Butterfly Tackiness Drive
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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.
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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.
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