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yogi_bear
01-13-2012, 03:00 AM
Rubber: Adidas P3 red
Thickness: 2.0mm
Blades used: Stiga Ebenholz 7 & Adidas Challenge Speed

tested an adidas p3 red 2.0mm rubber a few days now on those 2 above mentioned blades. ive been an acuda s2 user in my backhand for the past year and i wonder what is the fuss about this rubber. People say that this is Adidas' version of the Tenergy 64 and I think is very close to it with a few differences. the 2.0mm version was still versy fast when i was drilling with both in the fh and bh. the rubber was very bouncy with lots of control. The sound was also loud when i hit through the sponge. The throw was medium a bit lower than t64 with more or less equal spin. It takes about 1-2 days to break in. For advanced players i would recommend the max version in order to fully utilize the speed. intermediate players can enjoy the 2.0mm which will give them ample speed while maintaining a high degree of control. Countering and smashing with this rubber is tops. It is not sensitive to incoming spin which is an essential to those shots. this is also one of the best blocking rubbers i have ever tried. control is very good on passive and active blocking plus punchblocks.

azlan
01-13-2012, 05:31 AM
From what you've said, it's a loop to loop rubber. Sounds very promising indeed. If I am not mistaken, the P5 is a tad slower. The fellas at Adidas has done a super job developing these rubbers.

yogi_bear
01-13-2012, 08:11 AM
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YosuaYosan
01-13-2012, 10:37 AM
Sounds very similar to T64 as said, probably it is similar to Nianmor too.
Thanks for the review Yogi!

yogi_bear
01-14-2012, 05:43 AM
nope, nianmor is slow compared to P3, ive tried nianmor before and its very spinny but lacks the punch, its closer to Tenergy 64

YosuaYosan
01-14-2012, 01:04 PM
Whoa Nianmor lack the punch compared to P3 :eek:
P3 must be freakily speedy. Cool!

yogi_bear
01-15-2012, 12:44 AM
yosua, yup, ive tried the max nianmor twice from 2 different players, both were using carbon blades (1 has a t-11 and the other has a donic carbon blade which i forgot0 i only used an adidas challenge speed all wood blade ( 7 ply) and a 2.0mm p3 at that time and the p3 was faster still if you hit the ball through the sponge. Both were at the same level of spin though but i dont like the durability of the nianmor. saw 2 nianmors of those 2 players got bubbles after 2 weeks of intense playing

YosuaYosan
01-15-2012, 02:46 AM
yosua, yup, ive tried the max nianmor twice from 2 different players, both were using carbon blades (1 has a t-11 and the other has a donic carbon blade which i forgot0 i only used an adidas challenge speed all wood blade ( 7 ply) and a 2.0mm p3 at that time and the p3 was faster still if you hit the ball through the sponge. Both were at the same level of spin though but i dont like the durability of the nianmor. saw 2 nianmors of those 2 players got bubbles after 2 weeks of intense playing

Regarding durability I've used it for 5 months and its still very good. I used it frequently until last month because I changed to chinese rubbers for my forehand.
The Nianmor is rather uncontrolled on a carbon blade. I wonder how uncontrollable would adidas P3 would be. Definitely not for me :eek:

emfurtado
07-17-2014, 07:22 PM
I agree with you yogi_bear. Excellent review on Adidas P3.