Equipment Specialist Team
Omega 7 Pro
For a powerful, topspin centric advance game, the new Omega VII Pro delivers one of the best responses. Combined with a strong catapault effect and a grippy surface, this rubber is best suited from middle to far distance from the table The hardness feels around 45-47.5° One of the best striking feature of this rubber is the ability to hit the incoming topspun ball with powerful counter-spin with ease while being forgiving. This feature is very impressive and can be found in the likes of Butterfly Tenergy 05, and Rasanter R47,
So in short:
If you want a grippy rubber with powerful topspins and ease of counter-spin, this is the rubber for you.
Being released in early 2018, this rubber is well optimized to play with the 40+ poly balls. A very offensive rubber yet forgiving. A must have in your arsenal.
Recomemended esp for Forehand Play. Can be used for Backhand as well, if your backhand topspins arcs are oriented towards medium to flat arcs as opposed to loopy spins for which a softer rubber would be preferred!
Equipment set-up used for testing:
1) Xiom Zetro Quad with FH and BH both Xiom Omega 7 pro
2) Butterfly Timoboll ALC with FH- Omega 7 pro and BH- Xiom Omega IV Pro
Equipment Specialist Team at IndiaPlays
Rated as one of the best rubbers for offensive style of modern play. The BlueStorm series rubbers esp. the Z1 are truly the next generation of rubbers meant for poly balls. The Z1 rubber produces a lot of speed without any loss of spin. This is a tensor-type rubber (mid-hard feel) and produces big top-spins and loops and excels especially from mid-far end of the table game. Blocking may require some practice but over time it is easily controllable as well. If you desire a more controlled rubber in the BlueStorm Series Z2 (slightly softer feel) is your answer, but the extra control will slightly tone-down the aggressiveness that the BlueStorm Z1 brings.
IndiaPlays Verdict- Go For BlueStorm Z1, one of the finest modern rubbers we have played with and with time you will learn to tame this beast as well. In case you require a more controlled rubber with slightly less aggressive/offensive game, then go for Z2.
Equipment/s used for the review:
Xiom Feel ZX2 Blade. FH - Donic BlueStorm Z1 and Z2. BH- Xiom Omega V Pro
Xiom Feel ZX1 Blade. FH- Donic Bluestorm Z1 BH- Rakza 7
Equipment Specialist Team
Yasaka Rakza-line consists of five different table tennis rubbers - each one with different playing characteristics. Mattias Karlsson member of the Swedish National Team helps you to choose the Rakza rubber that suits you best.
4 different Rakza rubbers:
The range consists of 3 different rubbers – all with their own unique playing characteristics:
Rakza X – for maximum grip