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    Review of the STIGA Mantra Rubber

    My reviews on the Stiga Mantra Rubber have been posted in the TTD Review Centre:

    Full detailed review on the Stiga Mantra S
    Full detailed review on the Stiga Mantra M
    Full detailed review on the Stiga Mantra H

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    Initial thoughts

    The STIGA Mantra is a big update to the previous rubbers the Japanese company produced for Stiga. The topsheet is very grippy and it rivals speed of the latest ESN rubbers. I was biased towards the H version, this was my favorite between the 3 versions. Between the 3 Mantra rubbers I found the soft version to be the slowest, slower than a Tibhar Evolution FX-P. The Medium version is faster and similar speeds to a EL-S. The Hard version was the fastest one, it matches similar speeds if not faster than a Tibhar Evolution MX-P. Excellent rubbers.

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    Your links lead to Stiga Genesis reviews

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    I will be recei ing Mantra M in a couple of days. I am very intsrested in rubbers from this factory now.

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    Is the rubber as fast as Tenergy yogi?

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    I think the word "Power" is the right one when talking about the Mantra H rubber. Hitting the ball close to the table and at the right timing, the rubber explodes. Spin is similar to ESN rubbers, but the so called speed glue effect and the generell feel is different from Tensor rubbers.
    Powerspin players, who are playing close to the table, and players who don´t like the, sometimes indirect, tensor effect, should give this rubber series a try

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    Are any of these 3 rubbers good for a kind of passive blocking game (insensitive to spin but still decent pace), along with nice smashing abilities?

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    Hi Reviewers

    So what are the main characteristic differences between Generics and Mantra?

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    mantra rubbers are japan made, genesis rubbers are made by DHS

    all of the mantra rubbers are insensitive to spin.

    the mantra h is faster than tenergy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogi_bear
    mantra rubbers are japan made, genesis rubbers are made by DHS

    all of the mantra rubbers are insensitive to spin.

    the mantra h is faster than tenergy.
    stiga rubber made by DHS ? Hmmm...what a combination...

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    Man! this rubber is awesome. I tried Mantra M 2.1 / S 2.1 and 1.9 and i am very happy with this development!

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    Someone had it at the club the other day really fast which is good. Genesis to slow for me. Mantra really good for fast easy attacks.

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    At least the mantra rubbers are several steps above the airocs and are now comparable with the esn rubbers. I love the hard and medium versions.

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    Some say Genesis is for spin and Mantra is for speed. But I have to disagree. Mantra is both spin and speed. Playing with Mantra M 2mm on Celero (92gr) and it plays great. Mantra M on Infinity is a bit too fast for me and Genesis on Celero is too slow. The Mantra delivers as much spin as Genesis, but the Genesis is less insensitive to incoming spin compared to Mantra.

    For me, the major disadvantage of Genesis, is the lack of catapult. Coming from Acuda Blue P2, the difference is pretty big. Mantra on Celero suits me very well.

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    You cannot expect too much speed from genesis because they are still chinese rubbers.

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    Do you mean less senstive, or more sensitive? Not trying to nitpick here, just clarifying b/c I am thinking about switching to Mantra from Genesis.

    Quote Originally Posted by P1ngP0ng3r
    Some say Genesis is for spin and Mantra is for speed. But I have to disagree. Mantra is both spin and speed. Playing with Mantra M 2mm on Celero (92gr) and it plays great. Mantra M on Infinity is a bit too fast for me and Genesis on Celero is too slow. The Mantra delivers as much spin as Genesis, but the Genesis is less insensitive to incoming spin compared to Mantra.

    For me, the major disadvantage of Genesis, is the lack of catapult. Coming from Acuda Blue P2, the difference is pretty big. Mantra on Celero suits me very well.

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    The Mantra is more sensitive to incoming spin compared to Genesis. That's one of the reasons Genesis offers so much control.

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    I feel the opposite. Genesis is more spin sensitive

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    Quote Originally Posted by P1ngP0ng3r
    Some say Genesis is for spin and Mantra is for speed. But I have to disagree. Mantra is both spin and speed. Playing with Mantra M 2mm on Celero (92gr) and it plays great. Mantra M on Infinity is a bit too fast for me and Genesis on Celero is too slow. The Mantra delivers as much spin as Genesis, but the Genesis is less insensitive to incoming spin compared to Mantra.

    For me, the major disadvantage of Genesis, is the lack of catapult. Coming from Acuda Blue P2, the difference is pretty big. Mantra on Celero suits me very well.
    for one is disadvantage the lack of catapult and for some it is advantage .... but the 2mm version is slower then the max version .... and i have it on my off++ blade and it is fast like hell . and i like the max more then the 2mm version, the genesis is a push block monster the best control yet... plenty of gears ,i think here is on the top over others rubbers . . Now i`m going to use the genesis s on the bh ..... looking promising.
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    and according this photos the mantra looks like the genesis but is made in japan instead of china ... interesting move from stiga

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    Can you compare the Genesis with a Tibhar MX-S and the Mantra M with the Xiom Omega V Europe?

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