Iamjason8 on 2/5/2017
Tenergy 80 is a well rounded offensive rubbers with good spin and speed. I tried this on my backhand and feel the rubber is very good for short flicks and drives and is good for blocking. Despite its fairly low sensitivity to incoming spin, it itself is able to generate a great deal of spin on pushes and especially serves. It plays best at mid-distance and away from the table whether blocking or counter looping.
Pushing close to the table will require an adjustment due to the Spring Sponge's propensity to pop the ball up (though a lot of backspin is generated). The main limitation I found with this rubber is power loops on the backhand side are difficult to execute close to the table due to the springiness of the sponge but work great away from the table. I also had a few hits with it on the forehand side as well and also works well there with 3rd balls being a bit easier to execute compared to backhand. I briefly tried T80 with a 7-ply Carbon blade but found it played much better on a 5-ply OFF wood blade as I found it to be too bouncy on the Carbon blade, though this could also be to do with my level.
Overall a very solid rubber and good introduction to the Tenergy series. T80 is great for attacking short balls but when those fail, your rallies and game winners will come from mid/away from the table. I would recommend this to intermediate to advanced players who aren't particularly fussy but want a stable rubber that gives them that extra kick. T80 is many ways better than its FX counterpart as it offers far greater spin, speed and more gears at the cost of slightly worse blocking, pushing and control.
A cut sheet (normal sized Stiga head) weighs 46g which is a bit heavier than the FX at 43g and classic Sriver at 42g. I'd put the hardness of T80 between the two being harder than FX but a bit softer than Sriver.
I played with this on a 5-ply OFF blade - Stiga Eternity VPS.
My playstyle is backhand dominated two-winged shakehand looper.
and 2 months ago
Ratings for 2.1mm. Played for 1 year with Tenergy 80 on forehand and Tenergy 05 FX on backhand of Timo Boll ZLF. Tenergy 80 is a more tamed version of Tenergy 05. There is less spin and the speed is about the same. You can use it on either backhand or forehand with good results. 80 plays virtually the same as 05, except 05 flies higher on loops with more spin, 80 is more direct. 80 is a bit lighter at 47g vs 49g for 05 in 2.1. 80 is better than 05 if you block more than you loop.
ttandi 8 months ago
good speed, spin and control and overall top
manuvernillo on 8/22/2018
I am using since few time this rubber on my Donic Waldner Legend Carbon, on FH, replacing a Donic Bluestorm Z2. I was looking for a softer rubber, which could make me feel more the ball. The Bluestorm, I think, is a good rubber but too hard for my blade. Well, now I am incredibly satisfied. I feel like touching the ball, I feel more spin in my strokes, speed is super good for me, the control is incredible. I feel more sure, I feel to attack with more consistency, close to the table and at a mid distance. I think the combination with my blade works really fine.
Andrikos96 on 2/8/2018
Best tenergy out of all. Very similar to 05, a bit more control and spin but slightly less speed.