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Butterfly Dignics 05
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DIGNICS guides your play to a more advanced level.
The essence is the combination of Spring Sponge X, the advanced version of Spring Sponge which has more elasticity; the uniquely composed top sheet, with strengthened abrasion, proves great resistance on the surface, providing the feeling of holding the ball at impact.
Adopting pimples code No. 05 recognized for its high spin performance, DIGNICS 05 is recommended for the player who seeks to generate a high level attacking play imparting powerful topspin, as well as counter topspin play - both close to the table and at mid-distance.
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Reviews of Butterfly Dignics 05 (13)
I tried out this new rubber for a month ahead of the new season, with a view to possible switch. I tried it on both F/H and B/H. I'll not be switching because I believe this rubber is inferior to T80, my current rubber of choice. My blade is the Carbonado 145 with T80s (2.1) both sides. Topspin player both wings - currently playing veterans (at international level). Please note that one's choice of equipment is very personal and unique. What I liked about D05 on first hit is its low arc (like T80 compared with T05) and it has good spin capabilities. Also good for touch play around the net. It is good for backhand spins too but remember that B/H topspin is a relatively easy shot if you're positioned correctly behind the ball, and you move well, which is important. But that's about it with D05. It's much less responsive than T80, especially away from the table, and is generally an unforgiving rubber: in competition play, there is a real risk that you could get pushed around with this rubber. It is not a 'friendly' rubber, like T80, which is responsive and delivers when needed. I would be surprised if Butterfly extend the Dignics line to D80 etc. The overall soft/FX feel to Dignics is a weakness, especially when played on a high quality carbon blade.
New crazy rubber from Butterfly,The Dignics 05, released on 1st April,I bought it on the sixth of July, I am using 2.1mm red on my backhand, at first backhand topspin,it really grips the ball and creates a low to medium trajectory, the ball comes at supreme speed and marvelous spin
Indeed different - and slightly better - than Tenergies... It's ability to change gears due to the new top sheet is ridiculous. NOT for begginers: these rubbers are unforgiving. if the timing isn't right, the ball just flies off the table.
The main problem I have with it is its short trajectory which makes it almost impossible to play far from the table. You will be blocked off.
It seems to grab the ball well, absorb the speed and then rebound back low with good spin. The topsheet grip is incredible. Much better than tenergy. Pushing gives great spin. Touching short is oddly more difficult with this rubber. It is difficult to keep the ball low. I don't have this problem with T05. Blocking is very easy as the ball stays on the bat for a long time. It is more suited to people who play wristy backhands with a lot of spin as the dwell time is a disadvantage to players such as myself who punch flat. Your stroke will need to be very upward like with chinese rubbers (mine is not). It has a nice violent dip when you loop successfully with it.
If you play 3rd ball attack, don't buy this rubber. I recommend this to players who play a push and counter game close to the table.
I have a Viscaria with Tenergy 05 on both sides ( 2.1 for forehand and 1.9 for backhand ). Got a Dignics and after just a few hits, i knew it was for my backhand. Higher control than T05, a bit heavier in my view, higher ark, higher dwell time and from what i can tell, a bit more speed. On my backhand, it feels better than T05, however i will admit it doesn't justify the price. Consider this rubber as a pilgrimage - you have to try it once in your lifetime, even if it's not new
All hail the new king.
Imo the best rubber for the new trend in TT (counterattack). Has many gears, not as bouncy as tenergy in the short game and longer dwell makes it easier to load backspin on pushes. Likewise, thin contact brushes are loaded with spin due to class leading grip on the ball. Counterattacking close to the table is super intuitive due to slightly longer dwell and lower, sharper arc while more annoying for opponents due to high spin and speed and deep placement. Blocks are easy to place with high speed but may be tricky due to the rubber's sensitivity to spin. Due to its inherent high speed, high grip and harder sponge, this rubber will not be for beginners or even intermediate players. Well developed strokes will be needed to unleash the rubber or suffer many unforced errors as a punishment.
The price is insane but to be expected as the next step forward......
Durability remains to be tested
This is a boss rubber. I have this on a zlc Apolinia and it feels like a speed glued rubber. Took me about two sessions out to adjust to it but now Im looping from my backhand like kreanga lol. I recommend this for players who know there strokes. This rubber will feel slow unless you hit the ball well but the spin potential is very rewarding. I two wing loop attack and play a very aggressive on and off the table top spin style. I dont think Ill ever use anything else ever again! Im also using this on both forehand and backhand with 2.1mm sponge on both sides. I consider myself an advanced player .)
I played with Dignics and Tenergy 05 Hard on a Viscaria. Dignics felt harder than 05 hard. The spin Dignics can generate is phenomenal. I haven't seen that in any other rubber, not even the tacky chinese ones. But that's only when you grip/brush the ball hard with perfect technique and timing. The smallest mistakes are penalised with the ball flying off. Even the short game needs adjusting as the ball pops vertically up. The speed is much lower than the rating given here. The speed will come from the power of your arm/waist, the sponge is not doing much. My rating is 8.5. It feels like a more responsive, non-tacky, hard chinese rubber. It is very demanding physically. Footwork must be fast. Flat hitting is not an option. It felt uncomfortable on the Viscaria as the dwell time was really low. It suits softer, more flexible blades better. It doesn't have many gears. It was clearly designed for advanced players with above average technique, footwork and stamina who can utilise its phenomenal ability to generate spin. higher arc compared to the linear trajectory of the 05 Hard. Tenergy 05 Hard is more forgiving, with a slightly softer sponge which makes it easier to play with. I recommend starting with 05 Hard before moving to Dignics.
Blade : Amultart (86g). BackHand. 2.1mm. Red. Weight : 48g. Very high speed, very good spin (played against chopper). Low throw angle, very direct. Short game : very good control, like T05Hard. Block : easy, not so sensitive to spin. Serve : very spiny . chikita : super easy. Mid-distance : very fast and direct but still spiny. Ball is going very closed to the net.
Cons : not so good for smash (T05Overall : if you are not in.a good day, D05 will not appreciate. But if you have a good technique, then you will be surprised by the spin and speed, without loosing too much control (compared to T05). But the feeling is really harder than T05, and a little bit less than T05Hard.
I use T05H 1.9 on FH, and it is enough spiny, good speed, excellent in counter-spin, and good in short game and flicks.
Overall : Amultart is maybe too hard and stiff for this rubber, or 2.1mm is really too fast for this blade. I missed points at mid-distance, with BH, playing strait (not diagonal), because it was too fast. But in diagonal, I could send very spiny and fast balls, then control game with blocks, and moving on step to finish with active block.
D05 on FH : not my favorite, because I use smash a lot, and the ball is flying too much. I have better success rate with T05Hard.
Better than Tenergy 05 in respect of spin generation (both easiness to generate and the amount generated).
I only had a couple of sessions with it at this moment and my first impressions are : It has higher arc then tenergy 05, It grips the ball a bit better so its easier to attack half long balls for example or lift underspin. The overall feeling is similar to boosted tenergy 05 ( I enjoyed it more then 05) and it feels a notch softer than tenergy 05 but very similar hardness overall. It provides a loud noise and it is abit lighter then tenergy 05 (67 uncut comparing to 70). Although it has alot of control I wouldnt recommend it for a backhand rubber unless you are a pro because it has high arc and long catapult effect. It is rumoured to have a very good durability so maybe the price comparing to tenergy 05 is barely acceptable but still very overpriced. I can say at the moment for my game and the feeling it provides its a nice upgrade and I am using a blade with low through so it paired nicely.
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