45degree sponge was very hard. Good even for medium-range distance attack. But
best for close-to-table attackers, particularly chinese-style penholders. Like
most Chinese rubbers, it takes about two weeks for the extreme stickiness of the
topsheet to disappear, then you can really play with power. It seems this rubber
is confusing to many of my opponents as I beat a number of players I never beat
before. Great for looping.
Comments: The S
is for "Soft". I use this on my backhand with Jap sponge which is
little bit softer, slower and more control/feeling than german sponge version.
Very effortless and good backhand loop drives with fast speed and great control.
Good when block with good controled speed. Not easy to chop and need good touch
on that so would suit the more offensive minded. I think too soft and mushy for
the forward thrusting motion of the forehand and would be better on the weaker
hitting backhand. Speed: 9, Spin: 8, Conrol: 9.5, Price 9.5. Overall: 9.
Super-fast loops, medium-speed drives, excellent control at clost to the table,
controllable and spinny serves, doesn't respond too much to speed gluing
(50-degree sponge), killer backspins, slow and controlled blocks - typical of a
Chinese rubber for fast-attack play. Suitable for Chinese-style penhold.
rubber for purely offensive game. great speed and control but lacks some spin.
I have 2.0 729-40s on the backhand side. On
another racquet I have Cream 2.2 with MRS. They are very different. Personally,
I prefer the 40s, it is sticky, spinny, and very controllable. I do not glue and
that makes a BIG difference. Without glue, the Cream MRS is somewhat dead and
not nearly as spinny.
I think that the Friendship 729-40S is an
outstanding rubber not as fast as the Desto F1 but hell breaks loose when you
know how to use this monster.
The Friendship 729-40S or the 729-40H have great
speed and control and are very easy to loop. The German sponge is really good
for looping and with a medium fast blade it would be a very good controllable
40S is one of the spinniest rubbers in
production! Perhaps the spinniest!
I just tried the new 729 40s german sponge, and
I'm guessing it's gotta be the best looping chinese rubber out there. (but then
it's more european style than chinese.) That said, I prefer a jap sponge chinese
over, say hurricane 3 or g888 in terms of looping. If I didnt glue, I may go for
something harder like chinese sponge H3.
I have 2.0 40s on the backhand side. On another racquet I have Cream 2.2 with
MRS. They are very different. Personally, I prefer the 40s, it is sticky,
spinny, and very controllable. I do not glue and that makes a BIG difference.
Without glue, the Cream MRS is somewhat dead and not nearly as spinny. If you
are a gluer, my feedback may be totally wrong.