The skyline 2 was developed specifically for the ideas of Ma Lin and is somewhat more gripping and harder than the skyline 3. Even with the slow topspin, the player feels how the extremely sticky surface reaches the ball and gives him a large portion of spin . Due to his typically Chinese hard sponge, he can be wonderfully slow and superbly controllable in the passive counter and block game. If the player passes the active game with fast topspins, the skyline 2 develops a tremendous power. It is advisable, because of its slightly tougher sponge, to pre-coat the skyline 2 one or two times more. So he becomes a rocket.