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Review of JUIC Leggy Defense
Type 1.0mm RED on a Energy wood WRB blade
At the table: Pushing/Blocking/Scooping/Hitting :
For return of serves against topspin or no-spin this
rubber is excellent, since with a fast chopping action you can really put some
backspin on the return, restricting what you opponents can for their next
stroke. Since the pimples are not that grippy, I suspect it's the soft sponge
that allows you to do this. Similarly short backspin can quite easily be lifted
or flicked over. A bit more adjustment for the incoming spin needs to be taken
into account. I got caught a few times against heavy sidespin, where I tried to
chop back fast, but the ball really gripped on the rubber and went of the side
of the table. A simple lift or roll is much more effective there.
Blocking was another story…the rubber seemed to be quite sensitive to incoming spin. I blocked a lot of ball over the end of the table, since the rubber seemed springy and a little fast. When I blocked or counter-hit it right, it felt great and was very effective, but I got a lot less of them in. Blocks generally came back with little spin but there seemed to be some random factor there, since my opponent seemed to struggle when I did block properly.
Drop shots were hard since the sponge feels quite springy and the topsheet a little fast. Now blocking IS the weakest part of my game, so someone who is strong at this might find this rubber very effective.
Hitting/attacking backspin was quite effective, but
since it was a little sensitive to incoming spin, some adjustments were
required. I actually forgot to test how well it hits high balls or counterhits
topspins, but I suspect it would be quite effective since it has pretty good
grip and high impact.
Now then came a pleasant surprise… this rubber made it
REAL easy to roll back the slower no-spin balls. Since this has always been a
weakness with most of the LP rubbers I have used, this really stood out. The
real soft sponge and slightly grippy pimple just seemed to allow me to carry
over the ball, a bit like a slow motion BH counter-hit with an open blade face.
Chopping: Mid distance and Long distance:
Chopping sideways against loops that were not too fast (so I had time to do it) was VERY effective, and my opponent really struggle, not being able to read the spin.
Chopping wise the rubber felt similar to the Galaxy 955 or
Mercury with 1.0mm sponge (I normally use 0.6mm), being a little faster but
allowing a greater range of spin.
The soft and springy sponge and a little grippy pimples make it a little harder for the short game in close to the table, as more adjustment of incoming spin needs to be made. A thinner sponge may help here and would probably provide more spin reversal. Does rubber DOES allow you to handle no spin short a lot easier, which can be a real asset since this is an inherent weakness of most long pimple rubbers.
This rubber is more suitable for defensive styles (as the name implies) but has some good and unique properties close in as well.
Closest I would compare it to would be the 955 / Neptune 1.0mm, although these rubbers are a little more effective close in but not as dangerous away from the table…. Alex...