Easy-To-Handle Rubber For Developing Players
A flexible topsheet on a soft sponge produces good spin with moderate speed and exceptional control.
Perfect for the beginning player and those relying on variation of speed and spin to force errors from the opponent.
Style: Pimples-in Rubber
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Reviews of Butterfly Flextra (39)
8.3/10 for ALL style. FH: Butterfly Spin Art, 1.9mm, 50g (0.241g/cm^2), 48 degrees (Shore A). BH: Butterfly Flextra, 1.9mm, 38g (0.183g/cm^2), 32 degrees (Shore A). Blade: Stiga Allround Classic, 80g, 158mm x 151mm x 5.1mm (Width x Height x Thickness). Plies: 5 (Wood): Limba - Ayous - Ayous - Ayous - Limba.
I think the problem with my Flextra is the blade,a cheap 5 ply Butterfly blade once called Yuki An. Mine are 1.7 and be sure every hit of your play goes on the table. You can shot precision hits and be sure at higher thickness you'll have a rubber you can play with at every level. The only problem it's quite smooth, and if you shoot lightly against cut shots lots of balls will get in the net. But tried it and Sriver I prefer Flextra for its lightness and despite it's untacky you can generate a good spin with it even with the new balls. It's cheap and quite durable
My Flextra came with a Butterfly Dao premade racket. This is a traditional penhold racket. Eventually I put a DHS Hurricane 3 Neo on the black side and used the Flextra as the BH rubber to learn the RPB. After about 3 or 4 months, my RPB has gotten pretty consistent.
This is a very slow rubber, but can produce enough spin and has good control. This makes the rubber good for learning your technique. It's slow for FH attacks though.
Good controlled rubber. Slow speed and not much spin generation makes it well suited as a rubber to work on technique before going more offensive
Typical Butterfly packing with paper protection over rubber. Not classy like Xiom but ok. Rubber has soft sponge which is light orange and pink in color, relatively porous. Overall rubber has a very light and grippy feel to it.
Spin and speed:
Well ok no much to be honest here. This rubber, in my opinion, is made for recreational player or very beginner in TT. As far as I know it goes with some Butterfly premade paddles. Dont get me wrong please you can still play with this rubber but for example I would consider Palio CJ 8000 much more serious rubber then Flextra. There is some spin and speed still. Grip on the top sheet is very good.
Who should use this:
If you want to get your kid into TT then you can put this on his or hers paddle, if you play once per month you can put it on your paddle I think you get the picture here.
Have fun and enjoy TT.
This rubber is absolutely useless, and any beginner will be better of looking elsewhere in my opinion.. I bought this as my first rubber, and it did not help me develop my technique at all, even though I was playing decent strokes, this rubber failed me. 2 months later I switched to another one, and my game took like 3 leaps forward.. For goodness sake don't buy this rubber.
As part of my first pre-made setup with BTY Primorac Off- this worked well back in 2006. Paired with the Primorac Off- blade this rubber had great control. Spin was acceptable, but speed is in line with the ratings - very slow. It's great if you're looking for something that's low-ish throw, light, some spin (potentially with thin sponge) and can be used fairly defensively. As per existing ratings/reviews it IS "basic", "for beginners" and "new players". Alternatively, it would suit someone looking for a (middle of the road) cheap and defensive/AR Butterfly rubber. I also agree with kiantat's comments that it could work well as a slow RPB due to it's softness/lightness.
Good for a new players. I was used this 1 year but when i switch this rubber im so better
The cheapest butterfly rubber imo. Will suit allround style player. A good rubber to start that have the brand and made in japan too.
Does not have enough spin (serves drives and loops) to be an effective FH rubber for intermediate level players. The soft sponge and medium throw make it a really good BH rubber. Great rubber for consistent flat hitting. Decent for looping. It is slow and has very good control, just like the manufacturer description.
When I say it doesn't have enough spin, I am comparing it to Tenergy 05 and H3 Neo.
The cut weight was 36g for the 1.9mm sponge version.
Previously used it on both side on Stiga Rosewood NTC VII penhold blade. Bad for forehand and ok backhand rpb.
For forehand, totally lack speed but spin is ok.
For backhand rpb, speed and spin is ok.
The only really good thing about this rubber is it light weight.
Recommended for beginner...i use it on my gergely and it felt good...i use it for at least 7-8 months and i felt better,it's helping you to develop even better...of course you want to change it after months of training. But it's a good rubber to begin with
Good for developing players (beginners / intermediate) wears out quite easily but not for speed or spin. Very good control, short game, blocking and flat hitting. Suited for all-round players.
this rubber has lot's of spin and controll with decent speed.depending on the blade u use it can get better. makes a nice rubber for beginers,very forgiving.
i have this on a preasambled blade for 3 years now and stil hasn't lost it's grip,very dureble rubber indeed,price is good to!
I've been using flextra rubber on both sides for 18 months, This rubber took me from a 'beginner' to an 'intermediate' player! The spin is amazing.By the way, Flextra has an excellent rating for speed & spin compared to other rubbers in the same price.
*It's great for chopping!
*It lasts for a long time.
*If you are a beginner looking for an affordable rubber... Get this one... It has great control but not too fast.
*To sum up, You should combine this rubber with a fast blade to compensate the lack of speed!
My first rubber!!!
Great for recreational game
yuki with 2 flextras was my beginner blade. excellent for learning, as it's basically a toned down all around rubber, but everything works - the more you know the more you can squeeze out of it. However, unless you know you need control over speed and spin, i would stick to other rubbers.
if you are a beginner with a moderate level and ready to advance for the next stage, ditch this rubber!
no matter how hard you try, this rubber cant match with faster and high speed strokes or gameplay!
i regret i stick to this rubber for so long!
Im advanced but casual player now. Used Flextra to defeat many good players because of its control. Could adjust the spin and speed easily. I prefer an all-round racket and could drop back and chop with little effort. My opponents were confused to see the occasional loop. Also played against a Flextra user who was more aggresive than me. Incoming balls seemed loaded with a strange arc.