Amigo on 11/5/2013
Back in a day, in early 90s when i was starting out this was the rubber to have.
Living in a small town i had no access to any other rubber but this. Sriver was my TT family basically. There was no internet to buy from China :).
For a 4th grader this was as cool as it gonna get in TT. When i would get a new sheet from my parents i thought i was the king of the world!!! Well since we were not the richest family i was king of the world maybe once per year or so :).
Many years have passed since 90s and i dont see myself using Sriver anymore but this rubber still holds special place in my heart.
Rubber has no weak areas of play. Solid all around rubber at this time of age.
Bizarrely expensive 25$-30$ per sheet for a dinosaur of a rubber.
I would not recommend this rubber to anybody anymore. Many say it is one of the best beginners rubbers but i think there are many better (yasaka Zap Bio, Palio CJ 8000 Bio and so on) for the fraction of the price. I do understand that "new" rubbers like Zap or CJ have better performance then Sriver but so do "new" beginners then beginners in my time.
Have fun playing TT and be happy :).
Bealesy1992 on 1/21/2016
A very good rubber for players who are starting to develop topspin shots and want to branch out into the world of rubbers. I used this myself at the same stage on my FH and one thing I noticed was the control was very good. The Spin and Speed were nothing special but you could keep the ball on the table consistently. I got it because it was fairly cheap and because of the review of it being the top rubber for many professional players. The are many rubbers that are faster and more spinny however for players starting off you can't go too far wrong with this.
Lasse 6 months ago
Way,Way far from the capabilities of that times Tenergy, Im talking Yasaka Mark V here, with a Hans Ahlser blade, that is out now in 3 different version, and can ONLY
ishunt on 5/13/2018
My first rubber, this rubber is good but not to return passive especially when counter backspin, the only best choice is use backhand or forehand topspin. If you use chop or push is so difficult to aim low and most of it will end with lob game. This is good choice for day 1 table tennis lesson, and still good choice when you need faster rubber just boost it 😉. Along with mark v for me if you prefer european style / or hitter, sriver is best for it, but if you like chinese style / brush, i suggest you switch to mark v.
carvalhoc on 1/3/2018
My first decent rubber. Used on BH 1.9mm.
I never really liked this rubber since I first glued it on my all wood Primorac.
Feels dead, no consistency on shots, not so much speed or spin and lacks control.
For classic rubbers I very much preffer Yasaka's Mark V - it really is much better in every aspect when compared with Sriver.
Also for such an old and outdated rubber the price is ridiculous. Stay away from this rubber even if you are a new player.