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Originally posted by Sedis Sedis wrote:

I tried a sheet of V11 Extra in 2.0mm on a spare blade last night, as the lighter weight is very attractive to me.

I can make some comparisons to the Andro Hexer Powergrip I had on my regular set up and Tibhar MXP which I was using previously.

Speed wise, it is still fairly fast despite the lighter weight, ≥ Andro Hexer Powergrip in 2.1mm. Initially I found shots going a little long, but I think this was more to do with the trajectory than a significant increase in speed

I measured the sponge hardness at 48° Shore O, which is just a touch harder than the result I got for Andro Hexer Powergrip, unsurprisingly they feel very similar to play with in that regard. Both feel very slightly softer than MXP.

In terms of the bite or grab of the topsheet, it sort of sits halfway between the recent thinner type top sheets and more traditional ones. It was certainly very easy to generate my own spin with, I didn't find it quite as easy to lift backspin with compared to Hexer PG, but that could just be down to adjusting to the rubber.

Overall I think this rubber has an enormous amount of potential for people wanting high performance but lightweight rubbers, it will be interesting to see how well it lasts, but recent ESN rubbers seem to have been quite good in that regard, so hopefully this will be the same.

Thank you for this nice write-up. Just out of curiosity, assuming you played with the V>15 Extra too, what are your thoughts on the two compared to each other? 
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Originally posted by notfound123 notfound123 wrote:

Thank you for this nice write-up. Just out of curiosity, assuming you played with the V>15 Extra too, what are your thoughts on the two compared to each other? 

Sorry, I haven't tried V>15 Extra.
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An update on its durability: unfortunately it is poor. Two of my teammates who are regular users of Donic Bluestorm Z1 and Z2 and Victas V15 Extra have found the V11's durability to be half of a Z1 / Z2 / V15E or even less. One of them used it on his FH and the sheet softened up and lost so much power that it requires a huge stroke to  produce a shot of medium quality. They boost all their rubbers btw.

He is planning to go back to V15 on his FH.


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Originally posted by Hans Regenkurt Hans Regenkurt wrote:

An update on its durability: unfortunately it is poor. Two of my teammates who are regular users of Donic Bluestorm Z1 and Z2 and Victas V15 Extra have found the V11's durability to be half of a Z1 / Z2 / V15E or even less. One of them used it on his FH and the sheet softened up and lost so much power that it requires a huge stroke to  produce a shot of medium quality. They boost all their rubbers btw.

He is planning to go back to V15 on his FH.


I wouldn't say I have found it to be as bad as you describe, but the performance does seem to drop a bit after a few weeks. I don't boost, so perhaps that is why it is more extreme for your team mates?

If the performance doesn't deteriorate any further, then perhaps a MAX, rather than a 2.0mm would have been a better choice for me. 

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