DHS Hurricane 3 Provincial #20 Sponge

DHS Hurricane 3 Provincial #20 Sponge
Item# h3prov
Regular price: $50.00
Sale price: $50.00
Limited Quantities Available: 
Availability: Usually ships the same business day

Product Description



Introduction:
DHS Hurricane 3 Provincial Grade Orange Sponge. This is the #1 rubber used by Chinese Provincial players for Chinese Style forward motion loops. This rubber is often used by players exclusively only on the forehand side, although some players use it for both sides. 

Recommended Glue/Blade/Rubber/Cleaner:
Glue: This rubber works best when tuned and glued with Haifu Blue Whale II Speed Glue.

Blade: Hurricane 3 Provincial works well with both composite blades and wood blades. Mostly paired with Stiga Clipper Wood in Asia for training / semi-professional competition.

Rubber:
A great rubber that compliments this rubber on the backhand side is: Butterfly Tenergy 05 FX 2.1mm or Butterfly Bryce Speed. Essentially any European/Japanese Sponge rubber without tackiness is preferred on the Backhand when the player uses Hurricane 3 on the Forehand.

Cleaner:
Use a oil-based cleaner such as REACH Rubber Cleaner

Hardness/Thickness Available:
H3 Provincial comes in 39, 40, 41 Hardness. The higher the number, the harder the sponge. The harder the sponge, the more potential energy available to be exerted through the stroke. However, the harder the sponge, the more energy will be required from the player to extract the potential energy from the sponge. Most professional players use 40 or 41 Hardness. 39 Hardness has slightly lower throw than 40 and 41 Hardness. Thickness only comes in 2.20mm. If you're unsure where to start, I recommend using the 40 Hardness first.


PowerPingPong's Review:
I've been a huge advocate of H3 Provincial for about 5 years. Love how it plays and always frustrated when people say that H3 wasn't a good rubber and then later finding out that they only used Commercial grade. What's the difference between Commercial, Provincial, and National? I think H3 Commercial is a waste of hard earned money. Provincial offer's a world of a difference in speed/control/spin/tackiness in comparison to Commercial. National offers higher quality at a lighter weight compared to Provincial. What's the difference between NEO and non-NEO? NEO is DHS's solution to the speed glue ban in 2008. Technically, speed glue is illegal to use, but with
Haifu Blue Whale II Speed Glue, the illegal vapors evaporate within 2 days and will pass any high level tournament using the ENEZ test. It does not have the speed glue effect that lasts during the initial 4 hours after gluing, but very few people play with that extremely fast speed glue effect. NEO rubbers use VOC-Free Water Based Glue. Non-NEO requires speed glue for the initial tuning of the rubber.

Official Product Description:
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