Friendship/729 Higher

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

User Ratings (45)

Speed 8.2
Spin 8.9
Control 8.5
Tackiness 6.7   
Weight 5.6   
Medium heavy
Sponge Hardness 5.9   
Gears 5.9   
Above average gears
Throw Angle 5.1   
Medium high
Consistency 7.4
Durability 7.8   
Lasts longer than average
Overall 8.6 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 10 / 12
Spin 12 / 12
Control 12 / 12
Tensor No
Anti No
There are 10 users using the Friendship/729 Higher.
High-friction inverted rubber makes the ball extremely aggressive. It enjoys the characteristics of great viscosity, high friction, long viscosity maintenance, translucent pimples and soft and smooth appearance. Adopting TENSION technology, the rubber's stretching strength is enhanced. High elasticity can be achieved without use of quick glue. The combination of Higher sponge and this inverted rubber makes it easy to produce arc, thus gives full play to the rubbers high friction.

Uses Transcend sponge

Reviews (26)

rota  on 8/17/2018

Cheap average Chinese rubber. I missed spin.
stdog  on 1/25/2018

Used on BH with Stiga All Classic for 1 month: Medium sponge hardness with rather compact, yet responsive tacky topsheet results in a (for me) great BH rubber. Easy on short game, good Control when blocking, can create massive spin when Looping. I recommend it a lot if you want to improve your BH strokes.
Zab  on 1/14/2017

I think this is a good training rubber, but I like the general sponge much better for training or beginner. The one arguement in favor of higher I can see is; if you plan to end up using springy sponge later on, this sponge has a little more spring in it (If that helps anything). But, it "binds up" your stroke more if you are trying to learn a stroke in my opinion. For a tournament winning sponge as a beginner, maybe this would be good also, but I wonder if it is too low performance with too little control for that. To me, it is not enough more than general sponge in performance to merit using it. If you want more performance a bigger step than this rubber might be better.
chicagoTT  on 12/24/2014

This was my first BH rubber several years ago based on reviews from this site. I felt it had a bit more spin than 729 cream transcend on my fh.
ghazkull6  on 3/19/2014

i tried the higher and have to say its quite spinney but the speed is a bit slow maybe if combined with off blade would be faster.

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