Friendship/729 Super FX

Friendship/729 Super FX Rubber
Approx. $ 15 USD
Price $

User Ratings (84)

Speed 7.2
Spin 8.4
Control 8.5
Tackiness 6.8   
Weight 5.2   
Medium heavy
Sponge Hardness 6.5   
Medium hard
Gears 5.7   
Above average gears
Throw Angle 3.9   
Consistency 8.1
Durability 7.5   
Lasts longer than average
Overall 8.1 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 9.3 / 10
Spin 9.3 / 10
Control 9.3 / 10
Tensor No
Anti No
There are 19 users using the Friendship/729 Super FX.
The Friendship "729" inverted table tennis rubber is developed with the latest techniques by the Rubber Research Institute of Tianjin, China, to fulfil the most critical requirements and to maximize the performance of the international stars such as Hsi En Ting, Liang Ko Liang, Hu Yu Lan, Guo Yue Hua, Cai Zhen Hua, Cao Uan Hua, Qi Bao Xiang, Wang Hui Yuan and Shi Zhi Hao from China. Its quality has been well proven by the records of these players in many world championships.

The characteristics of "729" are unsurpassed in all aspects.Its strongest impact resilience coupled with superb frictional coefficient provide the fastest drive,the most powerful spins and excellent control in all kinds of strokes. It is highly recommended for all levels of skill and competition players.

(ATTENTION:use only wet sponge or cloth to wipe off dirt and dust on rubber surface)

This packing was autographed by Guo Yue Hua, the world Table Tennis champion On oct.29.1995, He only allows the Rubber Industry Research Institute of Tianjin, china to use it.

Reviews (49)

Obi  on 9/7/2014

First of all this is very cheap rubber and it is worth much more than you'll pay for it. It is not so slow as you might think, spin is ok and control is the best. I'm currently using 1.5 mm sponge and it is just fine. Black rubber with blue sponge is better for forehand. It is quite subtle distinction but it is there. I am two wing looper and loops are easy to perform with my Donic Appelgren Allplay Senso V2 - racket gives medium-high throw. Pushes are great also, blocking is fine but not too dangerous for your opponent. Rubber is medium tacky and a bit heavy but it doesn't bother me much. I' m using mostly Friendship rubbers. Considering the price and quality, buying 10-15 times more expensive rubbers is a waste of money for a recreational player. Edit: after some time playing with this rubber (now I use 1.8 mm), I still think it is bang for the buck. Maybe just a little slow for match game and not the best for countering topspin. But hey, it costs about 4-5 $
TripleC  on 6/1/2012

I am (and will always be) using this cheap but high quality rubber of Friendship 729. The Super FX is quite similar to the GeoSpin Tacky and to the RITC 729. It is a very durable rubber, it could last more than the usual playing hours, unlike other rubbers that could easily wear off. This rubber is not good for beginners though, since it needs an attention of tons of training and getting used to. It matches perfectly with Friendship 729 blades and I use this on both my FH and BH. The feeling of it in the Forehand is quite powerful, especially when its newly cleaned and its tackiness is maintained. It can create tremendous spin, especially when you use some services that consume a lot of spin for the opponent to rebut. Unlike other rubbers, it has a hard sponge which is not the same when it generates its control against rubbers with soft sponge. It is a very underrated rubber, but gladly it makes up for its overall gladness. Looping is still a problem when you don't frequently clean it. But it doesn't wear off which is why it could last for months. 5 stars to a cheap good ol' rubber!
ayoushinoki  on 5/16/2013

This is a classic Chinese style tacky top-sheet with very firm sponge. The sticky surface makes it easy to impart lots of spin in serves. It is also very sensitive to incoming spin. This may or may not be a good thing. It forces one to be very alert to what the opponent is doing and to respond appropriately. It is easy to loop, chop and push with this rubber. Control is good. Excellent for 3rd ball attack and close to table play. It may be somewhat lacking in loop to loop rallies. When I use it on the FH, I prefer to hit drive the ball into the sponge in order to get speed and control. Hits/drives and loops give a crisp ball impact sensation. There is no catapult effect, so for speed and penetration, there must be good body/stroke mechanics. Hence, it is a good training rubber. The spin can be very high Compared to the latest tensors, it is slow and not lively. Often, players who use this rubber put it on a blade with some flex. Playing away from the table requires much effort. The rubber is cheap and durable.
massive_attack  1 weeks ago

9.9/10 for DEF style. FH: Nittaku H2 Pro, 1.6mm, 45g (0.207g/cm^2), 42.5 degrees (Nittaku), 38 degrees (Shore A). BH: Friendship/729 Super FX, 1.5mm, 42g (0.196g/cm^2), 45 degrees (729), 36.5 degrees (Shore A). Blade: TSP Balsa 3.5, 75g, 162mm x 155mm x 5mm (Width x Height x Thickness). Plies: 5 (3 Wood + 2 Composite): Ayous - GlassFibre - Balsa - GlassFibre - Ayous.
Reaper  8 months ago

Got mine on Max Black on orange sponge and tested it on a ALL 5ply wooden blade. It's a faster rubber than i expected, both the sponge and top sheet are very hard. it's quite difficult to brush the ball to do a controlled topspin or BH flick if you're a beginner or recreational player. I was expecting it to be tacky so I could use it for BH chopping but it isn't at all. The rubber is heavy and the built quality is excellent, the sponge doesn't crumble and the topsheet doesn't crack around the edges or unglues from the sponge so it should last for a long time. I'm ok with the sponge hardness, but the hard unsticky topsheet is not suitable for my style. I recommend this rubber for beginners and intermediate players with an agressive style who play close to the table with hard flat hits on FH

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