With the rubbers JOOLA DYNARYZ ACC and AGR the traditional table tennis brand JOOLA not only expands its product range but also initiates a big change within the table tennis group. With the takeover by Richard Lee last year, a lot has changed within the company.
Together with a new concept, a new logo and a revised product range a sleeping giant has awakened. This can only be good for all table tennis players, especially when another brand offers the best possible products. What sounds like advertising here is my personal opinion. All too often in the past I have repeatedly wondered about JOOLA’s approach and product selection. Now I have to believe that everything will be better 😉
JOOLA DYNARYZ as new leading rubber series
With a premium price of 59,90€ JOOLA now offers its new TOP products to the market. These should surpase the former flagship series, the JOOLA RHYZER rubbers. I will compare the JOOLA DYNARYZ ACC mainly with the JOOLA RHYZER 48, but I will also make comparisons with other TOP MAX+ rubbers like Aurus Prime or Bluestorm Z1.
Technical features of JOOLA DYNARYZ ACC
|Reviewed rubber||Red Max.|
|Sponge||Small to medium-sized pores 47,5° Shores (EUR) Medium-Hard|
What was immediately noticeable when unpacking was the strong smell of factory tuning. This reminded me strongly of the Tibhar Evolution rubbers. As expected, the topsheet ist grippy, of high quality and up to date with the latest ESN Tensor generation. The pimple structure was chosen very short. According to the pressure test the topsheet is not too soft.
The sponge has a fine to medium pore structure. When pressed in firmly, the rubber still appears to be elastic. The weight of DYNARYZ ACC with packaging is 105,75g (red MAX+). The uncut rubber weighs 69.80g. Cut to Stiga standard size, it is still 46.14g, which is in the lower third of comparable 47.5° rubbers.
Playing characteristics of JOOLA DYNARYZ ACC
With a lot of anticipation I went to the table. When countering, the DYNARYZ ACC has a high basic speed and a powerful catapult. When striking harder and faster a nice sound is achieved. In addition, on frontal hits the rubber develops a high dynamic. The basic control is orderly, because the rubber does not immediately explode.
Topspins, winners & Half-distance
Topspinplay is the great strength of JOOLA DYNARYZ ACC. With soft topspins you get a noticeable feedback and good ball feeling. The rubber tends to be designed more for speed than for spin, but still develops very good rotation, especially on the opening topspin. The ball flight curve is medium high on slow topspins.
Close to the table hard, fast hits and winners develope lots of dynamic and can be played precise. I was able to open the rallies safely as well as to finish them fast.
From half distance the full power of the rubber comes into play. If you don’t score directly on the first attack, JOOLA DYNARYZ ACC feels most comfortable from half distance. In counter topspins duels the rubber grips the incoming ball very directly and without compromise. In topspin-topspin rallies the opponent can be dominated with power. The focus is now clearly on speed and dynamics.
Compared to RHYZER 48, the DYNARYZ ACC shows more directness, power and dynamics. The rubber is also harder. The rotation level is relatively similar. But the ACC is not as variable. Basically one can speak of a harder power-update.
Compared to Aurus Prime, the DYNARYZ ACC is a bit more catapult on soft strokes and forgives more mistakes. On the other hand, the topspeed and maximum spin peaks of Aurus Prime are missing. The most similar rubber to the JOOLA DYNARYZ ACC is the Bluestorm Z1, but I would say that the ACC has a bit more dynamic on winners. Whether this is due to a stronger factory tuning or a technological advancement I can’t say.
If I compare the DYNARYZ AGR with the ACC, the AGR is much harder and more uncompromising (50° sponge). But all in all I think the ACC is the more recommendable surface, because more table tennis players will meet the requirements of the ACC. The AGR is really only something when absolute, unconditional power table tennis is played from the first stroke to the last rally and at the same time the high surface hardness can be handled.
Service & Return
I was able to create a lot of spin on serves. Especially wrapping the ball with a lot of wrist movement worked well. I always produced the desired spin variation. Exact placement is also possible. I had rarely played a bad serve. All in all, serving was intuitive and problem-free.
On returns the rubber takes a good portion of spin. But too much leading to problems with control. There is a lot of feel for the ball in the short game. But with the Max+ sponge you need a good technique and timing, because the rubber reacts very strongly if you do not do it right.
I liked active flips very much. Especially the more direct Banana Flip suited the JOOLA DYNARYZ ACC very well. Direct, hard flips are also very playable.
Blocking, shooting & High strokes
In the blocking game the active blocks are clearly preferable. Blocked balls have a very good length when hit early and cause big problems for the opponent.
Passive blocks provide a good feeling for the ball. Nevertheless, I could not use the blocks as effectively. The reason for this was probably a mixture of rotation sensitivity and catapult, which just didn’t seem so harmonious.
JOOLA DYNARYZ ACC is a feast for the eyes when shooting. With power and dynamics the opponents could be pushed far away from the table. Playing high strokes the ACC develops a well controllable ball feel, which allowed me to place almost all balls close to the baseline without making mistakes. For counter attacks there is more than enough power and spin.
Conclusion on JOOLA DYNARYZ ACC
JOOLA DYNARYZ ACC is a consequent further development of RHYZER 48 and joins the ranks of the better rubbers with MAX+ sponge. The rubber develops its great strengths in topspin play. The dominant speed and dynamics are combined with a good portion of spin. Especially from half distance during longer rallies and with counter topspin rallies the opponents can be dominated. As the icing on the cake there is also a good sound to hear.
I would recommend JOOLA DYNARYZ ACC for players who are looking for a rubber with high dynamics and good performance. This is especially true for former RHYZER players who want an upgrade for their game.
With the DYNARYZ rubbers, JOOLA steps into the competition with other brands. The 60€ price tag doesn’t shock me anymore. andro Rasanter R53, Xiom Omega VII Tour or even the Butterfly Dignics rubbers are only a few examples for the high prices of the rubber novelties. But I am still curious how the market will react. Because there are also other examples like the Xiom Vega X for the price of just 38,90€.
It does not have to be the most expensive rubber. It simply has to fit. And with the JOOLA DYNARYZ ACC I can imagine that for some types of players, despite the high price.