Friendship/729 802-40

Friendship/729 802-40 Pips
Approx. $ 14 USD
Price $

User Ratings (44)

Speed 8.4
Spin 7.5
Control 8.6
Deception 3.6
Weight 2.8   
Sponge Hardness 2.4   
Medium soft
Consistency 8.5   
Always identical
Durability 9.5   
Lasts a long time!
Overall 8.9 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 12 / 12
Spin 8.0 / 12
Control 11 / 12
Deception 0.0 / 12
Type Short pips
There are 12 users using the Friendship/729 802-40.
High speed

Supports aggressive style

Special 35deg Pro Sponge

Powerful conical shaped pips

Give your opponent no opportunity to play their game. 802 40 gives the ability to attack pushes and service that traditional rubbers cannot. Maximize your attack off the bounce. Crush your opponents "Best Shots".

Reviews (31)

ronakvyas86  on 10/3/2016

I got this rubber, on my Yasaka Extra Offensive blade, for the purpose of experimenting with short pips after reading a couple of reviews. I'm a penholder and I was previously using Evolution MX-P for FH on Joola Rossi Emotion Cpen blade. So, I thought I might have some difficulty adjusting my FH to a rubber like this. To my suprise, this rubber is so much more easier to play with than I thought. Yes, the looping from forehand is not even close to what I could do with my old rubber (MX-P) and all the other tensors I've used before (Nimbus, Acuda S1 Turbo), but other than that everything else is much better. Pushing, chopping, hitting, driving, placing, all are terrific. Overall, I think I'm playing much better than this one on my FH rather than all the other tensors that I've used. I still manage to play offensively with much less errors. Serves are quite spinny too. I guess I'm gonna stick with this one for a long time.
ronron  8 months ago

I use this rubber on my FH in 1.8mm black on a Xiom extreme S blade. (Shakehand grip) Serving is outstanding for a short pip. Block and chop block goes with ease. But what I really like about it is the fact I can play it like inverted rubber, even on half distance, with the advantages of short pips. I can easily flat hit incoming balls, but also play some topspin if necessary. In combination with a fast blade it is devastating.
carvalhoc  on 1/3/2018

Use this rubber on BH. Soft sponge, very good spin for a short pip rubber, even capable of spinny serves, it is very durable and light. Can chop, push, fast on attack and smash, good blocks, low throw, can flip serves and plays wonderfully close to the table. For the price it is a no brainer.
Nakata  on 7/6/2017

I own a 802-40 since 2013 (4 years already) but never had used it. I found it too hard compared to my previous short pips, Yasaka Rakza PO. Maybe I didn´t like this particular characteristics at that time. But recently I met a penhold player (just like myself) using a F´Ship 802, which is even harder than 802-40. And he blocks so well, giving opponents a very hard time. So I decided to give my 802-40 one more try... and I can barely explain how much amazed I am now. This rubber is a beast! Fast, actually incredibly fast when hard-hit. My initial impressions of a hard feeling remains, but I can win points with it without giving any chance for my opponent to return the ball. When the smash hits table the point is over. It is unforgiving, you can´t fix the stroke in the middle of swing but with a well-executed motion it rewards with winners.
xvpltabletennis  on 7/1/2017

I used on BH with sponge 1.8 mm and able to smash very well and my FH is Rakza 7 not soft. The rubber grip pretty well. I notice when I served fast loose ball or push down the ball sink down when it hit the opponent's rubber, it seemed to have under spin when served like that. It forces the opponent to push the ball up a lot. I able to place the ball even better than Rakza 7. Very good control for chop and push, I almost never lose a point when push the ball. It can push very solid. Deception is OK not for those who want deception as weapon in the game. The rubber is cheap and it is great for offensive players who want more control. I would recommend this rubber but get it with the sponge not without.

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