Tibhar Evolution MX-D Review
As the flagship product of the TIBHAR brand, the Evolution series has been recognized by many table tennis enthusiasts for its high-quality performance since its inception. Among them, Evolution MX-P should be the best-selling.
This article will mainly compare MX-P when evaluating Evolution because they belong to the same series and have many similarities in style.
Basic Parameters: MX-D vs MX-P 50°
The following table lists the basic parameters of MX-D and MX-P comparison:
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Tibhar Evolution Appearance
- Packaging: MX-D has adopted the classic outer packaging of the Tibhar Evolution series as always, and “EVOLUTION MX-D” is blessed with the most popular golden font nowadays.
- Particles: Tibhar’s latest unique “-D” model particle technology, the scientific design gives the rubber a better touch. The height of the measured particles is about 1.0mm, the diameter of the particles is about 1.5mm, and the gap between the two particles is about 0.6mm. The arrangement is very tight.
- Sponge: The performance of the newly developed Red energy Sponge is similar to that of the predecessor Red power Sponge, providing additional energy and the possibility of change for the MX-D rubbers.
- Weight: The measured MX-D uncut weight is 75 grams. After cutting, it is about 53 grams pasted on the Butterfly Viscaria blade. In the era of ABS 40+ Balls, the overall weight of German rubbers using Cake Sponge has been increased.
Features of MX-D
- Super “ball-gripping” PRO rubber surface.
- New unique “-D” type granulation process.
- Hard power Red energy Sponge.
- Unprecedented “first speed” and invincible high spin.
Play with Evolution MX-D
The uncut weight of MX-D is 75g, and the cut is about 53g on the Viscaria FL Handle. This weight is slightly heavier for the average player to use on the backhand.
Although the measured hardness is slightly higher than Tenergy 05, the sponge is not as tough as T05, and it is not difficult to penetrate. Of course, the hardness is not as hard as D05.
It is not like the XIOM Omega series that has a harder surface and catches the ball. It is more like the “overall catching” feel of the Donic Bluefire M1.
Drive & Block & Push
- MX-D is very fast when it is placed in a forehand attack, and the force is strong and the quality is high.
- Blocking and defense on the backhand are surprisingly good, with greater flexibility,
- Pushing is very stable and the stroke is very linear.
When looping backspin, both MX-P and MX-D are great. Although the surface of the rubber is astringent, it is definitely a leader in backspin. This is an advantage compared to many German rubbers, and it is also the reason for the popularity of the Evolution series.
When looping topspin, the arc will be longer and closer to the end of the table, which is very similar to D05.
MX-D is easier to go out of bounds than MX-P, it can be said that it is more oppressive, and the arc is lower and longer than MX-P. This makes it more difficult for the opponent to counterattack.
Control & Stability
Although MX-P is softer and holds the ball longer, MX-D and MX-P have similar frictional properties. Both have good control and stability.
When using Forehand Flick or Backhand Flick, you will find that M X-D’s first speed is faster than MX-P, more crisp and bouncy, and has better directivity, although the official data shows that the speed is about the same. From this point of view, MX-D is also quite good as a fast-hitting style choice.
In terms of speed, MX-P is already the flagship of German Rubbers. Regardless of speed, rotation or power, it can be described as omnipotent. MX-D is not much different, but it has become more direct in style and has a shorter ball holding time, so the shooting speed is faster.
In terms of rotation, although the holding time is slightly shorter than that of the MX-P, the quality of the rotation is not reduced. It feels like the rotation is about the same, but the speed is indeed faster. In a sense, it is similar to the difference between Butterfly Tenergy 05 and Dignics 05.
MX-D vs MX-P
- MX-P is efficient in attacking, defending, controlling and counterattacking in the close court.
- MX-P grips the ball better, holds the ball longer and is easier to adjust.
- MX-P has a softer sponge and hits the ball a little louder.
- MX-D is harder and crisper.
- MX-D is better at the middle and far table, with better speed, power, spin and control.
- MX-D has more precise pointing.
- MX-D is also like a compound of MX-P and MX-S, with both speed and spin, which is suitable for medium and high level players who pursue attacking quality.
So, should I choose MX-P or MX-D?
Personally, I think it’s probably more of a consideration: MX-D is a bit stiffer, MX-P is relatively soft.
Then look at a personal preference for holding the ball. If you like more adjustment space and want more ball-holding, then MX-P is more suitable. If you want faster speed and crisper hits, then MX-D is more in line with your needs.
In terms of overall performance, MX-D is still an Evolution series product, with slight adjustments made between MX-P and MX-S. Players who are used to MX-P should be able to transition easily.
It is just a fine-tuning, it wants to become crisper and faster in order to be able to win against more topspin shots.
Below is another review about MX-D from TableTennis11.com
My name is Cosmos Boll and I’m 26 years old. I’m Chinese and live in Shanghai.
I am a table tennis enthusiast and a professional table tennis coach.
My idol is Timo Boll who is the greatest player in the world.