Double Fish Hunting Shadows 8338 Rubber

(1 customer review)

£18.00

Hunting Shadows 8338 rubber developed by Double Fish Group for the plastic ball era.

This rubber continues the RELEASE technology by matching non-sticky rubber with sponge of fully foaming (sponge cake), which increases the friction between rubber and ball which enhances the spin during playing.

***Please note that this is a brand new product for TTEquipment and we may drop ship this directly from the manufacturer if demand is high.  This may mean that the product could take 20-40 days from point of order.  ***
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Description

Hunting Shadows 8338 rubber with sponge is a new generation of internal energy rubber set which is developed by Double Fish Group focusing on the new material of table tennis ball.

This rubber set continues the RELEASE technology by matching non-sticky rubber with sponge of fully foaming (sponge cake), which increases the friction between rubber and ball which enhances the spin during playing.

It is an excellent weapon for the players who are good at fast attack and loop-drive style play.

***Please note that this is a brand new product for TTEquipment and we may drop ship this directly from the manufacturer if demand is high.  This may mean that the product could take 20-40 days from point of order.  ***

Additional information

Speed Rating

10

Spin Rating

12

Control Rating

11

Tacky

No

Tensioned

Yes

Rubber Colour

Black, Red

Rubber Weight (uncut)

65g

1 review for Double Fish Hunting Shadows 8338 Rubber

  1. Nick Howard (verified owner)

    As part of my order with http://www.ttequipment.co.uk I picked up a sheet of Double Fish 8338 2.1mm Black – Note: The blade was a Yinhe T7s, which is rated as Off-.

    I’ve been on the look out to try and find something that is usable for all levels of players at the clubs I play at – Most of whom don’t want to spend £30+ on rubbers which don’t really improve them.

    My coach from 20 years ago used Double Fish (DF) and loved them, so when I saw that TTEquipment.co.uk were now an official UK Stockist, I jumped at the chance to try some!

    The packaging is nice – Probably a little nicer than I expected if I’m being honest.

    8338 is billed by DF as a “forehand” rubber, with a thickness of 2.1mm and a hardness of 38-39 degrees.

    However, out of the packet, it feels much harder than that to the touch.

    There is also a strong glue smell out of the packet (reminds me of the good old days of speed glue).

    When opening the packet the rubber is domed and weighs in at 63g uncut.

    It’s a “non tacky” Chinese rubber, which makes me laugh, because it’s 10 times tackier than a Euro/Jap rubber – But it’s still no where near the tackiness you’d expect from an actual tacky Chinese rubber.

    The rubber can pick the ball up from a table, to around 12 inches before it falls.

    DF list the following stats – The scale seems to be out of 12

    Speed – 10
    Thrust – 12
    Spin – 12
    Control – 11

    Playing Experience:

    As I thought, it feels harder than 38/39 degrees – I’d say it was closer to 45 degrees when you start hitting with it.

    Out of the 2 rubbers I purchased (8338 and Athlon 2), this was by far my favourite – It’s somewhere in-between a Chinese rubber and a Euro/Jap rubber. It’ll suit far more people who have a “western” style who want a rubber that has some Chinese characteristics, but also a little help from the sponge.

    I could happily play with this on both the forehand and backhand, with little adjustment required.

    If you are used to the springy Tensors (EVO/Tenergy etc), you’ll initially think it’s far slower – Which is accurate on passive shots. But as soon as you open up and get into the rallies, this rubber really shines.

    The throw angle is low(ish), but higher than typical Chinese rubbers (higher than Athlon 2 as well) – Which allows you “some” misplaced footwork, but still requires you to be in position more than a typical Tensor does.

    As stated above, when you find yourself out of position, you can’t get away with a passive shot – The ball simply won’t reach the other side. You’ll have to play a more forceful stroke, even if it’s just to get the ball back on the table.

    Blocking is rock solid with 8338, and the ability to counter topspin is very good.

    In some ways, it’s not too different from EVO-MX-S, although it can’t produce as much spin from a starting position (on serve for example). It’s also not as quick as MX-S on simple rallies, but can match it when playing forcefully.

    Overall, I can’t see myself finding a better “hybrid” rubber which bridges a gap between “typical Chinese” and “Euro/Jap”. I can see a lot of players who are looking for a rubber at the cheaper end of the scale which also does an awful lot, picking this up from TTEquipment.co.uk

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