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BrownRabbit
02-24-2016, 07:34 PM
I went to Shanghai last year and got myself new rubber. H3 Provincial Blue Sponge.
The rubber is definitely not a fake one since I got it in DHS store.

Below is link to TTD equipment review forum.
http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/equipment/rubbers/10676-hurricane-3-provincial
I would like to share some pictures too since I could not do that in Equipment feed.
I forgot to take picture of boosted one but it was very, very curly...

Package front:
9373
9374

Package back:
9375
9372

Would answer to any questions.

Shuki
02-24-2016, 08:50 PM
Congratulations on your new rubber! I hope you enjoy it more than the other rubbers you've used in the past! Will you be boosting it?

BrownRabbit
02-25-2016, 06:13 PM
Thanks! I boosted it and its amazingly fast!
No photos though..


Congratulations on your new rubber! I hope you enjoy it more than the other rubbers you've used in the past! Will you be boosting it?

gmiller2233
02-29-2016, 02:38 PM
How much was it?


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TT_Rogue
02-29-2016, 03:42 PM
Can somebody explain me why this blue sponge Hurricane 3 is not avaible in european table tennis stores??

BrownRabbit
02-29-2016, 05:00 PM
It costed me 290 cny so around 50 usd.


How much was it?


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BrownRabbit
02-29-2016, 05:04 PM
Can somebody explain me why this blue sponge Hurricane 3 is not avaible in european table tennis stores??

Yeah I wonder why too. There are still much mystery in DHS distributing system.
I think they sell normal DHS rubbers like H3, H3 NEO extra...
I myself never seen this blue sponge rubber sold straight from DHS outside of China.

Shuki
02-29-2016, 10:53 PM
My coach goes to china every year to visit family and whatnot. She goes back to her old playing grounds as she was on a provincial team. Every year she gets a "provincial version" of hurricane rubber. she says it costs more but she also doesn't see a difference in it vs the regular hurricane rubber. Also she doesn't boost. "Proper form will take you farther than boosting ever will" Spend the boosting money on lessons instead

Ilia Minkin
03-01-2016, 01:54 AM
. "Proper form will take you farther than boosting ever will" Spend the boosting money on lessons instead

How many coaching hours can you get for the price of a booster jar? :D

Shuki
03-01-2016, 02:04 AM
How many coaching hours can you get for the price of a booster jar? :D

I think 0.1 hours would justify the trade off of boosting for coaching for us mortals. Having a rubber that is constantly changing it's playing characteristics can't be helpful. Just like EJing isn't good for your form, having to feel a different amount of boost every two weeks can't be either.

Ilia Minkin
03-01-2016, 02:20 AM
I think 0.1 hours would justify the trade off of boosting for coaching for us mortals.

My point is that most working adults can afford both 0.1 hours of coaching and a jar of booster. And 0.1 hours of coaching makes no difference at all. What makes difference is consistent coaching a few times every week for a long period of time. But that costs so many jars of booster that they won't fit into my living room.

Shuki
03-01-2016, 03:30 AM
My point is that most working adults can afford both 0.1 hours of coaching and a jar of booster. And 0.1 hours of coaching makes no difference at all. What makes difference is consistent coaching a few times every week for a long period of time. But that costs so many jars of booster that they won't fit into my living room.

So what makes a difference is consistent coaching? But not consistent equipment? Not sure how what kind of booster you're using but I can get 2-3 hours of coaching for 20$ if I were to do group lessons.

Ilia Minkin
03-01-2016, 03:34 AM
So what makes a difference is consistent coaching? But not consistent equipment? Not sure how what kind of booster you're using but I can get 2-3 hours of coaching for 20$ if I were to do group lessons.

Because if you want to improve, you have to practice a lot, and practice well, correcting your mistakes. 0.1 hour doesn't make a difference, there is simply not enough time to fix anything.

