I get that, it's most likely an adjustment though. Instead of fully vertical, go a little more horizontal to impart spin that way.perhaps this is just a master stroke by tibhar which enables them to live with a less good quality control. The Tibhar MK Hybrid rubbers that come out of ESN with a too high hardness can be relabelled as MK hybrid pro (since both rubbers look alike and only the wrapping is different if i did not miss anything).
Countering and looping was similar enough between the non-pro and pro version. Short game was unfortunately not more controlled with the pro version. I kind of hoped for a similar difference like G-1 to PK50 where there is a huge difference in the short game (even when the stickyness has worn off).
After half an hour playing with it and starting a training match with it i stopped using the pro version after the first set of the training match when i noticed something.
It is probably hard to explain but most of you should know this technique if you receive a serve that has just a little backspin. You dont go full open racket (meaning rubber points upwards), but more like a vertical slighly open blade to receive the ball while doing a little downwards chop motion to impart a little backspin to make it harder to attack your return in case it goes too high.
i am talking about a receive like this at 0:53
This exact technique was seemingly worse with the pro (not imparting much spin) and i can only guess that with that low speed and energy that you use for that stroke that the harder sponge does not get activated and does not aid in generating spin.
So in the first set my match opponent simply blasted a few of these returns, while after changing to the racket that has the regular mk hybrid this lead to him basically smashing into the net. This is just how i try to explain it to myself. I can not tell if this is what happened and maybe it was just anecdotal evidence or me adjusting the technique.
Since the open game (counter and loop) with the pro version was not noticable better than the regular, i will stick to the regular version.
If i get the chance with a more knowledgeable blocking partner i will try to find differences in the looping game, but i had no reliable blocking partner today.