soper79 on 3/14/2013
This is really an amazing rubber for the price. For a long time now, I've tried almost every $14-20 cheap, tacky Chinese rubber under the sun. Honestly this rubber plays just as well as a lot of those. And it's only 5 bucks! Amazing.
Pretty tacky. Good grip. I've owned two of these. the first sheet was very tacky. The next one I would say is moderately tacky. Regardless, this is a high spin rubber on a medium sponge. It hits very nice. I can't recommend it enough.
Try it out. You'll be hooked. You'll love the price and you'll love the fact that you can order this rubber several times over getting brand new sheets for the cost of one standard rubber.
Anonymous on 3/20/2010
the speed rating of this rubber should be raised....i used to use 729 Cream Transcend on both sides and switched to this OEM. every club mate i hit with said that OEM was faster than cream. i put average durability for this but that was just a guess. Ive been using it for about a month playing 4-5 times a week and it still looks and feels like new. FOR $5 THIS IS AMAZING.
mrmisior on 10/11/2017
I am testing Chinese tacky rubbers for the last 12 months. Using the Friendship 729 RITC (which I think is the OEM) for the last 7 months.
Usually I order it from here:
I paired it with Stiga Allround Classic.
It is a perfect BH rubber for me. Serve, serve receive, spinny push, flip, drive, block - excellent.
Wrist action is crucial due to tackiness. Spinny serve receive is always a failure if not countered with my own spin.
Long backspin push works great and often results in an opponent fault or high ball which I like :-)
I can generate moderate top spin with it.
On a FH I was lacking the power to finish a point. Also the lops were not that great and I switched to Palio AK47 red.
729 provides better control and leads to better consistency but in this instance AK47 scores me more points.
Each 729 topsheet lasts me about 100 hours. It looses tackiness after about 10 hours. It becomes less grippy after about 50 hours and after 100 hours is non playable any more - no grip. I clean it with water daily.
I am on my 4th topsheet and already ordered another 2. Hard to find a better tacky BH rubber for under £5!
ahsq on 4/9/2015
Just got this both sided with Galaxy N9. Picks the ball up into the air.
The black side is more alive than the red side. Not a far range loop rubber, handles close - mid range nicely. Good spin on first day.
Slower than my T11+ carbon blade.
chicagoTT on 12/28/2014
I put this on my BH. Really good considering the price and it was faster than I thought it was going to be. In red, 2.1 weighs 45 g, so average, and 2.0 weighs 42 g. I think 2.0 uncut was 60 g.