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    Posted: 06/16/2017 at 7:05am
Even though I said I wouldn't, I made the switch. Has anyone else made that change? Any thoughts?
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R42 is much better rubber than Rasant Grip. Throw is higher, so some adjustment is required.
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Can also try the V42 :) more Karis-esque harmony feeling if you will
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Yeah, I prefer V42 over R42 on my BH side, and V42's lower throw is closer to Rasant Grip, even though R42's overall hardness is closest to Grip's.  A hypothetical V45 would be the natural replacement for Grip on paper, so perhaps Aurus Select is the one to consider if R42 doesn't work out for you.
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I would have thought V47 would be a better match. Again, this is all theoretical but I did play with Grip.
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Originally posted by NextLevel NextLevel wrote:

I would have thought V47 would be a better match. Again, this is all theoretical but I did play with Grip.

Possibly.  Not used V47 myself, but it's likely to be a bit harder.  Grip is somewhere in the middle of the two.  I guess you can go harder, softer, or elsewhere.
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rasant grip bh rasant power grip fh, now r47 bh, r47 fh, my game has improved staying with these rubbers great move. andro trieber z blade
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I've been playing R42 for about 10 days now. I really like it. It didn't really take that much time to adjust to R42 from Grip.

Compared to Grip R42's...
  • topsheet has more grip
  • overall feel is slightly harder, not much
  • throw is a little bit higher
  • spin and speed are higher, it feels like a 3D version of Grip.
  • flat hitting is much more stable
  • doesn't bottom out as easily
  • loop-drive has A LOT more spin

The only down side that I have noticed is that the topsheep may not be as durable. I don't remember hitting the rubber on the table or anything, but near the top of my paddle, there is already about a .5 inch crack in the topsheet. I hope it doesn't get any bigger. Grip was fairly durable. I played it for more than 2 years, probably 5 or 6 sheets worth, never had a crack in the topsheet like that. 

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Originally posted by ericd937 ericd937 wrote:

I've been playing R42 for about 10 days now. I really like it. It didn't really take that much time to adjust to R42 from Grip.


How about the weight? My Rasant Grip (cut) was about 45-46 g which for me is kinda on the heavy side...
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R42 should be at least 2gm lighter.
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R42 is a very balanced rubber. Its much better than rasant grip in every aspect. The throw angle is a nice medium high and the spin is amazing and yet the topsheet is not that grippy. Tenergy users should consider this as an alternative.
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