Lololololol 3 months ago
New crazy rubber from Butterfly,The Dignics 05, released on 1st April,I bought it on the sixth of July, I am using 2.1mm red on my backhand, at first backhand topspin,it really grips the ball and creates a low to medium trajectory, the ball comes at supreme speed and marvelous spin
Andrikos96 3 months ago
Indeed different - and slightly better - than Tenergies... It's ability to change gears due to the new top sheet is ridiculous. NOT for begginers: these rubbers are unforgiving; if the timing isn't right, the ball just flies off the table.
katekarin 1 weeks ago
I played with Dignics and Tenergy 05 Hard on a Viscaria. Dignics felt harder than 05 hard. The spin Dignics can generate is phenomenal. I haven't seen that in any other rubber, not even the tacky chinese ones. But that's only when you grip/brush the ball hard with perfect technique and timing. The smallest mistakes are penalised with the ball flying off. Even the short game needs adjusting as the ball pops vertically up. The speed is much lower than the rating given here. The speed will come from the power of your arm/waist, the sponge is not doing much. My rating is 8.5. It feels like a more responsive, non-tacky, hard chinese rubber. It is very demanding physically. Footwork must be fast. Flat hitting is not an option. It felt uncomfortable on the Viscaria as the dwell time was really low. It suits softer, more flexible blades better. It doesn't have many gears. It was clearly designed for advanced players with above average technique, footwork and stamina who can utilise its phenomenal ability to generate spin. higher arc compared to the linear trajectory of the 05 Hard. Tenergy 05 Hard is more forgiving, with a slightly softer sponge which makes it easier to play with. I recommend starting with 05 Hard before moving to Dignics.
VilError 2 months ago
Dignics 05 works like magic. The high tension releases the ball quickly but doesn't make it leave too quickly giving yourself the opportunity to add a very good deal of spin into your shot. The rubber grips very well and it's speed is definitely impressive. Because of the high tension tackiness is evident but very concealed giving it slightly more control. The sponge is pretty hard which gives it great speed but could be very weird if you are transferring from lighter rubbers like I did. Counterlooping with this rubber is super easy but looping is slightly tougher in my opinion. Its very consistent and highly recommend this for defensive attackers. Pushing and chops also work with the rubber but I recommend using tenergy 05 hard for that instead. Blocking with the racquet can be tough but with good angles you can return topspin at dangerous speeds. Overall great rubber and highly recommend using it with other racquets from butterfly. Personally I use the timo boll alc but any racquet with carbon infused wood is good too.
PMC 3 months ago
I tried out this new rubber for a month ahead of the new season, with a view to possible switch. I tried it on both F/H and B/H. I'll not be switching because I believe this rubber is inferior to T80, my current rubber of choice. My blade is the Carbonado 145 with T80s (2.1) both sides. Topspin player both wings - currently playing veterans (at international level). Please note that one's choice of equipment is very personal and unique. What I liked about D05 on first hit is its low arc (like T80 compared with T05) and it has good spin capabilities. Also good for touch play around the net. It is good for backhand spins too but remember that B/H topspin is a relatively easy shot if you're positioned correctly behind the ball, and you move well, which is important. But that's about it with D05. It's much less responsive than T80, especially away from the table, and is generally an unforgiving rubber: in competition play, there is a real risk that you could get pushed around with this rubber. It is not a 'friendly' rubber, like T80, which is responsive and delivers when needed. I would be surprised if Butterfly extend the Dignics line to D80 etc. The overall soft/FX feel to Dignics is a weakness, especially when played on a high quality carbon blade.