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PostPosted: 30 Jul 2017, 08:17 
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As I said, i have a recently broken wrist, so not sure that anything I say is very meaningful. But, Whale II is a hard rubber, with tacky surface, and superficially very like H3 Neo. It feels a little softer out of the packet. It is easy to serve with some spin and speed, and FH loops are very good. Bear in mind that my FH loop at the moment is very restricted, as my wrist just won't turn easily in any direction, so I am mainly using a full arm motion. Also, my main blade is a Hurricane Long 3. a 7-ply all wood, rated off++ by DHS, and I have the Whale on a Stiga Maplewood NCT V, which has a harder face, but less overall power. I would expect that the Hurricane, under optimum circumstances, would enable you to do more powerful versions of the same shots, but the training Whale is a good cheap rubber, which I believe is used in Chinese academies because of its similarity to Hurricane. IE, it plays very much the same, but not so dangerously for the opponent. I hear that it is not as durable.

For the price on Aliexpress or TTNPP, it's worth trying.

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PostPosted: 16 Jan 2018, 03:03 
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al_111 wrote:
darucla wrote:
Has anyone mentioned Haifu Whale? I am slowly getting back after breaking my wrist, so have been trying out cheap stuff, and Whale II seems pretty good. It's only a training version, and untuned, so i would have reasonable expectation of the factory tuned non-training version.

Can you briefly compare it to H3, please?


One thing I do know... it's bloody heavy! Seems to play OK, I put it on a 72 gram blade. Last time I tried it it seemed a trifle slow, the booster's probably worn off a long time ago. Maybe I should re-boost it. Supposedly sold by Tibhar (IIRC) as Grip-S, the likes of Feng Tianwei were using it. I always thought it was mean to be Haifu's answer to H3, or at least it filled the same niche, so it should be similar, at least.

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PostPosted: 12 Dec 2018, 18:28 
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Blade: Avalox C555 PH
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Any new suggestions?? There is a lot of development on china-hybrids now:

Joola Goolden Tango 54°
Joola Golden Tango PS 52,5°
Tibhar Hybrid K1 50°
Tibhar Hybrid K1 Plus 52,5°
Tibhar Hybrid K1 Pro 52
Tibhar Hybrid K2 54°
Butterfly Spinart
DHS / Nittaku Hurricane Pro 3 Turbo Orange
Yasaka Rising Dragon
Yasaka Shining Dragon
etc...

Is there one rubber frome these above that come near to a tuned H3?


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PostPosted: 12 Dec 2018, 20:05 
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Has everyone forgotten Thor's?? :lol: When I first started playing again there was a bunch of discussion about Palio's Tensors - Thor's, Macro Era, etc. Thor's was the tacky one IIRC, and it's relatively cheap as Tensors go. It IS a genuine Made in Germany ESN Tensor, too, it's just, well, OLD. OLD rubber isn't any good, right?? Unless you're talking Tenergy 05, that NEVER seems to become obsolete.

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iskandar taib wrote:
Has everyone forgotten Thor's?? :lol: When I first started playing again there was a bunch of discussion about Palio's Tensors - Thor's, Macro Era, etc. Thor's was the tacky one IIRC, and it's relatively cheap as Tensors go. It IS a genuine Made in Germany ESN Tensor, too, it's just, well, OLD. OLD rubber isn't any good, right?? Unless you're talking Tenergy 05, that NEVER seems to become obsolete.

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I currently have RakzaX and Palio Thors mounted on a DHS PG9 blade :lol: I call it the hammer ;-) :-D

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My current pet H3 replacement is Loki GTX Pro. Available for £19 on Amazon UK, with delivery from UK.

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