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 :).
Axel123 on 2/1/2017
Very good beginners rubber (someone who has just got started, is confident at rallying and wants to start looking at flicks and loops ect.) great control, but strong players will find it too slow
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.
Frogger on 12/19/2014
Butterfly's best selling rubber worldwide. Fast with control. Very balanced top sheet that reacts well to spin. This rubber shines in countering and offers good ball feedback due to the 38deg. sponge. Not the fastest or spinniest by Butterfly but the most balanced for allround-offense. Great for all levels of players. Very easy to change the speed and spin so has many gears. An all time great rubber.
Update: Having tried some high performance tensors I tried Sriver MAX on a Donic OFF carbon blade. I am a 1600 level player with hundreds of tournaments under my belt. Don't believe Sriver is outdated..it performs brilliantly. It has very good speed and spin but the main factor is it's outstanding control at high speed exchanges. Loops are like an eagle coming in for the kill. Low throw with lots of spin. My opponents ask if I'm using T05! When I show them my racket they can't believe it. Don't buy high priced tensors unless you are a pro. It's still the number 1 selling rubber in the world for a reason even in this age of tensors or glue effect rubbers. For some that think unglued Sriver is to slow put it on an OFF+ carbon blade and experience a lot of speed with control, something that is lacking in many tensor or glue effect rubbers.
Lasse 4 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