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    Baracuda VS the other products in the Acuda series

    I'm thinking about purchasing a new rubber for my forehand. I currently use Barracuda and am pleased with the spin. I want a rubber with a harder sponge but the same/extremely similar topsheet. I was thinking Acuda S1 turbo but don't know how similar it is to Barracuda.

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    Acuda S1 Turbo is very spinny too but the throw angle is lower compared to Baracuda. Good rubber anyway..

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    for similar characteristics to Baracuda, you are better off looking for other similar gen rubbers with harder sponge (as opposed to newer gen rubbers from Donic).

    So, Yasaka Rakza 7, and perhaps, Nittaku Fastarc G1 might be good substitutes for Baracuda-like characteristics with a harder sponge (as you desire).

    Baracuda is a good rubber. It is much better than good when boosted.

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    Acuda S1 is pretty good as well.
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    I think Baracuda is still the spinniest Donic rubber. I do not think even the Bluestorm can match its spin.

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    I agree with you bear. I've played with Baracuda since 2013 and I still playing with this sheets.

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    I would try out Xiom Vega Pro. I found it to be quite similar but with a harder sponge.

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    I only just realised baracuda had acuda in it. Just thought it was about the fish....

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    Time to boost my (used once)Baracuda. Let's see what will happen

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    I think Vega Pro is more like Acuda S1

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    I would try out Xiom Vega Pro. I found it to be quite similar but with a harder sponge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yogi_bear
    I think Baracuda is still the spinniest Donic rubber. I do not think even the Bluestorm can match its spin.
    Hi yogi_bear, do you mind to write short review about Baracuda? Is it sensitive to incoming spin? Is it better for forehand or backhand? Even though it's older and slower rubber, do you think it still can compete with newer offering ( like Rhyzers and such, which are much faster of course but what about spin and control? Maybe for less then advanced players?). Thanks!
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    baracuda is boosted when you purchase new from shop
    high throw
    perfect spin,
    4-5 degree softer than 05
    dont have tension technology so if you play a lot next rubber will be mushy because sponge- sheet is old gluing technology.
    spin sensitive, good grip when new
    I think they change somethin in rubber (boost) and rubber is softer because I had one sheet in 16'
    and rubber was harder
    baracuda- S1 is ok when you want to change

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    Thank you for info!

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    barracuda nothing like it ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CallumMcKinnon
    I'm thinking about purchasing a new rubber for my forehand. I currently use Barracuda and am pleased with the spin. I want a rubber with a harder sponge but the same/extremely similar topsheet. I was thinking Acuda S1 turbo but don't know how similar it is to Barracuda.
    barracuda is what l am using on a robot , not played people with it .but am trying rasanter 47 . joola rhymer 48 and omega asia 7 too, so good test conditions all are bought quite used rubbers for robot tests . barracuda is easy favourite ,, great brush loop highest throw yet tried only tenergy 05 is close on high throw but its high throw bounces long 05 is faster by miles so are all the other rubbers . but the other new tech thin top sheet rubbers but all have low throw feel spongy and bouncey. for me barracudas high throw close to the table .l miss much less with it .not tried acudas they all are low throw .. [ is there another high throw rubber non chinese like 05 .. revspin .com site says no ] only with barracuda or 05 can one loop under spin .fore and backhand with dead closed bat and banana flick easily .. so if can cope with low throw . most other newer rubbers will be faster but consistency is more important and that spin is the best ever ...

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