TT rubber Project 12
Reviews about table tennis rubber Project 12
Here we have collected some reviews about our table tennis rubber PROJECT 12. Read what other players have experienced with this rubber.
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Marcel Heim about Project 12
PROJECT 12 ( due to the properties only tested on the forehand - comparison objects: H3 Neo, Apollo 3, MX-P, T05 all in max. and with max. sponge hardness)
- pleasant play feeling
- linear (topspin,block,flip)
- very non-slip, non-sticky upper rubber
- pleasant hardness, neither soft nor concrete-like
- very easy to play topspin on undercut (more controlled and better differentiable than MX-P and T05)
- no "slipping" in the half distance
- hard to tame in the short-short game
Conclusion: With a sticky surface the only weakness of the rubber would probably disappear, otherwise a fast, mostly good-natured and solid rubber, I cannot make any statement about the durability at this point, the price is usual on the market, but not unrivalled, concerning products with the same characteristics and lower price.
Janik Bernadi about Project12
"I find the new type of packaging in the Cocoon very successful. If you open the Cocoon, the rubber is as expected immediately smooth and not bent by the form in any way.
The rubber can be played well with my game system, I think.
Controlled offensive play. The high spin that can be achieved with the rubber is very successful, especially on serve and soft topspin. The surface is quite soft and yet you can put on well on undercut and build up the game without problems. I get along very well with the P12 and thank the Soulspin team for the test opportunity."
Bernhard Schnederle about P12
"After four training sessions with the rubber P12, I can claim to have found my dream rubber for the coming season.
The rubber convinced me in many points and will therefore replace my Sigma I Europe.
Of course, the P12 is not an universal rubber for all problems either - no rubber plays by itself. Due to the very high speed (reference rubbers Sigma I and Aurus Soft) and the rather average forgiveness rate it is probably only suitable for attacking players. I would rather advise against P12 for all-round players.
At the beginning the short and short game was very difficult for me, but this only proved to be an initial problem. After a short period of getting used to the game, the short balls went wonderfully well, even the long undercut balls went quite easily, although I have to note here that it already requires a larger change, since the trajectory of the P12 is flatter than with many other rubbers.
But I am already finished with the criticisms at this point!
The two biggest strengths of the P12 are certainly the fantastic speed-to-control ratio and the spin development. In a sense, the P12 is comparable to an engine with a built-in turbo. Up to a certain speed limit it plays normally, but with breaking through the limit the turbo starts noticeably. It surprised me that the topspins were much faster than with the Sigma I Europe. If the leg work matches the arm speed (faster topspins inevitably lead to more leg work), the control is unique. A very peculiar (in a positive sense) playing feeling - by no means comparable with various tensors.
The spin generation also works wonderfully, whereby the flatter flight curve is very advantageous for slower or "fat" topspins. Counter pulling is, as soon as you get used to the flight curve, a dream!
Sharp topspins (and counter topspins), which are hit shortly after jumping up, also work very well - but here really excellent leg work is necessary!
With my serves so far I had the feeling that I could generate a little more spin than with the Sigma Europe. Those who like to serve fast will have a lot of fun with the P12 - surprising and long serves will be exceptionally fast. Short serves also work very well.
Regarding the "Tenergy Alternative": since I have only played a Tenergy 25 once for a few training sessions so far, I can't judge whether the P12 is an alternative. Emotionally, however, I would say that the rubber is a hot tip, as it beats my reference rubbers in almost all respects.
In terms of weight, the P12 is not a lightweight, but is in any case still on average.
I cannot confirm the theory of the "Gastuning" mentioned several times in the Internet. I could neither determine a special smell, nor a "Tuning Feeling". The smell reminded me rather of the Nittaku Hammond, which I played for several years. So the P12 is really 100% VOC-free!
All in all, the P12 is for me the surprise rubber of the last few years. It enables powerful and precise play and combines it with high control and a lot of spin to an extraordinary surface for attacking players!
- not particularly forgiving of mistakes
- long undercut balls need getting used to
Ratio tempo/control fantastic
high spin potential with slow and fast topspins
Flip and counter safely and uncompromisingly
long and fast serves dangerous to catch fire
Counter top spin
(+ very suitable for spin-oriented forehand players and tempo-oriented backhand players)
Congratulations to the Soulspin team - you've done a great job!"
