I enjoyed playing with this rubber, but personally I prefer the Stiga Mantra H, which is lighter and feels a bit crisper, but still has great spin and consistency. However, top international player Simon Gauzy uses this rubber (the R50), so I'm sure there are also many people who will prefer the R50 over Mantra. They do feel quite different to me (even on same blade), even though the Paddle Palace speed / spin / control ratings for those two rubbers are identical. It's hard to describe, but I think they seem to respond differently at different ball speeds and racket angles. Anyway, it's a good rubber and worth trying.