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      Skyline v. Hurricane

      I had asked this question on XX's equipment post but no one responded so why not try again?



      What is the difference between the DHS hurricane and the skyline series of rubbers? Why does it seem like shakehand players gravitate towards hurricane where as penhold players towards skyline?

      I've played with H3 and TG3, never with the H2 and TG2. Deciding to give the TG2 a try to see why XX prefers it.

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      Mostly in the pips configuration of the topsheet. Hurricane series was originally deigned for shakehander, whereas Skyline series was optimized for penholders.

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      Quote Originally Posted by zeio View Post
      Mostly in the pips configuration of the topsheet. Hurricane series was originally deigned for shakehander, whereas Skyline series was optimized for penholders.
      Interesting. Do you know it what way?

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      Hurricane is made for powerlooping an finishing points with power and spin. Skyline is made for consistency of loops and looping endless balls back. To get a good gauge on the difference, watch Ma Long (Hurricane) and compare to Xu Xin (Skyline).

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      Quote Originally Posted by CallumMcKinnon View Post
      Hurricane is made for powerlooping an finishing points with power and spin. Skyline is made for consistency of loops and looping endless balls back. To get a good gauge on the difference, watch Ma Long (Hurricane) and compare to Xu Xin (Skyline).

      Is XX not power looping and doesn't finish point with power ans spin?

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      Quote Originally Posted by CallumMcKinnon View Post
      Hurricane is made for powerlooping an finishing points with power and spin. Skyline is made for consistency of loops and looping endless balls back. To get a good gauge on the difference, watch Ma Long (Hurricane) and compare to Xu Xin (Skyline).
      first of, that sounds super psuedo sciency. Second, even if its true, how exactly is that accomplished? what are the differences (pips or otherwise) between the two that require different branding?

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      Quote Originally Posted by fais View Post
      first of, that sounds super psuedo sciency. Second, even if its true, how exactly is that accomplished? what are the differences (pips or otherwise) between the two that require different branding?
      Strictly speaking of Skyline 3 vs Hurricane 3:

      Skyline has denser and lower pips. Maximizes surface area thus more grip and should feel harder than Hurricane.

      Cheers.

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      I have use H3 black and H2 red.I think H2(red) is lower throw and tackier than H3(Black) IMO.speed is the same.

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      in first ... the main difference is the speed ... tg2 is slower ....then is here the control ... this is a big difference .. tg2 had a better control especially on slower speeds and over the net play. Better block is also on side of tg2 .... Tg2 generally is more suited for passive game , but because of the pimple structure has a better spin and underspin is easy to overloop . .... what else do you want to know ?

      ps.: i already wanted to answer you , but i was to lazy . sorry
      Last edited by bobpuls; 10-08-2019 at 05:16 AM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by fais View Post
      Interesting. Do you know it what way?
      From DHS official statement, the Hurricane series is more speed-oriented, whereas the Skyline series is more control-oriented.

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      Quote Originally Posted by bobpuls View Post
      in first ... the main difference is the speed ... tg2 is slower ....then is here the control ... this is a big difference .. tg2 had a better control especially on slower speeds and over the net play. Better block is also on side of tg2 .... Tg2 generally is more suited for passive game , but because of the pimple structure has a better spin and underspin is easy to overloop . .... what else do you want to know ?

      ps.: i already wanted to answer you , but i was to lazy . sorry

      Thanks for the response. I've played with the TG3N and debating getting a TG2N. How well does the TG2 perform away from the table? Why do you think XX favors the TG2 (and not the TG3) given his aggressive, fast, away-from-table style?

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      I just made the switch and I’m appreciating TG2 over H3 a ton. So much more control in the passive and short game. The aggressive shots and looping has a lower trajectory so I’m clipping the net much more frequently l and occasionally shooting long. Just an adjustment period until I’m used to it I hope.

      Loving it though!!


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      I remember creating this table last year

