Friendship/729 Battle II Provincial Blue Sponge

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

User Ratings (2)

Speed 9.3
Spin 8.5
Control 8.5
Tackiness 8.0   
Weight 8.0   
Sponge Hardness 8.5   
Gears 10.0   
Many gears
Throw Angle 8.0   
Consistency 10.0
Durability 7.0   
Lasts longer than average
Overall 9.3 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 13 / 10
Spin 12 / 10
Control 13 / 10
Tensor No
Anti No
There are 1 users using the Friendship/729 Battle II Provincial Blue Sponge.
Battle II Provincial Blue Sponge, only in black color.
Thickness 2.1
Hardness: 38 / 39 / 40

Reviews (2)

believer  on 8/2/2019

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.
dhs729  9 months ago

Game features Friendship 729 Battle 2 with blue sponge We applied 3 layers of Falco Tempo Long booster to both rubbers. Serves Service with Friendship 729 Battle 2 blue sponge is very good, it has a high rotation. Short service is very comfortable to play. Short game Short game is very good thanks to hard sponge and sticky top sheet. Loop The starting loop has a high spin, a lot of the first topspin was played by the opponent behind the table. Loop has a low flight curve. Serve receives Thanks to a hard sponge and sticky top sheet, Friendship 729 Battle 2 blue sponge has a very good short serve receives. Block Friendship 729 Battle 2 blue sponge has a high quality block with great control. The block is fast, but the block can be played comfortably or short when your opponent is away from the table. Topspin to topspin Counter Spin is the biggest weapon of Friendship 729 Battle 2 blue sponge, it is fast with high rotation, the ball has accelerated reflection and tenddencies to fall down. It is very difficult for an opponent to defend or counter it. Friendship 729 Battle 2 blue sponge is suitable for playing near and from the middle of the table. It's a rubber for players with a good, quick hand swing. The hardness of the sponge 40° will certainly suit the aggressive offensive concept of the game closer to the table. Surprisingly, the hardness of the sponge 38° is manageable with excellent speed. Both Friendship 729 Battle 2 blue sponge hardness combined with the DHS Hurricane 301 blade is an excellent choice.

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