388d-1 long pimple rubber
“Helps cushioning the attacking speed, and is suitable for
defense by deception and drifting trajectories. When hitting the ball, it has a
tendency to dip/drop downwards. Effective and suitable for defense by loop
- Long skinny Pips out rubber
Effect on Ball
be VERY Deceptive
throw Knuckle ball effect
- Sponge 0.6mm or OX (no
- Speed: 9+
- Spin: 9++
- Control: 9+
is the latest long pimpled rubber from DAWEI. This is the new and improved
version of the standard 388D, with the new Exonsor gluing technology, providing
better speed, spin & control, with some tension between the rubber and
New technology has
significantly improved both the spin and speed of the rubber, plus marginal
improvement in control. Very little information is available for this rubber,
although from the physical characteristics it is likely to be highly deceptive
because of the grippy and flexible pimples.
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Dawei 388d-1 from One of a Kind Trading
Dawei 388d-1 review:
This is a
very deceptive, fairly slow, 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.
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 low 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 chops is easy and consistent, and produces decent spin reversal. Chopping
against chop can be kept low as long as a full stroke is made.
I found it
has very good control in the short game. I was able to block or chop short balls
with easy, and I had great control over the placement. Even 'no spin'
balls were easy to handle.
will find the 388D-1 offer very good control mid-distance against loops, with good spin reversal. By changing the angle of your chopping
strokes, sidespin can be produced against spinny loops. Only against long
distance loops, with this fairly slow long pimpled rubber you'll have to
generate some of your own pace to return the ball to the table.
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.
I tried this rubber on the super fast Stiga Tube Aluminium. This is a very
good and cheap long pimple rubber – particularly accessible to those new to
the world of long pimples. Offers excellent spin reversal for defending and
offers good disturbance in over the table blocks, pushes against service and
flicks. TIP: Try serving off the logo and writing at the bottom of the rubber
for some service spin as a variation... This rubber is more suited to the away
from the table defensive player who likes to come in and flick drop shots and
service with their long pimples. Speed 5, Effect 7.5, and Control 5.5. Weight
– 20g (0.6mm) ....tabletennissam