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A real low and short no-spin serve can give you some easy points in matches, as they are difficult to flip hard, and they require good timing to push hard. Mix it up with a heavy backspin in the same spot. Remember to get it short, the ball should bounce short on your side close to the net...


"JUIC VARITES - The sniper on the court
The power and speed of Varites diminishes the blind spot of the attacker and enables you to play with overwhelming power from anywhere on the playing court. The latest technology with polymar-combination & innovation f production process creates a tighter disposition of molecular structure, which gives Varites the greatest spring-effect and largest sweet-spot. The elastic Varites-High-Tension sponge adds even greater spin and control. This is the reason that Varites provides such explosive power and unusually outstanding stability for table tennis play.
Varites-The Sniper: Unleashing unlimited potential and ability.
Made in Japan"


User Reviews (from internet/newsgroups, etc):

My first expirience with Varites was pretty amazing. It has such great power like no other rubber I have played with before. The comments about big sweet spot are true. My bad shots were succesful even when I thought it was impossible to hit the target. It was a very pleasant surprise. The kick off after your spin is so high that your opponent is in a big problem. The most powerful rubber for spin to spin play. I play with max which provides me to score the point even from 3-4 meters from the table. When your opponent thinks he got you. you strike like a thunder!
Varites the Great! I would like to add that I play with Nittaku "Acoustic" blade and have "999 elite ultima" on my backhand. P Barta 


Varites- This one is a little odd for me. I'm really not used to the tremendous speed. The shots that I made were nearly unstoppable, but I was missing too many. The control wasn't lacking, I just had no clue what to do with all that extra power. It was pretty spinny, though nothing special. I feel like this could be a very nice variation on my usual game if I can get used to playing further back from the table. Even in 2.0 it just seems hard to get any fast shots on the table from close in.

Update on Varites: I played mid-distance for a little while yesterday with this. While it's a tad hard for me to control close in (though I can probably get over that if I practice with it for a whole session), the control from further back is wonderful. Even though the dwell time is short and the topsheet is pretty much non-tacky, I still managed to create quite a bit of spin on loops and fishes. For anyone that's wondering, I'd say that Varites is a noticeable amount faster than Bryce, but still has a great amount more control for mid/long distance. I don't think I can fairly compare them for close to the table yet.

Second update on Varites: I played for a half session today with it. I'm starting to like it very much. I was still having trouble keeping fast shots on the table for the first half an hour, though I got used to it pretty quickly after I made a slight adjustment in my grip to close my angle more.

The huge amount of tension between the topsheet and sponge was immediately apparent. Even though the sponge is fairly soft to the touch, the tautness of the sheet creates a hard sponge type of feel during strokes. I was surprised that I could put a great deal of spin on my serves; the topsheet only feels grippy or very lightly tacky. I agree with the "big sweet spot" description for hits and blocks. Loops felt very nice, like I was grabbing and throwing the ball, giving plenty of control. Pushes tended to be fine, although a little lacking in spin since you have to be careful to not pop it up. Flicks were decent, but didn't have the control to aim for wide angles.
All in all, it's a very powerful rubber for driving and looping, but unless you're already used to something extremely fast, you're going to have trouble for the first hour of playing with it. Make sure you pair it with a high control blade, else you're going to miss too much.
Review by Hobbes (published with permission)


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