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Written by haggisv   
Friday, 19 October 2007

Globe 979 by haggisv

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This is a very deceptive, medium speed, long pimples rubber. The pimples are skinny, very flexible and have a lot of grip. This allows you to put a lot of variation on returns. This is essential at the higher levels of competition, as simple spin reversal will no longer fool your opponent. 

Blocking against topspin is good, although some minor adjustment need to be made for high spin loops (because of the extra grip).  It produces a low flat ball, hard to attack again. Hitting against chop is easy and consistent, and produces decent spin reversal.

Chopping against chop can be kept low as long as a full stroke is made. Choppers will find the 979 offer exceptional control mid-distance against loops, with good spin reversal. By changing the angle of your chopping strokes, a variety of spin including sidespin, chop and no-spin can be produced with ease against loops, drawing errors from your opponent. 

The best thing this rubber offer is variation. Against return of serve, by changing the stroke and angle slightly, a lot of variation of spin is returned, consistently drawing errors from the opponent. Because of the unusual amount of grip the 979 has, I found I could even loop with the rubber, although it take a bit of effort. Hitting also worked surprisingly well.     


Review by unknown:


Only three words to describe it,  SUPERB, SUPERB AND SUPERB.  

The globe 979, it is a amazing rubber. I particularly like its slighly 'dead' feel and boy... it is very very deceptive. Now I know how to vary the stroke to create different spin...and it can make wobbly ball easily.   I played with players whom I'd also played with the 804 before. Unlike their opinion on the 804,  -this time their opinion,..."the globe is a hard rubber to play against".. they say the ball floats with unpredictable degree of spin which make them hesitate to fully attack the ball !!!.

Attacking backspin is easy. Push and block send very deep sinking ball on heavy topspin and easy to do it thanks to its dead feel sponge and grippy pips, -the return is mostly inside the table, makes the 2nd attack very unlikely.   The only weakness I experience with the globe is that it's a bit lack of directional stability, sometimes it can send the ball to -"close but not really exactly where you want it to be".  

Overall, it's a better longpips than the dhs fog&cloud. Not that the dhs is bad, it's just that the globe has the edge when it comes to the serious longpips game. it may be lack of the dhs' quality control, but it serves the purpose better,.. give me the globe anytime.


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