Butterfly Feint Soft
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Well-Balanced Long Pimpled Rubber
• Feint Soft is a standard long pips-out rubber that is outstanding for chopping against topspin drives.
Class: Long Pips-Out
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Reviews of Butterfly Feint Soft (6)
I gave this pip 10 because its high quality!
But I can't fully control the light 25 deg sponge when returning serves. Slight wrist motions in the forward direction will cause the ball to scoot off my bat unlike OX 755.
Feels great in the rally but U may not get that far if U cant make the return.
For advanced players who like sponge or new choppers who want that cushy feel.
It plays like And easy invert rubber like butter adoy but is a long pip, that have very few invert, so i will try to hit o cut a lot my shots, forgot to put the blade only, you need to know alot off spin variation to use it, i love to play ox very few friccion so whis these i need to hit the ball whith diferent cains of spin y will se if i can control these.
a very good consistent long pip. good for chopping with lots of variation of spin, also good for hitting against topspin, blocking close to the table through spin though some skill is required and smashing. topspins well for a long pip. has a medium high throw angle, higher than sriver FX i think. it does not give an ultimate feeling of invincibility like ctt national pogo.soft and light, has some gears for close to the table play. a good beginner long pip for the aggressive defensive player. i use it on a joo se hyuk blade, and it pairs well with the soft sponge. some reversal is attained on soft touch shots, like blocks. i cant really give a rating for durability, but this factor seems like it will last a long time. overall, a very good long pip.
The Butterfly Feint Soft (1.5mm, red, A.D. 1979) is one of the longest run product and my first quality Pips-out rubber sheet. Being a Chinese Penholder Grip player in the 1960s and 1970s there is a much longer learning curve than the Shakehand grip player. From the basic defensive maneuvers the Feint Soft excelled at "Timed Thrust" returns that required "wait to the last moment" patience. Passive blocks and pushes are just that. Players deploying this product should understand inertia within the long pips. Thus with long pips the player should have at ready his wrist making "compact" movements.
Rather than just blocking instead, use a Penholder Grip to move the wrist sideway producing a lateral Side Spin causing a Top Spin player to be on the defensive because he cannot "see" the eventual last moment directional change of the outgoing ball!
Rather than just blocking the incoming Top Spin ball, Slice under the ball to cause a Variable Speed trajectory (fighter pilots named these as "Lo Speed Yo-Yo" and "High Speed Yo-Yo") which gives the outgoing ball a disguised shallow "Helical Spin" in the straight line but when hit by the Top Spin player the ball goes into the center of the net 99 percent of the time!
With this innovative soft rubber sheet the entire Table Tennis tournament is changed from a Brute-Force brainless and boring rally into a mysterious and extroverted challenge.
Using the Feint Soft and the Chinese Penholder Grip am able to respond to a heavily served incoming Top Spin ball with a "Shovel" technique which is a combination of the 90 degree angle Chop and the 180 degree Slice which becomes a "Wobbily" outgoing ball with high spin and very sudden "Dead Ball Drop" just before the Top Spin player can respond!
This is possible because all top Spin players must have their rackets over the incoming ball and be positioned behind the ball before "hitting" the ball.
Penholder Grip players do not hit the ball, but "Stroke" the ball like Rembrandt (an artist) and he may have any stance or be standing on one leg for hours because the Penholder Grip player need not "throw his entire body mass into the one "hit". Thus only Penholder Grip players can play for hours and days non-stop (just 15 minute beverage and bathroom breaks every two hours of play) performance till they become tired. There is no shoulder pain, no back pain, and no carpal tunnel syndrome because the wrist is never rigid! By the way, most handicapped, and paraplegic players are Penholder Grip players because the lower torso of the human body is not necessary for performing three dimensional spins!
To perform the awesome "Corwscrew Spins", the players should use a Penholder Grip (to avoid elbow torqueing, finger numbness, and shoulder fatigue) with 60 degree elbow sweep while keeping the elbow corner close to the rib cage.
The incoming Top Spin ball is contacted by the downward sweep at the left side of the Penholder Grip handle, the ball is "stroked" circumnavigating the rubber sheet's entire perimeter and finally catapulted away from the right side of the Penholder Grip handle.
That is a lot of angular momentum- cooefficient of friction, spin, and torque
(like a General Dynamics F-16C going at better than Mach-2!)
The resultant trajectory has yaw pitch, row, and wobbily vibration equating to x, y, z axis and plenty of variable speed "hang time".
This is the only "Three Dimensional Spin" in the realm of Table Tennis produced by a human player.
The Feint Soft rubber sheet is great for exploring and perfecting new techniques because it encourages discipline in a player.
The Feint Soft rubber sheet is best deployed by the dyanmic Penholder Grip players that can create three dimensional spins and awesome "skidding" and "wobbily" spin ball serves!
For a sponge pip its speed is comparable to 837 OX. 6+.
feint soft can only be purchased with 1.5 soft white sponge 25 defrees i think.
vs slow balls the ball gets buried into the pips and feels really slow. feels like it leaves even slower and drops short.
vs fast shots the ball springs off fast and is harder to control. at the table you will have to close block a topspin like if you were playing with inverted.
the advantage is that you can twiddle and the lp plays like an inverted because of the sponge so you can use regular strokes. other lps cant do this (well thicknesses < 1.5). I can hit-the- ball-off-the-wall-drill with this but with anyother lp its 1 hit
I'll give it a 6.0 only bec.I'm not into sponge LP but pros do use it.
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