Joola Energy X-tra
year we introduced the highly successful JOOLA Energy rubber to the
world. Today, we uncover JOOLA's newest Energy Rubber. Introducing JOOLA
Energy X-tra! The 37.5° soft sponge with the built in speed glue effect
provides for even more spin and speed. It is especially suited for
players who put emphasis on stroke control without the need of speed
Green Power – incorporated speed glueing effect
Green Power is a rubber technology, where performance achieved from
fresh gluing is already incorporated into the rubber. Bounce, feeling
and the sound of fresh gluing are noticeable features of this new
Feel the speed gluing effect minus the speed glue!
Strategy: DEF extreme / OFF extreme
Spin: extra high
Control: extra high
Click here for pricing on Joola Energy X-tra from Megaspin
Joola Energy X-tra review:
Review by: Tuan Pham - Georgia State University Table
Tennis Club President (published with permission)
I got 2 sheets of this on Tuesday and glued it to my Kool blade with
X-glue. I'd have to say that Xglue works pretty good if you want to nail
down some curled up rubbers for sure.
My first impressions of the rubber is that the sound when hitting is
exactly like a glued up sheet of rubber. Very loud indeed. Speed was
pretty good, but still not as fast as my glued up skyline3. Spin also
felt lacking (is it my swing?). I tried to serve short and spinny and it
seemed like it didn't have as much bite as when i used my Chinese
rubber. I had the same issue when trying to loop. I'm still getting used
to it so i might get better with my loops and serves over time with
this. Serving short was also a bit tough, i guess because of the speed
of the rubber.
Will tell you more once i get used to this rubber =).
So I got to play at the JCC for about 2 hours with the black side on my
forehand. I can say that there was no noticeable difference between the
two. the black side had just as loud of a sound as the red side. am i
just lucky that i didn't get a dud? who knows. but my loops and backhand
have no gotten better or used to the rubber. so i guess that's a plus. i
was able to put a lot of weight and spin on my sidespin loops so the
rubber is pretty spinny.
If i put a lot of effort into my shots then the ball will go faster than
my Skyline3. I guess the reason why i found it a bit slower than my
skyline 3 was because i was still getting used to the control.
When it comes to touch shots, the rubber tends to be a bit bouncy but if
you have a good feel, then there is no problem returning the ball short.
so far i'm able to do double bounce serves onto the edge of the table,
but we'll see if i can get it shorter with just as much spin.