard is a rubber that comes near in speed, but perhaps it lacks a bit in catapult and spin.

    User stats

    • Speed
         8.5
    • Spin
         8.7
    • Control
         7
    • Durability
         9
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    Posted 01-17-2020
    NanaChiTang's Avatar NanaChiTang Reviews(1)
    5.00 Forehands all the way
    • Spin
    • Control
    • Heavy in weight
    This is the review for unboosted 41 degree hardness, 2.2 mm thickness black rubber. USATT rating 1750 (March 2019). This review is only for forehand and based only on my experience for past 2-3 years. I started playing with H3N when I was 1100. That time I was using 40 degree hardness and 2.15 mm, black and red on both sides on a 5 ply blade. I started to feel the rubber was slow and started trying out different rubbers. At that time, I did not realize importance of training and sticking to the same equipment to develop feeling. I tried 729 FX, Palio red and yellow, Mercury 2, Rasanter 42 and Rakza 7 during past 3 years. Then after some training decided to come back to H3N on TB ALC blade. Been playing with the combination for over 2 months and saw that the consistency and spin on my FH loops increased a lot. Maybe because I started playing table tennis with H3N, it just feels right for me. I wish I kept playing with H3N for last 3 years. TB ALC is one of the best blade for H3N. There is very little margin for error but that makes you play the correct strokes every time (a.k.a. no more love tapping). Of course serves and pushes are better with H3N. Best returns for the efforts you put in.

    If someone wishes to use this rubber for the first time, I would recommend at-least 3-4 months of practice before the tournament. Otherwise the "slowness" or the lack of correct FH technique\footwork will frustrate you. If you get nervous and freeze in the tournament match, not executing the correct technique\footwork, you won't be able to loop at all. But if you play the correct technique, the rewards are much higher than softer rubbers such as Rakza, Rasanter-42 (I never played with T-05 so I cannot compare it to T-05). During gameplay against players rated under 1700, I find that most of the times my opening loop alone wins points because of the high amount of spin. Playing topspin-topspin counters away from the table with varying amount of spin and placement is also benefited using H3N.

    H3N generally last long time (2-3) years (I still have my old rubbers) if you clean the rubber after every practice session and use some covering. Any plastic sheet will work for covering. The tackiness usually "recovers" after you keep the topsheet covered. That is the main reason this rubber lasts long time. Some of my friends complained about the durability of H3N but I also never see them cleaning/covering their topsheets after practice :D.

    If you are really confident in your backhand loop and flicks, there is no reason why you cannot use H3N (maybe 40 deg-2.15 mm) on your backhand too. But then playing punch shots and poking shots would require a very good timing with H3N on BH. Also using H3N on both sides makes the setup very heavy that most of the players do not prefer.

    TLDR: One of the best FH rubber to learn the FH loop and develop technique and footwork. Beginners using H3N need to be patient and should spend a lot of time practicing instead of seeking immediate fruits. Best on flexible\hard blades. Only use on backhand if you are spin oriented on both wings and if you don't care about the weight.

    Update after playing first tournament with TB ALC and H3N: Forehand was the most reliable shot for me this tournament and overall pleased with H3N on FH.

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    • Speed
         7.2
    • Spin
         10
    • Control
         10
    • Durability
         10
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    Posted 12-04-2017
    5.00 Perfect FH rubber for my ALL game
    • Very spinny
    • Heavy
    I DO NOT boost this rubber and have been playing with H3NEO Domestic 39deg version for about 1 year changing the sheet once (first sheet is still very playable).
    I am an all-rounded player who prefers to play 1-3ft from table.

    This rubber allows me to vary the spin when I want and also flat hit or counter hit (closer to table). It's great for the short game and it excels for my awkward block shots where I like to suck the speed/energy and almost double bounce it (very good when opponent is mid distance looping it), I have found only the chinese tacky rubbers allow me to do this with such consistency and quality.
    If I find myself 4-6ft from table the looping definitely takes more energy, full arm strokes/usage of waist/wrist are a must to produce a loop good enough to compete with rubbers like Tenergy and win a point.

