Now that we have discussed enough paddles suitable for some kinds of players, let’s shift our attention towards this paddle, which claims to be friendly to all. DHS HURRICANE 2 comes in a beautiful case and works fairly well for players of different types as well as different levels of the game. Versatility! Now we’re talking. This highly rated racket is suitable for both home games and competitions. It is ITTF-approved, just as you might have wondered. This paddle offers enormous power, great spin, and stable control. This makes it a top priority among advanced players. It is, however, a little pricey. But don’t all good things come at a price?
Let us explore this beauty a little more.
DHS HURRICANE 2 is a premium ping pong paddle that is designed for intermediate players. However, that is not the limit. Basically, the bat fits any player’s needs. Since it’s a premium, that means, it is expensive as well. It comes in a fancy-looking box, with a cover and two table tennis balls.
One of the things you’d notice at first about this paddle is that it looks bigger than the typical paddles. Its handle is also slightly longer than usual. Plus it’s made of wood to provide you with an opportunity for extended playing.
The rubber coating added to the blade comes from China and is the one used in equipment for professional matches. Another interesting feature is that it comes with two different sides of rubber, pimpled in and pimpled out. And don’t worry, it’s color-coded. One side is red while the other is black. Both of these offer a different kind of response allowing you to pick the side you intend to play.
It is best known for its ability to deliver super spins. It is a little expensive but the investment is often worth it, as the reviewers like it.
DHS or Double Happiness Shanghai originated in China and paved the way for the Chinese to make their name in the world of table tennis. It has earned a reputation for selling unique and innovative products, just as we have seen in the case of the rubber and the paddle size. Some of the features of DHS HURRICANE-II are as follows:
- Level: Tournament-Level Table Tennis Racket
- Rubber: G555 black rubber / Hurricane II red rubber
- Sponge: 2.0 mm
- Blade: 5-ply
- Handle: wood
Rubber and Blade of DHS HURRICANE 2
DHS HURRICANE 2 is a combination of both wood and rubber. Its 5-ply blade is cushioned with a 2mm sponge. The rubber attached to it is one of the most interesting and unique features by DHS. The rubber, not only comes in two different colors but two different types.
The rubber coating is also highly rated and is used in professional paddles. On one side, it features a hurricane rubber, and on the other, it has G555 giving you a super spin to attack your opponent with. It is claimed that you can play many games before you need to change the rubber.
Another unique feature is its larger size than usual. This actually gives the player an edge to find the sweet spot much more easily. Not only the blade but also the handle is longer. It is made of wood and allows the players to have a better grip. It is also very comfortable to hold.
These features make the paddle fairly light-weighted and you can play for longer intervals. It also comes in a fancy box, as we have already discussed. Additional protective material includes a plastic film that fits over the racket’s rubber and increases its durability.
The fancy box, or the carrying case, has enough space to carry the paddle, two balls as well as extra accessories. It has soft padding cut-outs and comes with a zipper, to protect your equipment from falling out.
So let’s take a look at what’s attractive about this paddle.
WHAT’S GOOD IN DHS HURRICANE 2?
The first thing noticeable in the looks of this paddle is its size, which is larger than usual. The second you notice could also be the first, are the different colors of the rubber. The greater paddle size allows you to easily find the sweet spot and hit the ball harder and faster to get the winning score. The different colors of the rubber allow you to easily differentiate between the two sides and switch the play in the middle of the game.
That brings me to my next point. One of the most noticeable features you’d notice about the performance of this paddle is its ability to serve super amazing spins. The speed and control are fairly fulfilling as well. Its lightweight and long wooden handle allow you to play for a greater timespan. The protective case and plastic film enhance durability. It also comes with wrist support. If you are a defensive player, you’ll find it best suited to your needs.
So with all the promises this paddle makes, what gives one a second thought? Well, for starters, it is expensive. So there’s that. There have also been complaints from the reviewers regarding a stench that comes from the rubber. However, other viewers have reported having no such stench.
Although it does claim to fit the needs of all types of players, it might not serve well with beginners. Besides, it’s way too heavy an investment for them.
CONCLUSION: (DHS HURRICANE-II)
To sum it all up, it is a heavy investment, but it is worth it. The paddle is rated highly among the reviewers and is used by professional players. From intermediate to advanced players, it serves fairly well. Its unique and innovative features are inspiring.
However, if you are a little low on the budget, you may wanna browse some other categories. If you are a beginner, we suggest you look at STIGA products for beginners. It best serves the defensive players, so if you are an attacker or offensive, this is still pretty good, but we wouldn’t give you the word for it.