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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 Higher Transcend

“This high-friction inverted rubber allows the ball play to be extremely aggressive. This rubber enjoys the characteristics of great viscoscity, high friction, long viscoscity endurance, translucent pimples and soft and smooth appearance. Adopting TENSION technology, the rubber's stretching strength enhances it's properties. High elasticity can be achieved without the use of speed glue. The combination of Tian Lai sponge and this inverted rubber make it easy to loop, taking full advantage of the rubber's high friction.



  • Superior speed and spin
  • Tensioned rubber
  • Best for mid-distance Loop
  • For initializing attack
  • Made with Transcend Sponge
  • ITTF/USATT/CTTA approved

Ratings (out of 12):

  • Speed: 10
  • Spin: 12
  • Control: 12
  • Sponge: Medium Soft Transcend (green or cream)



A thinner more elastic top sheet allows this rubber to load up like a spring, creating large amount of spin with less effort. The thinner, lighter and very tacky topsheet gives maximum spin. Deadly for serve and return, and great for mid distance loopers.


The new Transcend Sponge is lighter and faster than traditional Chinese sponges. Sponge stores energy to release into the ball, while most sponges allow energy to dissipate. Works great with or without speed glue. The new Transcend Sponge increases the speed with up to 30% when speed glue is used.


NOTE: This is the latest version of the Higher rubber, with the NEW Tension Green or Cream Medium Soft sponge. The old version had a Hard Yellow sponge mainly popular in China.

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 729 Higher reviews:

Transcend is a chinese sponge developed by 729 in-house. It's elastic. Hardness is around 40ish. Great glue effect. Higher & Faster both have thin topsheets. Similar to H2, H3, G666 in terms of structure. They all have thin topsheets.

It doesn't have any chacteristics of euro/jap rubbers. 1st it's tacky, that's what generally a chinese rubber is like. 2nd for it's weight, I wouldn't say it's as light as Japanese made ones.

If you like close to table attack, chinese rubber is the way to go. I've seen people that do not play close to table attack hate Chinese rubbers.

Higher is tackier than faster. Faster is not neccesarily faster than higher. Don't get fooled by their names. I have both. Higher is quite good for looping. However, it's too elastic for smashing.


This is one of the nicer offering s from friendship.  The green transcend plays similarly to the magic red sponge.  It's only half tacky and loops better than most Friendship offerings, but still retains the nice touch in the short game. Weight is medium to medium-light.


I've tried the Higher on Transcend, and I love it. It's not as spinny as their max rating (12) that their giving it, and it's not really quite as fast either, but it's very easy to control, and is awesome for looping. It's still very spinny, but the topsheet isn't suited for spinny serves etc.

I've heard people say that it's too bouncy for good pushes/service return, but I find it to be more effective than my Cream MRS for both. Maybe it's just personal preference.


Higher vs Cream MRS

The sponges are similar, but the green sponge under higher is a little improved. Faster and springier. Higher is lighter. Less sticky. Faster.

Cream is probably going to push, chop, and serve better for most. And maybe flat hitting too. Looping's going to go to higher by a long shot.

Pushing may not be as SPINNY as cream since it's not as sticky and it's a little springier. But it has almost the same control and a similar feel. It's better on looping and flipping. Awesome on flipping.

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