Friendship/729 802-40

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

User Ratings (49)

Speed 8.3
Spin 7.5
Control 8.5
Deception 3.6
Weight 2.9   
Sponge Hardness 2.9   
Medium soft
Consistency 8.4   
Always identical
Durability 8.5   
Lasts a long time!
Overall 8.8 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 (33)

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.
soper79  on 5/2/2017

This SP is everything it is billed to be. Great speed. Honestly when you drive & smash opponents will have a hard time getting it back on the table given the speed and relative lack of spin they're used to. Great control and touch (compared to inverted), spiny (relative to other short pips) if that's what you are looking for. If you are coming form Inverted, this will be the best transition for you. It will be less spiny than any inverted (and that's a good thing. Otherwise you wouldn't be looking at SP) but not so much to where you can't adapt. I really like the balance this rubber brings for me in terms of ability to attack, blocking, touch & control. Great rubber. Great price. Well worth trying it out. I have the 802-40 in 2.0 sponge 35 degrees.
kingsman  on 8/4/2019

price to performance short pips this is the best you can get out there, im a cpen traditional penhod player, this is my choice of short pips rubber, i have 3 blades right now all of them are glued with this rubber, smash, loop, return serves are easy, control is very good on this even blocking, gives a lowish throw, smashing gives a flat trajectory, price is very resonable, it will not drain your wallet.
dirlewanger  on 5/10/2019

Very good controlled pips,I played with it on Butterfly bkx5 on forehand. Serves very spiny,very good control in attack,the best in counterattack.
ronron  on 5/3/2018

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.

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