"JUIC VARITES - The
sniper on the court
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- 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.