yogi_bear on 12/29/2011
Tenzone Max Black
The Tenzone max black is a high quality rubber from adidas. when i saw the rubber for the first time i was impressed with its production. from the looks, the topsheet is less grainy compared to joola x-plodes' topsheet. i would say it looks identical of the genius' topsheet but differs in the pips structure and topsheet thickness. The Tenzone has a thicker topsheet than that of the genius. The sponge when i pressed it and played with it is medium hard. In the DHS scale hardness i would rate it as 38 degrees.
FH to FH & BH to BH drives:
Tenzone is very bouncy. The sharp and crisp sound produced when hitting the ball is distinctive of being an ESN rubber. The control is there but not its biggest asset.
Tenzone produces a low to medium arc on both bh and fh. Tenzone is good for on the rise loop drives above the table. Spin is above average for both and fast loops and is enough to lift heavy underspin balls. during the first 2 days the rubber wasnt that spinny but now its very spinny after some time breaking in the rubber
Pushes and serves:
Spinny pushes are not hard to produce though you have to make some adjustments not to let balls pop up when making pushes but the adjustment is easy. serves on sidespins and underspins are average but fast knuckle or dead balls and topspin serves are very good due to the rubber's speed.
Smashing, hitting and counter loops:
These are the areas that this rubber shines. i think its built mainly for speed than doing spins. Topspins are easy for countering mid distance to far from the table. Its power doesnt diminish that much. Smashing is awesome coupled with its nice whacking sound. On these 3 areas countrol is very good.
Overall the Tenzone rubber can be labelled as a very fast with above average spin rubber. Its speed is comparable to that of Tenergy 05, Hexer and Calibra. Its like Calibra LT but a little bit spinnier. Its built for speed and it has lots of it. i enjoyed playing counterhitting and smashing with this rubber far from the table. Receiving spinny serves are good since this rubber is not sensitive to incoming spin. This rubber is above average in blocking also. I would recommend this rubber for advanced players only because this is not everybody's toy.
jsespinozas 6 months ago
Although this rubber is not in production it can be useful revision, fast but not too much, good spin, consistent, sound and pleasant sensation, medium high angle, good topspin, all the strokes are consistent but it is not very prominent in one, sensation of medium hardness, rubber very similar to xiom vega pro.
vvk on 6/13/2012
As compared to Vega Pro/Sigma Pro: much better control in the short game, less sensitive to incoming spin, not too bouncy, very good at blocking, fast when smashing, and great at looping against underspin.
Update: still playing with it on my FH and loving it! Best rubber for a looper!
Anonymous on 5/3/2012
Worst overpriced rubber i have tried.