Butterfly Tenergy 80-FX
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• Tenergy 80- the ideal balance between spin and speed now in a softer sponge: Tenergy 80-FX
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Tenergy 80 FX is a rubber a little lacking in speed and spin when compared to other modern rubbers but has very good control. When I first tried it on my backhand I did not like it at all as passive hits came out far too weak and stronger hits tended to go too long. However after trying it again and adjusting my footwork and technique (circular looping stroke), I found it to be very reliable. Where it excels is in the block but I could also solidly flick and power loop after getting used to it but I wouldn't say it does either of these very well.
This rubber has fewer gears than T80 and has significantly less spin and speed. I would only play this on a hard 7-ply blade as it comes out very mushy on a 5-ply all wood. I feel like T80 FX serves a different purpose in being deliberately weaker but slightly less demanding than its siblings. It is a "jack of all trades but master of none" so it works well for people who aren't sure what they are looking for in a backhand rubber and acts as the gateway to the Tenergy series as it is the easiest one to transition into. However if you can help it, I'd recommend sticking to Sriver or Mark V until you are truly ready for one of the 'real' Tenergy rubbers.
An uncut sheet weighs 65g and cut (normal sized Stiga head) is 43g.
I played with this on a 7-ply Carbon (5+2) blade - Stiga Super Carbon WRB.
My playstyle is backhand dominated two-winged shakehand looper.
I use T80FX on FH and T80 on BH with sardius. This is good for me.
Good Rubber for BH. Nothing special btw.
Ok for mid-range game, it requires high sensibility for short game. Good for block, and active block. Not very spinny. FX for more control.
Better for playing away from the table due to it's speed, to be able to control this rubber ou must already have a proper technique.
The sponge is not very soft, and the edges breaks without being hit
Still playing with this rubber, it's now been about a month that I got it and Im using it on my FH now. It was too bouncy on my BH while returning spin serves.
So here goes....it's fast, it's spiny although there's no real grippy feeling, and it has very poor potential to loop on heavy underspin.
This is the point where it's ruining my games strongest point....I've been loosing all my points while trying to open loops on heavy underspin, even after using a complete stroke and following thru all the way...just can't work it.
My older rubbers, mark V, t05 did a splendid job at that.
Very frustrated not being able to pull this off as the throw angle gets too low only during this shot.
In all other aspects the rubber delivers as per the stroke.
I use T80FX on FH and T80 on BH with innerforce zlf blade. The T80fx is great for Topspin and loops. I find it a little bouncy though and a bit sensitive to incoming spin. Overall great all round Tenergy rubber
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