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 Post subject: Preview: Stiga Boost TP
PostPosted: 18 Sep 2008, 06:36 
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Used it on Acoustic tonight. Max thickness, black.
Sponge hardness similiar to Magna.
Grippy topsheet, better than tensors, Slight tack, that maybe because of the protector sheet, may wear off later. Grip is less than Tenergy but seems as good as most conventional inv. rubbers, say, Sriver etc.
Glue feel; not as pronounced as softish tensors. But plays like it's glued with 1-2 layers.
Speed; seems a bit slower than Tenergy, similiar to med Tensors.
Throw; easily lower than Tenergy and maybe some tensors.
Spin; more potential than tensors. Grippy topsheet helps a lot. Arcs are low, quite effective.

My opinion is based on 2-3 hours playing (mainly friendly matches). So I may revise my comments later. I didn't feel awkward at all from the beginning and got used to it very quick. For me it looks like a better product than Tensors. BTW one of the coaches at the club also had Boost TCs on a fast composite Stiga blade. That also seemed like a promising rubber for players who like glueing soft rubbers like Sriver FX, Samba, Innova UL etc. A bit more tack than TP, bouncy, loud etc. Actualy it reminded me glued up Banda Sigma.

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The TC is a softer sponge/grippier version but not quite as fast.


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Thanks a lot for the review speaquinox!

So it was glued with water based glue?

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Yes, Dr. Neubauer Contact Glue.

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speedplay wrote:
speaquinox wrote:
plays like it's glued with 1-2 layers.


Really have to disagree on this. I tried the Booster TP some time ago and I couldn't get any glue feel at all from them. It was reasonable fast for being a non speed glued rubber, created decent spin but I wasn't impressed with it. Acts like Almana Sound with out glue...


I didn't try Almana Sound. However played with Magna glued/unglued. I'll play with TP tomorrow. Maybe it was just a delusion caused by trying new equipment :) However I still think that it didn't feel like unglued. We'll see.

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I tried a sample of this not long ago from Geoff, at the time I thought that this rubber felt the closest to glueing than any rubber I tried so far.

Waiting till he has it in store so I can give this beast another go

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