"Butterfly introduces Solcion, a new softer sponge addition to our High Tension line of Table Tennis Rubbers.
Solcion offers great speed and spin and excellent glue sound, all in a more controllable high tech rubber. Solcion’s softer High Tension Sponge holds the ball on the racket a little longer giving you more control over both your own returns and your opponents as well."
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Review by seasterl (published with permission)
I still think it's a great rubber if you're not gluing, but if you prefer
hard rubbers, then you won't like Solcion. It's only for players that want
or need extra dwell time on their loops. BTW, it's far from being the
softest rubber because it still has that thick topsheet. I just tried some
primed (not tuned or glued) Bryce Speed FX yesterday and it reminded me of
Solcion. In comparison to Sriver FX, when both Solcion and Sriver FX were
untuned, unglued, and unprimed, the Sriver FX felt much harder than Solicon,
IMO. This is if on the same blade. I think that with Solcion, it is
getting so soft that you can start to lose over-table control on pushes, but
it is easier to loop with it.
I have used Solcion glued and tuned, but you can lose too much control since
the sponge is very soft to begin with. I actually prefer Solcion untuned /
unglued to keep a good balance between pushes and over-table work and still
having that extra softness for looping. Sriver G2 FX feels just a little
harder compared to Solcion, and it seems to do better with tuning (or
glue,... which is going to soon become a thing of the past).
If you think you might want to go down the soft rubber road, there are some
other excellent rubbers to consider that I think are a little better (e.g.,
Tibhar Nimbus Sound, Andro Plasma 380, Joola Tango, and some new ones I have
yet to try that might be worth checking out). IMO, Solcion is a nice
alternative for those that like the BTY "high tension" line of rubbers with
the thick topsheets, but want a softer sponge. Most rubbers on the market
utilize a thinner topsheet and harder sponges. So it boils down to a feel
issue more than anything. After trying Bryce Speed FX yesterday, I can see
someone enjoying that on their FH and Solcion on their BH (if you want to
stick with BTY rubbers).