Together with our SpinLord Zeitgeist Stachelfeuer was our first long pimple-out rubber, but it has been upgraded recently.
Our SpinLord Stachelfeuer is the best choice for all players who are looking for a long pimple-out rubber with the slowest possible speed, but still want the rubber to be dangerous. The Stachelfeuer is the slowest long pimple-out rubbers we can offer, and amazingly its destructive effect is still clearly above average.
The pimples have a cylindrical form without any supporting cones at the lower end of the pimples. The tops of the pimples are flat and even slightly sticky. The pimples have a medium width and the space between the pimples is also medium. Actually the shape of the pimples is identical to that of Zeitgeist, only the space between the pimples is lower. The pimples are also a little bit softer and more tacky. The main result of this is that it can be played more versatile, but is also a little bit less insensitive to incoming spin. On the other hand, compared to faster and more dangerous rubbers like the Strahlkraft, the Stachelfeuer is still more insensitive to incoming spin and easier to play altogether.
Altogether the Stachelfeuer can be rated as a dangerous allround rubber with very high control. This rubber allows all kinds of strokes, and all strokes can be played with or without using the wrist. The Stachelfeuer is the best choice for all players who play a versatile modern defense close to the table and sometimes also defend from mid-distance. The Stachelfeuer is not so perfect for playing block balls as the Zeitgeist or the Dornenglanz, but it is very good also for this and much better for chopping and attacking compared to these rubbers.
Please note the Stachelfeuer is now also available with a fast 1,2 mm "High Tension" sponge. In 0,5 and 1,0 mm the Stachelfeuer has a "normal" medium hard sponge.
Durability of the pimples: Very good
Pimple tops: Flat, slightly sticky
Shape of the pimples: Straight