Friendship/729 Battle II Provincial Blue Sponge

Friendship/729 Battle II  Provincial Blue Sponge Rubber
Approx. $ 38 USD
Price $

User Ratings (1)

Speed 9.0
Spin 8.0
Control 8.0
Tackiness 8.0   
Tacky
Weight 8.0   
Heavy
Sponge Hardness 7.0   
Medium hard
Gears 10.0   
Many gears
Throw Angle 8.0   
High
Consistency 10.0
Durability 7.0   
Lasts longer than average
Overall 8.5 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 13 / 10
Spin 12 / 10
Control 13 / 10
Tensor No
Anti No
Battle II Provincial Blue Sponge, only in black color.
Thickness 2.1
Hardness: 38 / 39 / 40

Reviews (1)

believer  2 months ago

I had a session with this rubber on a Sword Blue Feather blade. This rubber has become my new FH rubber. The speed is faster than the normal Battle 2 47 degree (old package). The blue sponge that I have is 39 degree DHS scale. Overall, it has a lot more speed than a normal H3 Neo sponge. In terms of tackiness, it is tack enough to pick up a ball for a second when new. But once it is broken in, the tack will wear out a bit and this is where it starts playing better. Yes, you may not have the tack, but it spins very well. In my first session at club night, I get a lots of "cheap" points from serves and mini spiny opening loops. My opponent is completely surprised by how spiny the balls are. Since I have played with the normal Battle 2 47 degree old scale, I will do a quick comparison: Spin: B2 regular = B2 Provincial blue sponge Speed: B2 Provincial blue sponge > B2 regular Serve: B2 Provincial blue sponge > B2 regular ( because you can serve long serve easier, for short spiny serve, it's about the same) Over table short game: B2 PBS = B2 regular Over table flip: B2 PBS > B2 regular (flipping over the table is slightly easier with the PBS version) Mid distance rally: B2 PBS > B2 regular (This is where the real advantage comes in with PBS, the mid distance and long distance shots are a lot easier with the PBS version.) Overall, I like the PBS version better than regular because it gives a bit more "ohm" if this is a word (LOL). Also, the sponge is more elastic for the same hardness. So this is similar to the blue sponge from DHS vs regular orange sponge. I will have to play it longer to see the durability test. May update this review after a while.
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