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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2018, 04:19 
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Hi All, not expecting many replies on this one but you never know.

Has anyone used both these rubbers and how do they compare.

I'm currently using the focus III snipe and I'm happy with them but have wondered if I could use a slightly higher throw occasionally.
The AK47 blue looks close to the Snipe but has a higher throw.


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I have used the Focus III extensively 5 years ago and recently bought the AK47 Blue. For a direct comparison the AK47 Blue is slightly faster but actually significantly less grip so you are not going to get higher throw from it. It is also a little bit heavier (but still in the light rubbers category so not too much of a concern). For a cheapy with higher surface grip, try the ktl series (pro XP, Rapid Sound etc) both are almost as light and a bit more spinny, speed as with the Focus on the medium-low side.

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Blade: TSP Versal CP
FH: Sanwei Target National
BH: Yasaka Rakza 9
I always felt F+S III was a very soft rubber but Palio AK-47 blue is a lot harder and heavier sponge. FSIII is better and easier at flat kills and brush loops. AK-47 blue is more loop kill and loop drive and needs a very pronounced stroke and not very forgiving. I am unable to compare "throw" for either as I tried these rubbers on different blades and felt it was close enough to feel the same. AK-47 comes in red,yellow and blue branding and I don't know about the other 2 since have not tried them.

Backup C-pen blades:
  • TSP Black Balsa 7.0 :
    1. FH/BH-729OEM/729SuperFX
    2. FH/BH-STN
  • 729 Bomb : FH/BH-YRD/T5QS
  • DHS PowerG-9 : FH/BH-729SuperFX
  • Stag Balsa Koto : FH/BH-YRD/YR9
Fun blades:
  • Yasaka Battle Balsa(ST) : FH/BH-YSD

PostPosted: 26 Jul 2018, 07:34 
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Thank you man iii and lasta for your replies.

I actually went and bought a pair of Gewo Hype EL 40 rubbers in 1.9 sponge about 3 months ago.

Have to say I've been very impressed with them so far. My game has improved noticeably.

They are a tiny bit heavier than the Snipe III but I got used to the weight difference very quickly.

They play similar to the Snipe but offer a little more control / placement and a lot more spin.

The throw is also slightly higher than the Snipe and the arc is greater too.

In fact I would say that they do everything that the Snipe did but just that little bit better in all aspects.
Speed, control, spin are all noticeably better with the Hype El 40.

Is the Hype EL worth the extra cost compared to the Snipe?

All things considered I would say yes.

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