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A real low and short no-spin serve can give you some easy points in matches, as they are difficult to flip hard, and they require good timing to push hard. Mix it up with a heavy backspin in the same spot. Remember to get it short, the ball should bounce short on your side close to the net...

 729-3 Transcend

One sheet of RITC Friendship 729-3 Pips-In rubber with Transcend Sponge. Just slightly sticky very spinney soft surface combined with Powerful energy storing Transcend sponge, this rubber meets and exceeds the demands of the modern topspin and touch game.   

"Sensor Technology" - Special process before jointing of rubber and sponge helps you have a much better ball feeling!

Characteristics:

  • Superior speed and spin
  • Super Touch
  • Fast Spinning
  • Quick attack and Loop
  • For initializing attack
  • Powerful Medium Soft Transcend Sponge
  • ITTF/USATT/CTTA approved

Ratings (out of 12):

  • Speed: 11
  • Spin: 10
  • Control: 11

Comments:            

This rubber is very fast with a slightly sticky top sheet. Friendship 729-3 is very powerful and has the ability to loop as well as smash. Transcend is lighter and faster than traditional Chinese sponges. Sponge stores energy to release into the ball, while most sponges allow energy to dissipate.

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 729-3 Transcend review:

Cream topsheet is one of my favorites. More elastic and slightly thinner and less tacky than traditional Chinese topsheets. Very spinny without being paticularly tacky. For control use the Jap sponge. For something faster use transcend.

I tried 729 Cream on 2.2 Transcend and was amazed by how bouncy it was.  So maybe you'll be able to do without gluing.

My impression of the 729-3 topsheet is that its fast but thick and heavy.  The version on pink jap sponge was very fast and good for hitting but not extremely spinny and very fast.  I'm sure the firmer transcend sponge will be similar as the pink jap sponge was also around 42.

 I used 729-3 fairly extensively in the past since this was the only Chinese rubber I actually liked.  I used it with the Jap pink sponge and with MRS.  I tried it once on Transcend and I think it is a good match, so I'll give it another shot.  It hits/smashes well, but it also drive-loops extremely well.  It is somewhat like a faster and less sticky H2 and I can pretty much drive through incoming spin with it due to speed and low throw angle.  I did not have any problems looping with it either as I recall.

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