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      Ovtcharov waves Donic bye-bye

      You can find it on his Instagram, facebook and already another forum.

      After playing another manufacturer´s rubbers for so long and many Donic blades he "really, no wait this one really really"...
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      Interesting thought, yet Gold Arc 8 is produced...

      Interesting thought, yet Gold Arc 8 is produced by ESN for DHS, hence the question why it is cheaper than other ESN products ...
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      I forgot to mention regional differences. ...

      I forgot to mention regional differences.

      Don´t know about Austria, but I think there is no retailer for Gold Arc 8 in Germany.

      It was meant for the Asian market specifically and is re-sold to...
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      1. There are conceptional differences. The...

      1. There are conceptional differences. The Rasanter series for example have a thinner topsheet, which allows for a thicker sponge.
      2. There are generational differences. Early ESN rubbers used to...
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      Poll: Really? Because this is a matter of behaviour...

      Really?

      Because this is a matter of behaviour rather than rules.

      It seems over the years the view on certain things has changed.

      We have a few 70+ players who say "thank you" for service...
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      Oh yeah, I see ;) Too many speculative threads...

      Oh yeah, I see ;)

      Too many speculative threads on this and another forum kinda put me in "serious" mode.
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      Maybe because it is still a thread about Hugo...

      Maybe because it is still a thread about Hugo Calderano´s personal equipment, not one about any blade named after him?

      See also Boll, Samsonov, Ovtcharov, Waldner, Persson, Appelgren and many...
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      Well, talent and work comes first. Basically,...

      Well, talent and work comes first. Basically, once you are among the chosen for a sponsor contract (and I don´t mean the local kids who get 50% off anything and then claim they´re sponsored, that is...
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      True for world class. Below that, there are...

      True for world class.

      Below that, there are also run of the mill pro rubbers. Still better than what you can buy, but not individualised.

      So if you are really a face of the brand, you should...
    10. The rubber is made by ESN in Germany. But what...

      The rubber is made by ESN in Germany.

      But what the name Victas is doing on a Xiom rubber is a mystery to me.
    11. If you change anything, the change might in...

      If you change anything, the change might in theory be felt.
      However if you see how many professional players have grip plates from their sponsors attached to their preferred blade from another...
    12. Well, in theory it sure does. The blade is an...

      Well, in theory it sure does. The blade is an overall product, so changing a component will result in changing the whole thing.

      However, I didn´t think it made a huge difference whenever I did it....
    13. I´ve taken off grip plates by putting the handle...

      I´ve taken off grip plates by putting the handle in boiling water several times. So far, nothing unexpected has happened. The glue softened and the handle could be dismantled fairly easily. I even...
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      For M3, I would safely suggest FX-P. For the M2,...

      For M3, I would safely suggest FX-P.
      For the M2, it´s a bit more difficult since there is no Evolution rubber with a 42,5 degree sponge. You could try FX-S but I am not sure about the...
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      Yes. Rasanter has the new "thin topsheet"...

      Yes.
      Rasanter has the new "thin topsheet" concept and is more similar to bluestorm in design.
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      It might be much simpler, as Timo like many other...

      It might be much simpler, as Timo like many other pros selects his rubbers by weight. In case Black xy gram is not available but red is, the switch will be made.

      But of course it also might be a...
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      I guess that sums it up. The simple linear...

      I guess that sums it up.

      The simple linear relation to speed that blade manufacturers stick to isn´t really a good model.
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      The Donic Tensor (in this case meaning the...

      The Donic Tensor (in this case meaning the trademark, not the style of rubbers, sicne Tensor is becoming an often used synonym) rubbers are manufactured at ESN in Germany. The same goes for all...
    19. I thought the same, but I don´t agree with the...

      I thought the same, but I don´t agree with the solution.

      The very un-bouncy Hurricane gives control, while the not-really-bouncy-either tenergy allows to "blast through".

      That said, the ideal...
    20. But it is, give or take one degree of sponge...

      But it is, give or take one degree of sponge hardness. (ESN 47 roughly equals Butterfly 36).

      R37 is a super soft rubber, even softer than t05 fx.
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      Make it a habit, don´t think about it. And of...

      Make it a habit, don´t think about it.

      And of course the guy in your example who smashes the ball into the net will ONLY have done so because your lucky shot influenced the rally to go that way ;)
    22. Exactly. Same topsheet as high performance MX-P,...

      Exactly.
      Same topsheet as high performance MX-P, but way softer sponge.
    23. Karlsson (couldn´t play) and Walther (couldn´t...

      Karlsson (couldn´t play) and Walther (couldn´t play well) injured, Boll too far advanced in Czech Open, Assar participating in African Games.
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      I agree. And if you want to be able to adjust...

      I agree.
      And if you want to be able to adjust according to your opponent you would have to be able to play identically well with both setups. That means double the practice time, or you´ll end up...
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      Yeah, right ... ;)

      Yeah, right ... ;)
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