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PostPosted: 14 Dec 2011, 23:33 
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This must be the most premature post ever, the rubber isn't even on my bat yet !!

This rubber interests me for a couple of reasons; firstly the marketing and varying reviews, is it an anti, is it not etc etc.

Well, I have a sheet and will try it later this week. But I thought I'd post based on the first visual.

1: The topsheet is very grippy / lightly tacky. Definitely not an anti, despite having 'mirror effect' stamped on it.

2: Sponge is soft (allegedly 'dampening') and topsheet and sponge look and feel incredibly similar to LKT Pro-XT. So much so that I compared them together. The sponges are a different shade of yellow and the pips on the reflectoid are thinner; maybe that will add to the softness / dampening. Or maybe they will play similar. Let's see.

3: The topsheet looks good quality but the stamp across the bottom is crooked. Grr, that'll need trimming before I start !!

I'm hoping that this rubber will be very good for an allround game on my backhand, sound in defence and rewarding for very positive offensive strokes.

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I'll read your views with interest So_Devo. I'm tempted to try this on the BH as a dual-inverted setup, although I doubt I'd ever get serious enough with it to leave pipdom!

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I didn't think the sponge was supposedly dampening?

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I didn't think the sponge was supposedly dampening?

Yes it is supposed to be dampening. On the package they call it "energy absorbing" and they list the speed as 30 (out of 100).

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Thanks for the tip...makes me more keen to try it now :( :lol:

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Can't wait to read your review as I have just purchased a sheet to replace Original Friendship729 (red 1.5mm) I currently use in combination with Pogo 0.6 mm.


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Unique rubber. Semi-spinny, dead sponge takes pace off ball, wonderful control.

Only non-Yasaka rubber I have used Always played 2.0mm, 1.5mm bottomed out with loss of control as result.

Sheet of Reflectoid and Toni Hold bat and it might not be possible to hit ball long off table.

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Sheet of Reflectoid and Toni Hold bat and it might not be possible to hit ball long off table.

Good idea. I'll have to try that setup.

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Thanks Kryptos. I do FH topspin and block quite a lot and am by no means a speed demon, more control orientated. Hopefully the 1.5mm I am getting will fit the bill :up:


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mynamenotbob wrote:
Kryptos wrote:
Sheet of Reflectoid and Toni Hold bat and it might not be possible to hit ball long off table.

Good idea. I'll have to try that setup.

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I have tried Reflectoid 2.0 on a Defence II. Extreme control, very good for blocking and chopping. It eats the speed like a black hole or something. I only tried it for half a session before I gave it away to someone I thought would love it (I only toyed with it). I wrote something about that setup here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=16821 I changed that rubber for a Juic 999 Defence 1,5 mm, still Dawei 388D ox on BH though. That is a very good setup for classic defensive style. The Juic 999 Defence is easier to handle than Reflectoid, but probably not as deceptive.

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mynamenotbob wrote:
haggisv wrote:
I didn't think the sponge was supposedly dampening?

Yes it is supposed to be dampening. On the package they call it "energy absorbing" and they list the speed as 30 (out of 100).

But in fact, it is not as slow as that.May be 50 out of 100.


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Reflectoid is for players who want Anti on their backhand but still want to spin/hit the ball. Several users after getting used to it on their BH then also put it on their FH.
It has unique characteristics, that once you get used to it you will not want anything else. Sort of the same as Tenergy users.
It's becoming very popular among veteran players especially among those who do not want to go LP or anti. In fact, it's very good against LP/anti.


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Tinykin wrote:
Reflectoid is for players who want Anti on their backhand but still want to spin/hit the ball. Several users after getting used to it on their BH then also put it on their FH.
It has unique characteristics, that once you get used to it you will not want anything else. Sort of the same as Tenergy users.
It's becoming very popular among veteran players especially among those who do not want to go LP or anti. In fact, it's very good against LP/anti.


Some choppers also use Reflectoid on their FH's.

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I tried it on both sides and was really suprised as it just felt like a normal rubber , I could loop ,hit and spin and didn't seem slow at all
I made the setup for a friend who has anti but wanted to hit more, but this was nothing similar at all lol
maybe I sould have gone for the thinist sponge as the 2mm was just rubber to me

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