RITC 729 729-5
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Rubber designed for the speed glue ban. Energy storing highly elastic top sheet provides consistent power with all types of strokes. 729-5 is designed for a high degree of friction and power making this the ideal weapon for the attacking player.
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Reviews of RITC 729 729-5 (32)
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Currently using it on my backhand. Its brilliant for blocking, almost every shot gets back on the table.
Its fairly fast I would say, 8-9/10. Produces a lot of spin so excellent for serves. Control is kind of lacking for me...
Its slightly tacky, but still produces plenty of spin. Throw angle is pretty high like all Chinese rubbers. Its also hard hence the reason its good for blocking.
Edit: 4 months now and rubber is still slightly tacky with regular cleaning with a damp cloth after play. It still playing like new, I think it would also be good on the forehand.
I had this on my FH for awhile. It was pretty good when new but now it just doesn't have any life left. The spin and throw really went down as it lost all of its slight tack and it aged. I still have it around as a spare sheet. Weight is 47 g in black 2.2(max), so medium-heavy, and about 66 g uncut.
I have this 729-5 rubber (red,max,BH) mounted in a Galaxy Y-4 with a Haifu Whale III - training (black,max,FH) on the other side. It's a spare training racket for me.
The 729-5 is indeed a low-tacky and medium-low throw rubber. The only positive aspect is control, it has low sensivity to spin (and also lacks producing spin, obviously). The speed is acceptable.
In fact I think I would have to change very much my BH strokes to play with this rubber, what I'm not prepared to do and so I'll switch it for another one soon. It is a rubber for beginners and intermediate players fond of BH control.
In summary, the only "strange" Friendship-729 inverted rubber I've found so far. By seeing the first comments done in 2009 I wonder if the materials or chemical process used in its fabrication have changed (I think there are not fakes of this rubber :-) )
This rubber is actually best for backhand due to its medium sponge, slight tackiness & medium to medium low throw. You also need to hit the ball with a heavy contact for this rubber to generate a shattering spin. The speed is 7.5 out of 10 but the control is 8.5. Blocking with this rubber is not that good compare to 729 faster.
If you're looking for a low-priced backhand rubber with a good potential & enough gears, try this one.
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