I love tacky rubbers that can perform a nice, slow, very, very heavy spin loop off of underspin. However I have not been able to find a rubber that does this well, but also has good mid-distance counter looping power. For example my gambler outlaw is great off the table and at the table, but I cannot consistently do the slow spinney loop off underspin at the table. I can do that slow loop nicely with 729-08 ES, but off the table against a heavy loop I can't counter loop at all (kind of do a safe, fishing like topspin).
Maybe (ok probably) it is just me. But has anyone found an equipment solution to this? I will not list all the rubber I have tried to save time/internet space.
There's no magic rubber for this... What you have to do is to further understand the characteristics of your rubber and adjust your technique accordingly.
Say you could do the slow spinny loop
against underspin at the table very well with the 729-08, but could not counter loop successfully against a heavy loop with it. The thing to understand is your counter looping technique is most likely off when you use this rubber. Because of the fact that 729-08 is more spinny than the Outlaw, you have to accelerate your racket speed to add even more topspin to your counter loop to bring the ball down. So a successful counter loop with 729-08 will look faster, spinnier and stronger than an Outlaw's. You simply can't perform a medium-speed counter loop consistently
with 729-08 like you could with Outlaw (or Tenergy), but you could perform a fast and powerful counter loop time and time again. Does it make sense?
On to the other point: If you can't perform a spinny loop off the push with Outlaw as well as with a 729-08, it means you are not brushing fast enough as required by Outlaw's characteristics, even though it was sufficient when you use a 729-08. So you need to adjust your thinking by accepting your current rubber's properties, in order to develop necessary techniques to make it work as you desire.