"I tested the P12 last week (black 2,0mm). A very interesting rubber that allows all possibilities in the active game. Rotation and speed were very good, and with above average control. Unfortunately he was too unbalanced in the passive game for me. Due to the spinniness and the massive catapult, it was hard to keep control.
played on waldner senso carbon:
waldner senso carbon
Lower Saxony state league"
"I've had about a week to test a red P12, the rubber itself makes a very good impression when you get it out of the package...pretty good grip surface.
I played it on a Donic Baum Sawtec (Off-)as well as on a very light selfmade blade (All+).
In my opinion a strength of the rubber on faster blades is the topspin against undercut....this is really great and also forgiving....with the use of the wrist you can achieve very nice flight curves....especially for me, whose strength is not the topspins, I got some remarkable balls.
Countering went without any problems, the balls are pulled up like on a string and quite safe, the shot was penetrating and even connected with a certain sound.
With some feeling you can block well and actively.
Schupf went relatively problem-free, whereby I had to be careful that the ball didn't get too much acceleration...is just one of the faster varieties.
Players with good technique will certainly be able to get a lot out of this rubbers...I felt it was an option to some market leaders.
The only drawback: I found the P12 heavy."
Andre Merkel says
"I had a P12 in black 2.0 to test. I played it on a Butterfly Korbel SK7. Very good in the topspin game with rotation and safe in the straight game with block, counter and shot. The high cut serves are also good to play. Altogether a very balanced offensive rubber! So I lacked the last kick on the catapult and therefore also the speed. But I think it is a very good alternative to other manufacturers. I really liked the top rubber made in Japan!
I play in the Landesliga Saarland."
I tried the new P12 at the World Cup in Dortmund and took it with me. Here now my promised feedback:
The rubber is very spinny, and I have a very good control in all speed ranges. Compared to my previous material (about the same thickness, but soft) my data are shorter, flatter and have more cut. The opening topspin is pleasantly light, although the rubber doesn't give me the feeling of a catapult (I think it's very good, because it's always controlled the same way and still looks "juicy"). And soft and hard topspins all come equally well, without the ball starving in front of the net or hitting the wood and going over the back. No matter if shot, topspin over the plate or from behind, block, short or long shot, I can simply play without worrying about my material. With all the rubbers I have played before, some strokes didn't work so well, although I was otherwise satisfied with them.
About the durability: I have played the rubbers on both sides since 26.3. on a total of 31 training days (2 to 3 hours each) and in 4 tournaments. Once I changed the wood in the meantime. Both times I mounted the rubbers with the Soulspin glue, which I find very pleasant to work with and to remove again. Since Wednesday I hold the racket with the forehand side on the backhand side, because the forehand covering (with me the black one) has clearly left it in place. The trajectory has become flatter, details and balls higher, I need more power and/or a changed angle with topspin against undercut, overall the control has decreased. With a very good shot, the ball still comes, of course. The red surface (with my backhand) is even better, but also had less hard ball contacts in the same time. The durability is comparable with about 10 weeks until the first wear (I estimate that it will be completely worn out in another 2 weeks...) with other (then soft) rubbers, which I have played otherwise. I think it's good that it hasn't contracted or is frayed.
Altogether I am very happy with the P12, with the restriction that it doesn't last longer than other rubbers either."
"I had kindly received the Basalt blade from Soulspin and the P12 for testing on the forehand. Where can I get that for 5,95 € already? On the backhand I glued a DHS Gold ARC with the supplied glue. So far I have played with a XIOM Hayabusa ZXi OFF+ and DHS rubbers. The rubber P12 is an attack rubber. The rubber has a good grip, but it is also fast. With good and hard ball contact, the ball almost floats over the table, which speaks for the high speed. The spin is also remarkable. Compared to the DHS rubbers, it is of course faster. I would say, similar to the XIOM Sigma Europe, maybe even a touch faster but similarly handy.
The Basalt blade is also very fast, but, and I find this already impressive, it is breathtakingly safe in the short and short game. Especially with the DHS rubbers, the ball lands where it should. With the P12, mine has a strong attacking racket that enables a good balance between spin and speed. With the DHS rubbers, the blade unfolds an attacking game with a lot of rotation and a precise playing style. Even if the position is not technically optimal, the game is still controllable. For me this blade is outstandingly playable. In table tennis it is important to me that I can play actively with the racket.
Due to my age of 55, I only play in the regional league, but you can use such a blade very flexibly and with pleasure."
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