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hipnotic
03-29-2014, 02:36 PM
Can someone recommend me an alternative to H3? I had several sheets bubbling up with less than a month of use. Tried prov. and the same thing happened. I really like the rubber so i'm looking for something similar but with better quality.

Alborz
03-29-2014, 02:40 PM
What did you mean by "bubbling up"?

hipnotic
03-29-2014, 02:59 PM
I get bubbles in the topsheet because the pimples detach from the sponge

Vardant
03-29-2014, 03:25 PM
Did you try another source? Seems like you're either getting them from a damaged lot or they're fake.

lolhawai
03-29-2014, 03:31 PM
generally bubbling doesnt take place.... that so often....even i use h3.... it never did happened for me...!!

hipnotic
03-29-2014, 03:35 PM
Most of them i got from ttnpp. They don't seem fake, but i'm not sure. The last one i got, a blue sponge prov, played great. Maybe it's my boosting technique.

TurboZ
03-29-2014, 03:37 PM
Did you get bubble because of over boosting? I find H3 pretty much indestructible and high enough quality for me. Xiom Tau may be if you don't mind the price. I have it on HH2 FH and works pretty well. Don't expect the same arc as H3 thou.

hipnotic
03-29-2014, 03:47 PM
I don't know, i only put 3 thin layers, i don't think i'm over boosting. I've seen photos of rubbers much more curled than mine

lolhawai
03-29-2014, 03:53 PM
lol... on that rubber.... if u are applying more than 2 layers of booster... it will over expend the rubber obviously... and when the reaction of that booster starts declining and the rubber starts contracting a bit..... then bubbles will obviously be there.....

not more than 2 very-thin-layers of boosters... never ever...!!

TT4Life
03-29-2014, 04:25 PM
If u r boosting on the Chinese rubbers, especially Neo H3 blue , u need to put on a 1st coat of glue 1st and then wait for it to dry and then apply the boost. That prevent bubble, hope that help or you dont want to boost every now and then just get the pro rubbers. No more boosting lolz

Alborz
03-29-2014, 05:26 PM
You can buy a Blue sponge Hurricane 3 Neo National version. It is factory boosted and doesn't need boosting at all. It costs 120$ but the quality of the rubber is so high that you will not need to change it for a long time.

hipnotic
03-29-2014, 06:09 PM
If u r boosting on the Chinese rubbers, especially Neo H3 blue , u need to put on a 1st coat of glue 1st and then wait for it to dry and then apply the boost

That is what i do. I tried various methods, always the same result.

Thanks for all the tips but is there an alternative rubber? I don't have much experience with chinese rubbers, i liked the H3 and stuck with it. Maybe something less popular but just as good. I don't want to go back to ESN rubbers ( expensive) but if i had to i was thinking of mx-p as i don't like bouncy rubbers.

TT4Life
03-29-2014, 06:22 PM
You can buy a Blue sponge Hurricane 3 Neo National version. It is factory boosted and doesn't need boosting at all. It costs 120$ but the quality of the rubber is so high that you will not need to change it for a long time.


Exactly what i use, u should do the same :)

hipnotic
03-29-2014, 09:37 PM
I think that is way too much to pay for a rubber

Alborz
03-29-2014, 09:57 PM
I think that is way too much to pay for a rubber
Its costs as 6 Hurricane 3 commercial versions but it lasts 6 time with more quality! I mean you change your rubbers every month but with this, after 6 month its still faster and spinier than a 1 week old Hurricane 3 commercial version.

bzing
03-29-2014, 09:59 PM
Two good rubbers that don't need bosting and feel like H3. Xiom Tau or Adidas P7. Just slightly bit faster than H3.

ToyKnee
03-29-2014, 10:26 PM
Why not try a National Version?

I bought a sheet yesterday and I'll test it out when it arrives next week.

UpSideDownCarl
03-30-2014, 04:57 AM
You could try Haifu Blue Whale II or Tibhar Grips-S which is a Blue Whale Topsheet with a European sponge. In 2011 there were several women on the CNT who were using Grip-S. I have heard it is pretty darn good.

hipnotic
03-30-2014, 07:38 PM
Maybe i will try the grip s, sounds like a good rubber