Hiago 9 months ago
I bought this rubber because it was recommend for beginners in a forum. I was used to classical chinese (dead sponge with Tacky topsheet) and it was a total disaster. Complete loss of control, took months to learn how to use it. It was a horrible choice for me and I was stuck with it because I didn't have a job at the time. Despite my adjustment problems it is a good rubber and helped me learn how to deal with moderate catapult effect and a grippy topsheet. I could recommend it for beginners if it wasn't for the price. There are better alternatives for much less. With the money of 2 Sriver I can buy about 12 Chinese rubbers to test which one fits my style and now that I got a job that is exactly what I did; Bought 2 Friendship General, 2 Palio CJ8000, 1 Palio AK47, 2 999 super 999t, 2 kokutaku 868, 2 Corbor Reactor. Total 60$.
So far I only tested the Palio (European Style) and the Friendship (Hybrid). Both suit me better then Sriver so I gave my old setup for a friend. You can check my other reviews if you are interested in Allround rubbers.
Kris on 8/5/2015
Sriver is still a fantastic rubber, I use it forhand 1.7 on a timo boll w5 blade (backhand tsp curl p1r ox)
With the lower speed you can really dig in to for brilliant spin, control and counter hitting is fantastic,
It works perfectly with the w5 blade it is a highly controlled spin bat, with the thinner sponge on powerful shots it gains speed from the blade, brilliant rubber
Frogger on 5/17/2015
Sriver shares the spotlight with Mark V as being a superb allround offensive Classic rubber. Not as fast or spinney as tensors or glue effect rubber but can be fast and spinney with a strong stroke. On a budget and want a great allround performer then Sriver is the rubber. Great for all the strokes in table tennis and can be used by any player from beginner to even pro. Great blocking and countering rubber close to table. Looping can be strong with a strong technique. Sriver's durability is very good. A sheet of Sriver should last an average club player 6-8 months of hard play. On a fast carbon blade the speed of Sriver is excellent. I have tested and played with many rubbers through the years and Sriver is still a classic work horse. Some say Sriver lacks in spin, I disagree strongly as I can produce severe topspin and serves. Do not always believe the naysayers. I play Tenergy05 and still enjoy the many gears Sriver can produce.
psytoal on 2/15/2015
I tries out faster rubbers with more spin but always ends up with Sriver L bh. I use it to block, controlling my game, make room for fh and to make a first slow spinny loop.
exphantom on 12/16/2014
no wonder this rubber is so famous...it's suitable for pro or even beginner...i recommend this rubber for BH, because in FH are little bit to weak, unless you are beginner..for blocking, it's good, you have control in your hand..it's good for backhand with every playing style..