    These rubbers last a long time, you just need to make sure you clean with water after every session and use the protective films to get a long life 6+months. Without booster the rubber is definitely not as fast like Tenergy but has many gears and can reach high speed with the full stroke as I mentioned. The spin speaks for itself in all departments, the tackiness helps a lot with this. I find I have a lot of control with this rubber also but control is too diverse a topic to explain properly. But i find it great for blocking and service receive and slow spin up openers.

    User stats

    • Speed
         7
    • Spin
         10
    • Control
         8.5
    • Durability
         9.5
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    Posted 11-26-2017
    5.00 Great rubber for the price
    I used to play with T05 and Joola Ryzhm, both good rubbers, but both expensive to change three times a year. So I looked for other alternatives and someone suggested H3 neo. So I bought a couple of sheets. Initially I found them completely different from the two other european rubbers I was used to, but then have quite strong physical strokes, I began to find this rubber very good in all departments and I didn't miss the more catapult effect that the european rubbers offer. H3 neo offered to me far more control and great speed and spin when using good technique and a strong stroke. Great for flat hits also. For £16 a sheet represents great value.

    User stats

    • Speed
         8.2
    • Spin
         8.5
    • Control
         9.3
    • Durability
         8.7
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    Posted 04-26-2017
    4.00 its OKAY
    • tacky
    • durable
    • smells bad
    • too slow
    if you think this is fast, try national neo h3...
    this rubber is slightly faster than average h3 but the speed glue effect fades out within few weeks.
    very light rubber and cheap, I used to use this when I was in the army and I had no money to buy proper rubber.
    Good for a broke beginner who wanna try basic skills

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    • Speed
         6
    • Spin
         8
    • Control
         8
    • Durability
         8
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    Posted 01-09-2017
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    4.00 Faster and bouncier than regular Hurricane 3
    In my opinion, the regular Hurricane 3 Neo has the lowest throw angle of the whole Hurricane 3 series, and as a result many of my loops clipped the net or simply went too long. To overcome this, I had to use more wrist and upward brushing motion. Loops against backspin require considerable physical effort, a more open bat angle, and excellent timing, as the balls otherwise are caught in the net. Flat hits were slightly better than with the regular Hurricane 3 due to the weak built-in catapult, although the rubber’s tackiness still resulted in several unforced smashing errors. In my opinion, the softer sponge renders the DHS Hurricane 3 Neo more sensitive to incoming spin than the regular Hurricane 3, which affected my blocking and passive serve return game. Click here for the complete review.

    User stats

    • Speed
         8.2
    • Spin
         9.8
    • Control
         9
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    Posted 01-09-2017
    4.00 Great FH Looping Rubber
    • Immense Spin
    • Nice Arc on Loop
    • Control
    • inconsistency
    • in quality
    Great to loop with on the forehand especially with full swing strokes. Some beginners like to use these tacky chinese rubbers on their bh as a "dead" control rubber. This rubber is deadly in a an advanced player's hands. Even unboosted provided you stick this on a fast stiff blade, it'll do the trick.
    Try this rubber is deadly when used properly, though requires good technique and footwork and lots of effort at that.

    User stats

    • Speed
         8
    • Spin
         9.5
    • Control
         8.5
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    Posted 11-01-2016
    Tryzerlol's Avatar Tryzerlol Reviews(1)
    5.00 The Hardmode Rubber
    • Linear Behaviour
    • Serving
    • Short-Short
    • Passive Gameplay
    • Flawed Strokes
    • Quality Control
    The most common Forehand rubber in China which is used by almost the entire Chinese National Team, earned itself an exalted reputation amongst players in Europe. I wanted to find out why and decided to give my two cents concerning the performance of the rubber and talk about some parallels to european/japanese rubbers.

    General
    The NEO Hurricane III is a typical chinese rubber and shows two main differences when compared to rubbers made in Europe or Japan. Unlike the Butterfly Sheets or ESN rubbers, the topsheet is relatively grippy and tacky. The sponge does not look like swiss cheese like on the high-end models of Andro, Tibhar, Donic or Joola, but instead has a lot of miniscule pores and gives a very robust and non-flexible impression. Because of those two factors, the rubber plays slightly different and requires an adjustment by the player in terms of technique. Whereas the "Tensor" rubbers do perfectly fine with a more frontal stroke, a typical chinese rubber works best with a tangential hitting point.


