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azlan
04-11-2012, 11:24 AM
Hi guys.

I've been curious about this for quite sometime now, but never got around to ask your opinions, till now. I'm not much of an equipment junkie, so if there are any of you out there (hahaha), I would really appreciate your thoughts.

As we all know, the world famous DHS Hurricanes have many many versions. DHS came out with the commercial, provincial and the most sought after, the national versions.
I came across with Nittaku version years ago. Even Nittaku have various versions. Now, I know DHS is Chinese, then why is Nittaku, a Japanese company doing them too?

2201
NT 50 TYPE RUBBER (whatever that means)

2202
PRO RUBBER (harder I suppose)

2203
2204

Has anyone try these rubbers and how are they compared to the DHS rubbers? Nittaku's Hurricanes are sold at 3 times the price of the commercial DHS versions. I think I'm going to purchase them just to see how they are in comparisons with the DHS. :) Who knows, they might be as good as the national DHS versions, or god forbid....even better!! hahaha

Please post your thoughts, since I am very interested. Thanx guys:)

JustAlt
04-11-2012, 07:17 PM
As far as I know they have the hurricane topsheet with a soft Japanese sponge.

azlan
04-12-2012, 05:24 AM
Thanx Justalt. I think they're rather expensive. I'm curious why not many people are using them. If the sponge is softer, it must be more playable than the DHS Hurricane.

JustAlt
04-12-2012, 08:33 AM
If the sponge is softer, it must be more playable than the DHS Hurricane.

I guess this depends on what everyone likes ;).

MildSeven
04-12-2012, 11:22 AM
I know the Pro versions are still DHS #20 sponge. I know the H2 Pro and it is slower and less spinny than the old normal H2 commercial. However, the quality was quite good and its from the old speed gluing days. I suspect with speed glue these would be very powerful but since its not allowed anymore I wouldn't bother with them.

fongchengloy
04-12-2012, 02:32 PM
Hi guys.

I've been curious about this for quite sometime now, but never got around to ask your opinions, till now. I'm not much of an equipment junkie, so if there are any of you out there (hahaha), I would really appreciate your thoughts.

As we all know, the world famous DHS Hurricanes have many many versions. DHS came out with the commercial, provincial and the most sought after, the national versions.
I came across with Nittaku version years ago. Even Nittaku have various versions. Now, I know DHS is Chinese, then why is Nittaku, a Japanese company doing them too?

2201
NT 50 TYPE RUBBER (whatever that means)

2202
PRO RUBBER (harder I suppose)

2203
2204

Has anyone try these rubbers and how are they compared to the DHS rubbers? Nittaku's Hurricanes are sold at 3 times the price of the commercial DHS versions. I think I'm going to purchase them just to see how they are in comparisons with the DHS. :) Who knows, they might be as good as the national DHS versions, or god forbid....even better!! hahaha

Please post your thoughts, since I am very interested. Thanx guys:)

For those who like the Chinese DHS rubber but prefer a lighter one and softer sponge then go for Nittaku DHS, but they are not as spinny as Chinese DHS and you pay a high price. I personally do not believe in Chinese rubber because my days are flooded with BTY Sriver and Yasaka Mark V. I prefer TENSOR type of rubber.

UpSideDownCarl
04-12-2012, 03:41 PM
I always thought it was just that DHS makes them for Nittaku and that Nittaku has a higher quality control so they only accept and sell the good ones. So what you are paying for is the quality control and you will not get one of those ones that gets a flat spot after a few weeks of play or a bubble. I also thought that it was just the same sponges. But I see in the description this one that it is DHS Hurricane topsheet with a Japanese sponge.

It would be interesting to try them and see if there is a difference. But they are not hiding that it is a DHS rubber.

azlan
04-12-2012, 06:03 PM
Interesting remarks guys. I believe they're softer too, Fong. I had never use Chinese rubbers though I've tried some of them. I don't like them coz they attract dust, like moth to a flame. I too grew up with Sriver, Super Sriver and Mark V. Great rubbers by the way:)..

And you're quite right Carl, somehow I have this idea that the Japanese have a higher quality control (Japanese being Japanese I suppose)..so they certainly not going to accept just any rubbers from DHS. It would be interesting to find out how they play. I'm gonna get the Hurricane 3 Pro and NT 50, and see how it goes. Can't really compare with the regular DHS Hurricane, but I'll do a comparison with my Stiga.

I can't wait hahaha hard DHS rubbers with soft sponge would be wicked :0.........then again maybe not.

UpSideDownCarl
04-13-2012, 03:48 PM
Interesting remarks guys. I believe they're softer too, Fong. I had never use Chinese rubbers though I've tried some of them. I don't like them coz they attract dust, like moth to a flame. I too grew up with Sriver, Super Sriver and Mark V. Great rubbers by the way:)..

And you're quite right Carl, somehow I have this idea that the Japanese have a higher quality control (Japanese being Japanese I suppose)..so they certainly not going to accept just any rubbers from DHS. It would be interesting to find out how they play. I'm gonna get the Hurricane 3 Pro and NT 50, and see how it goes. Can't really compare with the regular DHS Hurricane, but I'll do a comparison with my Stiga.

I can't wait hahaha hard DHS rubbers with soft sponge would be wicked :0.........then again maybe not.

Pro and NT 50, are just Chinese topsheet and sponge, I am pretty sure. I think one is commercial with quality control and the other is provincial. But it might be provincial and national.

This is the one that interests me:

http://www.tabletennisdb.com/rubber/nittaku-hurricane-3.html

That is the one where the company says they put the DHS topsheet on a Japanese sponge. :)

dici
04-13-2012, 05:42 PM
Interesting remarks guys. I believe they're softer too, Fong. I had never use Chinese rubbers though I've tried some of them. I don't like them coz they attract dust, like moth to a flame. I too grew up with Sriver, Super Sriver and Mark V. Great rubbers by the way:)..


you need alots of rubber cleaner lol... I think I bought total of 3 cleaners since last 6 months. Although it mainly due to the reason that the cleaner bottle keep break in my bag :(

But usually after 10mins of hitting, you will see there is so much dust lol

UpSideDownCarl
04-13-2012, 06:10 PM
you need alots of rubber cleaner lol... I think I bought total of 3 cleaners since last 6 months. Although it mainly due to the reason that the cleaner bottle keep break in my bag :(

But usually after 10mins of hitting, you will see there is so much dust lol

What you need to do is get a good sponge and have it damp, and have it in something like a travel soap dish. Clean the rubber with that. Saves you a lot of money in the long run. Any sponge will do. But this sponge is my favorite:

Absorb 'N Dry Vacuum Sponge Block http://www.super-cool-products.com/superpvaspongeswipes.html

It is the second product from the top. It will last for ever and you can wash it. Works very well to clean the rubber. Rubber last longer this way than with the cleaners from the TT companies.

azlan
04-14-2012, 11:26 AM
Yeah Carl..(the Carl that I know is right side up though), I usually clean my rubbers with damp cloth, but during play, just my hands and sometimes my pants. I can't afford to keep buying rubber cleaners dici, especially if I am using Hurricanes!! hehehe