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To bring things back on track somewhat (apologies for the rant there) - as much as I like R50, I do find the topsheet hard work sometimes for spin because of the hardness.  The top end is excellent, and the hardness makes things super linear and simple for drives, but I have to be really on it all the time for looping.  A few people have commented that they lightly boost these 50+ sponges, so I have to wonder if the trend leans that way (or emerges from it, if you see what I mean).  Plastic ball leads to harder sponges because there's more to be gained from boosting than before.

As an aside, I've been using Hexer Powergrip for a few weeks now and it's excellent for spin...but I'd love to try a 50 degree sponge under it.
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Originally posted by AndySmith AndySmith wrote:

To bring things back on track somewhat (apologies for the rant there) - as much as I like R50, I do find the topsheet hard work sometimes for spin because of the hardness.  The top end is excellent, and the hardness makes things super linear and simple for drives, but I have to be really on it all the time for looping.  A few people have commented that they lightly boost these 50+ sponges, so I have to wonder if the trend leans that way (or emerges from it, if you see what I mean).  Plastic ball leads to harder sponges because there's more to be gained from boosting than before.

As an aside, I've been using Hexer Powergrip for a few weeks now and it's excellent for spin...but I'd love to try a 50 degree sponge under it.

Yes, boosting R50 with one layer is where it's at...
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Boosting R50 is great with 2 thin layers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Ooooo you're all so awful.  But I like you.
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Haven't tried very many of the 50 Degree plus ESN's but The Rhyzer 50 pro is a great rubber and very boost friendly from using it a while. Donic Z1 another good rubber maybe a bit softer feeling and suited a bit more to backhand.
 
Couldn't recommend them enough. It's great that there are now so many good options to play with.
 
 
 
 
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