    Speed

    I rated the rubber at a maxed out speed of 10/10, which definitely requires some explaining. You will often read that the main issue of the rubber is it's lack of power and lack of speed, completely contradicting my evaluation. As already briefly mentioned, it depends a lot on what you're doing. During passive, more "frontal" strokes, such as a Drive or a passive Block, the rubber is indeed very dead. It starts to shine once you involve rotation, and thus both, the tacky topsheet and the sponge. Compared to an ESN rubber, the tacky topsheet takes out a lot of speed when your blocking or driving with a very frontal contact. When you're brushing the ball however, you're giving it an extra "oomph", there's a bit of a kick to it. Once you figure out the contact point required and adjust your technique, the speed you can generate on passive strokes is atleast on par, if not greater than with "conventional" european or japanese rubbers.
    The same principle applies to active/aggressive strokes. The philosophy needs to change, you don't generate velocity with brute force, but instead with rotation.


    Spin

    Here is one of the biggest advantages of this rubber. Long story short, the amount of spin the rubber generates is absolutely ridiculous. This is most noticeable when looping and serving in my opinion. The tacky topsheet really comes into play here and grips the ball well, resulting in an amount of return mistakes on the opponent's side which I have never experienced before. The reason why I "only" gave it a 9.5 out of 10 here is simple: The topsheet of the "normal" Hurricane III, the non-NEO version, is slightly tackier. The effect is even more prominent with that rubber.

    Control
    If the previous two factors couldn't convince you to give it a try, this one might. The reason why so many people fall in love with this rubber in particular (me included) is it's linear behaviour. Essentially, your nput equals to the output received 100%. If you don't do much and play halfarsed, the rubber won't do much and just be a mediocre rubber. If you work your ass off and put in the effort, the rubber will become the best thing on the planet. What does that mean in practical terms? Well, if you're playing short-short and you induce no force, the ball won't fly off to africa. I've had issues with various ESN and JP rubbers ranging from the Evolution Series, to Acuda, Bluefire and Tenergies, to keep the ball REALLY short and not give the opponent an opportunity to flip or loop at me. A chinese rubber makes your life much easier in that regard.
    Same thing goes the other way, if you're looping and you swing your entire arm at the ball, you will pretty much launch a rocket that is guaranteed to make you feel good. If however you're the kind of guy who likes to wiggle his wrist a bit and expect a murderous topspin, you won't be happy with a chinese rubber, or the Neo H3 in particular for that matter.

    Durability
    After so much praise, some critique has to follow. As many are probably aware, there are about a gazillion (actually 4) different "versions" of the Hurricane rubber, each varying in "Quality". The commercial version (the one being reviewed), the domestic version, the provincial version and a national version. I myself have only tried the commercial version so far, however as far as I can tell, there is no factual QUALITY difference between those different version. All that differs is the QUALITY CONTROL that the rubbers pass through. A rubber that goes through all instances of QC with excellent results will end up as a national version, the top notch rubbers specifically selected for the Chinese National Team. A rubber that is slightly worse will be handed down to the provincial teams. Everything with "average" quality will end up with the "average" customer, a commercial version. The domestic sheets aren't any different from the commercial ones, it's a matter of labeling (sponge hardness, thickness, etc.)
    Right, so what does that mean for the layman? Basically, I personally haven't had any issues with quality or durability of the commercial version YET. But I've only tried 3 sheets in total, and I am still expecting to see some issues pop up, hence I rated the durability at a rough 6/10. Those issues most commonly appear as bubbles between the topsheet and the sponge due to poor glueing or a topsheet that isn't as tacky as it's supposed to be. If you don't run into any of these problems, a sheet of Neo H3 can last you for 125-140 hours of playtime easily. Considering a price range of $16 to $25 depending on where you order, I think that is a VERY reasonable lifespan.

