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A real low and short no-spin serve can give you some easy points in matches, as they are difficult to flip hard, and they require good timing to push hard. Mix it up with a heavy backspin in the same spot. Remember to get it short, the ball should bounce short on your side close to the net...

 DHS Cloud & Fog 3 long pimple rubber

“The Attack power of this new Cloud and Fog III is much better than normal long pimples. The super long pimples can generate highly disturbing return and make the ball path unpredictable puzzling your opponent. This rubber is suitable for chopping plus attack play.”


  • Long Pips out rubber
  • Strange Effect on Ball
  • Can generate attack
  • Can be VERY Deceptive
  • Can throw Knuckle ball effect
  • ITTF/USATT/CTTA approved
  • Sponge 1.0mm and 1.5mm

Ratings :

  • Speed: 10
  • Spin: 8
  • Control: 9


            Cloud & Fog III is a highly deceptive chopping & attacking rubber. Returns can produce decent spin reversal and can be highly unpredictable! This is the latest of the Double Happiness 'Cloud & Fog' series. It can be a little hard to control on very fast blades, but is highly effective and offer much better control on all-round to offensive blades. It is regarded as a rubber with HIGHLY 'disturbing' properties.

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 DHS Cloud & Fog 3 review

Very dangerous rubber for aggressive allround player with a relative good control or good defender from distance with much underspin. Too fast for beginner.

I used this rubber on a Stiga Energy wood blade:

This is a very deceptive, medium-fast pace, long pimples rubber. The pimples are skinny, very flexible and grippy. 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 loops is very good and easy, although some minor adjustment need to be made for high spin loops (because of the extra grip).  It produces a no-spin flat ball, hard to attack again. The sponge really absorbs a lot of the power, taking the pace off the return, producing an awkward slow floating ball, very hard to loop again. Chop block also worked well and are effective. Against very fast loops/hits the rubber seems to bottom out a little, but the control was still surprisingly good. 

Attacking chops is very easy, consistent, quite fast, and produces decent spin reversal. Chopping against chop can be kept low with very good control. The soft 1mm sponge allows you to generate significant chop yourself when you play a full stroke coming right under the ball.

I found it has outstanding control in the short game. I was able to block or chop short balls with easy, and I had great control over the placement being able to get huge angles.  Even 'no spin' balls were relatively easy to handle, which are some of the hardest balls to handle for long pimple players.

Choppers will find this rubber offer very good control mid to far -distance against loops, with good spin reversal. By changing from a more downward chop to a more forward chop you can vary the spin from heavy backspin to no-spin, drawing errors from your opponent. By changing the angle of your chopping strokes, sidespin can be produced against spinny loops. The grippy pimples make this very effective and awkward for your opponent.

Return of serves are very effective with this rubber, but because the rubbers has significant grip, you need to adjust a little more for the spin. Particularly against heavy sidespin I found it really gripped when I tried to chop it hard. A light & soft stroke is more effective against heavy sidespin, returning most of the sidespin to your opponent. Against a light or heavy topspin serve, a full stroke coming right under the ball can produce deep shots with very good backspin fairly easily. These can be hard to attack effectively for your opponent, especially when placed deep to their backhand.

This rubber offer excellent variation but is a little harder to control than many other long pimpled rubber. However it's offensive capability makes up for the less control in a defensive game. This rubber is suitable for those long pimpled players that want to mix a defensive game with a good amount of offensive shots. A blade that's not too fast (OFF- or slower) with good dwell time would be most effective and controllable.

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