Friendship/729 563

Friendship/729 563 Pips
Approx. $ 13 USD
Price $

User Ratings (12)

Speed 7.8
Spin 6.4
Control 8.5
Deception 5.8
Reversal 4.7
Weight 2.6   
Sponge Hardness 2.9   
Medium soft
Consistency 8.3   
Always identical
Durability 10.0   
Lasts a long time!
Overall 8.9 10
Manufacturer Details
Type Medium pips

Reviews (9)

mrneutron  on 2/12/2017

I have this on a PH kevlar/balsa custom (see my other reviews for context) so keep this in mind. This is the 35 degree sponge. I looked at the pips under a loupe with measurement marking. The pips are the same height as several short pips I have, but I am guessing why they are "medium" is the aspect ration. They are cylindrical and thinner than 802 or Waran etc. It hits fast, blocks fast but this is probably a function of the blade. You can scrub speed off with a sidespin block , sidespin push, chop block and a loose grip block. This give the maximum "weirdness". Otherwise this is very similar to a short pips. hitting is well controlled and consistent. You can "dummy loop" I highly recommend this rubber. But, a student of mine has this on the FH side of a 729 Bomb and it does not play as consistently and easy-hitting. So it might depend a lot on which wood couples well with it. Update; pips are breaking at the base after one session, hard hitting and heavy blocking. So it seems to me not suitable for offensive game may last longe for chopping, softer games.
Jbailey  on 10/7/2016

Very very nice medium pimples! I'm reviewing this in OX (no sponge), and I find it chops very nicely; great control, blocks well, and hits beautifully on my backhand! I haven't quite got the hang of it on the forehand when twiddling, but it is certainly nice on the backhand. As far as reversal goes, I think it's a little closer to a short pimple than a long pimple: it just seems to kill the spin, and adds a little bit of its own. That being said, I haven't played any really heavy spinners with it yet. Seeing as it's so cheap, it's definitely worth a try!
gunssaputra  on 1/1/2016

easier to use, less expensive and more lethal than other pip medium.
smasher2012  on 6/25/2014

deception is above average, have both charateristics of a short and a long pimple, it works great on a hard blade on a flexy blade is simply to dead... control is ok, smashes great again on a hard blade overall a good pimple and very wallet friendly...
Amilcar  on 6/1/2014

Excellent medium pips,plays like 802 but with good reversal. old classic still excellent...

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