Shark II is Chinaís Answer to Bryce / Sriver. Haifu has been known for years
in China for itís Speed Glue (Blue Whale II Speed Glue and Shark II Speed
Glue). Haifu BW2 speed glue has been used by several Chinaís Provincial Teams
and several China National Team members in conjunction with Butterfly Bryce /
Sriver. When the ITTF made the decision to ban speed glue effective September
1st, 2008, Haifu took the measures to develop its rubber line and came out a
rubber that is meant to replace Butterfly Bryce / Sriver. Hence the similarity
of Shark II to Sriver and Bryce. Used commonly by shakehand players as a
backhand rubber, and by some one sided penhold players for the forehand. Note
that the Shark II Red
Sponge has replaced the yellow sponge version is no longer manufactured.
Once the yellow sponge is sold out, it will not be restocked.
produced by Haifu and comparable rubbers:
Whale I: Inverted:
DHS Hurricane 3 Commercial grade without Speed Glue
Inverted: DHS Hurricane 3 Provincial with Speed Glue
Whale III: Inverted:
DHS Hurricane 3 National with Speed Glue
Inverted: Sriver L/EL/FX with Speed Glue
Bryce Speed with Speed Glue
Pips: 729 755 Long Pips with Speed Glue
Short Pips: DHS Sharping with Speed Glue
rubber works best when tuned and glued with Haifu
VOC-Free Water Based Glue.
II works well with composite blades. Recommended Blades are Timo Boll
Spirit, Stiga CC5, and Stiga Clipper CC.
great rubber that compliments this rubber on the forehand side is: DHS
Hurricane 3 National or Haifu
Blue Whale II Tuned Red Sponge.
Cleaner: Use an alcohol-based cleaner such as Kokutaku
/ TULPE Alcohol Based Cleaner
Hardness ranges from 32-38. Each
hardness level offered plays differently from the other. I use the 35 degree.
The harder the sponge, the more potential power, but the more
strength/athleticism required to utilize the full potential of the rubber. If
youíre unsure where to start, Iíd recommend trying 35 first.
A top seller in the backhand rubber category. Very consistent rubber with
moderate speed and moderate spin. Great replacement for bryce/sriver and comes
with a nice Haifu sheet protector. The upgraded version of this rubber is the Haifu
Shark II Factory Tuned Permanent Tension - Red Sponge.
Baisha II Rubbers:
This product is a truly combination of speed, flexibility, strength and
stability. Especially when it is touched by balls, its energy and speed can
break out immediately.
This product is characterized by good flexibility, high speed and better
elasticity which is especially fit for short court backhand attack, fast top
spin drive, middle court topspin drive and fast topspin. Meanwhile, at back
court, with more elasticity and strength it can be controlled even more easily.