Hurricane 3 vs Hurricane 3 Neo

Hurricane 3 is one of the biggest table tennis rubber sellers of all time. A classic rubber especially when speed glued. But with the banning of speed glue the Hurricane 3 Neo has been released with what DHS describe as the powerful neo sponge. So how do they compare? Is there a difference between the two and if so what is that difference?

Part 1 of 3: Hurricane 3 vs Hurricane 3 Neo – Physical Properties and Appearance Compared

This is the first in a three part series of videos and looks at the physical properties and appearance of Hurricane 3 and Hurricane 3 Neo. Grip, tackiness, bounce test, size, weight, sponge and pip structure are all compared.

Part 2 of 3: 2.2mm vs 2.0mm TT sponge thickness – Robot testing: throw height, trajectory & speed

This is the second in a three part series of videos in which we use a TT Matic 500 robot to compare the Hurricane 3 and Hurricane 3 Neo’s rebound speed, throw height at fast and medium speeds, reaction to incoming spin and lastly which I found better at generating spin.

Part 3 of 3: Hurricane 3 vs Hurricane 3 Neo – Used and compared in play by 4 experienced players

In this video four experienced players test both rubbers for serving, pushing, flicking, driving, blocking, looping and chopping. We also compare their speed, spin and control, which the players preferred and how the players felt they compared to their own rubbers including Tenergy 05. The names of these rubbers were covered up whilst filming so the players didn’t know what they were testing. This is why the players refer to them as red or yellow.