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Butterfly Tenergy 05
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TENERGY: Excellent for Imparting Spin on the Ball
TENERGY 05 has a unique feeling using a combination of Spring Sponge technology, High Tension rubber and a tacky surface. It is excellent for imparting a great deal of spin on the ball. 05 in the name was adopted from Pimples Code No. 5. Tenergy 05 enables a full range of topspin play at or away from the table. It keeps its explosive power throughout the life of the rubber without the use of speed glue or boosting. Tenergy 05 is very popular among world-class table tennis players. European Champion Timo Boll uses Tenergy 05 on forehand and backhand.
• Please use Free Chack II when you apply Tenergy to a blade.
Class: Super Speed
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Reviews of Butterfly Tenergy 05 (185)
Pros: professional spin machine, 49g in 2.1, choice of 1.7/1.9/2.1, hardness 36, consistently high quality.
Cons: too fast, non linear, hard to get used to, thin top sheet edges crack and flake off, popularity keeps the price high.
I played Tenergy 05 for about 1.5 years. I used it on Timo Boll ZLF blade and Timo Boll ZLC blade. I think Tenergy 05 is the best Tenergy. I like the feeling a lot more than Tenergy 05 FX. 2.1 weighs 49g. I have tried 1.9, but didn't find more control. It takes a long time to get used to Tenergy because the catapult effect is non linear - I found you have to change the racket angle a lot depending on how fast you brush the ball when looping. If you are able to close the racket angle almost flat and brush the ball with high speed then the ball will fly out with excellent spin. When you are on your A game, this rubber will deliver winners, but if you are tired or your mind is not in the game this rubber will punish you. A lot of people use this rubber without knowing how to use it effectively because they see so many pros use it. Avoid putting this on stiff blades, even pros don't do this. I like this for backhand in 2.1 because you can do flicks over table easily and loops behind the table. On forehand I find this rubber is best mid distance, but I prefer to play closer to the table. Like others have said, this rubber is amazing on looping and flicks, but everything else like chopping, blocking or pushing is just okay. You need to have excellent touch control, which takes a long time to develop.
17-06-2018:-Amazing rubber,but not easy to use if you are just recreational player who does not like to do hours of practice drills.Flat hits will always go out-very bouncy.Even high balls have to be looped...not hit flat.But if you loop drive.....boy ...the ball is grabbed by the rubber and looped in a lovely arc--beautiful to see,great sensation and feeling....just admire your shot...lol.Short game is not easy.Chop/push is below the quality offered by Rakza 7...or goldarc 8.Underspin serve is too spinny....opponent look at their blade to see if the ball was wet...lol...I love it.
The best rubber for distance shoot but it is the most expensive rubber. Costing almost to a mid grade car tire. Unless you are paid professional table tennis like Xin Xu or Ma Long. If money is not the issue then go ahead and enjoy it. Less only 3 - 6 months!
One of the best rubbers out there! Has great combination of speed and spin, experienced players will be able to control it very well, has many gears and very high throw angle, either smashing the ball or frictioning with the rubber will produce high speeds and the later one lots of spin. Using two of it with a Timo Boll ALC will create a powerful combination, also works really well with a tamca5000 blade (super high speed) slower blades tend to not give a good feel on the ball so I would not recommend alongside. Overall it is for high level players, not for beginners, would totally recommend.
A few years ago I made the mistake of switching to Tenergy when I was still a beginner. It caused me a lot of trouble at first. I couldn't control, it was too fast, and overall I felt like I was wasting such a good rubber lol.
I did improve my technique and get used to it, however. After a few weeks, as an intermediate player who didn't have very good technique, almost all of my shots would land on the table no matter how I hit them. It's a superb rubber. Great spin, speed and control. A little too heavy too.
The durability was excellent too, as the rubber lasted me almost a year, (the rubber had actually mostly worn off, but I could still do everything with it).
Of course this rubber is best suited for players who know what they are doing, as there is nothing this rubber can't do, but don't make the same mistake I made if you're a beginner. :)
This rubber is very good for people who like to chop or have a lot of spin(topspin,backspin,underspin,sidespin) on their serves (pendulum,tomahawk,etc).It also produces good speed and great control.Personally,I think that the tenergy series is one of the best rubbers out there.I would highly recommend it to advanced players that are at pro stage to take it for tournaments and other events!
Amazing rubber. Good amount of spin and speed. Very hard to play against. Consistent and better for European style of play. Good for FH and BH. Tested on Stiga infinity VPS V blade.
Great and already possible to say legendary rubber. High speed and awesome spin potential. What is quite surprising is that I have never feel that Tenergy rubbers would be highly sensitive for incoming spin. The true is that you have to play actively!
If you are very fit and train very often then this rubber can be fun. Otherwise it is better to play a more controlled rubber
Just got 2 T05 on second hand. 2,1 mm 4 months of use. I play with Rasanter R47, wich I find great.
But I feel like T05 is another level of play. I'm not going to specifie every aspect of the game. It's just that I feel no weakness with this rubber! I'm very confident in every shot!!! Incredible feeling... Sad that I didn't try this one years ago....
Tenergy 05 is simply the best pure looping rubber in the world even 10 years after its introduction. It's also still the world standard for non-Chinese professionals and aspiring professional players. The first time I looped with T05 it brought a huge smile to my face, it's a special and unique rubbber indeed. It's fast, but not crazy fast, and has an extremely high throw angle which coupled with its bouncy sponge and grippy topsheet create a perfect looping machine. However, the high throw angle and bounciness that make it such a great looping rubber also make it more challenging to use in the short game. Pushes are easier to pop up high or go long and service return can be difficult unless you are experienced in reading spin. That's why this rubber is more recommended for advanced to pro level players as they can easily mitigate this rubbers weaknesses through ability and practice while fully taking advantage of its outrageous spin and loop potential. Highly recommended for advanced looping attackers.
Well.... Tried T05 on my FH for the first time today. For BH I use DHX C8OX. Blade, SUCD. Have experimented with a lot of rubbers such as DHS H3Neo, Donic Bluefire JP01T, Stiga Magna TC II. All very good rubbers. Compared to T05 they are only fade shadows. T05 is simply perfect. Speed, Spin and control is just awesome. Expensive yes, but it really seems like it is worth the money. Was sincerely hoping that the difference would be less significant so that I could stick to DHS H3Neo who is priced way lower, but it seems there is no way back now.
Absolutely love it. Its just a totql beast what comes to looping if you have a good blade perfect forehand rubber. Bit expensive though.
Tenergy is just a fantastic rubber!although the extremely high price makes playing with it an expensive habit there´s nothing to say about how well it works for my offensive playstile. Tenergy 05 is one of the best forehand rubbers I´ve ever used, possibly the best! If you´re a begginer or a medium-low level player and are still learning you´re strokes I wouldn´t recomend this rubber, but if you already have a good technique and have 75$ GO FOR IT!!!
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.
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