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    Posted: 06/16/2017 at 10:56pm
I just put a sheet of this on yesterday. Ive played two sessions so far. About 5 matches plus some warm up time. I have 1.7-1.9 sponge on my forehand. Using it on Xiom Zetro Quad.

Initial impressions are that it is really good. Pretty fast, not bouncy, high control, linear, and direct. Blocking and hitting are really good. The sponge doesn't bottom out on hard smashes. I can generate descent spin on serves and there is some deception on blocks. The sponge is medium hard.

I like it. Has anyone else tried this?

Edited by ericd937 - 06/16/2017 at 10:57pm
Blade: Xiom Zetro Quad
TSP - Spectol Blue (1.7-1.9)
Andro - Rasanter R42 (Max)

USATT Rating 1815
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Originally posted by ericd937 ericd937 wrote:

I just put a sheet of this on yesterday. Ive played two sessions so far. About 5 matches plus some warm up time. I have 1.7-1.9 sponge on my forehand. Using it on Xiom Zetro Quad.

Initial impressions are that it is really good. Pretty fast, not bouncy, high control, linear, and direct. Blocking and hitting are really good. The sponge doesn't bottom out on hard smashes. I can generate descent spin on serves and there is some deception on blocks. The sponge is medium hard.

I like it. Has anyone else tried this?


i think hammond fa speed is better with the same features.fast low arc low spin.

whats your rating?
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I've been living in Vietnam since 2015. They don't have any USATT tournaments over here.  My last rating was around 1820. I'm probably 1950-2000 now. The last time I came back to the states for a vist, I beat a few guys 2000-2100 and nearly everyone sub 1900, but it was just club play. It wasn't a tournament or anything.

I've never played Hammond FA Speed. I usually don't prefer really low spin short pimples. I play with the pimples on my forehand, so I like something that can generate descent spin on serves.


Edited by ericd937 - 06/17/2017 at 4:39am
Blade: Xiom Zetro Quad
TSP - Spectol Blue (1.7-1.9)
Andro - Rasanter R42 (Max)

USATT Rating 1815
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Originally posted by ericd937 ericd937 wrote:

I've been living in Vietnam since 2015. They don't have any USATT tournaments over here.  My last rating was around 1820. I'm probably 1950-2000 now. The last time I came back to the states for a vist, I beat a few guys 2000-2100 and nearly everyone sub 1900, but it was just club play. It wasn't a tournament or anything.

I've never played Hammond FA Speed. I usually don't prefer really low spin short pimples. I play with the pimples on my forehand, so I like something that can generate descent spin on serves.




i played both pips and hammond is better than spectol the later is sometimes tricky sometimes easy to play to
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Originally posted by bbkon bbkon wrote:

Originally posted by ericd937 ericd937 wrote:

I've been living in Vietnam since 2015. They don't have any USATT tournaments over here.  My last rating was around 1820. I'm probably 1950-2000 now. The last time I came back to the states for a vist, I beat a few guys 2000-2100 and nearly everyone sub 1900, but it was just club play. It wasn't a tournament or anything.

I've never played Hammond FA Speed. I usually don't prefer really low spin short pimples. I play with the pimples on my forehand, so I like something that can generate descent spin on serves.




hammond is better than spectol


That is extremely subjective and many people would disagree with you. You can't make that claim so definitively. YOU might prefer Hammond FA over Spectol but to say that Hammond FA is better than Spectol as a matter of fact would be incorrect.
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Hammond FA Speed is much better than Spectol in any department - block, deception, speed and spin. However, it is a very advanced rubber - beginners should stay away from it.

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Originally posted by GeneralSpecific GeneralSpecific wrote:

Originally posted by bbkon bbkon wrote:

Originally posted by ericd937 ericd937 wrote:

I've been living in Vietnam since 2015. They don't have any USATT tournaments over here.  My last rating was around 1820. I'm probably 1950-2000 now. The last time I came back to the states for a vist, I beat a few guys 2000-2100 and nearly everyone sub 1900, but it was just club play. It wasn't a tournament or anything.

I've never played Hammond FA Speed. I usually don't prefer really low spin short pimples. I play with the pimples on my forehand, so I like something that can generate descent spin on serves.




hammond is better than spectol


That is extremely subjective and many people would disagree with you. You can't make that claim so definitively. YOU might prefer Hammond FA over Spectol but to say that Hammond FA is better than Spectol as a matter of fact would be incorrect.


well i forgot to point that hammond fa is better FOR ME than spectol blue and blue is better than red imho
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What is the sponge hardness of Hammond FA Speed?

Anyone else try Spectol Blue? I'm three sessions in now and I'm really enjoying it.

Edited by ericd937 - 06/17/2017 at 7:43pm
Blade: Xiom Zetro Quad
TSP - Spectol Blue (1.7-1.9)
Andro - Rasanter R42 (Max)

USATT Rating 1815
Estimated playing level 1950ish.
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What are the playing differences between Spectol Red and Spectol Blue?


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I've never tried Spectol Red. Sorry, I can't advise.
Blade: Xiom Zetro Quad
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pretty nice
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