Hallmark Mirage - New super slow anti-spin rubber
"Hallmark Mirage is a new generation of anti spin rubber giving long
pimple effect. It has been developed to provide a playing surface for
combination players who need to combat the speed and spin of the modern
offensive player. Mirage is available with Hallmark’s new magic super
slow sponge which slows down the ball and increases the effect of the
Mirage produces high amounts of backspin when chopping away from the
table, it is excellent for returning spin serves. Hitting with Mirage
causes major disturbance to the opponent and pushing will cause the ball
to have some forward rotation opening up opportunities for attacking.
Recommended for players who like to block close to the table. Ideal
replacement rubber for Hallmark Original and Super Special."
- Speed: 65
- Spin: 40
- Control: 100
- Disruption: 98
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Hallmark Mirage Review:
The Mirage has an almost frictionless surface
with a hard but very dead (slow) sponge. This makes it real easy to
return serves short and wherever you want, as spin has virtually no
effect on it at all, and the slow sponge takes all the pace out of the
Spin reversal on passive
blocks is fairly low, as with most anti-spin rubbers, but if you play an
active chop (or chop-block close in) you can return good backspin.
It is not as deceptive as many long
pimple rubbers, but it's much easier to control.
Suitable for those that focus on good
placement, variation in pace of the ball (and some variation in spin),
to either draw an error from opponents, or setup for an attacking shot
using the other side of the bat. Also suitable for those that have
trouble reading spin, especially from serves, where this rubber allows
you to return the ball much more easily with good placement.