This rubber has an excellent topsheet, very grippy, with lots of control for short touch shots. Where it fell short for me was with the sponge -- I was not able to loop the ball as easily as I would have liked, the sponge doesn't allow the increased moment of contact that allows control in looping. I also have difficulty blocking fast loop-drives, the ball seems to pop up more than I would like. The sponge makes this rubber very fast, and may allow more control with very hard (fast) shots, but doesn't allow me to easily loop serves as I'd like. Perhaps Rapid Soft or the DTecS versions are more appropriate.. I'm having much better luck with Nittaku Refoma currently.