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    Non boosted Hurricane 3

    Hi, I'm getting an H3 rubber and I was wondering if I need to boost it or not. Will it make that much of a difference? Or is it not worth the money.

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    It makes a huge huge difference between boosting and not boosting. H3 without boosting may feel very slow and dead. Also the ball has a tendency to stick to the surface and not rebound off the rubber.

    With booster, the rubber will feel like a more "normal" rebound.

    If you only plan on getting 1 sheet of Hurricane for the rest of your life, then its not worth getting booster. But if you plan on continuing with getting new Chinese rubbers that require boosting, then its worth it to invest in a bottle of booster. You can get Seamoon for $20 on aliexpress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscarting
    Hi, I'm getting an H3 rubber and I was wondering if I need to boost it or not. Will it make that much of a difference? Or is it not worth the money.

    Why do you get a H3 ?
    If you have experience with very sticky chinese rubbers then it is ok.
    If not, you have to know that you will have to develop quite a change in technique because
    H3 rubbers are different to play .with.

    If you just do some experimenting there is no need to boost H3.
    Just glue it on and see what happens , you can always boost later or ask somebody to boost it for you.


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    Try it unboosted and then decide.
    I love playing with unboosted and can’t stand booster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscarting
    Hi, I'm getting an H3 rubber and I was wondering if I need to boost it or not. Will it make that much of a difference? Or is it not worth the money.

    It's like eating french fries without tomato catsup

    It's like eating New York Steak without any black pepper sauce.

    It's like eating caesar salad without the dressing.

    It's edible but its just not satisfying.

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    If you don't want to boost, then just get the Hurricane 8 or 8-80, or the new Hurricane 9, they play much better compared to non-boosted H3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DukeGaGa
    If you don't want to boost, then just get the Hurricane 8 or 8-80, or the new Hurricane 9, they play much better compared to non-boosted H3.

    .....................not better,............just different 😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscarting
    Hi, I'm getting an H3 rubber and I was wondering if I need to boost it or not. Will it make that much of a difference? Or is it not worth the money.

    Depends on which version you buy. Commercial H3, don’t bother to boost. Just play.

    Pronvicial or National versions, since you’ve already spent that much money, boosting is worth it.


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    .....................not better,............just different 😁

    By better I meant better feel, not the quality of the shot.

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    By better I meant better feel, not the quality of the shot.

    Nah booster feel like poop for me
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    This H3 topic is became like very similar to a topic of T05 alternative, so much comments and threads about it, i feel like there will never be any clear correct answer to that. I once bought a used H3 rubber with orange sponge but i never know which version it was, it was used and already cut for a blade bigger than my blade head, so it was fine to glue it to my blade and cut again, it was on Butterfly Primorac EX blade, it was a super nicer rubber for me in FH, it was like a perfect match, i wasn't sure how it will be but wanted a rubber as a replacement to my dead rubber, it suits me better than T05 actually, Rakza 7 soft on BH, but that racket was stolen from me, so i bought another H3 commercial normal rubber for my Hao 3 blade, it wasn't same, not bad but wasn't so sticky really, i felt like it was faster and less tacky than the previous one, so not sure if the old one was boosted or oil'd or different version i don't know.

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    Just boost the damn rubber and enjoy the fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFF_lib

    Depends on which version you buy. Commercial H3, don’t bother to boost. Just play.

    Pronvicial or National versions, since you’ve already spent that much money, boosting is worth it.

    It doesn't matter which version. Any version need to boost

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    honestly, if is your first time trying i recommend not boost. after 1 month using unboosted, boost the rubber and use for 2 weeks, you will have your conclusion.

    personally does not make huge difference for me because i practice more than 20 hours a week. the booster effects last less than 2 weeks and boost rubber 2x- 3x a month is not worth the money and obviously the rubber will not last more than 2 months making these, will became too heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PingBirdPong
    Try it unboosted and then decide.
    I love playing with unboosted and can’t stand booster.

    Which h3 model are you using if not mind, can you tell the exact sheet you're using. I bet it's on fh and you're using on your tb alc. May I know the hardness, com/prov,nat, thickness, etc.


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    Loong ago, I asked myself shall I boost or not. The answer came by itself . Yes, I boost all my chinese rubbers. Many are perfectly playable without booster, but I want to win my matches easier. Without exception all the greatest boost their stuff. Who am I to dispute the obvious. BTW, I usually apply booster on new rubbers

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    Quote Originally Posted by TareqPhoto
    This H3 topic is became like very similar to a topic of T05 alternative, so much comments and threads about it, i feel like there will never be any clear correct answer to that. I once bought a used H3 rubber with orange sponge but i never know which version it was, it was used and already cut for a blade bigger than my blade head, so it was fine to glue it to my blade and cut again, it was on Butterfly Primorac EX blade, it was a super nicer rubber for me in FH, it was like a perfect match, i wasn't sure how it will be but wanted a rubber as a replacement to my dead rubber, it suits me better than T05 actually, Rakza 7 soft on BH, but that racket was stolen from me, so i bought another H3 commercial normal rubber for my Hao 3 blade, it wasn't same, not bad but wasn't so sticky really, i felt like it was faster and less tacky than the previous one, so not sure if the old one was boosted or oil'd or different version i don't know.

    maybe the new rubber , the one that is less sticky, is a H3 NEO. They are less sticky than the standard H3


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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Ksh

    Which h3 model are you using if not mind, can you tell the exact sheet you're using. I bet it's on fh and you're using on your tb alc. May I know the hardness, com/prov,nat, thickness, etc.

    Hm I think it's H3 provincial (not neo) and yes its on fh


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    It has to be boosted or just buy sth else in my opinion


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    Actually I've been hitting with H3 from a few friends' rackets. When the tackiness wears out, H3 is actually reasonably fast. It's not as dead/slow as my initial impression.

    When its brand new out of the package, it really is quite slow. The sponge itself is not super reboundy, but has moderate/average rebound. The average rebound combined with the brand new tackiness makes the rubber few very slow when its new.

    In some ways, I feel H3 hits its prime after several weeks of usage.

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