Focus is another new offering from Friendship.
I think there are different sponges out there under this rubber, but the
one's I've gotten have a green transcend sponge underneath.
This rubber plays a little flat but fast.
Therefore it's better for pushing and driving the ball than it is for
looping it up with loaded topspin. Very
accurate feel given the speed. Medium weight.
I am not sure about what is available elsewhere, but the
Focus 1 I have is a little different than what *** described. Compared to
typical Chinese rubbers the Focus topsheet is thinner, more elastic and less
sticky. The sponge was more like 40 degrees, and I did not notice any tension
effect. I gave a sheet to a 2100 friend of mine who was playing H3 on his
backhand and he immediately liked it better and played a tournament with it that
week. His comment was that since it was elastic but not overly tacky, he really
liked the way he could convert backspin to topspin. (I.E. loop pushes)
Iv been playing a lot with focus and I like it but
its also kinda difrent.
one sheet I have has the green trancend sponge around 41
and another one has cream colored sponge thats probably around 39. very nice and
fast but also heavy. The top sheet is very elastic and soft and thick but NOT
very tacky. I think of it as the big brother of the LKT rubbers. BTW this rubber
is HUGE in china. A lot of people love this rubber, over there.
It all depends on how hard the sponge is on the h3.
Luck of the draw. But the focus topsheet should be faster.
Also, I'd like to add that I agree that the sponge hardness is around Sriver
EL. Topsheet TEXTURE(only) is very similar to Bryce FX. It is not
tacky at all, but is very GRIPPY. So low speed spin and serves are really
good with this rubber. IT is very shiny at an angle when it is brand new.
It's elasticity is really good as well....