    Summary
    The Neo Hurricane III is a great rubber for anybody who wants to put in the effort and strives for a flawless technique, as such is definitely required to get the most out of the rubber. It convinces with linear behaviour, where the input given is near equal to the output received, resulting in a predictable style for the player and yet a dangerous and spinny game for the opponent. The rubber reacts really well with any kind of Booster, specifically Haifu Seamoon. Below you can see how the rubber looks like once glued down



    User stats

    • Speed
         10
    • Spin
         9.5
    • Control
         10
    • Durability
         6
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    Posted 10-29-2016
    4.00 nice but......
    • cheap
    • great for loops
    • controlable
    • slow
    • gets dirty after use
    • not tacky for a long time
    Not a bad rubber as it is very reliable for loops and spinny serve answers. Its very cheap but its gettig dirty all the time

    User stats

    • Speed
         8.1
    • Spin
         8.0
    • Control
         9.1
    • Durability
         7.1
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    Posted 08-17-2016
    4.00 Good, but different
    • GENERATING SPIN
    • Flip kill
    • Solid feel
    • Slow
    • Passive blocking
    • Getting dirty
    A short intro

    The DHS Hurricane 3 Neo is the most popular chinese/tacky rubber on the market. It has always been a big temptation to try this rubber, and, finally, I decided to give it a try. Please note that I DID NOT BOOST this rubber and it was glued with water based glue. I am currently using it on the forehand side of my Butterfly Timo Boll Forte blade along with Donic Acuda S2 - MAX thickness on the backhand side. I have been using it since Jan-Feb this year playing around 10 hours a week.

    First impressions

    Out of the package the rubber comes with a protective film on the topsheet and a similar thing on the sponge, since the sponge already has glue on it. After glueing the rubber to the blade and removing the protective film, it reveals its strong tackiness being able to pick up a ball without any issues. The sponge won't even remind you the one of the Euro/Jap rubbers - it's a lot harder and with minuscule pores. Another interesting thing that I noticed is that the uncut rubber was definitely smaller than an uncut sheet of Acuda rubber.

    Gameplay - Speed

    As the Hurricane 3 Neo is a chinese rubber I was expecting a catastrophic lack of speed that would require me to improve the power of my shots. But the first week playing with this rubber was quite strange. The first impression about speed was "OK, it's just a little bit slower than a euro rubber, so nothing serious" and I was certainly surprised by that, also it didn't feel as hard as I expected it to be. In the first week, it felt like an almost ideal rubber. After the first week, the sponge started to become harder, the speed started to decrease considerably, and , finally, I began to feel that lack of power I was expecting. I think the process of slowing and hardening didn't last more than a week. After two strange weeks, the rubber didn't have any major changes and has been very consistent since then. The above mentioned lack of power took quite some time to adjust to, because the speed gap between the Acuda S1 Turbo I had used before and the H3N is pretty evident, and the further away you go from the table, the more evident it becomes. Before I gained more power in my shots, the speed of this rubber was enough only when looping close to the table. To be honest, I didn't quite have a normal counterlooping away from the table in the first month. If you have enough power to handle this rubber away from the table, it becomes a deadly weapon, since it's absolutely fantastic close to the table.

    Spin

    Definitely the biggest plus of the H3N. The tackiness allows you to get massive amounts of spin if you get a good brushing contact. I think no european rubber is able to generate such an amount of spin as the H3N does. It certainly helps a lot in the opening topspin against backspin. You also have the possibility to get more spin on the serves and pushes/chops because of that.

    Control?

    Usually people refer to a rubber's control to be either good or bad or anything else. I think it's not quite correct to do so and the H3N convinced me that on different shots rubbers may feel either safer or uncomfortable - and that's not the case of H3N alone, but let's get closer to the subject. When does the H3N feel uncomfortable and when it feels safer? The answer is in rubber's tackiness - on the one hand, it makes the rubber more vulnerable to incoming spin, which means passive blocking should be, formally, a weak point of this rubber. However, I found there is only need for a bit of adjustment, because the rubber may be tacky and you need to be able to read spin, but actually it is just a little bit worse at passive blocking. At the same time I found the hardness and the lack of springiness of the H3N being a huge plus, because the rubber has a very solid feel which I like very much. Yes, in passive blocking and serve receive - where you also have to deal with opponent's spin, there may be question marks, but in the other departments - short game, looping, flipping, pushing/chopping, counterhitting, serving I feel this rubber is absolutely safe.

