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Rubber with similar dwell/hold time as Butterfly's Tenergy
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Author:  JasperJoran [ 18 Jun 2019, 15:51 ]
Post subject:  Rubber with similar dwell/hold time as Butterfly's Tenergy

Background:

- I am currently using 2x Mark V 2.0 on Nittaku Acoustic, I'm fairly satisfied with the speed (could be a bit faster), but I don't feel like I'm getting the dwell time that I should be with such a slow rubber. The dwell time is still much better compared to faster rubbers, but I'm not fully satisfied.

- I have tried a friend's racket with Tenergy 80 before, and despite being such a fast rubber, the feel like sense of dwell time was incredible. I'm assuming it's because of their use of spring sponge.

So my question is:

- Is there a alternative (cheaper or slower) to Tenergy with a similar feeling/dwell time?

- What about Rozena? I heard that it's a more controllable version of Tenergy, but looking at the stats butterfly gave, it's only barely slower than Tenergy and much much faster than Sriver (Butterfly's equivalent of Mark V)

Author:  haggisv [ 18 Jun 2019, 19:52 ]
Post subject:  Re: Rubber with similar dwell/hold time as Butterfly's Tener

Sounds like you're after a rubber with a softer sponge, and probably a 'glue effect' rubber, which gives you the feel of the ball sinking in, and then catapulting out. Tenergy gives you that feel, but so do many German rubbers with medium hard sponges. Something like Donic Acuda S2 will be a lot cheaper than Tenergy and still gives you that feeling of dwell time, and it's a step faster than Mark V.
Yes Rozena is as fast as Tenergy, and not quite the same feel as the Tenergy (just more speed but less spin), so that might not be the best option.

Author:  apophis [ 19 Jun 2019, 10:43 ]
Post subject:  Re: Rubber with similar dwell/hold time as Butterfly's Tener

One of the most comfortable rubbers I've used recently is the Andro Hexer PowerGrip. It has a great feeling for me. Bluefire M2 was another that was quite nice to use and had a good dwelly feeling. However depending on the blade your mileage may vary :lol:

Author:  iskandar taib [ 19 Jun 2019, 13:47 ]
Post subject:  Re: Rubber with similar dwell/hold time as Butterfly's Tener

I'd argue for something like Baracuda or Rakza 7 or Rasant Beat. You just want a Tensor with soft-ish sponge - there are dozens of them, and they'll all play more or less the same.

Shouldn't this be moved down to "Inverted Rubbers"?

Iskandar

Author:  Dragon [ 22 Jun 2019, 02:52 ]
Post subject:  Re: Rubber with similar dwell/hold time as Butterfly's Tener

Other rubber alternatives:

Yasaka Rakza 7

Tibhar Evolution FX-S

Andro Hexer Powergrip SFX

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