was 729's first attempt at creating a Euro rubber.
It's soft, half tacky, and very very light.
It's been criticized for lacking power, but I don't think it seems that
slow. It's a great rubber for
control looping, and I frequently recommend it to players making their first
step up from a pre-made racket.
Name: Felix Santos Country: USA (2004-05-01)
This is the first chinese rubber that I’ve used that hits
like a japanese rubber. It is springy, not sticky at all unlike regular chinese
rubber. Very good for looping. But dont expect it to be a speed demon, its fast
but not of bryces caliber. Its in the sriver or mark V’s alley. I find it well
suited for hard and stiff blades like the tube aluminum.
I disagree about FX-EL and serves or underspin. FX-EL has to be mated with a
soft blade, and glue is very helpful. With a soft blade, it blossoms. You can
spin with it and serve with it like a European rubber. Both I and one of my
playing partners were amazed at the difference.
for off the table looping, the FX-EL on a ALL/DEF blade gives a feel like a
slingshot. (It is great fun in practice) If your game is push, touch and hit,
that slingshot may just get in the way. It’s not really suitable as a
same soft (35-40degree) sponge as used with the 802-40 short pimpled sheets.
Works very well with speed glue providing the opportunity to use a tacky Chinese
style rubber in the more modern away from the table looping game; this is a
modernised equivalent to the harder original. Used on a Tibhar Chila Light. This
rubber would suit a hitter and a looper. When used with speed-glue it can be
played with over the table for controlled topspinning and hitting, as well as
mid-distance looping. Compared to the original, this rubber has a medium-throw
angle, rather than a high one, and is considerably lighter. Speed 8, Spin 8, and
Control 8, 39g....