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 Don't believe Sriver is outdated..it performs brilliantly.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.
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.
carvalhoc 3 weeks ago
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Also for such an old and outdated rubber the price is ridiculous.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.
13eWa12N 2 months ago
Blade: Yasaka MEO
FH: Globe 999 Nat 39 Deg Black
BH: Sriver 1.9 Red
As I use this rubber for my BH, coming from softer rubber perspective such as Solcion or Sriver FX, I say this rubber is a control monster! I can do opening loop pretty much any spin from opponent. While the speed is not fast enough to finish a good opponent outright, it gives so much control that you can place the ball almost anywhere on the table with reasonable pace. Unlike the soft rubbers which have high catapult feeling, this one is the most linear rubber I have ever used. After I have changed to this rubber for 2 months with almost everyday practicing, I feel that my BH controlled loop is improving to another level that I could beat high level opponent around USATT 1700ish level.