TTExperience on 9/13/2014
This rubber is probably one of the most talked-about rubbers on the database. Like it or hate it, the debate will continue. After using Tenergy 05 for eight months in 2.1mm, I've made my list of pros and cons. I'll start with the pros: the catapult effect and explosiveness of this rubber are very noticeable and once you learn to control it, you will be dangerous. The short game is made very easy with this rubber. Looping is out of this world, pushing isn't that difficult, and blocking is near automatic. As long as you angle your blade right, 05 will shoot the ball right to your opponent. Now the cons: it is great for looping and blocking, but not much else. Flat hitting and chopping are very unforgiving. When you try driving with it, getting it to stay on the table isn't easy. Having a high spin rating means it will be sensitive to opponents' spin, so serve receive is difficult if you're not sure of what you're doing. If you are player who loops and blocks a lot of the time, go with 05. If you are a looper who also wants the option to push, flat hit, or drive sometimes, I suggest you try Tenergy 64-FX.
ControlledSpin on 10/21/2017
Tenergy 05 is simply the best pure looping rubber in the world even 10 years after its introduction. It's also still the world standard for non-Chinese professionals and aspiring professional players. The first time I looped with T05 it brought a huge smile to my face, it's a special and unique rubbber indeed. It's fast, but not crazy fast, and has an extremely high throw angle which coupled with its bouncy sponge and grippy topsheet create a perfect looping machine. However, the high throw angle and bounciness that make it such a great looping rubber also make it more challenging to use in the short game. Pushes are easier to pop up high or go long and service return can be difficult unless you are experienced in reading spin. That's why this rubber is more recommended for advanced to pro level players as they can easily mitigate this rubbers weaknesses through ability and practice while fully taking advantage of its outrageous spin and loop potential. Highly recommended for advanced looping attackers.
Taiwaner on 7/30/2014
Keep improving your control, this wild horse will turn into a lethal weapon. Is it worth for the price? I think it's yes to me, after tried Rakza7/ 7 soft, Fastarc G1/S1, Hurricane 3/ Neo 3, Tenegy 25/ 05FX/ 80...
I will use FH 05/ BH 80 from now on...
rjiang on 4/3/2017
There are tons of reviews out there, so you probably get the idea. It's very good for looping against any ball at any distance. The sponge and topsheet are dense - when you brush, you can feel the ball dig into all of it before it explodes out. It's fairly bouncy, so touch and soft push may need adjustment as well as close range looping. Because it is so bouncy and sensitive to spin, you shouldn't do any passive strokes. This rubber is 100% for looping/top spin.
Amigo on 11/5/2013
Zillion reviews on this rubber at this point in time.
When it first hit the market (think around 2009 early on...) it had WOW factor to it definitely. It was the best tension rubber by a mile.
Times have changed since those days. Now days we have many rubbers with similar performance and many with better performance.
Most companies can produce high end rubbers now days in there own way and style. Some produce hi speed tensors, some produce hi spin tacky rubbers, mixtures of those two and many other top performers. Today is more of a price question then anything else for me. It is very hard to justify any Tenergy prices at this point. Xiom, Stiga, Tibhar and so on produce just as good or even better rubbers then Tenergy at half of the price. If BTY was not such a huge company i am not sure if those prices would hold at all.
Plz do not get me wrong in regards to Tenergy. This rubber is phenomenal to play with. In a way it is a another classic (Sriver, Mark, Hurricane....).
So to sum it up :
Pros: one of the better performing rubbers on the market (in all aspects).
Cons: you can get better rubber for less money.
I would recommend this rubber to the players that dont have to buy sheets themselves.
I would also recommend this to a time travelers who can go back to 2009 or so and be the first in line to have the playing edge without glue.
Definitely would not recommend this rubber any more to people who actually have to purchase their own sheets.
Enjoy TT and have fun:)