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    Posted: 01/06/2019 at 12:36pm
Hi,

I need a new FH rubber to replace my Andro Rasant Grip on my Made in Japan Korbel blade as it has been discontinued and I can't get any more.

I was thinking about MXP as I would like a faster rubber than my current Rasant Grip.

Has anyone tried MXP on a Korbel, preferably the made in Japan version, how did it play?
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You could always try Hexer Power Grip. MX-P is faster and has ok spin. I'm just not a fan.I play T05 on both sides of my Korbel
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I had considered the new Hexers which would be better GRip or Powergrip, would you be able to compare to Rasant Grip?

I tried MXP a couple of times but only for literally 5 mins if that trying out a mates bat and it felt quite nice but that was a while ago.

I tried tenergy on a violin but didn't like it, could have been the blade but couldn't be bothered trying it on another blade to find out. I didn't mind the 64 but wasn't my favourite and wasn't keen on 05, or it might have been a bad glue job as it was my first ever attempt gluing.

But from memory I just liked the feeling of MXP how fast and hard it was.
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Hexer Powergrip is the one you would want to try it has the harder sponge . If you liked MX-P get it. It has good reviews and is harder and faster than what you normally use. I have tried it a few times but just didn't like it . It always felt faster than t05 but with less spin. I prefer more spin. It also depends on your stroke .
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What is the difference between Hexer powergrip and Rasanter?
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I play ELS both sodes on my korbel and absolutely love it. Good spin and not too fast.
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Originally posted by jpenmaster jpenmaster wrote:

Hexer Powergrip is the one you would want to try it has the harder sponge . If you liked MX-P get it. It has good reviews and is harder and faster than what you normally use. I have tried it a few times but just didn't like it . It always felt faster than t05 but with less spin. I prefer more spin. It also depends on your stroke .

Ok, thank you. I only had a very brief hit with MXP and from memory I did like it but I don't remember the blade I tried it on as I think the player had grip tape on his handle. How much faster would medium thickness MXP be compared to Max thickness Rasant Grip that I currently use? Also how fast would MXP be on a korbel?

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SmackDAT Are you saying that a Korbel with MXP on FH will be heavy or are you saying the difference between Hexer powergrip and rasanter is the weight

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Originally posted by Mkeats Mkeats wrote:

I play ELS both sides on my korbel and absolutely love it. Good spin and not too fast.
I was considering EL-S but I was leaning more towards MXP as I have never tried EL-S and I don't know anyone that uses it for me to try and I have tried MXP although it was a while ago and only for a few mins.
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Depends on what suits you better. Both MXP and ELS are great rubbers. I find MXP just a little too fast and the ball keeps flying off the table where the ELS has a tighter arc and lands with greater consistency. But like I said, depending on playing style I can see how both would work on a Korbel.

Good luck on finding a replacement!
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I was in the same situation. Tried mxp and liked it, haven't looked back.

Got 4 odd mxps at home now.
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I would not use ELS when Fastarc G1 exists. But that is just me.
I like putting heavy topspin on the ball...
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Hi, from my experience mxp was one of the most disappointing rubbers ever.
Why - way too fast, rather uncontrollable and often with erratic behavior.
Even the glue job came 3 times uneven, did it on 2 different blades, all of above said was all the same?!!
Another one same "praised" ( on this forum ) rubber would be Friendship Battle II.
Never again.
Played with Rakza 7/7 soft, Rasant, Stiga tour s/m/h, airoc m/s, tenergy 05, H3 neo, Skyline 3 neo, Vega pro.
Those were all fine.

Cheers, Stan

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Yesterday I played with korbel (eu version) and mx-p both side. It played very well. Good high throw, soft feeling with lot of control. Enough speed.
I recommend it.
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Originally posted by NextLevel NextLevel wrote:

I would not use ELS when Fastarc G1 exists. But that is just me.
Why would you use G1 instead? Can you compare G1 to both ELS and MXP?
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Originally posted by Basquests Basquests wrote:

I was in the same situation. Tried mxp and liked it, haven't looked back.

Got 4 odd mxps at home now.
Thanks, what were you using before you changed to MXP?
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Originally posted by jackass22 jackass22 wrote:

Yesterday I played with korbel (eu version) and mx-p both side. It played very well. Good high throw, soft feeling with lot of control. Enough speed.
I recommend it.
That's great thank you. I am thinking I will stick with my gut and go with MXP as I can get a sheet of it for £25 which is about €28 whereas ELS will cost me quite a bit more. If it is too fast I can always change to ELS and go back to MXP at a later date.
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