GAMBLER GXM (RED SPONGE)
Gambler GXM is made specifically for hitting, chopping, and aggressive style of defensive play. The pips are very small and widely spaced. GXM has much more control when hitting than long pips yet still manages to produce a strange dead ball to elicit mistakes from your opponent.
*White sponge version has more control and slightly less speed.
*Red sponge version has more speed and slightly less control.
Ratings based on a 1:100 scale (pro competitor version product)
Fantastic rubber ! I've been looking for fast pips with good destructive effect, but with good control. I've found it ! A little frustrating that the sponge (I have gears of 38 degrees) a bit more hardness than I would like, moreover, the sponge is not the fastest even of those that uses Gambler. For example Thors hammer sponge, much faster and if you imagine this rubber with a sponge Thors hammer thickness of 2.2 mm and a hardness of not more than 34-35 degrees would be fine !
Using 1mm. I feel for 1mm, the red sponge is far superior to the white sponge. With thin sponge you want some consistent spin reversal and the harder sponge gives it as well as adds some speed which the white one lacks. Treat it like an easy hitting/blocking long pip. Great.