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PostPosted: 14 Dec 2016, 13:16 
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Don't do too many reviews as they are so subjective.....


However....

This rubber needs gets a serious pat on the back.

I've played extensively with H3 (boosted) and when my stock runs out I play with Tenergy 05 until I can find more.

I understand these are two totally different rubbers but just giving out some background info.

I have tried every "tacky tensor" that had been released so far because frankly I just get sick of the boosting process and redoing it every 2 weeks and having to time the best boosting period for when you have a tournament and your rubbers die too fast and it makes a mess blah blah blah blah....

Palio Thor's was weird. Sponge and top sheet didn't have a good synergy.

Xiom tau is way to hard even for a Chinese tacky.

And then there is Yasaka Rising Dragon....

Feels like a perfectly boosted 39 deg h3, no boosts required.

I mean there is small marginal differences such as every so slightly less tack, but the tack fades on h3 when you boost it anyway and I didn't have to adjust my strokes in anyway.

I'm not going to comment on spin on speed or anything because those are so subjective to play style it makes almost no sense to do so.


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PostPosted: 14 Dec 2016, 13:24 
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PostPosted: 14 Dec 2016, 13:52 
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rokphish2 wrote:
have you tried K1?

Briefly, not enough to say that I've used it...

Tau and Thor's I used until they were dead.

The k1 I used for about an hour....

The k1 markets itself and played like a hybrid between Chinese and european while Yasaka rising dragon markets as a Chinese Japanese hybrid, and is much more towards the realm of Chinese.

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PostPosted: 14 Dec 2016, 14:06 
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Okay, thanks!

Oh, by the way, there's a new(er) one, Shining Dragon. Have you tried it or will you in the near future?

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Thanks leatherback! :up: :up: :up:

Just one question, how hard does the topsheet feel? I found the H3 topsheet too hard for my liking, and seem to prefer softer topsheets (like 999, 401, Thors), so I'm wondering how this one compares.

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PostPosted: 14 Dec 2016, 21:54 
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Okay, thanks!

Oh, by the way, there's a new(er) one, Shining Dragon. Have you tried it or will you in the near future?

Shining dragon is apparently softer, if it gets much softer it will move away from the similarities to a Chinese rubber....

I just ordered 3 sheets so that will last me about 6 months and I may give shining dragon a try then!

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Thanks leatherback! :up: :up: :up:

Just one question, how hard does the topsheet feel? I found the H3 topsheet too hard for my liking, and seem to prefer softer topsheets (like 999, 401, Thors), so I'm wondering how this one compares.

I would say the YRD is not as hard as h3....but a little bit harder then Thor's.


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leatherback wrote:
haggisv wrote:
Thanks leatherback! :up: :up: :up:

Just one question, how hard does the topsheet feel? I found the H3 topsheet too hard for my liking, and seem to prefer softer topsheets (like 999, 401, Thors), so I'm wondering how this one compares.

I would say the YRD is not as hard as h3....but a little bit harder then Thor's.


I guess from your first post that you didn't try boosting the dragon? If you did, how did it respond?

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leatherback wrote:
I would say the YRD is not as hard as h3....but a little bit harder then Thor's.

Grrr... now you make me want to try it. :swear: :swear: :swear:

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haggisv wrote:
leatherback wrote:
I would say the YRD is not as hard as h3....but a little bit harder then Thor's.

Grrr... now you make me want to try it. :swear: :swear: :swear:


You'd probably like it Alex. Not as tacky as some of your usual FH rubbers, but it's up your street for sure.

I prefer K1, which is almost like a semi-tacky baracuda, but they're both great.


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leatherback wrote:
haggisv wrote:
Thanks leatherback! :up: :up: :up:

Just one question, how hard does the topsheet feel? I found the H3 topsheet too hard for my liking, and seem to prefer softer topsheets (like 999, 401, Thors), so I'm wondering how this one compares.

I would say the YRD is not as hard as h3....but a little bit harder then Thor's.


I guess from your first post that you didn't try boosting the dragon? If you did, how did it respond?

I haven't tried boosting it yet. I may boost my next sheet depending, I'm just so happy I don't have to mess with he rubber to at least make it playable.

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AndySmith wrote:
I prefer K1, which is almost like a semi-tacky baracuda, but they're both great.


have you tried the K1+ how is it compared to K1?

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have you tried the K1+ how is it compared to K1?


I have a sheet but not got around to trying it yet. It looks to be the same topsheet but with a harder sponge. I'm tempted to go with a K1/K1+ combination next practice session.


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