    What kind of shots does this rubber suit?

    As I wrote above the rubber may be not so efficient(vs. Euro/Jap rubbers) when dealing with your opponent's spin passively. So, passive block and passive serve receive are the shots where the Euro rubbers have got the edge. Looping away from the table may be an issue if you aren't able to get enough power to come from your hand. But what you get instead is more spin(really more spin) and control on your loops and serves, a better short game. This rubber lifts backspin easier than any euro rubber can. Also, it's way easier to kill opponent's slow spinny loops. The forehand flip kills are the shots that surprised me the most and which have become one of my most dangerous weapons since switching to H3N.

    Durability

    I have noticed recently that near the edge of my racket, some pips started separating from the sponge. I've talked to a chinese friend and he said that this is uncommon for Hurricanes and has to be the result of my actions. Also it seems that a small bubble is starting to form. So, durability seems a little bit questionable for now, but taking into consideration that this rubber costs only 20$ that shouldn't be that big of an issue. I have another sheet of this rubber so I'll see what happens to it when I'm done with this one.

    What else to take into consideration about Hurricane 3 Neo?

    1. This rubber is best if you play active strokes. It will help you only if you are 100% on each shot.
    2. It's a slow rubber so it will require you effort to play it and athletic ability.
    3. It's a tacky rubber, so it's attracting dust and dirt very fast. I am cleaning it quite often with my breath or sweat and so far, so good, after more than half a year of use, it's still tacky and grabs the ball very well.

    Conclusion

    The DHS Hurricane 3 Neo is definitely a rubber that won't suit everyone. It's slow speed and the fact that it's a little more reactive to spin may be an issue for some, as it requires to be active and athletic at the table and having enough power away from the table. But it also can deliver an enormous amount of spin when having the right brushing contact and very good control on active strokes. It has a hard solid feel which no Euro rubber can deliver and which I liked very much. This tacky rubber also requires to be cleaned regularly as it attracts dust and dirt pretty quickly. For me, durability is a little bit questionable, but I won't jump to make conclusions that this is not a durable rubber, as it's only the first H3N I've got. The price of this rubber is absolutely fantastic compared to Euro rubbers and allows you to get 2-4 Hurricanes for the price of an Euro rubber. I would reccomend this rubber to the attack-minded player which stay close to the table most of the time and wouldn't mind being required some effort in order to use the H3N to its full potential. As for now, I am not planning to switch to another rubber on my forehand side and I want to keep playing it as it really makes me work at the table and I like it.

    *EDIT 2 November 2016*

    So after almost a year playing with Hurricane 3 Neo and switching to another sheet there are some more points I would like to add to my review :
    1. Quality control is far from ideal, the second sheet is significantly less tacky than the first.
    2. After about 7 months of use, a bubble appeared on the sheet near the sweet spot area, and that was the reason for the change.
    3. The rubber is quite sensitive to humid climate, because the ball starts slipping on the topsheet and you fail to generate a decent amount of spin.


    User stats

    • Speed
         7.4
    • Spin
         9.5
    • Control
         8.9
    • Durability
         8
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    Posted 08-06-2016
    Manish Verma's Avatar Manish Verma Reviews(3)
    4.00 Adjustment required
    • Speed
    • Spin
    • Control
    • Less Bouncy
    Need time to adjust your style when you are switching from Japanese to Chinese rubber.

