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      Hurricane 3 neo - some like it for BH some don't - why is this?

      Something I've come across recently.

      Can anyone with experience share their opinions on this?

      Some say they like the control and others say it's not a fast enough rubber for BH.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Potkettleblack View Post
      Something I've come across recently.

      Can anyone with experience share their opinions on this?

      Some say they like the control and others say it's not a fast enough rubber for BH.
      Lots of control, and not fast enough are exactly the reasons for and against H3 Neo on backhand.

      H3 Neo is a comparative hard rubber with very little catapult, making it both relatively dead to a front on contact with the ball and very linear. Both things that tend help control. Tackiness with it's slowness also helps with short touch play.

      On the other hand, catapult tends to help power your shot when you are not taking a massive swing at the ball (which is pretty much all backhand shots) and allows you to play an aggressive stroke with a relatively small/weak stroke. A less dead rubber is also faster on the block, which means you can more be more aggressive by simply placing your blocks well, without having to offer much of a stroke.

      It comes down to what you are looking for in your backhand rubber. (or for that matter any rubber)

      People who are looking for control and linearity for consistency and the confidence to play a bigger stroke on the backhand and still be easily able to control the shot might like H3 neo.

      People who are looking for a little bit of assistance on a less than maximum effort backhand (which is pretty much all backhands) and want more speed/spin for less effort will prefer something softer and with more kick.

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      Thank you for so much detail.

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      The tackiness and less bounciness gets in the way of rallies in the bh unless you brush enough

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      Can someone recommend an alternative to H3 37º? They are very hard to find.

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      Quote Originally Posted by hipnotic View Post
      Can someone recommend an alternative to H3 37º? They are very hard to find.
      https://www.tenryu.com.my/store/DHS-...d_id=204&in=14

      you can try this store

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      Quote Originally Posted by hipnotic View Post
      Can someone recommend an alternative to H3 37º? They are very hard to find.
      https://www.zeropong.com/pips-in-rub...5tsm8eg50ugld3

      Not sure how international shipping works, though. Hell of a rubber for the cost and a softer/livelier sponge than H3 and H3 neo.
      Last edited by thekleifheit13; 4 Weeks Ago at 01:37 PM.

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      Try the 38 degree Kokutaku 007 Pro

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      DHS Hurricane 3-50 is offered in 37 degree.
      Another option that I prefer is the DHS Skyline 3-60 which is also offered in 37. (I believe 35, 37 & 39 variants are available).

      These two are extremely controlled on the backhand offering lots of spin.


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      Quote Originally Posted by hipnotic View Post
      Can someone recommend an alternative to H3 37º? They are very hard to find.
      Not that hard...

      https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32903892436.html

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      I would explain the reason regular H3 or H3 Neo is hard to use on BH is how hard the sponge is. With a smaller stroke like a BH stroke it is harder to get the full use of the sponge and bring out the rubber's capabilities when the sponge is hard like that. This is also why H3 feels so much slower on BH whereas, on FH, if you have a good FH, it does not feel slow at all. You need powerful impact on contact with the normal (hard) versions of H3.

      But the softer versions of H3 or Skyline with a 37-degree sponge, that are being talked about above are pretty good for BH.
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      Quote Originally Posted by BryanY View Post
      Ok, I should also have said expensive.

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      Quote Originally Posted by hipnotic View Post
      Can someone recommend an alternative to H3 37º? They are very hard to find.
      Yinhe Mercury II medium, way more spin than skyline 3-60 and equal control.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Zeen View Post
      Yinhe Mercury II medium, way more spin than skyline 3-60 and equal control.
      I’ve tested with both and don’t agree. I think 3-60 offers more spin in my opinion.

      I’ll ask some friends who have done the same and report back here.


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      Quote Originally Posted by hipnotic View Post
      Ok, I should also have said expensive.
      Yeah, it would be nice if there was a cheaper commercial version available.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Hysteresis View Post
      Lots of control, and not fast enough are exactly the reasons for and against H3 Neo on backhand.
      quite unusual combo you have: H3 for FH and H3Neo for BH i suppose?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Simas View Post
      quite unusual combo you have: H3 for FH and H3Neo for BH i suppose?
      Yes, though I would not recommend it.

      I will be switching to H3 Neo Mid forehand, and H3 Neo soft backhand shortly.

      The combination of H3 and a relatively slow blade for the modern game creates an uncomfortably high throw angle. It's a constant mental struggle to remove almost all upward component from my forehand stroke.

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      Quote Originally Posted by alas26 View Post
      I’ve tested with both and don’t agree. I think 3-60 offers more spin in my opinion.

      I’ll ask some friends who have done the same and report back here.


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      So, my friend who is a Mercury II fanatic told me he believes the S3-60 is easier to control but is faster, where as the Mercs offer more spin, especially under spin pressure. It’s more of a Chinese style rubber.

      In the end, also a viable and extremely cost effecting choice for the Bh!


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      Quote Originally Posted by alas26 View Post
      So, my friend who is a Mercury II fanatic told me he believes the S3-60 is easier to control but is faster, where as the Mercs offer more spin, especially under spin pressure. It’s more of a Chinese style rubber.

      In the end, also a viable and extremely cost effecting choice for the Bh!


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      That is correct. The advantage though with mercury is that you can boost to the max and throw it away after 2 months, as it's only 25% of the cost of 3-60, and boosted it's better than 3-60 in all aspects. Also throw angle is higher, making it more suitable for carbon blades and looping from a distance.

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      Kokutaku 007 pr0 38 degrees is a better bh rubber since it is bouncy and very light.

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