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PostPosted: 30 Jun 2019, 17:52 
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Unfortunately the Geblock TT video is probably not a good indication of how Explosion will play as a BH rubber as they had OX LP on the other side hence the hard sound due to lack of dampening when they were doing their bouncing ball test.

Would like to know from any one who has played Explosion if it is ok for occasional chopping and chop blocking as this was to me the main weakness of Keiler.

What I have realised with the new balls even at local club level is that speed and sink wins points and it is better on balance to risk the odd wild shot in return for being able to exert pressure from the BH side and hit unreturnable shots as opposed to just keeping ball in play. Tried the control game the other night with a slower set up and lost to players I have been regularly beating as they had just more time on their shots and I could not hit clear winners due to lack of speed.


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Finally taken the plunge and attached a sheet of explosion black 1.5mm to my B&W blade.

Pleasantly surprised at the weight 47gm uncut and about 32gm cut. Quite a hard feel but no doubt may soften a bit after at few hours play.

Hope to try out on Monday evening. Looking for speed and control but more sink than I have been getting with Breakout and 388C1 both of which are a bit harmless with the latest balls.


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PostPosted: 29 Oct 2019, 22:26 
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After a few months trying this out on both my hard low throw Bloodhound blade and softer Black & White blade I am pretty disappointed with this rubber for backhand use.
Very little disruption but no real grip to put spin on ball either.
OK for blocking but again no noticeable disruption.
Quite fast when hitting but not easy to control - easily goes long on B&W blade
Very low throw made it difficult to use on Bloodhound.
Dense sponge gives very little feel for the ball so as a result when combined with other factors above very one dimensional.

Probably better as an aggressive rubber for FH play where flat hitting through spin is required. Overall a bit confused about what Dr Neubaer was trying to achieve


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PostPosted: 02 Nov 2019, 12:41 
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After a few months trying this out on both my hard low throw Bloodhound blade and softer Black & White blade I am pretty disappointed with this rubber for backhand use.
Very little disruption but no real grip to put spin on ball either.
OK for blocking but again no noticeable disruption.
Quite fast when hitting but not easy to control - easily goes long on B&W blade
Very low throw made it difficult to use on Bloodhound.
Dense sponge gives very little feel for the ball so as a result when combined with other factors above very one dimensional.

Probably better as an aggressive rubber for FH play where flat hitting through spin is required. Overall a bit confused about what Dr Neubaer was trying to achieve


Your estimation is right on target, not sure who this is marketed towards (I tried it on my backhand also). There are so many rubbers out there that do things better than this one. Even with it's shortcomings, I'd prefer SpinLord Keiler over this anyday. Best I can tell this is marketed to the same market as Dr N Killer, Pro, and Pistol 2 (which I tried and didn't stay with any of these either), I like the premise, they just don't bring enough to the table for my game. The closest would still be Killer or Killer Pro for me. Each has its own strengths, but not the whole package causing gaps in my game I wasn't comfortable with.

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PostPosted: 09 Nov 2019, 23:02 
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Practiced this morning with Explosion 1.5mm on my Black & White blade and a very old sheet of Keiler 1.2mm on my Bloodhound blade.

The Keiler was surprisingly better for varied play with more disruption but also more spin when needed.

I believe from other forums the new Dr Neubaer Killer Pro Evo with its softer lighter tension sponge is more like the original yellow sponge Keiler.


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