Ilia Minkin
03-01-2016, 03:41 AM
Consistent equipement is good, and boosting does degrade over time. But topsheet of your rubber changes, wood of your blade changes, etc. Boosting is just one more variable in that, and the change is not that dramatic. And human mind can adapt well. I can usually take a completely different racket (if it is both inverted and decent quality) and play 99% as well as with my own one within 15 minutes. So for me it is not a big deal.

Shuki
03-01-2016, 04:09 AM
Consistent equipement is good, and boosting does degrade over time. But topsheet of your rubber changes, wood of your blade changes, etc. Boosting is just one more variable in that, and the change is not that dramatic. And human mind can adapt well. I can usually take a completely different racket (if it is both inverted and decent quality) and play 99% as well as with my own one within 15 minutes. So for me it is not a big deal.

You're comparing the change of the wood of your blade to booster... The effect of boosting is not only an immediate change when you apply it, it really only has significant effect for 2 weeks. If changing equipment doesn't effect you and you can play 99% as well with any decent inverted setup, Why would you waste the money AND time boosting. Boosting is changing the characteristics of your rubber, it's like changing rubbers. And according to your argument. It won't effect your game.

Shuki
03-01-2016, 04:17 AM
And don't get me wrong Illia, you're definitely right that coaching needs to be done on a consistent basis, You can't just go a few times and expect to improve a lot. But I also haven't met too many players that boost and haven't tried out quite a bit of equipment as well. Sure there's exceptions to this, but they could have definitely used the money spent on equipment on lessons instead.

timolong98
03-01-2016, 07:01 AM
how do u maintain the tackiness and to restore it? im also using the h3 provincial and is still tacky but just wondering the rubber maintainance

BrownRabbit
03-02-2016, 03:58 PM
And don't get me wrong Illia, you're definitely right that coaching needs to be done on a consistent basis, You can't just go a few times and expect to improve a lot. But I also haven't met too many players that boost and haven't tried out quite a bit of equipment as well. Sure there's exceptions to this, but they could have definitely used the money spent on equipment on lessons instead.

I understand what you are saying. Basic skills are definitely important than equipments. But you know, booster only costed me 3 bucks and what I really do with booster is to just enjoy table tennis :)

BrownRabbit
03-02-2016, 04:00 PM
how do u maintain the tackiness and to restore it? im also using the h3 provincial and is still tacky but just wondering the rubber maintainance

I think people have preference on rubber maintenances. I do nothing. Absolutely nothing. I just use my breath to clean dusts. I think most people do this, what do you do?

Machine_Head
03-02-2016, 05:02 PM
How does it compare to H3 Neo and. H8 unboosted? How does it play unboosted?

Thanks.

BrownRabbit
03-02-2016, 08:53 PM
How does it compare to H3 Neo and. H8 unboosted? How does it play unboosted?

Thanks.

Honestly, H3 provincial is quite slow without boosting and there are not many difference between H3Neo and H3P in terms of spin or control. It is just speed and how bouncy it gets in my opinion. I feel it gets 30 % more bouncier after boosting.
I dont know abou H8, heard it is fast but not very tacky.

timolong98
03-03-2016, 04:35 AM
i didnt do anything yet but ive read that some people use water, oil(veg.), and sweat(gross)

Shuki
03-03-2016, 04:42 AM
i didnt do anything yet but ive read that some people use water, oil(veg.), and sweat(gross)

Sweat is good for the surface of the rubber. if you're ever sweating and need to clean your raquet in game, opposed to just breathing on the blade and cleaning it with your hand use some of your sweat. It's primarily water, with small amounts of ammonia, urea, salt and sugar.

Better than using your breath, but still not as good as just using water.

ttmonster
03-03-2016, 05:25 AM
Water is the best cleaner , and I have both H3 Provincial and H8, H8 is definitely more tacky and bouncier than H3 unboosted and I checked table tennis DB , they seem to have gotten their ratings right about this

timolong98
03-03-2016, 06:06 AM
thanks so much and i heard that u cant use any detergent based cleaner..is that right? and when u clean with water will the rubber become shiny again?