Donic Desto F3 Big Slam
"The sound of speed
gluing has been captured in F3 BigSlam rubbers: F3 BigSlam generates a loud
crack when you hit the ball!
This is the loudest DESTO FORMULA rubber that DONIC has ever produced. DONIC
DESTO F3 BigSlam reproduces the loud sound that you got during the classic times
of speed gluing. However, this rubber does not require speed glue and must not
be speed glued! The distinctive sound has been firmly and permanently
incorporated into the rubber. BigSlam is somewhat softer, but not significantly
slower than its successful sibling DESTO F3. It has the same amazingly simple
ball control, but gives the same effect as optimum speed glue. Whether you
prefer DESTO F3 or DESTO F3 BigSlam is a matter of taste—or, should we say, of
DONIC DESTO F3 BigSlam is recommended for players who have previously used speed
glue and for those who value sound and outstanding ball control qualities rather
than maximum speed. BigSlam will be a popular choice once speed glue is
Reviews (from internet/newsgroups, etc):
Review by lildudejds (published with permission)
DISCLAIMER - i have never really done a rubber review,
so let me know if you have any questions of things i left out.
I just got my new f3 bigslam 2.3mm and cut and put it on. I was hesitant to try
and put any EEII on it as i didn't want to damage it at all......but i put them
both on my korbel, the f3, and the refoma with 3 nice layers of glue, and i did
Speed- Of course, f3 is a little slower, but surprisingly not much. I did a test
where i held the paddle in one place and let the robot fire a ball at it. This
gave me 2 things, speed, and throw angle. The f3 has a WAY higher throw angle
than the refoma.
Spin - At first, none of my loops were landing with the f3, i thought " oh
great this thing isn't as spinny as i thought it was gonna be". It took me
a few minutes to realize how much different of a throw angle these had. When i
adjusted the blade to be more horizontal to the ground, they all started landing
with plenty of spin. I think it had about as much spin as the refoma did, it was
just hard to brush loop with because of the really high throw angle. You had to
really go through the ball to get the same result. When i tried a few shots on
the backhand, the desto was SOOO much easier than the refoma. It's high throw
let me snap that wrist really powerfully and every shot would rocket, dropping
with lot's of spin.
Control - Both were satisfactory, i think when i get used to the throw angle of
the desto, it will be easier to control on opening loops, especially backspin.
Serves - The high throw of the desto, and the slightly slower speed really
allowed me to go at it when trying to get underspin. I could achieve just as
much underspin as i could with refoma, so i see no problems with service.
Sound - When they say this thing sounds glued, THEY WERE NOT LIEING. It was 10X
as loud as my glued refoma. The loudest rubber ive ever played with. Every shot
just went POP!!!! It's pretty incredible, if sound is something you get excited
about like me.
Feel - i enjoyed the feel of the desto more, i could really feel every shot
better. This could be because the desto is brand new, but still, i actually
really like the softness of it.
overall, I'm really really surprised by this rubber. I think it is a great
replacement to glueing and I'm happy so far. I haven't played a match yet, but
from hitting on the robot i can tell it should be good. Now the only question is
how long with the effect last and how long will the rubber itself last....
I FREAKING LOVE THIS RUBBER.
It is seriously incredible. It has all the effect that glued sriver el, or
refoma had, and it is more consistent. It is literally the loudest rubber ive
ever used and is louder than most rubbers that are all glued up. And this is
without glue or EEII, just plain normal.
I'm not joking, anyone who is looking to stop glueing, or wants to try an awesome
tensor. Id highly recommend this rubber. Now i just have to see how long it