JUIC 999 ELITE NANO
"Worldwide first Nano-tech sticky rubber!"
The first Nano-tech rubber, "Couga", had a great impact on the table tennis world. The inheritor of Nano technology, 999 Elite Nano, carries the power of Couga and the explosive spin force of 999 Elite!
The combination creates a fantastic new dimension to the table tennis world!
REVIEW of JUIC 999 Elite Nano: (by Alex)
Well I gave this rubber a bit of a test run, first time...I really liked it!
Review: JUIC 999 Elite Nano (black) on a Stiga Energy WRB.
Control in the short game was very good, my touch and feel seemed a lot better than my normal Globe 999 Nat (glued).
Brush looping was real nice and very spinny... I could feel the ball dig into the the fairly soft sponge, and kick back out with huge spin.
Looping hard is where the power of the sponge kicked in.. clearly faster than the JUIC 999 E Ultima, but I doubt it would be near the Couga. The softer gave it a great feel though, and there was a lot of spin on my loops. I was a little slower than my 999 Nat, but since this was glued up, it's not a fair comparison.
The throw of the rubber seem medium, or even medium low. Looping backspin was not effortless like some euro style rubbers, but when you dig it into the sponge a little more, it's not hard.
Hitting and smashing felt nice, and it had a bit of a clicky feel, even though it was not speed glued, and was glued with normal glue 2 days before. The speed of hits was very good!
I did also notice it was much less sensitive to incoming spin compared to my Globe 999 Nat.
On serves it was beautiful, as with most tacky rubbers... it's real easy to generate heavy spin.
To conclude, when it's not speed glued I'd still class this rubber quite fast, but not likely in the same league as the JUIC Couga. Being a softer sponge tacky rubber it has the great advantage of easily doing slow spinney loops, and when you power is need, a fast powerloop. The Energy WRB is barely an OFF- blade, so on a faster blade this rubber would no doubt feel a lot faster...
Speed glued this rubber is likely to be a looping spin and speed monster, it appears to have all the making of it. The soft sponge will most likely react very well to glue.
I hope to have another go with this rubber next time, and may notice a few more things. If I've missed something in the review, please let me know and I'll add it in...