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PostPosted: 04 Oct 2018, 08:07 
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iskandar taib wrote:
Blurb on TT11:

'When Yasaka developed Rigan, the goal was to combine the durability of "classic" rubbers with the speed glue effect used in "modern" rubbers. The result is a quality product with long lasting durability and a high level of speed potential for the modern attacking game. The topsheet is made of natural rubber and has high grip allowing for stability and spin on all strokes. MADE IN GERMANY. '

Hmmmm.... Sounds like it's supposed to be a Tensor (Made in Germany = ESN) that doesn't shrink. So how does it compare to _other_ tensors in playing properties? Doesn't say.. :lol: Kind of makes you wonder - if ESN has the technology to make Tensors last a long time, why don't ALL the brands they manufacture use it? Maybe they do, in some sheets but not all. Maybe it requires a reduction of Tensor-ness so they can't put it in all of the sheets.

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I wonder how hard the sponge is. I'm curious, might add a sheet to my next order from ttjapan. They have it for around $26 USD.


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Okay i got my new setup today! Yay! :party:

... And i lost every set that by people that i used to kill off easily :) - That was expected since now my rubbers actually do have some grip (lots of my shots when overhead on forehand drive) - need time to adjust my technique!

I felt a much higher control with the new setup, especially in mid and far distances - i was amazed how did my ball ended up on the table consistently!

The rubber can produce nice spin, but i expected a little bit more to be able to produce high spin serves - though it's really not bad, just need more effort - i guess after (20h or so of play) breaking up the rubber and when the sponge softens up a bit, it will be easier to do brushes/serves.

The spin produced on topspin shots is insane now.. they joust couldn't return the ball - very good kick off effect.

Overall, i really like my new setup!

I'll give more info as i put more hours in with it


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Yeah, the ability to produce a lot of spin also means it's going to react to spin also.

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Dusty054 wrote:
iskandar taib wrote:
Blurb on TT11:

I wonder how hard the sponge is. I'm curious, might add a sheet to my next order from ttjapan. They have it for around $26 USD.


I think it is about 47.5, a little harder than the Donic Bluefire M2 I normally use (which is 45), while the FastArc C1 feels similar to my M2 so about 45 degrees. I have been testing both G1 and C1, currently using the C1, both are faster than my M2, spin is similar, maybe a little less than I'm used to. That may change as my touch improves with these 2 sheets. I'm looking for something that doesn't slip in high humidity here in the summer months. So far both of these seem better than my M2 in that regard.

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