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RITC Friendship Super 729 FX
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FRIENDSHIP "SUPER 729 FX" is one of the oldest Chinese rubber sheets. Super sticky rubber surface. Capable of generating strong spin. Excellent for consistent power players requiring more control. Orange sponge and better quality!
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Reviews of RITC Friendship Super 729 FX (58)
Pros: good spin and control, good short game, 45g in max, available in 1.5/1.8/2.0/max, lower throw loops, hardness 35, durable, good quality, awesome value.
Cons: quite slow, have to hit hard most of the time, not as tacky as hurricane.
Put in on a flexible blade like Stiga allround classic and it is a really good rubber with very low Price. Godly rubber. Play it in forehand. Because you have so much control with THE Blade and rubber you can hit harder and harder and which gives high Speed and spin, just focus on technique.
Yes its cheap but unless you're a beginner I found this rubber of little quality. It's hard and bouncy which makes control difficult and hashardly any spin. Looping is very difficult especially when faced with even moderate backspin. Certainly not one for intermediate or better players.
Fast for the room I was playing in. Very heavy too, put it on both sides of an old blade I had which was way more balanced with the previous rubber so that could be on me.
Decent enough spin, good for the price anyway. Probably good for an intermediate player playing in rec leagues looking for a cheap way to improve power. Just make sure you have enough room, looping close to the table is nearly impossible. I am more of a defensive player so this was almost opposite my style but for an inexpensive rubber it's not a bad buy.
made for boosting.when unboosted :very hard sponge with low throw angle,medium distance play is very difficult.I applied 5 layers of Falco and rubber is really very good now.Having played with hurricane 3 neo and skyline tg2 before,i say after boosting it is identical to these.However plays like a rock when unboosted,be warned.
I have been using a lot of more expensive rubbers but Always end up prefering this One. Probably i think i am better then i am. Filled with enough Speed and spin for me. Easy to play against backspin and playing loopes far from table is a breeze. I am using fh red 2,2 and bh black 2,0. Think this rubber is suited for beginners to very demanded platsers!
The rubber produces much spin, but it pruduces little speed (for me). So, when I do a loop, it's very spinny, but it's slow. However, it maybe good for BH, but it's bad for FH. It's good for flick and have enough spin for serves. The tackiness reduces very fast but it still easily dirty.
The ratings on this are puzzling. Has no spin at all, compared to other rubbers. Very disappointed. With s 2.2 sponge has good speed. Sponge is very hard. I guess you get what you pay for.
How U can give this rubber speed over 7 in overall ? With what did U compare >? It's very slow rubber. I have Donic Coppa Platin Soft X2, Donic BlueFire M3 and they are much faster. Even pips i was trying Thibar Grass DTecs are faster!
this rubber is unbelievable, the spin is really "SUPER", the ratings you see posted are very accurate, I am a Tenergy 05 user and I love it, but after months of contemplation I used this rubber and I can confirm that the spin is the same, of course it's significantly slower plus there is no spring, but there is absolutely no shot that is too slow and you can easily return heavy underpin with loads of topspin and with the control you just cannot get from any spring sponge, so it comes down to style, but this rubber really has no fault, it's MUCH better than their Battle rubber - it has a lot more spin and still some more control.... I can't understand why it isn't more popular, I've used lots of expensive rubbers and this is definitely my 2nd favorite, T05 is addictive, I will buy a lot more and stick to it, eventually my T05 will die out and it's just not 10 times better than this. If this rubber cost more, i would give it 4 stars, but at this price it is definitely a 5 star, so much more than I expected from a Chinese rubber
(Black 2.2 on a 5-ply wood blade, forehand)
This rubber is, of course, a great deal. It is also durable and reliable for all your strokes. This is a quintessential Chinese rubber: flat pip structure and a hard sponge that take a lot of energy to activate, relying on tackiness to grip the ball. This means controlled topspin rallies and also reliable, no-spin ball placement in the touch game. Where the hard sponge prevents the ball from digging in, such as in over-the-table play and lifting backspin, the tackiness makes these shots effective. 729 FX will accommodate whatever stroke you need, however flat-hitting is its weakest point: the tackiness slows the ball down.
I actually put this on a mini blade, both sides, and plays surprisingly well given that fact. I have had a chance to use it on a full-sized blade though and it feels very slow. Playing away from the table is difficult. It's plenty tacky though, so serves are spinny, as are loops. You just have to put a lot of effort into your shots. It ain't bad. You could put this on a cheap blade and have a decent racquet that matches up to quite a few pre-made ones.
I am an avid recreational player who also competes at local or provincial tournaments. I have been playing with these rubbers for 3-4 months. I bought them because they where cheap and had high ratings. These are good rubbers in regard to power and spin generation while looping. Excellent choice for counter punchers on budget. They are a tad heavy which I personally have no problem with as it gives more control. The only downside in my opinion is that they are very sensitive to incoming spin. This makes game frustrating for me while playing against loopers and spin-servers.
I stopped using it after a week. Its hard topsheet and hard sponge on a hard blade made the dwell time practically zero. No spin, no grip. The ball was falling off the blade. Very low throw angle. Only good for blocking. It might work better with a flexible blade. I might got a fake one. Bad rubber even for beginners. If you are on a budget, try Yinhe or Palio rubbers instead
Good for blocking, countering and pushing... it is possible to generate a lot of backspin while at the same time the rubber is not too sensitive to incoming spin due to the hard sponge... Topspin attackers should look somewhere else.
A good rubber to start for entering table tennis world. Cheap and playable.
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