The Feuerstich is a very fast long pimple-out rubber. The pimples are rather wide and have flat pimples tops. The cylindrical shaped pimples have small supporting cones at the bottom of the pimples. The space between the pimples is very large. The rubber compound is elastic, soft and grippy, but not as tacky as the rubber compound of some other pimples like Dornenglanz or Blitzschlag.
The Feuerstich is one the best rubbers for all players who have played short or semi-long pimple-out rubbers before, and are looking for a rubber that can be played rather similar but is more dangerous. The speed of the Feuerstich in ox can be compared to the speed of semi-long pimple-out rubbers in 1,0-1,5 mm.
The Feuerstich is also unique, as there are very few other so fast long pimple-out rubbers on the market. And among these rubbers the Feuerstich is maybe the only one that does not have a hard rubber compound.
One of the strength of the Feuerstich is that you can play passive block balls not only close at the table, but also from mid-distance. In addition all block balls have a very long and flat trajectory. With other long pimple-out rubbers you can only play undercut defense from mid-distance, with the Feuerstich the player can vary between a block ball, classical undercut defense or a short chopping move.
The Feuerstich is also very good for attacking and even a kind of topspin can be played by advanced players.
We would rate the disruptive effect of the Feuerstich to be medium-high and the control as very high. The Feuerstich is most dangerous when the player uses its abilities to play unexpected moves and altogether prefers a more active style of playing.
The Feuerstich is only sold in ox, in 1,0 mm the pimples would break to easily. The pimples of the Feuerstich are more sturdy then those of the Dornenglanz, mainly because of the supporting cones and the wider shape. But due to the high speed the pimples still can break faster then the pimples of some other long pimple-out rubbers.
Altogether the Feuerstich is a very special rubber. Not every player will like it, but for some players it is the best possible rubber.
Durability of the pimples: Average
Pimple tops: Flat, not sticky
Shape of the pimples: Straight with cone at the bottom