If you are a DHS simp or heck if you are a hater or anything in-between (a normal human being??) this thread should unite all of us who have feelings towards them.
I am mostly a fan, I tried many products with overall good to great satisfaction, and I will definitely buy them in the future.
- You have tried H3 and it is the most spinny and controlled rubber that ever existed!
My first try from DHS was a racket ordered as assembled by the TT11 Shop: DHS Power G9 FL with H3 Neo (commercial) 2.2 39° on both sides. While I lacked some more physical strength at that time, I enjoyed using it very much. Eventually, I shared the love and sold that racket to a friend (he became a fan, too).
- You think H3 is a fantastic rubber but it is very slow, but with a bit of extra effort (boosting) it can be turned into the best rubber on the market!
Didn't try boosting, and I don't plan to do so in the foreseeable mid-far future.
- You bought a sheet of Hurricane 8-80 and for about 25USD you found that it performs similarly to Dignics 09c but for easier to use!
I tried a few more rubbers, but while I observed, how spinny can the H8-80 be, I was not blown away by that specific rubber overall.
- DHS no15 glue is the best thing since sliced bread, sticks well enough, doesn't damage your blade, easy to remove, thick enough, cheap, doesn't stink!
Didn't try that specific glue, but overall I was very fond of the Rev no. 3 high-viscosity glue from harty's shop.
- DHS limba top ply blades have better quality than BTY while being cheaper!
I was not specifically into Limba top ply blades, but I tried a few other notable blades from DHS:
Power G9: this became my first reference for a fast enough, good-feeling looping blade. It let me make a few rackets, which are liked/loved by my friends nearby.
Power G12: this is a glassfiber-carbon composite blade with a rather hard, but controlled feel. It was unbelievably cheap more than a year before. I tried H8 and H8-80 on this blade, which resulted in a close-to-the-table spin machine in both cases. Nowadays, I use one with Yinhe Jupiter III Asia (38°), which seems to be a more universal, but still very spinny setup.
Dipper Di-UT: this one is a very good blade for powerlooping configs, it has a rather hard touch, but good flexibility (just at the bottom of Off- rating), Teakwood top plies are beautiful.
TG-7 SP (825): this one is an even greater powerlooper blade (rather unusual composition featuring Koto at both 1st and 3rd layer from outside - ball bounce frequency is just an All+), best used with 50°+ ESN rubbers with the thickest possible sponge. With Victas V>20 DE, I can pull off shots I even don't believe I can land on the table, but still, I do. It feels fast even with this degree of flexibility.
And I have a few not yet tested: Power G8, Power G3T, Power G5X, Dipper Di-GT9.
- DHS balls are the best price/performance balls one can get!
Cannot comment on this yet, but I have a set of 3-star orange balls (Ding Ning featured on the wrapping) ready when I finish my other balls.
I am also curios to hear what you have to say about DHS pimples, Tin Arc, Gold Arc etc etc series. Tin Arc is a bit interesting to me since it's a fully DHS product.
I can't comment on the DHS pimples and defensive blades but they seem to have fanbase and pro player base as well.
TinArc 3: I tried 2.1 37° - it has a precise feel, but it is more demanding to play properly than I would have expected. The topsheet has better surface resistance, than an average ESN topsheet, but it is too firm, so it should be played aggressively to achieve proper level of sinking of the ball.
TinArc 5: again 2.1 37° - lighter, bouncier and easier to use, than TA3, but the red side's grip is simply underwhelmingly poor, like a half-anti rubber.
GoldArc 5: max 47.5° - the best all-round rubber from ESN manufactured rubbers of DHS - does not change playing properties over time, the topsheet is firm enough to play precisely, and the sponge has limited catapult effect. I made a racket for my friend (Power G9 and this rubber on both sides), and he enjoys it very much (destroying opponents very frequently).
GoldArc 8: max 50°- somewhat faster than GA5, but shrinkage is an issue. Topsheet is softer, so I could make a few very weird backspin/sidespin shots occasionally - but overall, not really a top choice, even more after its recent price rise.
Skyline TG2 NEO: 2.2 39° - very similar playing feel compared to H3 Neo except for one major thing - this one is much more direct/low throw, and a great deal faster at the same time.
Skyline 3-60: 2.1 37° - has good grip and spin, bouncier than H3 Neo, but with reduced dynamics. Very safe to play, can recommend it to even pre-intermediate players.
874 - I tried many pips-out rubbers, but this particular one was difficult to use for me. It has low bounce for most of its dynamic range, but it can be suddenly fast when I don't expect it. I have better results with 729/Friendship, Yinhe and other branded pips-out rubbers (e.g. Kokutaku 110 has a way much better-behaving sponge).
C8 - Funny to use, but I feel I am a bit handicapped with it - could make a few text-book shots with it, but not nearly as often as I hoped for it. I still need to get more experience with long pips.