Friendship/729 729 Transcend

Friendship/729 729 Transcend Rubber
Approx. $ 14 USD
Price $

User Ratings (8)

Speed 8.3
Spin 8.9
Control 8.4
Tackiness 7.5   
Weight 5.7   
Medium heavy
Sponge Hardness 5.9   
Gears 6.6   
Above average gears
Throw Angle 3.5   
Consistency 9.2
Durability 6.2   
Lasts longer than average
Overall 8.5 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 11 / 12
Spin 10 / 12
Control 10 / 12
Tensor No
Anti No
There are 2 users using the Friendship/729 729 Transcend.
On Transcend sponge, also known as Tianlai sponge.

Reviews (6)

Kokain  on 7/31/2016

Transcend can be picked up for 6$ a sheet making it a better value than DHS rubber. It can lift the ball for 1-3 seconds tops but it’s not as tacky as the rating suggest, neither is the throw angle super low. If you truly want a tacky rubber Hurricane 2, If you truly want a low throw angle rubber 729 High Point. Transcend is available in 2.2mm @ 42deg. A disadvantage with this rubber is playing power loops from far distance where it lacks the speed, requires the use of abs and legs to generate power, hinting towards advanced players or tacky rubber lovers. Flat hitting and passive blocking is also a problem █ With that out of the way let’s talk about the advantages. Simply one of the best Chinese rubber I have ever had the pleasure to play with. The green sponge is solid and not porous like tensors, making it a dream to boost with 2 coats of lamp oil. You can use Transcend with European chicken swing or take full advantage with the Chinese full arm stroke where the spin is ridiculous and the ball dies in front of your waiting opponent. Because the rubber has what feels like 2 speeds, it helps against high level serves, making the serve returns reliable and short, allowing to get the gist of slow opening loops and at the same time when you put the effort engaging the sponge, your power loops are going past your opponent. A great thing about tacky rubbers is people who suffer from balls dropping on the floor, with Transcend the soft tacky top sheet is absolute pleasure lifting balls from minimal contact to giving maximum spin from wrist flicks. I’ve glued this on a DHS Hurricane Long 3 and Appelgren AllPlay and anybody who had a hit from coaches to 1st div players praised the rubber. My suggestion is to play close to medium distance, use active strokes at all times, and take your opponent to a counter looping rally where you will out spin him and be more consistent on returns with this rubber. Transcend > Hurricane! Deserves way more reviews and users
master_f  on 12/2/2014

Best for Defender's! Play like a pro.
outlaw  on 3/20/2014

good rubber,can do just about anything excelent price
prent73  on 11/12/2012

Outstanding rubber ! Tacky and controllable with serious speed !
Ed  on 6/22/2011

I can't believe there is only one rating for this rubber. I am using a 2mm rubber on a Galaxy LQ1 blade. I find the control excellent. Looping the ball has a low arc with tons of spin , with side spin the ball really kicks away .It is also possible to perform higher slow loops. Where this rubber really shines is in flat hitting , and smashing its so easy. you can go for shots with confidence knowing the ball won't balloon off the table . The top sheet feels soft and this helps in serving and close control . Overall I think this rubber will suit the allround player who likes to attack . I have only had this rubber for two months so can't comment on durability and consistency.

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