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Matt Hetherington
05-27-2011, 04:04 PM
Here is a review of my all time favourite and current rubber on both sides!

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Nimbus Sound is the softest of the Tibhar Nimbus range and falls into the category of incredibly soft table tennis rubbers. This rubber is fast and spinny and has a real spring to it. With max sponge backing it goes off like a rocket. I have always found with Nimbus Sound it has great feeling and is suited to a wide range of blades. It is a very versatile rubber also I can even chop with it when I get pushed back and include lots of touchplay.
Speed 5/5
Spin 4.5/5
Control 4/5
Feeling 5/5
Price 4/5

Overall 5/5

All I can say is, if you haven't tried Tibhar Nimbus Sound yet then put it on your to-do list it is an incredible rubber ideally suited for offensive play, I have used it on my fh and bh sides on and off for the last 3 years and no matter what other rubber I try I always come back to Nimbus Sound, it's a rubber I can truly rely on! :)

In terms of issues with the rubber as a soft rubber it is prone to flake around the edges and some sheets can bubble after a while. It is not as great for short play as a harder rubber and sometimes the spring can take the ball a little higher but I think allround the adjustment period for that is not very long. Overall it's a great rubber for either forehand or backhand, very good for controlled spin or a faster attacking ball.

Ndragon
05-27-2011, 04:57 PM
I used to use it also. very controllable and forgiving. Makes counterlooping a whole lot easier.
Only problems are low life span and 'Fake' Spin.
A good rubber for low levels to advance.
I would definitely recommend this for people to try.
I personally prefer the Nimbus Soft though :)

Matt Hetherington
05-28-2011, 01:05 AM
Nimbus Soft is faster and more ruthless I used to use it on my backhand with sound on my forehand side but have since reverted to using Sound on both sides, I just love that rubber but yes Soft is also very good. I did find it ironic however that Nimbus Sound is actually softer than Nimbus Soft

YosuaYosan
05-28-2011, 02:13 AM
Bro Matt,
how about the throw angle ? Is it less than 40 degrees ?
And is it true that the softer the product, the less the durability ?

Thx in advance

Matt Hetherington
05-28-2011, 06:48 AM
Yes definitely less durable, after a while it will start to flake around the edges but I have found this is a problem with many soft rubbers, rapid dtecs soft and nimbus soft are also similar, however it has a relatively good life span, I train on average about 14 hours a week and my nimbus sound can still potentially last 3-4 months.

It's medium to high throw angle so 40+ deg

YosuaYosan
05-28-2011, 07:33 AM
Oooh alrite then, a good thing to have in mind next time I try a new rubber (previously I wanted to use Nimbus Soft on my FH)..


Nimbus Soft is faster and more ruthless I used to use it on my backhand with sound on my forehand side but have since reverted to using Sound on both sides, I just love that rubber but yes Soft is also very good. I did find it ironic however that Nimbus Sound is actually softer than Nimbus Soft

I think the term sound is a degree of comparison used for sth softer than soft, its like soooo soft that the sound of the ball hitting the blade could be heard haha..

Varnas
03-05-2012, 12:39 PM
I've tried Nimbus Sound 1,8mm on a BTY Defense II blade. Please read this as a "combo" review and not a standalone rubber review.
1) Nimbus sound can generate enough spin on services and topspins but not enough when chopping, pushing
2) Counter looping is easy, but when flat hitting it feels too soft, balls tend to go too long. Changing blade angles doesn't help much, feeling is still not there..
3) Pushing is quite hard, cause of spring effect. Balls tend to go either long on stronger pushes, or haven't enough spin on simple pushes.

Bottom line, I would not recommend for modern defense, but It's quite good for loopers.

Matt Hetherington
03-05-2012, 10:31 PM
Agreed Varnas, it is very hard to chop with. I used to throw in a few chops just for fun but yes it does have a bit of extra spring that can make life difficult :)

Anders
03-06-2012, 09:56 AM
Too slow and not so much control compared to my Hexer HD;) Used it on backhand before, but too many downs for me to continue.. :)

Matt Hetherington
03-06-2012, 10:15 AM
EWWW Hexer HD! lol can't stand Hexer or Hexer HD. I got a new sheet of Hexer and after 2 weeks I ripped it off my bat and tore it into about 10 pieces. I've never done that with any of my tt equipment before but it was frustratingly rubbish :D

Anders
03-06-2012, 10:40 PM
EWWW Hexer HD! lol can't stand Hexer or Hexer HD. I got a new sheet of Hexer and after 2 weeks I ripped it off my bat and tore it into about 10 pieces. I've never done that with any of my tt equipment before but it was frustratingly rubbish :D

Haha, every taste is different Matt ;)

I also like the Temper Tech blades, but other players in my club thinks its weird.. Hexer HD and Andro Temper Tech is a great combo for me, but it might be rubbish to you :p

Matt Hetherington
03-07-2012, 02:27 AM
Oh I know I understand I just like to show my distaste for Hexer and Tenergy :P lol

Anders
03-07-2012, 12:29 PM
Oh I know I understand I just like to show my distaste for Hexer and Tenergy :P lol

Hahaha, Tenergy is nice too :p lol

Matt Hetherington
03-07-2012, 01:03 PM
Sigh lol lost cause... :P