I received a few sheets from Conrad * Ztabletennis.com and put on two sheets for testing last night. Both were 1.5 - 1 in black and one in red. Out of the package they
looked like inverted rubber more so in black than in red. Very light with a soft yellow sponge. Note: I havent tested the special yet. weight is around 44-48 grams for an uncut sheet. After using anti's like Neo,super-anti, and a few others I found that the soft anti was indeed *SOFT*. Not unlike Neo but lighter in weight and had
some dimples when pressed. Teddy thought it felt like reflectoid and almost like a tacky anti. Yes there seemed to be some grip to this anti.
Set ups: red on a Donic Burn all+& Black on a Butterfly Defence 2
Service return: I give it a 6 because it is still a little spin sensitive but rarely a pop-up ball. Pushing off service was good but did not produce anything special. The Black sheet on the Def 2, attacked better and seems to work well off service.
Speed&blocking: good if the ball is hit hard the ball would stay in play. returns were decent but did not have much if any reversal. Did get a few knuckle balls that did look good.
Control: not bad I give it a 7, out of 10. Not the 9 I would expect that I got from Neo.
Chopping: 9 for chopping since the ball has lest speed on it the chop was more in tune with Reflectoid in nature. Dies really well after chopping, but you really need to dig in the rubber.
Conclusion: Since this is my first test I need to keep testing it until I can get all the gears and shots tested. I have tested it against loopers ( good ) Long pips ( fair ) and people that do not spin alot (unfair ) I would love to see this sponge mounted on a smooth anti as well or look at a treated one. My guess is this could be a replacement for grippy Long Pips in .5mm. or a good chopping rubber in 1.5.
Put this rubber on the right blade and im sure something good will happen. I will be testing this for the next 30 days and will video shoot the results when I am done testing. **Thanks Conrad for your support http://ztabletennis.com/zshop/
Peace GIG * more reviews on these rubbers to follow* next to test is the Special