Friendship/729 SP Transcend

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

User Ratings (22)

Speed 7.9
Spin 8.9
Control 8.4
Tackiness 7.8   
Tacky
Weight 5.5   
Medium heavy
Sponge Hardness 6.8   
Medium hard
Gears 6.1   
Above average gears
Throw Angle 6.2   
Medium high
Consistency 6.3
Durability 7.3   
Lasts longer than average
Overall 8.3 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 11 / 12
Spin 12 / 12
Control 12 / 12
Tensor No
Anti No
There are 3 users using the Friendship/729 SP Transcend.
Brand new rubber specifically designed for players of National team. The combination of frosted rubber, high-elasticity rubber, exquisite soft Tianlai sponge and SENSOR technology brings a super handle for players. The energy-saving jointing technology makes the rubber integrate with sponge particles so as to make the inner energy burst out in an instant. It has characteristics of permanent viscosity, good elasticity, speedy ball driving, which are ideal for the all-round players.

* Superior speed and control
* Excellent spin with appropriate amount of tackiness
* For initializing quick attack and Loop
* Powerful Transcend Sponge (Feels around 40 to 43 hardness)
* ITTF/USATT/CTTA approved
* Formally called Wang Nan

"Great attacking power with a fast traditionally ULTRA sticky top sheet. This rubber is one of the best aggressive push to attack on the planet. Combined with Transcend sponge this product is lively away from the table as well as close. Transcend is lighter and faster than traditional Chinese sponges. Sponge stores energy to release into the ball, while most sponges allow energy to dissipate. By many regarded as similar but superior to the DHS HURRICANE 3 rubber."

On Transcend sponge, also known as Tianlai sponge.

Reviews (12)

deb_tt  on 3/15/2017

An excellent rubber with very low price! My SETUP: Blade: Yinhe Pro Feeling , FH: 729 SP Transcend, BH: Mark V. This is a typical Chinese tacky rubber. If you are a player who plays active shot always with lot of control, this is the rubber for you. SPEED: Not a fast rubber. But when you hit hard goes like rocket. Speed is linear with effort. But the plus side of slightly less speed is that the ball does not go beyond the table. It is little bit slower than H3 Neo. SPIN: Excellent. Better than any non tacky rubber. Much spinier than MX-P or El-P but less spinier than H3 Neo. Service spin is excellent, specially for high toss serve. No problem to execute ghost serve. Push is also great, contains lot of backspin. Looping underspin is easy but not as easy as non tacky rubbers. COUNTER DRIVE: This is the case where this rubber excels. Close to the table counter drive is just awesome. You won't miss a single drive. Hit just before the top of the bounce. SMASH & BLOCK: Ok but not as good as non tacky rubbers. The rubber is definitely very durable. I am playing for one and half years but still it is tacky. Just clean it regularly. OVERALL: This is a nice rubber but the point is that you have to play actively. The moment you try a passive shot, you either miss the shot or go to back foot.
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hammer  on 12/11/2013

The Transcend sponge on the black sheet from ZeroPong is NOT hard -- it's medium. I was expecting a harder sponge based on some of the reviews here. The rubber is very tacky. This, along with the not-so-hard sponge slows down the ball, even on a fast blade. So you can hit hard and generate a lot of spin with good control, but if you just want to kill the ball, there are better choices. Serves are very spinny of course. So if you want to play a spinny game close to the table, this is a great rubber, but for smashes, or playing far from the table, a harder sponge would be better. Maybe that's available with this top sheet somewhere on the planet!
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soper79  on 5/21/2012

Picked this rubber looking for the tackiest, spiniest, rubber I could find. While the topsheet is very tacky, the sponge is as advertised as I thought it was rock hard. There's a youtube video of this rubber where someone is holding the ball indefinitely. My black rubber could not duplicate that feat. All in all I would recommend trying the Friendship Geospin tacky instead. Same price and IMO Geospin's rubber is just as tacky with a noticeably softer sponge.
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slashattack  on 9/25/2010

Using black 2.0 mm. It's a good lightweight alternative to commercial Hurricane 2. This rubber is very tacky, but not as much as a black sheet of hurricane 2. Throw feels very high for some reason with brush looping. I prefer H2 over this rubber. Less than a month has passed and my sheet already looks very old.
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gigimihaela  on 12/24/2009

Great attacking power with Ultra tacky topsheet. Combined with Transcend sponge this product is lively away from the table as well as close. Transcend is lighter and faster than traditional Chinese sponges. Sponge stores energy to release into the ball, while most sponges allow energy to dissipate.
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