regmonta on 11/29/2016
The closest rubber to Tenergy 05 out of all rubbers. The slightly softer top sheet of 80 makes it less sensitive to spin, which is better for pushing and blocking. Slightly less dense pips and softer top sheet gives a slightly lower throw angle, but makes it easier in counter looping because the racket angle can be more open. The speed of 05 and 80 is very similar, but 80 takes a more direct trajectory (higher horizontal speed) due to lower throw angle.
Top Sheet Thickness: Average (1.65mm).
Surface Thickness: Thin (0.71mm).
Pip Length: Average (0.94mm).
Pip Width: Average (1.68mm).
Pip Spacing: Dense (0.69mm).
Sponge Hardness: Medium.
Top Sheet Hardness: Medium-Hard.
Weight (Max): Medium-Heavy (47g, 0.23g/cm^2).
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.
powerlefty on 1/5/2015
I was not impressed by this rubber at all. There just doesn't seem to be a point to it. It is heavy, not nearly as spinny as T05, noticeably slower then T64, and not as much control as T05FX. If I wanted a do everything rubber then I stick with sriver for half the price. There has to be way better performing rubbers out their that cost less then T80. I could see the point of buying the other tenergies I mention: they are specialized. However for this one I do not.
Update: I have decided to give this rubber a second chance. After playing with it again I noticed how consistent it is at everything (i.e. looping, blocking, smashing, opening, touch, etc.). I still do not think it beats t05 in spin and t64 in speed, nor that this rubber specializes in anything to excuse the price, but it is a solid backhand rubber.
KingPong 5 months ago
Great rubber. It's not perfect in one thing but good in everything. Good in Topspin and blocking/ smashing. It does not create the same amount of spin like the t 05 but it's very spinny. On the other hand it's much easier to handle incoming spin, to block or to smash. The control is really great for an Off rubber.
AlanGP 5 months ago
Like it's official description says, T80 has the perfect balance among the Tenergys in terms of speed and spin. The touch is also excellent, good precision and has a good throw angle. It's an excellent rubber, I'm currently using it on forehand in a Primorac Carbon Cpen, fitted well with it.