AndySmith on 6/22/2010
This is a hard version of Butterfly's spring sponge with a *slightly* tacky topsheet.
When you take it out of the packet it feels really hard and very heavy - like a concrete slab. Looks like a Tackifire topsheet on a harder spring sponge. I suppose a lazy way of describing it is a hybrid of Tenergy and DHS Hurricane 2/3.
It's not outright quick in general play, and it seems very controlled in the short game and for service returns. Flicks, pushes and blocks are all good. Looping is slightly tricky, because it's not massively tacky for brush looping and it's very hard for a euro style stroke. But I really liked hitting - if you put some beans into a smash, you get good results from the sponge. If you rip the 3rd ball over the table then you get good spin. A lazy stroke won't get you much spin though.
I bought T05FX for a more controlled version of Tenergy, but I actually prefer this more. I don't mind hard and heavy rubbers though, so if you're into soft tensors then this will be quite an adjustment for you. Really very good!
Vladyx92 on 7/9/2013
This is an absolutely amazing rubber from Butterfly. Having tried most of the high-end rubbers available on the market, Spin-Art demolishes Tenergy in almost all aspects of the game. Let me break it down for you:
Speed: You need FOOTWORK to unleash the monster. Tenergy may be more forgiving (because of the softer sponge), but with this rubber you need to bend your knees and transfer energy from lower body to upper body. Better technique = better results. Amazing speed on all loops, flicks, and smashes.
Spin: A bit less than its tacky Chinese counterparts (think DHS Hurricane or Tackifire C), but still, very impressive. Serves are a breeze (especially sidespin serves like pendulum, reverse pendulum, tomahawk, etc.) Third ball attacks can be very spinny, your opponent will have a hard time blocking your loops. But again, FOOTWORK is important! Same with pushes, very spinny, lots of backspin.
Control: Simply amazing for such a fast/spinny rubber. Pushes are easy to control, chops work well, very few unforced errors on loops.
Disclaimer: I use a black 2.1mm version on my forehand, on a Butterfly Millerga blade. My USTTA rating is ~2100.
Ontregelaar 10 months ago
I use spin art 1.7 at my backhand for control and to kill the third ball near the net. On my forehand I use tenergy 05 hard. I used to play with tenergy's at my backhand but they are to sensitive for incoming spin and weird services. I changed to shriver original and that helped a lot. I missed the spin though. So now I am using spin art. You have to get used to spin art because you have to brush the ball. You need a good technique. If you don't have good technique do not try this rubber. Forehand strokes and backhand strokes differs from each other. This is my strategy with the modern ball. Hard rubbers are the way to go forget soft rubbers.
AleXoundOS on 3/5/2018
Very problematic rubber. Speedy, but nothing close to chinese rubbers. Very uncontrollable in comparison to Hurricane 3 or Tenergy 64 on Butterfly Joo Se Hyuk blade. Very few gears. There is absolutely nothing it does better than H3, therefore it has almost no good characteristics borrowed from Tenergy. Neither loops or chops are satisfactory. Only blocks were slightly acceptable, but still very few control and mostly only long trajectory. Balls are easy to receive by the opponent. Like the rubber is absorbing all the useful power you generate, and remains just fast pretty simple ball without room for variations. Footwork makes sense, but just up to the moment you place the ball on a table. Trying to increase the power results in lots of misses regardless of the stroke preparation quality. In other words the efforts are not worth.
Maybe it doesn't play on JSH, but still it's one of the worst rubbers I have ever dealt with. Also tried on Butterfly Korbel SK7 (and to play against) - without significant improvement over JSH. Moreover it's price makes overall impression even worse.
master_f on 12/2/2014
COMBINATION OF Tenergy 05 + DHS Neo Hurricane 3; it has a TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF POWER!! Deadly Attacker, suitable for hard hitters...Attacks like a Super Croc! ZUPERRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrr.....