      Type Specialty Item Rubber Blocker Driver Chopper Looper Speed P. Spin P. Control P.
      Chopper 9.4 Rubber DHS Hurricane 3 (No. 19 Sponge) 2.5 1.9 9.4 8.1 0.7 9.3 5.6
      Chopper 8.5 Rubber DHS Hurricane 3 (H3) 2.1 1.8 8.5 8.1 1.5 8.5 4.4
      Chopper Looper 8.7 Rubber DHS Skyline TG3 1.7 1.7 8.4 8.4 1.6 8.4 3.9
      Chopper 8.1 Rubber DHS Hurricane 3 (National) 2.2 2.0 8.1 7.8 1.9 8.1 3.8
      Chopper Looper 8.3 Rubber DHS Hurricane 3 (H3) Pro (Tuned) 1.8 2.0 8.0 8.2 2.0 8.0 3.6
      Chopper 8.0 Rubber DHS Skyline TG2 3.6 2.1 8.0 6.5 2.0 8.0 3.9
      Chopper Looper 8.0 Rubber Nittaku DHS Hurricane 3 2.5 2.4 7.9 7.7 2.2 7.8 4.5
      Chopper Looper 7.2 Rubber DHS Skyline TG2 (No. 19 Sponge) 2.4 2.1 7.2 6.9 2.2 7.8 3.3
      Chopper Looper 7.4 Rubber DHS Hurricane 2 (H2) 2.3 2.2 7.2 7.1 2.4 7.6 3.0
      Chopper Looper 8.0 Rubber Nittaku Hurricane 2 (H2) Pro 3.5 3.4 7.9 7.7 2.4 7.6 6.9
      Chopper Looper 7.7 Rubber DHS Hurricane 3 National (Orange Sponge) 2.6 2.6 7.5 7.4 2.5 7.5 3.6
      Chopper 7.5 Rubber DHS Hurricane 3-50 3.3 3.1 7.5 7.1 2.7 7.3 5.8
      Chopper Looper 7.5 Rubber DHS NEO Hurricane 3 2.9 2.8 7.2 7.1 2.8 7.2 3.7
      Chopper Looper 7.3 Rubber DHS NEO Hurricane 2 2.9 2.9 7.1 7.0 2.8 7.2 3.2
      Chopper Looper 7.4 Rubber DHS Hurricane 3 (Provincial) 3.0 3.0 7.1 7.0 2.9 7.1 3.6
      Chopper Looper 7.5 Rubber DHS Hurricane 8 Hard 3.0 3.0 7.1 7.1 2.9 7.1 4.0
      Chopper 7.4 Rubber Nittaku Hurricane 3 NEO 4.3 3.6 7.4 6.5 3.0 7.0 6.6
      Chopper Looper 7.3 Rubber DHS NEO Hurricane 3 Provincial (Blue Sponge) 3.1 3.1 7.0 6.9 3.0 7.0 3.9
      Chopper Looper 7.3 Rubber DHS NEO Skyline 2 TG2 3.1 3.1 7.0 6.9 3.0 7.0 4.2
      Looper 7.4 Rubber DHS Hurricane 2 (No. 19 Sponge) 3.1 3.3 6.9 7.4 3.1 6.9 5.2
      Chopper Looper 7.1 Rubber DHS NEO Skyline 3 TG3 3.4 3.4 6.8 6.8 3.2 6.8 4.8
      Chopper Looper 6.9 Rubber DHS Hurricane 3-50 Soft 3.7 3.6 6.7 6.5 3.4 6.6 5.4
      Chopper Looper 7.2 Rubber DHS Hurricane 8 3.9 3.9 6.9 6.8 3.4 6.6 6.3
      Chopper Looper 6.9 Rubber DHS Skyline TG3 (No. 21 Blue Sponge) 3.6 3.8 6.5 6.7 3.6 6.4 5.3
      Chopper Looper 7.0 Rubber DHS NEO Hurricane 3 Provincial (Orange Sponge) 3.9 4.0 6.6 6.6 3.6 6.4 5.8
      Looper 6.9 Rubber Nittaku Hurricane 3 (H3) 3.2 3.8 6.4 6.9 3.7 6.3 4.5
      Looper 7.4 Rubber DHS Hurricane 3 Provincial (No. 22 Blue Sponge) 3.9 4.5 6.9 7.4 3.7 6.3 7.6
      Looper 7.0 Rubber DHS NEO Hurricane 3 National (Blue Sponge) 3.4 4.1 6.4 7.0 3.8 6.2 5.7
      Looper 7.0 Rubber DHS Hurricane 3 National (Blue Sponge) 3.9 4.5 6.5 7.0 3.9 6.1 6.9
      Allrounder 7.5 Rubber DHS Skyline 3-60 Mid Hard 5.3 5.4 5.7 5.7 4.8 5.2 7.5
      Chopper Driver 7.0 Rubber DHS Skyline 3-60 Soft 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.0


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      I don't have all technical differences between these rubbers, but I have used them all in NEO version except the TG3. The H3N is superb for brush looping (like all the others). Very good speed and quite high arc. The H2N is about the same in speed as the H3N, but the arc is a little bit lower, and personally I feel a little bit better control in the H2N.

      The Skyline rubbers are slower. I actually had the TG3N on my backhand a couple of years ago, but never on forehand. The TG2N feels like the H3N when looping, but it's a bit slower. It's better in the short game and control is much better. I recall that the arc was about medium high as well. After a few months the rubber was detached from the sponge right above my handle. I have seen reviews of the Skyline rubbers where users have had the same experience as me.

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      Quote Originally Posted by mocker88 View Post
      I don't have all technical differences between these rubbers, but I have used them all in NEO version except the TG3. The H3N is superb for brush looping (like all the others). Very good speed and quite high arc. The H2N is about the same in speed as the H3N, but the arc is a little bit lower, and personally I feel a little bit better control in the H2N.

      The Skyline rubbers are slower. I actually had the TG3N on my backhand a couple of years ago, but never on forehand. The TG2N feels like the H3N when looping, but it's a bit slower. It's better in the short game and control is much better. I recall that the arc was about medium high as well. After a few months the rubber was detached from the sponge right above my handle. I have seen reviews of the Skyline rubbers where users have had the same experience as me.
      I sort of have a similar experience but comparing H3 neo provincial to Skyline Neo TG2. TG2 is a bit more controlled on the lower power/passive shots and is definitely a notch slower. H3 always seemed to have higher throw and more if a pronounced arch.

      H3 has generally more spin on shots overall, but TG2 has higher spin potential on harder shots (loops, drives) IMO (on my set up - Nittaku Acoustic).

      TG2 is lower throw, so a bit less margin for error when drive/looping.

      For me, H3 is easier to play with overall. TG2 is easier on passive control and more fun to attack with.

      I am sticking with skyline for now.


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