    User stats

    • Speed
         8.6
    • Spin
         8.6
    • Control
         8.1
    • Durability
         8.1
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    Posted 06-14-2016
    keenansouthall's Avatar keenansouthall Reviews(1)
    5.00 Quick review of the Hurricane 3 neo
    I have used this rubber for most of my time playing and have had nothing but good times with it. I'm going to be quite honest, when I started using this rubber it was more because I was a fanboy of the Chinese players ???? But I wouldn't recommend getting this rubber just for that reason as the actual rubber the CNT gets is basically a completely different rubber. Anyways, I use this on my forehand and I love kind of everything about this rubber. First off, for serves its great as it's fairly tacky and has good control which for me makes it better then tenergy like rubbers. Second, for actual hitting it's great. The only thing about this rubber, is its not very good at smashing/flat hits especially with the plastic ball. Every ball you hit needs to have decent quality (by that I mean, this rubber isn't good if you try to just swing your arm at every ball, it's need a little bit of spin). I think this rubber is especially great to learn off by beginners and veterans, so if you're looking for an inexpensive replacement to your rubber, you should consider giving this a try!

    User stats

    • Speed
         7.8
    • Spin
         10
    • Control
         8.6
    • Durability
         8.8
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    Posted 02-28-2016
    JamDoughnuts's Avatar JamDoughnuts Reviews(1)
    4.00 Good Rubber
    • long life
    • cheap
    • Clean often
    • Not that bouncy
    • active strokes
    The rubber needs to be cleaned each time before you play and even during play as the ball picks up alot of dust that goes on to the rubber.

    it's not at all bouncy if you prefer something more bouncy try something else.

    It has excellent control and especially when you have good technique. Good at blocking and returning and flat hitting and looping, it's a solid all round rubber.

    User stats

    • Speed
         8.6
    • Spin
         8
    • Control
         10
    • Durability
         9
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    Posted 02-28-2016
    DoctorPaco's Avatar DoctorPaco Reviews(5)
    5.00 A "Different" Rubber
    • Incredible Spin
    • Short Game
    • Cheap!
    • Not for all
    Currently using the H3N on my FH, unboosted. It plays incredibly with a "Chinese stroke", so you really have to develop your stroke to play with this. Exceptional with touch shots, produces wicked amounts of spin, and looping with this is an absolute joy! It tends to be slower than tensor rubbers unboosted, but if you boost the H3N, all hell will be unleashed on your opponents! For some reason, the sheet I bought was barely tacky.
    P.S. Red DHS rubbers tend to be less tacky compared to the black ones.

    User stats

    • Speed
         8
    • Spin
         9.5
    • Control
         8.1
    • Durability
         7
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    Posted 02-27-2016
    achalwins94's Avatar achalwins94 Reviews(4)
    4.00 Typical chinese, slow and sticky !
    Coming from esn rubbers, h3 neo feels quite different.
    Being a chinese rubber, it's quite sticky and slow. Sponge is hard.
    Spin is great and control is always there. To play effectively with this rubber, one has to apply active strokes. Passive play always results in disadvantage. Its quite different from the european tensors.
    Services- while serving, everything is possible, and it feels great as tack comes in play, hence high amount of spin is there. Shot services with spin is also easy to do.
    Serve receive- yes, spin sensitivity is there, but as the rubber is slow, ball doesn't deviate much or doesn't pop up much. Still proper technique is required as it is not a much forgiving rubber.
    Close to table- Everything is possible in this range. Chops, counter top spin, all said, proper technique is must. Though smashes and counter are less effective as the rubber is slow.
    Mid to long range- Its a typical chinese rubber. Rubber never bottoms out. Hence if you do loops loaded with spin, one can always be in advantage.
    To use this rubber, one must be fully committed to play perfect strokes.
    Boosting may help to soften the sponge and increase speed and spin.

    User stats

    • Speed
         6.7
    • Spin
         8.9
    • Control
         8.7
    • Durability
         9
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    Posted 02-27-2016
    Vishyrich's Avatar Vishyrich Reviews(4)
    3.00 Loaded with spin, but only if you work for it
    • Lots of spin
    • Great touch
    • Cheap!
    • Unforgiving
    • Takes effort
    • Not very durable
    This is the sort of rubber that requires very good technique, but sadly not the european kind; to really get the most out of this rubber you need to have a huge looping forehand, but if you misjudge it it's likely to go horribly wrong. Serves can be very good, especially when the rubbers new, the ball rarely pops up too high. Overall a good rubber if you're willing to really work for it, but there are easier alternatives.

