trip on 1/20/2015
Love to play usong this rubber because it always consistence...block...chop...flick...smash...loop....just name it...just love this rubber...
Iamjason8 8 months ago
Tenergy 80 FX is a rubber a little lacking in speed and spin when compared to other modern rubbers but has very good control. When I first tried it on my backhand I did not like it at all as passive hits came out far too weak and stronger hits tended to go too long. However after trying it again and adjusting my footwork and technique (circular looping stroke), I found it to be very reliable. Where it excels is in the block but I could also solidly flick and power loop after getting used to it but I wouldn't say it does either of these very well.
This rubber has fewer gears than T80 and has significantly less spin and speed. I would only play this on a hard 7-ply blade as it comes out very mushy on a 5-ply all wood. I feel like T80 FX serves a different purpose in being deliberately weaker but slightly less demanding than its siblings. It is a "jack of all trades but master of none" so it works well for people who aren't sure what they are looking for in a backhand rubber and acts as the gateway to the Tenergy series as it is the easiest one to transition into. However if you can help it, I'd recommend sticking to Sriver or Mark V until you are truly ready for one of the 'real' Tenergy rubbers.
An uncut sheet weighs 65g and cut (normal sized Stiga head) is 43g.
I played with this on a 7-ply Carbon (5+2) blade - Stiga Super Carbon WRB.
My playstyle is backhand dominated two-winged shakehand looper.
CoxFox on 11/6/2015
Good Rubber for BH. Nothing special btw.
Ok for mid-range game, it requires high sensibility for short game. Good for block, and active block. Not very spinny. FX for more control.
Reaper on 6/12/2015
Better for playing away from the table due to it's speed, to be able to control this rubber ou must already have a proper technique.
The sponge is not very soft, and the edges breaks without being hit
spin_attack on 5/10/2015
I use it on my BH black 2.1 Black.
(Upgraded from Mark V)
I've had just one day to hit with it yet, and found it very inconsistent, I'm sure it's too early to say but found returning spin serves very difficult as the rubber is hyper reactive to incoming spin. Most shots went long while opening loops, and gave very high throw return chopping to return serves. Of course this is after just one day of playing with a very advance rubber. Hoping to adapt soon.
After 2 weeks of playing with this....I think it has failed me, trying to loop against heavy underspin . Playable in most ways, but trying to kill with loops on a heavy underspin just doesn't get the results. I am amazed with amount of technique I have put into this, but it just can't do what some Chinese rubbers can. :(
I almost started to feel that there was something wrong with my strokes, so I went back to my old racket with Chinese rubber, which requires more effort, but my loops were perfect and I realised that there is something just off about the 80fx.
Hope u guys have something better to write...