This Tibhar Defense Plus blade with a straight handle is assembled with Yasaka Rakza PO 2.0 red and Dr. Neubauer Trouble Maker OX (no sponge) black rubbers.
The blade: The Tibhar specialists for defensive play have developed the Defense Plus, making life easier for defensive players. The special combination ofwood layers and the oversize blade deliver braking effects when with defensive spin. Dream-like ball feeling is sustained with good acceleration that makes your surprise attack complete.
Red rubbber: RAKZA PO is a pips-out from Yasaka with the newly developed top sheet using mainly natural rubber gum. This improves the level of grip and the power of spin drastically. The top sheet is combined with the new “Power Sponge”. The top sheet and “Power Sponge” work in perfect synergy, producing the Hybrid Energy rubber. With RAKZA PO Yasaka developed this short pimples out rubber with increased spin capacity, due to the shape of the pimples geo-metry and the use of more natural gum in the top sheet.
Black rubber: The plastic ball has set a new challenge to long pimple players.
However TROUBLE MAKER will still enable to produce a deceptive game close to the table, even against offensive shots with less spin: The most effective shot with this rubber consists of chop-blocking close to the table against topspin. It will be difficult for your opponents to produce their next attack. The ball can be kept low both while blocking passively and while chop-blocking, even causing some wobbling and sinking effect. TROUBLE MAKER is also quite effective for an active long pimple game as aggressive pushing can be performed very easily, especially against chopped balls. Surprisingly the rubber is also a good weapon for classical defense, producing very good backspin and a low flight path, with a noticeable sinking effect of the ball. The rubber was exclusively developed for use with plastic balls and comes with good control, both for passive shots and for an active type of game.