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 Post subject: Andro Equivalent rubbers
PostPosted: 23 Oct 2015, 16:24 
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Andro market their stuff quite well, with cool names, graphics and videos, and they make some good gear, so it's relatively popular here. As part of the OOAK shop I get asked regularly if I can supply specific Andro rubbers. Since we can't buy them from the AU distributor, I need to come up with alternatives, which I don't find easy as I'm not so familiar with them and have only tried a few of their rubbers.
Andro gets most of their rubbers made by ESN, who supply the same technology to the likes of Donic, Joola, Tibhar, Xiom Etc, so there is almost always something quite similar from another brand using the same technology and generation.
So to cut a long story short :oops: , I though I'd start a thread about popular Andro equivalent rubbers, which would be useful to me, but I'm sure can be useful to others as well. Hopefully some of you can chip with suggestions. ;)

Here is a list of the more popular ones (AFAIK), roughly in the order of when they're released. Below each one I'll add similar options, which would provide suitable alternatives, but of course not identical performance.

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Impuls Speed

Roxon 330
Donic Acuda S3
XIOM Vega Elite

Roxon 450
Donic Acuda S2

Roxon 500
Donic Coppa X1 turbo Platin

Hexer
Donic Bluefire M2
Tibhar Genius
Donic Baracuda

Hexer HD
Acuda S1 Turbo
Adidas Tenzone

Hexer Duro
Acuda S2

Hexer Powersponge
Acuda S3

Rasant
Donic Bluefire JP02

Rasant Powersponge
Donic Bluefire JP03

Rasant Grip
Donic Acuda Blue P1
Xiom Omega V Euro
Xiom Sigma Euro II

Rasant Beat
Donic Acuda Blue P3

Rasant Power Grip
Victas V > 15
Donic Bluefire m1 turbo
Donic Bluefire JP 01 Turbo

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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2015, 10:13 
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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2015, 11:22 
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Watching with interest but not enough personal experience to add to this one. Interested in the Hexer as its pretty popular at our club.

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Is there anything they sell that does NOT come from ESN? :lol:

The only thing I know about Andro is Rasant - given how much effort they make into promoting the various Rasants, I'm surprised they sell much of anything else.

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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2015, 15:43 
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There's just so many Andro models to choose from and to me it kinda looses its flavour when it's probably from the ESN factory that makes other brands.

I wonder if there's a current up trends in Japan made rubbers, in particular the traditional types, ignoring the Tenergy series. Like the Nittaku Hammond Pro Beta and TSP Agrit rubbers - good price performance ratio.


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PostPosted: 26 Oct 2015, 00:54 
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Surely TSP and Nittaku (and Armstrong) have Tenergy equivalents?

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Hexer and Baracuda are pretty similar.

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PostPosted: 26 Oct 2015, 13:34 
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I have used Rasant for years, and prior that I used to use Hexer plus...so I don't really know the substitutes. I gave a brief try to Rakza 7 years ago and it reminded me of Hexer powersponge. If anyone can back that up, it might be a worthwhile notation.

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PostPosted: 27 Oct 2015, 12:36 
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List updated. Any other suggestions from other brands?

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Roxon 330 is similar to XIOM Vega Elite :-)


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PostPosted: 14 Nov 2015, 09:40 
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Has anyone found a rubber similar to Rasant Power Grip?

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PostPosted: 11 Dec 2015, 16:46 
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I've added a few more rubbers, if anyone is interested. ;)

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Our club seems to be very Andro focused so very good to have a reference.

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Anything Chinese and cheap? :lol:

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I've been using Andro almost exclusively (and stopped my EJing), but here are some I'd recommended

Rasant Grip = Sanwei target National (black)

Roxon 500 = Donic Coppa X1 turbo Platin

Backside = Butterfly tackiness D

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