Butterfly Tenergy 80-FX
TENERGY: Ideal Balance between Spin and Speed with Control
• Tenergy 80-FX - the ideal balance between spin and speed now in a softer sponge
• Ideal rubber for all-round attackers and mid-distance loopers
• Looking for more control? The touch in the short game is among the best in the Tenergy series!
• Easier to return serves, block and loop against backspin
• Tenergy Family, realize your more!
Class: Super Speed
Style: High Tension Pimples-in Rubber
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Reviews of Butterfly Tenergy 80-FX (20)
Spin: low (8.8).
Control: average (9.1).
Tackiness: slightly tacky (2).
Weight: average (44g, 0.216g/cm^2).
Sponge hardness: medium (45/32).
Top sheet hardness: medium hard (54/41).
Gears: average (4).
Throw: medium high (6).
Consistency: always identical (8).
Durability: average durability (4).
Top sheet thickness: average (1.6mm).
Surface thickness: average (0.7mm).
Pip length: medium (0.9mm).
Pip width: average (1.7mm).
Pip spacing: average (0.7mm).
Overall: average (8.9).
Value: expensive (3).
Lacks speed and spin for offensive play because it's soft. Harder Tenergy sponges are better for looping game.
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.
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.
The sponge is not very soft, and the edges breaks without being hit
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.
Heavy rubber (like old Tenergyes) for good shape players.
IT IS NOT AFFECTED BY MOISTURE like Rasant, DHS, Rakza ...
Perfect BH (OFF carbon) rubber for me.
I speculate butterfly made this rubber because the common saying "beginners should not use tenergy" hurts their sales.
Well, I am very confident this is suitable for a beginner. By beginner I mean one knows all the basic strokes and when to use them, and plans to learn the advanced ones.
This rubber makes difficult shots easy. To date, I can execute the ghost serve the easiest with this rubber, even compared to the sticky Chinese rubbers I used to use. The spin is almost as good as the Chinese rubbers, but the control is higher. It's easy to return serve short and set up a fourth ball attack. Lifting backspin is very easy even when not using the entire body in the stroke. This rubber is insensitive to incoming spin. I don't recall having any problems flicking the ball either.
These were my experiences after 3 or 4 sessions with this rubber. However, I subsequently took it off and replaced it with tenergy 05, with which I am much happier.
The throw angle in the 80fx is low. Also, generating deadly spin on loops takes a lot of effort. I'm used to varying the spin by striking the ball at varying distances from the equator of the ball. Doing this with the 80fx sent balls off the table. A very deliberate brush at the desired speed is needed. Unlike other modern rubbers, speed and spin are very linear. There isn't any "magic arc" as the 05 or "pop forward" like other spring sponges. Don't get me wrong, I could vary the topspin enough to mess with people, but it takes a lot of stroke to do it.
Speed is medium, with a lot of gears. Most of the players at my club are offensive ones, and in forehand rallies, I didn't feel outgunned speed-wise.
Overall, it's a quality rubber. It will help some peoples' game, but others less so. The tenergy 05 is unquestionably faster and spinnier so I'm sticking with 05.
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