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    • Speed
         6.7
    • Spin
         8.1
    • Control
         5.9
    • Durability
         5
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    Posted 01-02-2016
    violoniste18's Avatar violoniste18 Reviews(4)
    5.00 Very very sticky and spinny !
    • spinny
    • variations
    • control
    • speed
    I play with mainly spin variations, long pimples for backhand and close to the table.

    Control is really great and one can be making a lot of spin with this Hurricane 3 neo

    Speed is slow but I forget that default since many qualities !

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    • Speed
         6.7
    • Spin
         10
    • Control
         10
    • Durability
         8.9
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    Posted 12-18-2015
    LemuTheGreat's Avatar LemuTheGreat Reviews(1)
    4.00 My Starting Rubber
    • Affordable
    • Spin
    • Fast
    • Blocking
    I have used this rubber when I started playing table tennis, My DHS Hurricane 3 Neo (FH) was partnered with a Tenergy 05 (BH) and DHS PG-7 as the blade.
    In terms of speed, This rubber is fast because of it's hardness. Mostly my flat drives go zoom when I hit the ball very hard. My only problem with this rubber is when I'm playing defense, It's kinda hard to block using Chinese Rubbers IMO. But overall it's a very good rubber, very suitable for players who have an all-out offensive style. I used mine for about 1 year and a half, and IMO it's durable.

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    • Speed
         8
    • Spin
         8.5
    • Control
         8
    • Durability
         8.5
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    Posted 12-15-2015
    SquareBall's Avatar SquareBall Reviews(5)
    5.00 Fair price for a fair rubber !
    • Good Spin
    • Fair Price
    • Good Short Game
    • Fragile TopSheet
    • Hard to block
    I'm referring to a DHS Hurricane 3 NEO rubber glued on the blade with VOC free glue (butterfly chack).
    To my amateur hand I didn't feel this rubber lacking in any area of the game comparing to my previous rubber XIOM Sigma I Europe.
    I have to admit I quite enjoyed the change. Of course blocking isn't exceptional with this rubber and it requires some precision.
    The durability of the rubber is really low. When it contacts the table there will probably be a piece of it cut. The thing that saves it though is that it is on my forehand and I usually get the table with the backhand rubber. Next rubber I am going to get for my forehand will be h3 boosted because I'm curious, how a boosted rubber feels like. I have read people saying that this rubber was significantly different from a typical tensor, I didn't notice this to be honest. For me the rubber felt similar, as for it collecting dust, it does, like every rubber, not more. Also some people think this rubber is slow, I don't agree, I did try a TIBHAR EL-P and it felt slow comparing to H3 when looping.

    Overall I think Hurricane 3 NEO is a fair rubber for the forehand and I suggest it to people looking for a cheap blade to begin with.

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    • Speed
         8.1
    • Spin
         8.3
    • Control
         6.8
    • Durability
         4
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    Posted 12-14-2015
    BrownRabbit's Avatar BrownRabbit Reviews(5)
    5.00 my favorite rubber
    • price
    • very spinny
    • good short game
    • speed
    Just boost it.

    This rubber is made to be boosted.
    I applied 2 layers of booster and this rubber became a monster in terms of balance of spins and speed.
    Highly recommended to boost this rubber!

    The other good thing about this rubber is that it forces you to place your feet in a proper position otherwise your balls would be slow and not spinny.
    Good for training, I would recommend this for beginners in stead of Tenergy series, which is undoubtedly the most popular rubber for pros.

    However, I think this rubber is also tricky rubber to use because of its tackiness.
    When I loop or drive, I have to move my forearm very fast.
    However, when you can hit balls with your maximum power, your loop and drive will be super spinny and super fast.
    Because of its tackiness, it's also good for short games like stops, push and flick.

    Overall, I really enjoy playing with this rubber and I think I won't change my FH rubber for a while.

    User stats

    • Speed
         5
    • Spin
         10
    • Control
         9.5
    • Durability
         9
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