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PostPosted: 08 Dec 2017, 19:58 
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Can anyone tell me of any differences between Omega IV Asia and Omega V Asia?

Control? Spin? Speed? Sponge? Top sheet? Is one better than the other at things like short game? Chopping? Counter looping? Mid distance play? Close to the table play? Serves?

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The letter "I"? :lol:

I suppose there's some sort of incremental improvement over IV, or XIOM wouldn't have come out with V. I haven't even tried to make sense of the entire line yet.. no idea what the differences are between the Vegas and Omegas, etc. etc. For that matter, I've no idea what the difference is between Roxxon and Rasant, either.. :lol:

(Or maybe they WOULD come out with "V" even without an improvement - my theory about why most rubber companies eventually end up with encyclopedia-like catalogs is because if they don't come up with 2-3 new rubbers every year they'd lose sales and market share.. and they can't just kill off old ones because there'd be this loud gnashing of teeth on the TT forums from people who'd claim one of last year's rubbers was the ultimate and this year's version is garbage...)


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I think the "I" is meant to be a roman numeral ;) But a letter on our keyboards none-the-less.

Roxon Vs Rasant: Roxon is the gen 4 tensor sponge, very fast and bouncy. The new version with a grippier topsheet is called Plaxon. After gen 4 (eg: rasant? Not tried it myself), the ESN sponges in general became less springy, more dense and more controllable - more like Tenergy.

I know people who still play with gen 4 sponges (Plaxon) and it's fine.

NextLevel was at one stage playing with Omega V Asia and thought it was the closest ESN rubber to Big Dipper. The ease of arc variation was one of the strong aspects. You'll have to ask him for more info.

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