729 Battle I

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Non to very light tack primarily a mechanical grip rubber, designed for mid distance play or backhand. Medium soft top sheet paired with large cell red medium sponge. Battle 1 has good control and nice ball feeling.

Speed: 120
Spin: 110
Sponge: Orange 42 deg

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Reviews of 729 Battle I (10)

 External Review for 729 Battle I on December 8, 2017
Tested this on Yasaka ma lin soft carbon blade with 729 08 on FH and Battle 1 red on BH. Hardness is 42 and its hardness is almost equal to that of rakza 7 so medium hard.Very good grip with some tackiness and has large pips throw angle around 7 and has a tensor feeling to it so no need of boosting speed same as that of Rakza 7.Spin is great including side spin and counter top spin.Its my back up paddle BH currently using Rakza 7 on BH. Blocking is great and looping is excellent.close to net play is great chopping is very easy with this one as it is not very springy like tenergy 05.It is a great rubber for BH. Once my Rakza 7 wears off then plan is to use battle 1 on BH and Battle 2 on FH.
I am in love with 729 rubber high quality rubbers at great price and they are way better than DHS.
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Review by itsmebighead (Verified Customer) for 729 Battle I on July 14, 2017
I been looking for a backhand rubber that plays well in the short game and to not be very springy and I found it. Thanks to other the reviews from other players. This rubber can do everything and is very forgiving. I been using this rubber for 2 months now and playing 2 times a week and its definitely a great backhand rubber that suits me. Its not very sensitive to spin though it can produce a lot of spin to frustrate your opponent. Control is very good and high on this rubber and is very forgiving. Speed is on the medium to fast side. Loops and smashes are very good on this rubber and gives you a lot of control.

To conclude, this rubber lacks a little speed that is needed but it is a very good rubber over all. The durability on this rubber is not fully tested yet but so far it is holding up well. I am going to order me another rubber soon for backup.
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 External Review for 729 Battle I on January 11, 2017
I have a new black one. It is a 42 degree hardness. It is little bit harder as 40 , less catapult. The loop has a excellent spin. Durability is very good, but close to his death a rubber began to lose a consistency.
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Review by iceman3825 (Verified Customer) for 729 Battle I on September 22, 2016
I bought this to put onto my palio master II blade, it is such a nice rubber, its mild tacky, produces sick spin, has good control, and is pretty fast. The palio blade is part carbon, so they complement each other well. Like all tacky rubbers, you want to clean them after every use and cover them with at least ceranwrap (i use the big ziploc bag and cut it to cover the rubber only)
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Review by ikky68 (Verified Customer) for 729 Battle I on December 5, 2015
Great rubber for the price point.

Excellent speed and spin.
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 External Review for 729 Battle I on September 8, 2015
Typical speedy for the cost of spin rubber. I did not found the throw angle being very high, just medium. I think the rubber in general is similar to Gambler Outlaw, but with softer sponge.

The topsheet grip is below average (with all well-known advantages and disadvantages of it). The topsheet is very fragile, so durability is questionable.

It is a good backhand rubber with much better service receive for the cost of sacrificed own service spin generation.
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 External Review for 729 Battle I on May 15, 2015
This rubbers is so nice, I was inspired to finally write a review here after a year of lurking because this is. Very good value rubber!
Plays as well as any ESN, but is not quite as fast, and generally much more forgiving. I have both RED and BLACK MAX. on a Zhang Jike Carbon T5000 OFF blade.
Lots of gears, not too springy. I was surprised by the high throw...which I like for topspin play. Coming from Tenergy 05, battle has a higher throw, and almost as much spin, without being as sensitive to spin.

Playing Characteristics:
Great, satisfying click sound! Comparing to Tenergy 05, lifting underspin is more forgiving due to lower speed and bounciness. Service is very spinny. Blocks are amazing, but if you are coming from low throw rubbers you will need adjustment to close your bat angle. (Of course, there's always adjustment when changing to a new rubber) Backhand flicks are great, especially vs. underspin. I tried both colors on the forehand and backhand same bat, and noted the red to be slightly spinnier and slightly higher throw, however the differences are almost negligible, and had I not be looking for it, I might not have noticed.

Take home message:
This is a very good rubber... period, regardless of price/value. If using expensive tensors and you want more user-friendly play, this is it. However there is no reason one couldn't play this to advanced/elite levels. My coach, chinese jr team 2400 USATT Tenergy user loves this. The price is just the icing on the cake.
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 External Review for 729 Battle I on May 12, 2015
This rubber has characteristics of T64: Good speed, quite good spin and sensitive to incoming spins. Higher throw makes it ideal for smasher and hitter
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 External Review for 729 Battle I on April 16, 2015
Very good rubber for little money with decent glue feel... it may be not as fast and spinny as the newest ESN-Tensor rubbers, but it is not that far away and it is certainly much more controllable than most Tensor rubbers because it plays very linearly and not as bouncy. Imo the best Euro/Jap-type rubber made by Friendship so far... I would recommend it to everyone who wants a more dynamic rubber than the classic rubbers, but something less springy than the Tensors.
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 External Review for 729 Battle I on February 20, 2015
This is a very nice, very bouncy chinese rubber with almost total euro/jap playing qualities. Great price for what you get. It throws much higher than some of my other rubbers.
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