Friendship/729 Highpoint

Friendship/729 Highpoint Rubber
Approx. $ 25 USD
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User Ratings (8)

Speed 8.9
Spin 8.6
Control 9.0
Tackiness 2.0   
Slightly tacky
Weight 5.0   
Medium heavy
Sponge Hardness 4.2   
Gears 6.5   
Above average gears
Throw Angle 1.7   
Medium low
Consistency 8.0
Durability 5.0   
Average durability
Overall 8.7 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 12 / 12
Spin 12 / 12
Control 12 / 12
Tensor Yes
Anti No
There are 1 users using the Friendship/729 Highpoint.

Adopting the advanced rubber manufacturing technique, it is made with fine high elastic spong in Germany. The combination of rubber and spong is perfect. The frosted rubber surface make it possible for you to produce a variety of spinning and changes at will, and the smooth soft high elastic ponge helps you to acquire appropriate ball driving speed. It is absolutely professional facility, which we suggest professional players us as an alternative and the players who have good feel of the ball and train every day use.

Reviews (5)

Kokain  on 7/31/2016

While I would not recommend this rubber for modern play I do have an old sheet somewhere that I glue for people who have trouble with their backhand arching the ball and not understanding their stroke. This fixes the issue and helps them understand how to brush over the ball. It’s simple, High Point has one of the lowest arc’s I’ve tested and It’s rated at the top of tabletennisdb. It’s not fast and the feel in hardness is medium/soft. I’ve actually played successfully with it on the forehand and it returns some of the meanest low arc power loops. Great rubber for smacking and serve returns due to not being spin sensitive and it helps with pushing too where it prevents the balls from popping up leaving you open for counter attack. The white sponge has a weird rubbery feel and it boosts well with 2 coats of lamp oil, still not improving the speed anywhere near ESN rubbers. I wish Friendship makes more non tacky alternatives as Battle 1, Aurora, Focus and High Point are not enough to have a decent variety especially when they are all too soft or very low throw. I don’t think this rubber is available for sale anywhere and when I last saw it on Ebay they wanted 20-24 euros which is pricey compared to what you can get from Tibhar, Donic, Joola, etc…
Anonymous  on 6/1/2012

fast, but not spinny
tomizui  on 10/18/2010

its have great control and is good for fast players ,its isnt good for sereve and pimple
Darren Rapacchi  on 7/19/2010

Not as fast as I expected. Had the 2.2mm on my forehand on a very fast Milky Way T4 blade, produces a very low arc and hardly any 2nd kick when bouncing off the opponents side. I thought the 729 faster with the blue transend sponge was a little faster. But this rubber was used on a Off+ blade and still lacked speed.
martinspin  on 5/5/2008

Serve and return: Despite the obvious only gripy topsheet serves are often underestimated. It is the whole repertoire of spin possible and because of the flat throw angle most serves are very effective. Due to the rather flat curve aggressive returns are not easy to play. An aggressive flip is not very easy. Better make it the ball short and respond in a next step with a topspin. Pushes with a lot of wrist have a lot of spin and are not easy to loop. Block, Counter and Smash: A strength of the rubber is the safe play with the rotationsless strokes. Compared with a sticky surfaces this strokes can be very safe and hard. Those who previously played with China coverings, you will enjoy the qualities of this rubber. As with many Asian coverings High Point needs a good hand and a secure eye for the incoming ball. If the ball is high enough, however, a powerful blow spin is the highest of emotions with this surface. Loop and Counterloop: Despite the good opportunities with rotationless balls this covering has their real strengths in a game with lot of spin. Because of the flat trajectory is not easy to opening and it should be played with more feeling than with brute force. With a lot of movement acceleration a lot of opponents are surprised about the fast loops. They note that the ball is falling down very quickly because of the extreme spin after the contact with the table. The ball is often not taken and there are many quick points. The best quality of the rubber is the ability to counter loop. Because of the relative spin insensitivity you can counterloope with the High Point extremely effective at the table. Push and Chop: As mentioned above, a wide repertoire of variations interfaces. In very flat movements can be produced much backspin and with a more steep racket is a kind of "pushing" possible that hasn't almost nothing in the balls. Although the rubber is more offensively oriented, it will also be well for defensive balls from the mid-distance. As almost no difference to expect much wrist is needed to keep a lot of backspin The following is some short reviews of strokes on a scale of 1 (min) to 5 (max) Loops: 4; Countertopspin: 4+; Hard topspin: -5; Block: 4+; Counter: -5; Smash: 5; Serve and return: -5; Push: 4+; Defense: 4; Conclusion: How to obtain used this assessments, the High Point is a covering that is very fit for a play stroking the ball at the highest point of the curve. This means ultimately that this surface per se is suitable for a game at the table or a near half distance. Hope you will enjoy this wunderfull rubber.

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