Butterfly Tackiness Drive
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Friction Rubber for Wide Range of Players
Designed for the controlled spin player, Tackiness Drive is equally at home for the steady looper or blistering chopper looking for more speed in his/her attack.
Class: Super Spin
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Reviews of Butterfly Tackiness Drive (20)
Serving with this works wonders, especially with thicker sponge... which isn't a problem since you can go to max thickness and it'll still feel lacking in speed. This is basically the only real problem I've got with this rubber. You'll need to be able to bring the power yourself. If you don't have the skill to transfer power from the legs and waist into your swing, then you better be good at placing the fast balls at unexpected spots or they won't hurt. In addition to this, it's also a very crappy rubber to smash with. Grab a sriver for the above and you'll have much easier time.
Still, it's a great rubber for spin. Good spin on serves and during really with low skill. Slow but sick spin with a high skill level.
Receiving serves has never been a problem for me with this rubber. Control was basically all I could wish for no matter the thickness of the sponge.
Blocking is heavenly with this rubber and I play opponents that hit their drives like smashes. No problem returning this while even reducing some of the pace as long as you're in place.
It's a shame the quallity of the rubber don't last for more than half a year or so, as where my sriver and tackiness C easily lasted longer than a year.
Basically I'd only recomment this piece of art to defence and allround type of players that can generate a lot of own power and also go more for spin than speed.
I would never recommend this to a new player. It can seem like a great pick, probably lets you jump a level at that point but it's likely to create a flawed technique unless you got a good coach that has enough time to correct and assist you every step of the way... which is rather rare.
Ps. I played this on two off-type blades for a few years.
Chose this rubber based on sentiment after coming back back to play after loooong break. What was good for 30 years ago play is not always good for modern play. Keeps its merits, but in my opinion it is to passive for todays all-round play. Decent control and spin, but lacks dynamics. Seems bit outdated, rather for beginner seeking BH stability, with good block and underspin. Weak at dynamic BH play (average looping abilities).
Not only for beginners. I play it on my backhand on an off ALC blade. Great for service and blocking with good placement. So much control. Playing slow topspins is really easy. The rubber feels hard enough for the blocking game. Not mushy.
Consistant bh rubber. Very good for a beginner or someone that attacks every ball and creates his own power.
If you are seeking stability for your BH this will give you great blocking, medium speed loops and very good spin on serve. Great for allround play. Long lasting rubber at a decent price. Not a tensor but can get good speed with proper stroke. A little bit slow for FH but is nice for a player seeking perfect balance between offense and defense. A high quality classic rubber.
a great rubber for the starting player who likes to have a lot of control with his rubber
The Butterfly Tackiness-Drive (2.0mm, black A.D. 1979) is a very popular and finally modernized for the all round play. Tackiness-Drive is the best of this group of Tackiness- rubber sheets. Tackiness-Chop is slower than Tackiness-D. Tackiness-Drive is more neutral and more forgiving than Tackifire. Tackiness-D is lightweight, soft, and very tacky. The sticky surface is strong enough to reverse the spin rotation of the incoming Top Spin ball.
For this rubber sheet to have its consistency, the formulation compromised durability and longevity to yield a more intense performance with a shorter lifespan. In the 1970s this product was economical to buy, today it is most expensive.
Players wanting more stability in their spins should look to Stiga Mark-V 40 which has better control and more spin without "torquing" the ball out of control before leaving the rubber sheet surface.
Tackiness-D is great as a training tool to perfect techniques but other faster rubber sheets should be deployed in competition.
Warning: Tackiness-D and Tackiness-C are very sensitive to temperature and heat sources!
When left with higher than 76 degrees Fahrenheit heat sources- the rubber sheet became "sticky oatmeal" over a short period of time.
Good rubber to learn basic strokes. Combine it with tackiness chop or chop II and you will have a good allround equipment. If you want to improve your play than it's time to try sriver G3 FX.
Very good all around rubber. Good spin on serve and loops. Very Good control on short game. You can play offensive and defensive game with this rubber. Easily cracks on the edges on miss-hits though.
i used this for backhand - i learned chopping with it. i can still remember its smell when new, and holding a ping pong ball in the air with it. it's a great learning rubber and an awesome weapon for all around players. i like it better than tackier chinese rubbers in that it is softer and can "pinch" the rubber better. novice players can generate decent spin, but those who know it can really squeeze monstrous spin.
At a time when good rubber choices were not that many, Tackiness D was a top option as a backhand rubber. For many players during my time, it was Robin and Sriver was Batman. Great combo then as the tackier Tackiness D allowed you to set up for a Sriver forehand.
What I distinctly remember with the Tackiness D is that it helped me developed a consistent backhand loop and even a backhand jab block like the ones Waldner and Primorac used a lot.
However, when I tried using it as a forehand rubber, Tackiness D was a disappointment. After getting used to the faster Sriver, I somehow came to realize that it is not, for me, a forehand rubber. Sure, you can loop it consistently but the speed is sorely lacking.
Had it on my Butterfly Grubba and Stiga Legend. Never tried it on a carbon blade. Overall, a great backhand rubber.
Its a very good backhand rubber u can loop and chop with lots of spin and with control its one of the best butterfly rubbers
I've got it on my backhand in 1,5mm. I have to get rid of this rubber. It's lame too slow, you can't doing topspins with it on your backhand. It's more for Def/All players not Allround.
Very good all-round rubber, last a long time, good in all strokes.
a little expensive, but worth it.
i have been playing table tennis for 2 years and i have bought tackiness drive as my first decent bat. It is good for topspin and very durable, although the edges wear away a bit over time. This rubber has lots of spin, but after a while of having this bat, i wanted more spin, this rubber is definately brilliant, but you can get a better rubber for a lower price. The price is its major drawback
Best rubber for beginners and allround-players. control is great, serves are spinny, short game is very controlled, blocking is quite precise, topspins are slow and spinny.
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