The PLASMA 430 will appeal to every player right from the beginning. The sponge is 5 degree softer compared to the 470. In combination with its high performance upper layer every topspin ball will get an immediate fantastic acceleration. One can feel this from the tremendous trampoline effect also during slower strokes. The PLASMA 430 is designed for the top athlete as well as for the mid- to lower-class player to whom HI-TEC rubbers are a great new alternative.