This rubber will do exactly what you want it to do. The feel and spin of the rubber is amazing, but it does not lack the power to finish opponents with loops or drives. The real strength of the rubber is the variety of shots you can produce in terms of spin. The rubber has enough pop for a flatter loop to be effective, but you can really throw an opponent off by contacting further towards the edge and giving it a lot of spin. Serves have immense spin potential, and similarly to the loops, it is easy to throw your opponent off. Playing defense is a pleasure with this rubber due to the incredible feel. Blocks are very natural and easy to execute. Fishing and lobbing from behind or beneath the table is easy for the same reason, as well as the short game. All in all, the only weakness I would place on this rubber is that is lacks some power from far behind the table, but this can be compensated for by heavy spin to approach the table again. Mid distance of three or four feet is still fine. I wouldnt buy anything else for my forehand. I do personally prefer a harder, flatter rubber for my backhand, but to each their own. If spin and touch is a large part of your backhand, I would highly recommend it for that as well.