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Friendship/729 802

Friendship/729 802 ping pong pips
Approx. $ 10 USD
Price $

Ratings  (rated 29 times)

There are 5 users using the Friendship/729 802.
From community:
Speed   8.5
Spin   6.2
Control   9.0
Deception   3.4
Weight   2.5 - Light
Sponge Hardness   3.9 - Medium-soft
Consistency   7.6 - Always identical
Overall   9.1 10
From manufacturer:
Type Short Pips
Speed 9.8 / 10
Spin 7.0 / 10
Control 9.0 / 10
Deception 0.0 / 10

Description of Friendship/729 802

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R.I.T.C. 802 observe rubber is developed and produced by Tianjin Rubber Industry Research Institute which has accumulated many years of experience, It has the following characteristics: good elasticity, quick speed, high friction, spinning and easily control the ball. It is suitable for close table fast attack, double-side attack or left push and right attack player. It is a handy weapon and can easily bring into play your speed and spinning. which can be controlled easily.

Reviews of the Friendship/729 802

Review agooding2 said this on March 28, 2008:

Great rubber for the fast attack blocker and hitter, spin depends on the sponge, softer and thicker allows surprising spin, while harder and thinner means less susceptibility to spin. Blocks very well and hits even better.

As it's less spinny than rubbers like 802-40 and 388B it takes more getting used to if coming from inverted.
Review ppgear said this on November 4, 2008:

This is a fairly typical short pip; not spinny, good control. Definitely not as spinny as the 729 802-40 and Dawei 388B.
Review Jonan said this on April 19, 2010:

Classic Chinese pip used by many top Chinese players even today, typically defenders or C-Pen players though. Small pips with medium grip, little spin of course, no clue why people are rating it so high on spin, it's a short pip, it's not supposed to be spiny. Great for blocking, chopping, and returning serves with a short chop like Wang Tao. Not overly fast, especially not in 1.5mm like I have.
Review Puck said this on May 17, 2010:

A short, very fast, with some spin, pip rubber.
Very good for returning serves, blocking and hit games.
It can need some adjustments with 1.8 mm or more: it catapults returning balls.

Another pro: it's very cheap.
Review Anonymous said this on October 5, 2011:

one of the best pips ever.i also play with 802.40 and its hard to tell is better .its up to your game.very good control and speed.and block.
Review sayed said this on January 9, 2012:

excellent rubber, has all the ingredients needed for a truely classical short pimple, no wonder this has been around for so long. coming from inverted rubber, it did not took long to master this genius, although i still play with inverted rubber depends who i am playing. i am useing 2.0mm both side on 6.5 balsa tsp blade. its a lethal weapon, very fast and driving through opponents spins is very easy as well as blocking. any body out there want experiment with short pimp should give this one try, highly recomended. u just might end up swaping to this!
Review friendship/729 Legend 105 said this on March 25, 2012:

Este caucho de pepitas corto es como la combinaci³n de un caucho rapido y bastante extra±o con uno de muy buen control, excelente para coontraatacar cerca de la mesa, con buen control y se puede colocar algo de efecto.
Review maz626 said this on December 14, 2012:

Spin... depends on how you hit it. I play it OX (too slow) and 2.2 soft sponge now and I spin the heck out of it. My college tennis back hand (changed to forehand now) hitting style works. Blocks ok too.
Review pnachtwey said this on January 27, 2013:

802 is my favorite SP mostly because it is so easy to use. I play with 802 1.5mm and 802 2mm. 802 can do just about anything but a true loop. What I like is that I can just hit the ball off the bounce and the sink effect will keep the ball on the table. The 1.5mm can chop well if you need to move away from the table. The 1.5mm is not quite as good as the 2mm when it comes to blocking fast loops because the 1.5mm bottoms out and doesn't absorb as much energy as the 2mm does. However, the 2mm doesn't chop as well.

One doesn't think of 802 as being that spinny but I can hit the ball with enough spin to give people trouble. I like hitting with side spin so the ball goes across their switch over point.

What I really like is that 802 is simple to use with no surprises. If you have a good BH that can hit low, fast and accurately over the net then this rubber is for you.
Review chubbychopper said this on March 7, 2013:

Red 2mm ...
Donic Defplay Senso
Xiom Aigis

Chop, push, slam, smash, even loop a bit... this magic rubber can do it all!

I've experimented a bit using 802 on the forehand... absolutely loved it! Fast and lethal. Same goes for the backhand.

However, I normally use these for my defensive game. Chopping and blocking. A little more difficult to control than long pips, but the spin variation capabilities and hitting opportunities more than makeup for this "detriment" in my eyes. They even pack enough of a punch to slam a ways back from the table (not an ideal shot, admittedly, yet the potential is there).

For defense games the 2mm is probably a bit thick. I can see a thinner sponge returning dividends on the chopping game. For hitters... 2mm is great!

Great quality, dirt cheap, and durable. Laugh at your friends buying $70+ rubbers as you whip out this goofy "ten dollar sheet I just got" and proceed to blow them off the table or send their loops spiraling downward to an early grave. Muhuhaha!
Review sebas_aguirre said this on March 9, 2013:

I posted a review on this rubber here:

Review foam said this on April 3, 2013:

Great defensive rubber in 1.0 - 1.5 mm . Also does everything else other than loop. Chops like a demon though and you can hit through almost any amount of spin.
Review wahyupong said this on June 27, 2013:

This rubber is specially used for
- Fast Blocking
- Hit every coming ball easily even a heavy backspin.
in the right hand ... it's a deadly weapon.

I am a penholder
Review Frogger said this on November 18, 2013:

I use 1.0 for BH on a ALL+ blade. Great for close to table blocking and service return. Outstanding for flicks with very good speed. Speedy even with 1.0 sponge. Can execute a low spin loop with good wrist motion. Chops are good. Price to performance factor is great. This is a good pips rubber for combination players using inverted on FH and pips on the back side. Can generate surprising spin with good technique. Just as good as BTY Challenger but at a better price.
Review lexprimaenoctis said this on February 8, 2014:

If you want to start with SP, try it. It is cheap, has great control and it is suitable to be getting used to SP and learning the SP techniques. Quality of the upper sheet and pips is not that great, but sufficient. I have it on my backup racket.
Review Amilcar said this on February 8, 2014:

excellent p.o. rubber.Even work in fast blades.I have 802 in my Avalox BT777 & Stiga Hybrid Wood C Pen. and very well priced.
Review pippy said this on September 20, 2014:

Plays easier than Dr.Evil OX. Must be the sponge. Use it bomb 729 for fh chops/blocks/hits/loop. Dead balls and lots of spin. IMO more spin than inverted...can't explain why this is so. I gave it 7 for deception only because it fools the guys I play with on service they think its no spin but it has tonnes of backspin etc. They can better predict LP serves.edit I am not an sp user anymore but prefer inverted for fh for spinny serves.


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