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    Donic Bluestorm Pro/Pro AM

    Anyone have tested this 2 new rubbers ? Despite the huge price, it seems a promising rubber

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinforzando
    Anyone have tested this 2 new rubbers ? Despite the huge price, it seems a promising rubber
    I have tested the AM version.
    There are two independent conclusions.
    1. If you are looking for a nice, easy to play rubber for playing close to the table this could be your choice. But there are other rubbers of that kind for less money, and whether the "selection" justifies the price through longevity remains to be seen.
    2. If you follow the "from pro to pro" claim you will most likely be hugely disappointed. The rubber feels softer than you´d expect, spin is lower than expected and mid-distance the rubber has very limited power, while close to the table it will bottom out quickly when pace and hardness of the game are high.

    For professional players, the harder version should be a much better choice. None of the guys I tried this with (one ex national team, now second league) would even consider the AM for backhand. Too soft, too weak. This is not to say there could be a few pros who like this rubber, but in my opinion the "from pro to pro" claim should not be applied to the AM, but the harder version only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airoc
    I have tested the AM version.
    There are two independent conclusions.
    1. If you are looking for a nice, easy to play rubber for playing close to the table this could be your choice. But there are other rubbers of that kind for less money, and whether the "selection" justifies the price through longevity remains to be seen.

    Thank you for your feedback! Can you give some example of similar rubbers at a lower price ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinforzando

    Thank you for your feedback! Can you give some example of similar rubbers at a lower price ?

    In my opinion, you could basically use regular Bluestorm Z2, and I think Rasanter R47 is more powerful and spinny than Bluestorm AM anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airoc
    I have tested the AM version.
    There are two independent conclusions.
    1. If you are looking for a nice, easy to play rubber for playing close to the table this could be your choice. But there are other rubbers of that kind for less money, and whether the "selection" justifies the price through longevity remains to be seen.
    2. If you follow the "from pro to pro" claim you will most likely be hugely disappointed. The rubber feels softer than you´d expect, spin is lower than expected and mid-distance the rubber has very limited power, while close to the table it will bottom out quickly when pace and hardness of the game are high.

    For professional players, the harder version should be a much better choice. None of the guys I tried this with (one ex national team, now second league) would even consider the AM for backhand. Too soft, too weak. This is not to say there could be a few pros who like this rubber, but in my opinion the "from pro to pro" claim should not be applied to the AM, but the harder version only.

    A friend of mine is considering either Nittaku Fastarc G-1 max or Bluestorm Pro AM on a Victas Ptchford blade.
    If you have played with G1, which one one would you suggest?


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    IMHO just don't go for Donic period. In terms of quality and longevity they just don't deliver, relative to the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bram Vroonland
    IMHO just don't go for Donic period. In terms of quality ... they just don't deliver
    Can't agree with you there Bram. Best rubbers on the planet ... for at least 15 minutes! 😉

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