The upper rubber is now very grippy, but not sticky at all and even more elastic than before. Overall, the upper rubber now looks like those from German or Japanese production without compromises. This includes the ability to generate a lot of spin despite the lack of stickiness. The upper rubber is identical for all 3 new versions.
The 3 versions differ in their different sponges: the Palio AK 47 blue offered here is the softest version, but not the slowest. The hardness of the rather soft sponge is about 38-40 degrees. You can recognize this version by your blue sponge.
Players who are looking for an offensive surface from China that plays like a German or Japanese surface without compromise are just right here. In our opinion, the similarity to German coverings is still somewhat greater than to Japanese. These AK 47 pads look as if Palio has copied his own German-made pads, such as the Palio Blitz, as far as possible 1:1 in order to produce more in China in the future. Compared to similar pads from other Chinese brands in the same price range, such as the Friendship 729 Battle, the new Palio AK 47 versions are more durable and, on average, slightly better processed.
The Palio AK 47 blue is the best version for all players, for which topspins with rather long arm movements is the most important blow. The strong built-in fresh adhesive effect gives the flooring the necessary power to be able to play offensively even from the half-distance.