Butterfly Tenergy 80
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• Tenergy 80 is the ideal balance between spin and speed
Class: Super Speed
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Best tenergy out of all. Very similar to 05, a bit more control and spin but slightly less speed.
Great rubber. It's not perfect in one thing but good in everything. Good in Topspin and blocking/ smashing. It does not create the same amount of spin like the t 05 but it's very spinny. On the other hand it's much easier to handle incoming spin, to block or to smash. The control is really great for an Off rubber.
Like it's official description says, T80 has the perfect balance among the Tenergys in terms of speed and spin. The touch is also excellent, good precision and has a good throw angle. It's an excellent rubber, I'm currently using it on forehand in a Primorac Carbon Cpen, fitted well with it.
Best bh rubber ive tried. Very consistant, go 2.1 sponge you will not be disappointed.
I have only had this rubber for 6 weeks, so I don't know much yet and I don't like to say much without thorough testing. I will say at this point I really,, really like this rubber. My favorite rubber to date has been the tenergy 05, but this rubber rivals it. It is actually a lot like 05 to me, yet I notice a substantially lower arc and, seems to have a noticeably less spin and response to incoming spin. Other than that, it is probably faster with a little more dwell time than the 05.
IT IS REALLY fast when you hit the ball hard and clean!!
Tenergy 80 is a well rounded offensive rubbers with good spin and speed. I tried this on my backhand and feel the rubber is very good for short flicks and drives and is good for blocking. Despite its fairly low sensitivity to incoming spin, it itself is able to generate a great deal of spin on pushes and especially serves. It plays best at mid-distance and away from the table whether blocking or counter looping.
Pushing close to the table will require an adjustment due to the Spring Sponge's propensity to pop the ball up (though a lot of backspin is generated). The main limitation I found with this rubber is power loops on the backhand side are difficult to execute close to the table due to the springiness of the sponge but work great away from the table. I also had a few hits with it on the forehand side as well and also works well there with 3rd balls being a bit easier to execute compared to backhand. I briefly tried T80 with a 7-ply Carbon blade but found it played much better on a 5-ply OFF wood blade as I found it to be too bouncy on the Carbon blade, though this could also be to do with my level.
Overall a very solid rubber and good introduction to the Tenergy series. T80 is great for attacking short balls but when those fail, your rallies and game winners will come from mid/away from the table. I would recommend this to intermediate to advanced players who aren't particularly fussy but want a stable rubber that gives them that extra kick. T80 is many ways better than its FX counterpart as it offers far greater spin, speed and more gears at the cost of slightly worse blocking, pushing and control.
A cut sheet (normal sized Stiga head) weighs 46g which is a bit heavier than the FX at 43g and classic Sriver at 42g. I'd put the hardness of T80 between the two being harder than FX but a bit softer than Sriver.
I played with this on a 5-ply OFF blade - Stiga Eternity VPS.
My playstyle is backhand dominated two-winged shakehand looper.
You want speed? This will give you speed. It also provides a descent amount of spin and control. I would consider this more of a mid range player, not close.
My rate is middle not because the rubber is bad but for my style and blade, it was not so good. I'm a penholder with Ryu See Ming blade, so this one was not very good for looping and being fast as the Tenergy 5.
The closest rubber to Tenergy 05 out of all rubbers. The slightly softer top sheet of 80 makes it less sensitive to spin, which is better for pushing and blocking. Slightly less dense pips and softer top sheet gives a slightly lower throw angle, but makes it easier in counter looping because the racket angle can be more open. The speed of 05 and 80 is very similar, but 80 takes a more direct trajectory (higher horizontal speed) due to lower throw angle.
Top Sheet Thickness: Average (1.65mm).
Surface Thickness: Thin (0.71mm).
Pip Length: Average (0.94mm).
Pip Width: Average (1.68mm).
Pip Spacing: Dense (0.69mm).
Sponge Hardness: Medium.
Top Sheet Hardness: Medium-Hard.
Weight (Max): Medium-Heavy (47g, 0.23g/cm^2).
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