Friendship/729 729-5

Friendship/729 729-5 Rubber
Approx. $ 14 USD
Price $

User Ratings (56)

Speed 8.8
Spin 8.7
Control 8.9
Tackiness 3.5   
Medium tacky
Weight 4.5   
Sponge Hardness 6.0   
Medium hard
Gears 6.3   
Above average gears
Throw Angle 5.3   
Medium high
Consistency 8.8
Durability 7.8   
Lasts longer than average
Overall 8.8 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 12 / 12
Spin 11 / 12
Control 12 / 12
Tensor No
Anti No
There are 10 users using the Friendship/729 729-5.
Rubber designed for the speed glue ban. Energy storing highly elastic top sheet provides consistent power with all types of strokes. 759-5 is designed for a high degree of friction and power making this the ideal weapon for the attacking player.

Reviews (30)

Obi  on 4/28/2014

If you want something like Sriver or Mark V but for far less money, this is it. Mr. average or even above average (speed). Does everything really good but does not excel at anything. Pair it with quality blade and you have yourself a serious racket for advanced amateur or minor league competitor. Numbers from community for this rubber are pumped up (no way it is 9,9,9 in 3 mayor categories) bur nice rubber nevertheless. Update: this rubber is much better for backhand than forehand. Forehand loop is not easy to play with 729-5
jasa  on 3/12/2014

I have this 729-5 rubber (red,max,BH) mounted in a Galaxy Y-4 with a Haifu Whale III - training (black,max,FH) on the other side. It's a spare training racket for me. The 729-5 is indeed a low-tacky and medium-low throw rubber. The only positive aspect is control, it has low sensivity to spin (and also lacks producing spin, obviously). The speed is acceptable. In fact I think I would have to change very much my BH strokes to play with this rubber, what I'm not prepared to do and so I'll switch it for another one soon. It is a rubber for beginners and intermediate players fond of BH control. In summary, the only "strange" Friendship-729 inverted rubber I've found so far. By seeing the first comments done in 2009 I wonder if the materials or chemical process used in its fabrication have changed (I think there are not fakes of this rubber :-) )
chicagoTT  on 12/28/2014

I had this on my FH for awhile. It was pretty good when new but now it just doesn't have any life left. The spin and throw really went down as it lost all of its slight tack and it aged. I still have it around as a spare sheet. Weight is 47 g in black 2.2(max), so medium-heavy, and about 66 g uncut.
Shollis  on 3/20/2014

Definitivamente he sido enga±ado por la notas expuestas aqui. Decidi comprarmela al ver que las puntuaciones de velocidad y el efecto eran similares a otras buenas gomas, pero por 10 eurillos que esperaba? pues eso una goma lenta con poco efecto, dura y pesada. Para principiantes por su precio y nivel va de perlas, para gente de nivel intermedio que ya ha probado las gomas europeas y japos olvidaos. speed: 6 spin: 6 control: 7.5
Magnus  on 9/25/2013

This rubber is actually best for backhand due to its medium sponge, slight tackiness & medium to medium low throw. You also need to hit the ball with a heavy contact for this rubber to generate a shattering spin. The speed is 7.5 out of 10 but the control is 8.5. Blocking with this rubber is not that good compare to 729 faster. If you're looking for a low-priced backhand rubber with a good potential & enough gears, try this one.

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