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Spintech Jade SV Rubber Review
Spintech Jade SV Review
Equipment Spintech Carrera Carbon blade, Spintech Jade SV (max thickness) with its revolutionary Ever-Glue-Sponge that features a freshly glued feeling without the regular use of speed glue. The Jade SV sheet was primed with three coats of Spintechs Enduro Primo glue.
When priming the Jade SV new sheet, there is a considerable doming effect when I was getting ready to try it for the first time. This doesnt seem to affect Jade SV's speed, spin and play. The special Ever-Glue Sponge offers the fabulous qualities, such as stall resistance due to its specially selected medium soft sponge, a lower throw angle and unbelievable control at low speeds.
Looping: - My first few loops were quite a WOW!!! The spin that came off the blade was incredible. I was able to power loop the ball past my opponents with ease. They would look at me as if something was wrong with their racket. I told them that I was trying a new sheet of rubber, but I didnt tell them anything about the rubber. We would drill again and again I would loop the ball past them. The second time this happened, they wanted to see the sheet of rubber that I was using.
Usually I wait for the ball to get up and then I smash it, but here power looping was effortless and loop kills were also very effective. My mindset was loop everything and that worked for me. I could back up and counter loop with abandon, a shot not normally part of my repertoire.
Next, I tried sidespin loops. They again were missing the first few sidespin loops. Now they had to adjust again to the spin. The Jade SV seemed to have several gears. It had a low gear for over the table play. A middle gear for mid-distance play and a high gear for way off the table play. It didnt seem to matter which gear I was using, the spin was amazing.
Serving: - With Jade SV, my serves were very spinny and gave my opponents fits, especially my side/chop serves. I watched with amazement as return after return would pop up or go way off the table. I saw some priceless expressions fromm my opponents.
Pushing: - Jade SV pushes can be very precise and low. It reacted well to incoming spin and has very good touch along with optimal speed, which led to very controlled pushes. When using this rubber you probably will not find yourself pushing much. You will be looking to initiate the spin attack followed by a strong loop.
Blocking: - A very spinny rubber with a medium ball throw angle seems to be a great combination for blocking. The control, touch and feeling that this rubber offers almost turns blocks into an offensive weapon.
Overall impressions: - If you are looking for an extremely spinny, medium tacky rubber with all the gears, you owe it to yourself to experience first hand the unique play characteristics of this new wonder - Spintech's "Jade SV"!