Butterfly Tenergy 05
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This is the first rubber to feature Butterfly's new "Spring Sponge". Spring Sponge feels hard yet its new technology allows it to hold the ball on the racket longer. Tenergy 05 combines this new explosive sponge with a new tensioned top-sheet with maximum surface grip.
The result is a rubber that produces massive amounts of spin on serves and topspin drives. Tenergy is also the fastest most explosive rubber in our line all without the use of any speed-glues or tuning. Tenergy will keep its speed throughout the life of the rubber without need for any special treatments. Finally a rubber that will make you feel like you are playing in the days of the 38 mm ball again!
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Reviews of Butterfly Tenergy 05 (166)
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There are tons of reviews out there, so you probably get the idea. It's very good for looping against any ball at any distance. The sponge and topsheet are dense - when you brush, you can feel the ball dig into all of it before it explodes out. It's fairly bouncy, so touch and soft push may need adjustment as well as close range looping. Because it is so bouncy and sensitive to spin, you shouldn't do any passive strokes. This rubber is 100% for looping/top spin.
Using T05 on my forehand, red 2.1mm. The rubber is great for opening loops, counter loops, etc. I find that the rubber generates loads of spin even with minimal contact. The downside is that it is sensitive to in-coming spin so you need to be prepared when blocking drives. I would recommend this for forehand only. Well worth the price.
Love this on my forehand. Super spinny and fast loops. Have used this on Timo Boll ALC and Freitas ALC. I have also tried it on Garaydia ALC. I could not control the blade/rubber on the Garaydia, but that seems to be the blade more than anything.
Really good rubber, good feeling and good speed. I used this on a TBS forehand. You'll have effortless strokes when you use this on forehand. Well unfortunately this rubber didn't improve me because of so much effortless strokes. I'll recommend it in backhand as the chinese players do. If you want to improve your game maybe you'll have to switch chinese rubber at forehand. Not a pro here but you know I'm basing on my experiences.
It's easier to play than I thought. I play it in 1.7 on my FH on a kevlar blade. It's way livelier than the T05FX and still controllable. The amount of spin I can create is just brutal, while it's still not really reactive to incoming spin. I like it on my Donic Kevplay, it's a great fit and I can happily say I found the perfect match for that blade.
I have no problem with this rubber! It works better than anything else I found for my style and dimensions. PROS: good at everything. Superb control if you are accustomed to the high throw . Can be used on back or forehand CONS: Haven't really found any.....maybe not as fierce attack as Hurricane III national blue sponge, but much more pleasant for me to use.
Some people say that this is too reactive to incoming spin, but I think that it's fine. It's more reactive than 64 and 80 yes, but not as reactive as the the H3 Neo.
P/S: I used the 05 and H3 on two different blades, so the comparison might not be as accurate.
Tenergy line is unique in some ways to many other high tension rubbers:
1. The surface is thinner, which makes it lighter.
2. The pips are slightly longer, which gives higher speed.
3. The pips are dense (except for 64), top sheet is hard, which gives excellent grip and high throw that is useful in looping.
Tenergy FX line is different in several ways from Tenergy line:
1. It is about 3-4g lighter per sheet.
2. The sponge is much softer, which is why it's lighter/slower with more dwell time for slow loop.
3. The top sheet is also softer, which makes it less sensitive to spin and gives it more control in pushing and blocking.
4. The pips are shorter (except for 64 FX), which gives it less speed.
The closest rubber to 05 is 80. 05 top sheet is slightly harder and the pips are slightly more dense (explains the extra 2g in weight), which gives it slightly higher throw and less margin for error when counter looping because you have to close the racket angle more. The slightly softer top sheet of 80 makes it less sensitive to spin. The speed of 05 and 80 is very similar, but 80 takes a more direct trajectory (higher horizontal speed) due to lower throw angle.
The closest rubber to Tenergy 05/80 outside of Butterfly products is Tibhar Evolution MX-P, which has a slightly harder sponge and a slightly softer top sheet. Throw is similar to 80.
There are very few rubbers that can produce higher spin (perhaps hard rubbers like very boosted tacky DHS Neo Hurricane 3 or non-tacky Donic Baracuda, Andro Rasant Grip, Yasaka Rakza 9), but they will have problems in other areas like slow speed, low throw or high weight, which can make them harder to use than Tenergy overall.
Top Sheet Thickness: Average (1.65mm).
Surface Thickness: Thin (0.71mm).
Pip Length: Average (0.94mm).
Pip Width: Average (1.7mm).
Pip Spacing: Very Dense (0.63mm).
Sponge Hardness: Medium.
Top Sheet Hardness: Hard.
Weight (Max): Medium-Heavy (49g, 0.241g/cm^2).
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