Imagine how much more enjoyable the game would have been if you had been allowed to use professional hardbats. The idea to make all equipment equally bad does not level the playing field. In the U.S. we have come up with a list of approved hardbat rubber which is very similar in characteristics. This allows for some individuality in play. The blades are all wood, and players quickly find out that when you use the modern wood blades (designed for inverted rubber) they tend to lose to players who use classic hardbat blades.
In any case congratulations on your fine performance.
Yes I do see that now with the only hard bat player (he's just turned 70) and often beats players with $300. setups lol, I will need to work on a forehand roll and loop drive to get myself better, but it was very enjoyable and with some rallies going over 20-30 times more of a workout too
send me a sample and ill get the other hardbat players to trial your rubber