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    Strange blue sponge in Ma Lin racket

    Hey there,

    Does anyone know where this strange blue sponge in Ma Lin rackets comes from? I think is DHS or Butterfly but... which one?
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    Its DHS Hurricane III Blue Sponge National Team, Special Version

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    Isn't it the Skyline II TG Neo? I really want Rubbers too. Just found it in a german internet shop but i dont know if its the blue sponge version. in the description they say there is a new "neo sponge" which allows more tempo etc.

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    I would say it's the DHS Neo Skyline because Ma Lin play this rubber for a very long time don't know if it is Skyline II or III

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    ok i just phone with the shop and they told that its NOT the one with the blue sponge. if anyone knows where you can get it in europe please tell me :-P

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    yea, same here. Want to know where to get them...

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    Oh sorry its the Skyline 2 ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by bFeee
    Oh sorry its the Skyline 2 ^^
    100% sure ?
    I dont know by myself if its skyline or hurricane
    I would give my little finger on the right hand(Im lefthander) that this is a Skyline (90%) but I can't preclude that this is the Hurricane

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    That picture does not show the sponge and he may have a different rubber now. And to those who are asking where can you buy it - you simply can't; the chinese national team's equipment is specially made for each player, period.

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    Of course you can buy this covering in the shop .. You just need to know where .. google.de usually helps in the search .. the rubber with the blue sponge .. I'll order me a shop for that I've already found

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    I really wish I knew the decision making process behind when players choose to change their paddle materials. Is it because of the urging of their coaches? and what aspects they consider when they think about what materials they want to change to. It seems like a lot of the Chinese players have been switching relatively often in the past couple of years, I have to wonder if their choice of what to use, is more about who is sponsoring them, or whether its partly random to just fidget with their equipment on the off chance they find something that they are good with. It just seems like there are so many things to consider that making a truly educated choice as to what materials to switch to would be hard. I mean the true pros are so good they can adjust their games to such an extent, it seems like it would be hard to tell a true difference between their use of different equipment if they are given the chance to adept to that material for long enough.

    If you are good at control, should that mean you should pick the rubber that gives you more control so you completely dominate in that aspect? or should you pick the rubber that gives bad control, because your style is already tuned to that, so that the rubber you choose while having bad control, has a bonus in some other aspect of the game.

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    DHS rubber for sure becuz butterfly doesnt carry blue sponge even at the highest level

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    he uses the skyline 2 national team blue sponge... specifically formulated to suit his needs.

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    There are many Blue Sponge rubbers from the Chinese Manufacturers. The Chinese National Team has their rubber pre tuned toward their personal needs so no you cannot buy a pretuned blue sponge rubber, but you could always try getting a blue sponge from say SST God favored then boosting or tuning it to soften it up and then put it with the H3 or Skyline 2 rubbers. It's a long process, but I personally like the SST God Favored sponge. It really makes looping underspin pretty easy. I just prefer the H3 because of it's many gears.

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    skyline 2 blue sponge with yeo back hand using bryce speed or tenergy.

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