Butterfly Tenergy 25
TENERGY: Excellent for Attacking and Controlled Play near the Table
• Powered by Spring Sponge Technology and with pimples of a larger diameter than other rubbers, Tenergy 25 creates dynamic attacks for close-to-the-table play.
• Spring Sponge Technology is produced by the unique format of air bubbles within the sponge and the thin pimples of the highly flexible surface, enable dynamic topspin play with heavy rotation.
• Adept at drop-shots, flicks, short pushes and quick counter attacks, Tenergy 25 is perfect for close-to-the table play.
• Within the Tenergy Family of rubbers, all styles of play can benefit from this new technology
Class: Super Speed
Style: High Tension Pimples-in Rubber
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Reviews of Butterfly Tenergy 25 (43)
I use this rubber on a ma lin carbon blade with tenergy 64 as FH.
My BH has always been weak and now i have finally completed my search.
This rubber is like a beast, amazing topspins and easy flicks that dont require much power.
but once you get far away from the table it acts much differently. As i said before, this rubber is a beast, once you know how to control a beast, you literally become a god. I prefer people who have a good game from close to the table should get this rubber.
Spin (European Style): 8.8
Weight: 51g in 2.1 (0.251g/cm^2)
Hardness (DHS): 36
Fast Loop: 9.1
Slow Loop: 9
Counter Loop: 8.9
Available Sponge Thickness: 1.7/1.9/2.1
Spin: high (9.3).
Control: average (9.2).
Tackiness: slightly tacky (2).
Weight: heavy (51g, 0.251g/cm^2).
Sponge hardness: medium (49/36).
Top sheet hardness: hard (57/45).
Gears: average (5).
Throw: medium high (6.6).
Consistency: always identical (10).
Durability: average durability (5).
Top sheet thickness: average (1.7mm).
Surface thickness: average (0.8mm).
Pip length: medium (0.9mm).
Pip width: very wide (2.6mm).
Pip spacing: dense (0.6mm).
Overall: good (9.5).
Value: expensive (3).
I ordered a regular T25, not the FX version since I need more spin with less arc distance.
I will update once I receive the rubber in another 3 days.
-The large pimples inside help with controlling shots.
-Excellent for close to the table play as you can counter any hard hit shots easily while maintaining control but when you need to hit a little bit harder, the rubber still provides enough power.
-I am a penholder that uses Reverse-Penhold Backhand occasionally but I don't use it all the time. I was looking for a rubber that could handle flicks, counter-attacking from up close, and could handle my mediocre RBP technique. This rubber handled everything
-I had T-Energy 64 before and I honestly couldn't handle the sheer power of it so i wanted something more controlled and manageable. T-Energy 25 was the perfect solution to my RPB since I don't use it very often and when I need to use RPB, I feel confident I can counter any shots with ease.
-Excellent up close and can handle medium distance relatively well but more effort is required.
-I use 1.9mm red rubber sheet
- Works well for active BH blocks & mid distance BH loops.
- Ball can be placed very accurate.
- Nice BH rubber.
Further, on an off-the-bounce shot or a block, the rubber just puts the ball over the net and onto the other side of the table.
It's serves surpass the 05/h3/tg2 and other quality rubbers if you learn to control the sponge and topsheet well.
This rubber is extremely underrated. Using this on both sides, I beat a player over 500 points over my rank and it felt easy. Rubber is not always the solution, but if it matches your style, it can be a good aid.
This rubber plays like a Tennis player would demand it to. Also, if you prefer chinese fh but want a little catapult, this should suffice. It is a rubber for pacing and driving.
Short Push: T80 = T25 > T05 > T64
Counterloop: T25 > T80 > T64 > T05
Brush Loop: T05 > T25 > T80 > T64
Drive: T25 > T64 > T80 > T05
Chop: T25 > T05 = T80 > T64
Lifting Underspin: T05 > T80=T25=T64
Mid-distance: T64 > T25 > T05 > T80
Control: T25 > T05=T80 > T64
Speed: T64 (less/equal) T25 > T80=T05
A lot of this has to do with technique as mentioned above.
I'm playing with Yinhe 980 blade (speedy and rigid def blade) + Spinlord Dornenglanz long pips + Tenergy 05 1,7mm. I'm an allrounder and I play near the table, spinning, blocking and smashing. I'm a kind of mix between Pushblocker and Akkertrom...
One word: "Perfect"
I liked T05 very much, but I had to concede that pushes, returns, blocks where a bit delicate. I was always struggling to keep the ball on the table and not too long.
With the T25, I keep most of the great T05's qualities en I improve a lot the control for all the shots where I was struggling with T05.
Block: A lot easier with T25. I feel immediately a better control and and I'm able to vary the deepness and the placement of my shots. I can absorb the energy of the incoming loop and make a short and dead block or accelerate. Smash the incoming loop is also easier. This is a very strong point of T25.
Smash: Same. Great control that gives a lot of confidence for smashing.
Pushes: With T05, keep pushes short enough and not out of the table is a constant chalenge. With the T25, I have no more this catapult effect that insecure the pushes and I control easily the ball making pushes long or short, where I want.
Serves: Coming from T05, its easier to place the ball and keep it lower. But, I had the feeling that I was able to give a lithe bit more spin with T05. I think that the T05 is more dangerous for serves because of this ability to give more spin.
Loops: The trajectory of the ball is flatter with T25. I think that T05 is a very high throw rubber and that the T25 is a lower throw rubber. But this doesn't mean that T25 have a low throw. I will say that it' a medium throw rubber an that it's still higher than a lot of other rubbers. I also have the feeling that T25 gives a little less spin on the ball. But it's still spiny... T25 ask to pay attention to the net when T05 gives more arc and latitude to stay over the net. Personally I prefer the flatter trajectory of T25. From mid-distance, the T25 is still enough dynamic for looping balls easily.
For counter-looping near the table, I think that T25 is better than T05. I think that T05 because of his higher throw is worse than T25 for this kind of shots. With T25 on some shots as looping incoming serves or counter spinning incoming loops near the table the ball tent to be long because of the higher throw. For this shots, with a lower throw, the T25 gives me a better result.
Far from the table, the T05 gives more ease and better results, the T25 is still good but requires more energy to return balls on the table.
Throw angle: T05 = Very high T25 = Average
Spin: T05 = 9/10 T25 = 8/10
Control: T05 = 6,5/10 T25 = 9/10
Speed: T05 = 9/10 T25 = 8/10
Hardness: T05 = 7/10 T25 = 7/10
It seems that everybody have not the same opinion about the speed of this rubbers, but, in my opinion, the T25 is just a little bit less speedy that the T05. Maybe, the better control gives me this feeling?
About hardness, I had not really the feeling that T25 was a bit harder. It's only a different feel because of the bigger pips from the T25.
Conclusion: The T25 is done for me and fit perfectly my style. I liked T05 very much, but with T25 I keep most of the great qualities of T05 and he add other great qualities that are completely essential for the way I play. Adopted!
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