is a highly elastic rubber designed for backhand. It combines the network
molecule structure forged by processing new cementing agent with chemical
technology and the highly elastic sponge. Such combination can guarantee high
strength and elasticity of the rubber, satisfying the backhand demands on high
speed and strength on the medium- and long- range table and fully making up for
the shortages of the backhand drive.”
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Especially suitable for bh-block and bh-lift where you use the speed from the opponent and attack with fh-topspin. Very elastic middle hard sponge in combination with an elastic topsheet creates high speed and make the bh-play easy even from mid-distance. Often used as a FH rubber too.
User Reviews (from internet/newsgroups):
Hi guys, i just though i'd do a little comparison review here on the G555, it is being compared to hurricane 3 The G555 is slightly less spinny then H3, but is faster and more springy. It is much more suitable then the h3 for mid distance looping because of the softer more elastic sponge. it serves really well, and is very stable, and has excellent control. very easy to return serve with. Pushes and blocks very well, but flat hits are not as good as the h3. overall, i would prefer the G555 over the H3 since it is slightly softer, has good control, more springy, and much easier to reloop with.
G555 is pretty good for fh... even though its a 'bh rubber'. good speed and spin is decent. kinda similar to sriver really
I used G555 on an Nittaku BT555 Penhold. It was springy, as you had described, on my RPB. When I tried it on my FH though, the throw was way too high for any consistent close to table attack to be maintained. Definitely a good RPB rubber though......
I've recently changed my BH to this rubber. Was previously using the Andro Impulse. This rubber has excellent control and it can generate enough speed and spin for quick attacks. Great for the BH (as the packaging says).