Frogger on 11/3/2018
I use 1.0 for BH on a ALL+ blade. Great for close to table blocking and service return. Outstanding for flicks with very good speed. Speedy even with 1.0 sponge. Can execute a low spin loop with good wrist motion. Chops are good. Price to performance factor is great. This is a good pips rubber for combination players using inverted on FH and pips on the back side. Can generate surprising spin with good technique. Just as good as BTY Challenger but at a better price. Update currently use 2.0 for BH on a fast Yasaka Goiabao AN. At first I suspected it would be to fast ...not the case at all. Fast when attacking and control and speed variation for other balls. Service return is excellent with 802. Down the line zingers are brilliant and will keep your opponent wary.
wahyupong on 6/27/2013
This rubber is specially used for
- Fast Blocking
- Hit every coming ball easily even a heavy backspin.
in the right hand ... it's a deadly weapon.
I am a penholder
foam on 4/3/2013
Great defensive rubber in 1.0 - 1.5 mm . Also does everything else other than loop. Chops like a demon though and you can hit through almost any amount of spin.
pnachtwey on 1/27/2013
802 is my favorite SP mostly because it is so easy to use. I play with 802 1.5mm and 802 2mm. 802 can do just about anything but a true loop. What I like is that I can just hit the ball off the bounce and the sink effect will keep the ball on the table. The 1.5mm can chop well if you need to move away from the table. The 1.5mm is not quite as good as the 2mm when it comes to blocking fast loops because the 1.5mm bottoms out and doesn't absorb as much energy as the 2mm does. However, the 2mm doesn't chop as well.
One doesn't think of 802 as being that spinny but I can hit the ball with enough spin to give people trouble. I like hitting with side spin so the ball goes across their switch over point.
What I really like is that 802 is simple to use with no surprises. If you have a good BH that can hit low, fast and accurately over the net then this rubber is for you.
Nakata on 6/21/2018
Finally got a sheet of FÂ´Ship 802, the legendary short pips used by so many penhold players. IÂ´m using it in a Ma Lin Carbon Cpen with inverted in BH. Great rubber! Super easy to do any type of shot: serve, receive, smash and... block. IÂ´m amazed on how it blocks so well, giving opponents a hard time because of deceptive feature it produces. This SP seems to be done with one purpose only: keep the ball in play. Hit some shots out of sweet spot but the ball still lands on table and gives you a second chance. Attacks with 802 is lethal when properly executed, ball travels like a missile after a crisp sound on impact. That said, I must put it very clear, 802 does NOT have the catapult effect of SP like Rakza PO or Impartial XB. Actually, ball bounces very dead and you must swing hard to be rewarded when attacking.