perfect all-round back-hand rubber. plays smash, loop, topspin, blocks and chops like a dream! disruptive effect, bounce and wobbles will throw your opponent away.
- mac, INT
Over the years my game has changed from an agressive, attacking one in earlier years to currently a more defensive player. I feel that Dr. Neubauer Special Defense 1.5mm has slowly elevated my ability to an All Round game. You can defend or attack with this rubber. I swithed from Goliath to Special Defense approximately 6 months ago. It is great for chopping balls far from the table as well as blocking opponents topspins close to the table. It also surprises opponents by returning aggresive topspin drives and hits far from the table. Also you can attack with your own topspin and/or loop with this rubber. It is also great for imparting all types of spin serves. But if your opponent has spinny serves themselves, you can not just stick your racquet out to return; you will have to impart your own spin to their serve. Overall I feel that it is a very good All Round rubber.
- Wayne, NL
I tried this rubber because of the review I read. You are so right! 1.5 is the best for the do it all game. I can chop with it on my forehand so confidently. My loops are not just fast, but so spinny. Pushes are even stronger. Ive tried every defensive rubber in the book and this is the best. Note: It is very hard so for me if forces me to always apply a spin stroke instead of the inconsistant forehand flat smash. Give this a try if you want total control of your game!!
if you want a rubber that can chop with heavy spin AND with good control, while being able to loop and attack loose balls... 1.5 is what you want
I really like it although I am not a classical defence player.Although its speed is not much when you cut the ball,it floats a lot of spin on it.Besides this its control is good.You can hit the ball and the ball falls down suddenly.I can block with it easily.In short it is a good rubber for all round and classical defence game
This rubber seems to produce a good spin (depens on the type paddle), but it is not as good for bloking.