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TSP Culr P-1r softTSP Curl P-1r soft 

"TSP CURL P-1R has the longest, softest pips among the TSP CURL rubbers producing very deceptive spin and actions after bounching."
The is without a doubt the most highly regarded long pimples rubbers, used by many of the top long pimple players in the world.  It is a grippy and very deceptive rubber and highly durable. Choose OX or 0.3-0.6mm for maximum spin reversal and control, or 1.0-1.3mm or 1.4-1.7mm for more speed and spin manipulation ability.


Reviews of TSP P-1R Soft:

Review by haggisv

Well this is another remarkable rubber from TSP, I've been impressed with ALL the ones I've tried! The word out there is that this is one of the hardest rubbers to control but also among the most dangerous. Well as already mentioned by LawOCG, the sponge makes quite a difference. I suspect that the word out there refers to the thicker sponge version, because I found the control on the 0.5mm very good!

On my Energy wood blade, I actually found this rubber relatively slow with very good control. It was a fair bit slower than the 955, even compared to OX!

It's most remarkable property that I found was blocking against fast loops... I got so many more on, and the sink was very good! It does require a positive and forward stroke, and simply putting the bat there made it really grip, and fly over the end of the table... But with a slow forward and upwards stroke, the ball landed on the table even against fast loops, with a real nice sink effect... they did not come back....

Attacking against backspin was not quite a easy as with the 955, but still pretty good. Since the pimples seems more grippy the further the dig the ball in, you can't afford to let it dig in too much or you'll give up spin reversal.

In general it was good in the short game, producing more LP effect than the 955... some good wobble balls too. I wasn't to sure why the ball was doing what it was doing on a few occasions...

Chopping against backspin can be done effectively, but you need to compensate for the incoming spin...

Away from the table it perform very well too, good ability to manipulate spin. The control in general was almost as good as the 955. I found it easier to keep the ball shorter, mainly bacause it felt slower... Against loops I still preferred the 955, but I need more time to find out why...

I think I'll need a few more sessions to draw conclusions on whether it's better for my game, but it's the best I've found so far since the 955.
Review by LawOCG (published with permission)
Note: This is for the P-1R Hard sponged version. 
Awhile back I wrote a review on the P1-R in 1.0mm. Since then Ive been playing with quite a few different rubbers to get a feel for everything. Well long story short I ended up trying to play with OX for awhile to get a pure feeling for long pips. I'm quite glad I actually gave OX a chance as it did open my mind.

OK here we go....

Back then I had the Curl P1-R 1.0mm on a Matsushita Pro and the Joo Se Hyuk. It was very stiff and hard to control, not to mention that the P1-R is quite fast in 1.0mm.

The P1-R 1.0mm can be summarized briefly as shown below:

- Spin reversal potential is almost limitless depending on your level.
- Its a fast LP with a stiff and dead feeling. Very unforgiving and it requires good hands.
- Wobble effect is not as pronounced, so holding out your racket hoping for the best will do NOTHING for you.
- It falls into the grippy LP category so it does generate some spin on its own.

Although I found the P1-R in 1.0mm to be incredibly hard to control. I blame it on myself and the hard sponge. If the 1.0mm came with a softer sponge, the control will be greatly increased.

Mini-review for the P1-R in 0.5mm

First off there is a huge difference in speed between the 2. The 0.5mm version is much more controlled due to the decrease in speed. Spin reversal is slightly better but not by much.

Pushing/Scooping - About the same as the 1.0mm as both of them push very well and the ball can be kept very low. Sidespin pushes are still hard to do (blame this on me more than anything else Smile). Scooping is the same as the 1.0mm which for me is rather difficult. After playing with OX for awhile scooping is considerably harder with sponge.

Blocking/Hitting - Its again about the same here, the reduced thickness doesn't really affect its attacking abilities at all. Since the topsheet grips the ball slightly, you can still attack with a fair amount of speed and consistency. I would say that the 0.5mm is more controlled whereas the 1mm had more firepower. Blocking is definitely better with the thinner variant. The ball can be controlled more freely and placed more precisely, the 1mm allows faster return at the expense of spin reversal. The 0.5mm strikes a perfect balance between the 2.

Chopping - Biggest difference lies here. The 0.5mm can chop with much greater consistency and spin reversal. The 1.0mm P1-R had a tendency to launch chops long. The 0.5mm P1-R doesn't do this as often.. The result? you can chop much harder producing way more backspin and the ball still lands on the table nicely. I can safely say that the backspin generated from the 0.5mm P1-R is even heavier than the brick producing 009.

Conclusion - 0.5mm wins in my books. For me at my current level the 0.5mm gives much greater control. With the 1mm, I don't have the ability to fully utilize the extra sponge. I doubt many people can either as its a incredibly hard rubber to use effectively.

Well there you go Smile my 2 cents on comparing the two variants