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 (27)
definitely an improvement over tenergy05 in term of speed and spin and yet some how Butterfly still able add more control to this rubber. Highly recommend
9.5/10 for OFF style. FH: Donic Bluefire M1 Turbo, 2.2mm, 52g (0.256g/cm^2), 50 degrees (ESN), 38.5 degrees (Shore A). BH: Butterfly Dignics 05, 2.1mm, 49g (0.239g/cm^2), 40 degrees (Shore A). Blade: TSP Balsa 8.5, 80g, 157mm x 150mm x 10.5mm (Width x Height x Thickness). Plies: 5 (3 Wood + 2 Composite): Ayous - GlassFibre - Balsa - GlassFibre - Ayous.
Me: USATT 2130 classically attacking player. D05 2.1 FH/BH
This rubber needs to be boosted. Without boost it feels dead.
- Extremely spinny, the underspin opening is >>> t05. I would say it's at h3 level. My shots are low and spinny on opening which cause a lot of difficulties to my opponent. The ease of use is also better than h3.
- After boosting the feed back on looping feels great. There's this k-cha-poop sound and the ball will fly like rocket with control, curve, and speed. For a top spin rubber, it feels like a brand new t05 (will get to this later)
- The durability and longevity is INSANE. For t05 after the first week or 2, the top sheet will lose a little of grip and the performance will drop a little. That's why all pros change their t05 after 2 weeks. D05 however, plays like new and i'm 4 months in. I clock in 10hrs / week multi balling hard core practice. My falco tempo long also permanently boosted my dignics as well, the boosting effect did not fade. So I guess as long as the sponge is soften by boosting, D05 is good. Unlike h3 where you got good durability, you need to boost it every 2 weeks. D05 have best of both world, insane durability and a 1 time boost done deal kind of rubber.
- The short game of this rubber is horrid. Spring sponge X activation take too little effort, as many of the reviewers mentioned. I"m at 2150 level (i improve a lot since i got that rating Nov 2019 btw), pushing short with d05 is a nono. You either flick/bannana or push long. You push short you get punish by players that knows how to flick. Period.
- The serves are spinny. However it's difficult to keep the serve low like h3/t05.
- smashing is terrible. For some reason d05 grips the ball even during smashing so the trajectory is unpredictable.
Insane durability, great top spin rubber, great opening rubber, good flicking/banana flick rubber, terrible pushing rubber, terrible smashing rubber
Have it on both sides of Viscaria.
Amazing rubber for BH, definitely the best one I have ever used. The rubber basically plays itself. Very easy to control, amazing for flicking, looping, killing.
I love it on FH as well, but you need to get used to it. Short game and loops very easy.
Generating spin is very easy.
Slower than T05 and less aggressive but more stable and opens better against service and backspin, plays very safe and comfortable, but not a killer like T05 or Dhs GoldArc 8. Nice to try a while but i go back to my old setup because it's more exciting. If you can hit hard like professional player with good condition then it's a rubber than can do anything for you.
I don't know if I'm the only one to have a problem with Dignics 05 ?? I bought a sheet of black Dignics 05 when it first came out in the UK ( although the price is just ludicrous ) ... I fitted it to my spare blade to try ( Stiga arctic wood ) and gave it a try .... It took a bit of getting used to after playing with tacky Chinese rubbers all my days , but it was ok .... I decided to transfer it to my number 1 blade ( Hurricane Long 5 ) ..... When I removed it from the Stiga I noticed a residue of the Butterfly glue that I used on the sponge which I then tried to remove ........ I rubbed lightly with an old TT ball as I've done a thousand times ...... Then started rubbing with a finger ..... Unfortunately the sponge is extremely brittle and is now full of holes .... Very very poor quality indeed !! It has never happened on any Chinese rubber I've ever had in 40 years of playing TT ...... Must say I'm extremely disappointed indeed and 90 out of pocket ....with no comeback ..
18 Jan,2020:Using black on BH(viscaria).Amazing serve,loops,short game(after 2 mos practice).Best for BH loops.............rocket speed,crazy spin+accuracy
Better than Tenergy! Especially, counter drive is very easy even against the high top spin drives. Revolutionary, Inovationary, and Catastrophe!
I bought this rubber from megaspin and after 4 months I found pimple between the rubber sheet and sponge, I tried to get off the rubber from the blade and glue it again to make its good but doesn’t fixed because it’s manufacturing defect..
Megaspin edit: The customer was compensated with credit.
Customer edit: Megaspin got this right for me and I am very satisfied with the resolution.
I tried Dignics 1.9 black on TSP Black Balsa 3.0 def:
Compared to T05 1.9 on same blade the throw angle is lower for topspin,the speed is less,the spin is similar for topspin but higher when serving.
Pushing needs a different blade angle,if the blade is too horizontal the ball is too high with Dignics and not easy to predict the flight path, I like T05 better for this and will need time to perfect.
The topspin arc is lower and flatter with Dignics and I wish the rubber was softer.
I decided to boost with 2 layers of Falco long and the ball is breaking out from the table better than T05 now and finishing the point is easier.
There isn't a big reaction to the booster and the rubber didn't stretch much,I have added a 3rd layer to try soon...
Great rubber but the price is just insane, it is not worth it unless you are sponsored by butterfly!
This rubber has been the missing link. I lost my technique after the introduction of the plastic ball. My bh could not pick the ball up when short and close to the net. No matter what I did. It sure can now, with minimal effort. I recorded my best ever win with it recently. There’s no doubt that it will catch my opponents out in future. My blocking is now 2 or 3 hits more effective. Some of my returns have been mind blowing. So much so that it feels like a cheat rubber. The thing is amazing, especially for my bh. Thanks Butterfly!
Dignics 05 works like magic. The high tension releases the ball quickly but doesn't make it leave too quickly giving yourself the opportunity to add a very good deal of spin into your shot. The rubber grips very well and it's speed is definitely impressive. Because of the high tension tackiness is evident but very concealed giving it slightly more control. The sponge is pretty hard which gives it great speed but could be very weird if you are transferring from lighter rubbers like I did. Counterlooping with this rubber is super easy but looping is slightly tougher in my opinion. Its very consistent and highly recommend this for defensive attackers. Pushing and chops also work with the rubber but I recommend using tenergy 05 hard for that instead. Blocking with the racquet can be tough but with good angles you can return topspin at dangerous speeds. Overall great rubber and highly recommend using it with other racquets from butterfly. Personally I use the timo boll alc but any racquet with carbon infused wood is good too.
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 : Cornilleau Hinotec OFF+ Carbon (Hinoki-carbon) 82g - D05 1.9mm black + D05 1.9mm red - Total 174g - D05 1.9mm is not very fast, not very spinny, does not have the best control. But the overall is well balanced. Can play any style. BH is fast and very spinny. On FH, spin/speed are not the very best, but flat smash is a dream and effortless, especially on heavy spin incoming ball ! Easy to play at 2-3 meter away. Good grip for chikita and short pushes. I think it is a good rubber for BH. The durability is better than T05. Throw angle is lower than T05. Not so heavy for a quite hard rubber.
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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