Friendship/729 729-08

Friendship/729 729-08 Rubber
Approx. $ 13 USD
Price $

User Ratings (29)

Speed 8.5
Spin 9.2
Control 8.8
Tackiness 7.4   
Weight 6.2   
Medium heavy
Sponge Hardness 8.7   
Gears 7.4   
Above average gears
Throw Angle 5.0   
Medium high
Consistency 8.3
Durability 7.2   
Lasts longer than average
Overall 8.9 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 11
Spin 12
Control 11
Tensor No
Anti No
There are 4 users using the Friendship/729 729-08.

Reviews (16)

rsalv83  on 6/20/2019

Using this as a BH rubber on 729 Dynasty Hinoki Carbon. Very controllable rubber. Good for looping and short game and am able to produce great spin on serves. It does lack a little speed, however, and I would say it lags behind the Battle II in this respect (and probably others). Definitely recommend this rubber for a controlled spin game!
chop  on 6/13/2019

The 729-08 is really nice rubber with lively sponge. It comes with different sponge hardness: 45, 47, 49, so each player can choose the sponge that suits his style of play. I tested it on Stiga Allround Classic WRB on FH side. This is definitely looping rubber. Spin is huge if you use your body while looping (chinese technique). I prefer 729-08 over DHS Hurricane 3, because it has much better control and spin. Overall, 729-08 a very versatile rubber that performs excellent in ALL types of shots. I highly recommend it!
TTCP  on 9/11/2018

729-08 rubber has three different sponge hardness-45, 47, and 49. I use 47 degrees hardness on a Carbonado 90 as FH rubber. The rubber surface is very tacky with amazing spin potential and great control. I can easily impart strong spins on serves and during short game with small wrist motions. The tacky topsheet also makes it very easily to keep returns close to the net on short game. The topsheet is not as hard as those of typical tacky Chinese rubbers; for example, it feels softer than the topsheet of Hurricane 3. On loops and drives, this rubber has great speed and topspin potential. During matches, my opponents have a lot of trouble blocking my FH loops and counter-loops. If you are an offensive player who likes to loop and drive a lot, this rubber is for you. IMO, 729-08 is as good as H3, and it's cheaper than H3.
anand0077  on 12/8/2017

This is my third 729 rubber ,i wonder why DHS is so famous than 729 because i personally feel 729 makes better rubbers than DHS.This rubber is great with hard sponge 9/10 extreme tacky around 9 and needs good shoulders and u need to pair it with a flexible blade.I tested this on yasaka ma lin soft carbon with battle 1 on the back hand.Great rubber for forehand loop and counterspin and rallies.During the rallies i was able to keep 9/10 balls on the table all the time.It has tremendous spin for flicking and looping side spins.If u get ur act together and play it properly with great body movement ur opponent will be in great trouble all the time due to the enormous spin he is going to face.It weighs about 43 gm cut black and works exceptionally great on my extra lacquered blade felt great for blocking as it took away all the speed and was able to place the balls adequately.Throw angle with perfect action is around 6.5 but due to the hard rubber it appears it is low around 5.5 but if u hit harder it will go up.Also if the rubber can be boosted will play great.I did not boost as i am not interested in the mess i use medium to high viscosity revolution glue which acts as a tensor on the blade so it has some boosting action by itself just apply 2 coats on the blade and on the rubber.U will feel the difference while playing.Close to net u have to exert a little more force to get the ball across the net.But this is a great rubber i had to test this as i plan to use this on forehand as i was informed that battle 2 rubber will be stopped as per one online seller.So i am looking at other 729 rubbers as alternative.
Jojon  on 8/31/2017

I agree with the AndySmith review. This rubber has hard sponge, it is not lightweight, and has no crazy speed. But the spin is insane, and even if the sponge is hard, you can feel it. I would say that also the control is not that easy, you need some time to get used to this rubber. It is not forgiven, so it requires a good technique. But if your stroke is consitent and well executed, it produce a great amount of spin, very dangerous for the opponent. For speed you have to push quite a bit. Also the sound is huge. To me, it worth the money. Probably one of the best 729 rubber.

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