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Donic Bluefire M1 Review


Bluefire M series is a new innovation of table tennis rubber from Donic that can offer players with superb speed and power. FD3-technology is a new high-tech generation of rubber derived from the combination of large-pored blue sponge and super spinny top sheet.

This M1 is a Blue Fire series rubbers that being produced by Donic. In terms of color, it has red and black colors, which are very good. In terms of type, this kind of rubber sleeve belongs to pimples in with single sponge distribution for the rubber surface.

Many table tennis players have tried with this rubber and most of them found this is a really quality rubber.  One of the remarkable features about this rubber is the blue sponge material that is used on the rubber. The so-called cake sponge is the pore of the sponge very obvious.

In Germany, this type of sponge is very popular and is widely used in the country. It doesn’t matter if you are professional table tennis players or amateurs, they just love to use this type of sponge.

For this sponge, it has a large number of pores. After blending with slender rubber, it can achieve excellent performance. Because it is a single sponge, it can reduce the weight of the entire table tennis racket to the greatest extent.

For those who have strict weight requirements for table tennis rackets, the Bluefire M1 rubber is just a good fit for them.

The top sheet rubber comes with inverted long pimpled for enhancing flexibility and sensational feeling. Overall, the Bluefire M1 offers you very fast speed with high topspin throw angle which will maximize your spin power.

Test With Table Tennis Robot

Although there is only a single sponge, it has no effect on the traction. Some people have tested this rubber with other multi-layer sponge rubbers. They use a table tennis robot to throw the ball with a similar speed to test on the rubber.

From the test, they found that the traction of the ball for Bluefire M1 is just as good as those rubbers with the multi-layer sponge. The performance of the backhand shot is even better.

For the forehand, it can just let the player generate very fast spin and powerful shot. So, for the aggressive forehand player, this rubber is very suitable for them.

Donic Bluefire M1 performance chart
Donic Bluefire M1 Performance

Note: The graph reflects the real user’s experience which may not be identical to information from the manufacturer

Review of Donic Bluefire M1

Bluefire M1 is a modern high-end offensive table tennis rubber from Donic. The model M1 comes with the hardest surface in the series which allows you to gain more speed and spin power. Actually, this rubber is quite perfect for professional topspin lovers who come with a pretty high budget (over USD$55).

Product Information

  • Type: offensive, super spin.
  • Surface: medium – hard (a little bit hard).
  • Characteristics: highly dynamic, extremely spinny top sheet.
  • Recommended for: professional or advanced players with consistent strokes who prefer to use a hard rubber.

Physically the sponge and top sheet of this rubber are quite hard for a spiny rubber 47.5 degree (harder than Yasaka Rakza 7, but slightly less than Butterfly spin art). It also comes with a bit long inverted pimple inside which slightly enhances its flexibility and catapult effect.

Speed

In term of speed, this is one of the fastest rubbers in the up-market. Its speed is very impressive especially for a topspin shot (equivalent to Butterfly Tenergy 05). Its speed and power will shine even more on close to mid-distance play.

Control

Regarding controllability, even though Donic Bluefire M1 comes with quite great controllability especially for near the table strokes, you still need solid skill to hit the ball properly. In addition, it is not a forgiving rubber which means perfect technique and stroke are required.

So, it is more suitable for professional or advanced players than the beginner. If you are looking for a bit more forgiving or softer rubber, Donic Bluefire M3 is your better choice. This rubber performs brilliantly on flicking and touching the ball near the net which is quite amazing for a high-speed rubber. It allows you to flick the ball over the net beautifully with fast and precise direction.

Blocking

Blocking the ball is another strong point of this rubber. Donic Bluefire M1 can return an incoming ball with very fast counter speed. Moreover, the rubber itself is not too sensitive to the incoming spin ball which will greatly help you to gain more controllability for blocking over the incoming spin ball.

However, its controllability on far distance play is not that great especially when it is integrated into a hard surface blade. It seems to be a bit difficult to control directly from a far distance. Therefore, it would be better to integrate with softer blades.

Donic Bluefire M1 rubber

Spin

In term of spin, Donic Bluefire M1 performs the exceptional level of spin power, especially for topspin loop. It is very consistent and solid for counter loop but you need to put a bit extra effort for a strong shot. It comes with very great catapult effect that allows you to brush the ball nicely with great dwell time.

Loop

The power loop from this rubber will help you to create chances for executing a killer smash easily. Nevertheless, given the fact that Donic Bluefire M1 is a hard rubber surface, it is less flexible than other softer rubber.

As a result, you may need solid skill to execute topspin loop properly. Donic Bluefire M2, and M3, on the other hands, may allow you to perform topspin loop easier but less power.

Overall, this rubber is very great for a high-level aggressive player who is fascinated in speed and spin. Even though its performance is quite phenomenal for mid-close to the table, its performance for far distance stroke is a bit disappointing. It is recommended for any advance offensive players who love to play within a short and compact area.

If you are looking in buying this rubber, you can get it from Megaspin.

Recommended Table Tennis Blades for Donic Bluefire M1

Butterfly Timo boll Spirit, Xiom Aria, Nittaku Violin, Butterfly Michael Maze, Yasaka Malin Extra

Overall rating: 4.6 / 5

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