Volt-T is an aggressive modern tacky style rubber, perfect for players who prefer a tacky powerful rubber with modern plastic ball era tacky grip. Volt-T uses a standard pip geometry arranged in a diagonal array giving enhanced ability to spin and direct the trajectory of the ball. Volt-T is a small batch premium rubber created by selecting only the best cuts of our exclusive Gambler Japanese “Oh-Toro” sponge and combining this with our proprietary formulated top sheet. Volt-T characteristics are closely associated with the “Chinese style” of play, or alternatively “over the table” loop. Volt-T rubber pairs best with a Gambler “mechanical” backhand rubber.
- Speed: 96
- Spin: Maximum
- Control: 87
- Sponge Type: Gambler “Oh-Toro” Japanese middle cut, HARD 48+-2
- Spin Type: Tacky (60% sticky 40% mechanical)
Note: Directly comparable in speed and spin with the top brands of Japan. Better performance than so called “National Team” versions of popular Chinese brands.
- Use of Tuners: Just like the top Japanese rubbers Volt-T actually will get slower after tuning. Gambler generally does not recommend the use of tuners with this high performance rubber, however after a week of play post tuner the rubber picks back the original speed and a touch more spin. If you must use tuner only use paraffin based formulas NEVER (regular baby oil) mineral oil based tuners.
This might be my new favorite rubber. I usually play with hurricane on my forehand. I tried tuning it recently to improve my experience with it. This rubber plays better than by pro blue sponge after tuning the blue sponge. It handles slow pushing nicely. The speed picks up quickly when I hit with it. I get crushing spin from my bigger swings without sacrificing speed.
The throw angle is slightly above medium so perfect for my forehand. Gives some safety to get over the net but I can still hit low and fast with confidence when I want to. I can really feel the ball sink in and explode away. The rubber is supple but feels like it will last. Only complaint is that I like hard sponges usually and this one is a little soft for me, but I still really enjoy it. Maybe in the future there will be harder options in this sponge, then I’ll definitely be stocking up on this.
I tried flipping it around for backhand and it still played easy. Can do everything I need it to do. I’m considering using it for both sides. I’m very impressed.
My backhand relies on short, fast, spinny flicks, and Volt-T is perfect for this, creating an aggressive, sharply curved trajectory. A+