As for a brilliant blade that's not to expensive but top quality i would recommend the Butterfly Peter Korbel !!!!
I am glad we agree. The directness of G-1 is unique, compared to other tensor rubber such as EL-S, Rakza series, Tenergy fx series and Barracuda. I like the Rakza series too but it is just not the same.Your experience also fully confirms my experience. Indeed, this control over the game is difficult to describe, but it is there 🙂 - with this rubber, I hit the table more and more accurately. At the expense of the Barracuda, for its time and a celluloid ball, it was a very wear-resistant and tenacious rubber, which I played for quite a long time on the backhand. Just the other day in the club I exchanged rackets with a friend who had two new Barracudas and I couldn't wait for him to return my racket to me 😁. Apparently there is a discrepancy between this rubber and the new plastic ball DHS Dj 40+
Peter Korbel with Fastarc G-1 on both sides sound like a great set-up! For me, if people want a bit slower and softer sponge, and yet able to spin, then C-1 is great choice. Then eventually if their playing level goes up and wants something faster and harder, then go to G-1. You can also play with the sponge thickness a bit too. Nittaku has done a great job with the Fastarc series. And they are really really durable.My Girlfriend uses a Peter Korbel with Fastarc G1 on both sides !!! She has been training for 2 years and is going from strength to Strength!!!! We train 3 times a week at Draycott and twice at my flat where I'm lucky enough to have my own table!!! She as hooked as I am now !!!!
I second G1. Similarly I have tried Rakza 7, Rakza 7 soft, Rakza X, EL-S, Barracuda, Tenergy 05 fx, 64 fx, etc. I have gone back to G1 at the end.
I did not try Rakza X for long. I tried Rakza 7 for longer. I think both Rakza X and G-1 are good rubbers. If you have the money why not buy both? Also there is no shame to find someone with G-1 in your club and ask to hit with their blade for a while. G-1 last very long. As I recall Razka series also last very long. Both are good choices. I am not as big of a fan for the Evolution series because they are not that grippy to start off with and they lose that grippiness fast too. The Fastarc and Rakza series seem to retain that grippiness for a long time which is a good thing. I have ripped off my G-1 and put on my older blade and they do last.I really like the Rakza X on my BH now, much more than H8-80 H37. But even before I put it on, I was set to try the G1. I'll need to replace it soon, but I like it so much that I now question my earlier decision. I'll probably go for the G1 anyways, since the next season is far away... Can you hilite the differences?
Sorry for hijacking to OP...
Korbel made in Japan is on my wishlist. I used to love my Primorac and when I tried the Japanese manufacturing I was amazed how better it was.Peter Korbel with Fastarc G-1 on both sides sound like a great set-up! For me, if people want a bit slower and softer sponge, and yet able to spin, then C-1 is great choice. Then eventually if their playing level goes up and wants something faster and harder, then go to G-1. You can also play with the sponge thickness a bit too. Nittaku has done a great job with the Fastarc series. And they are really really durable.
Stiga DNA Pro M is in between and really the best option, the Platinum M has less control for the same hardness. The Pro versions are really enough in most cases.In Stiga sponsored clubs in Sweden they recommend Stiga DNA Platinum M (2,1mm) on both sides for developing players on a 5-ply All+ blade. Beginners use Stiga DNA Future insted. Rakza 7 is popular aswell but Stigas DNA Platinum is better in my opinion.