Butterfly Sriver reviews and ratings on this inverted table tennis rubber.
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Description of Butterfly Sriver
The most successful Butterfly Rubber since it's introduction in 1967. More than 20 World and 70 European Champions have won their titles with Sriver. The combination of the hard and spinny rubber on the surface with a medium hard and flexible sponge makes Sriver the natural choice for all round attacking players.It's consistency proves it is the all time winner. 51% of all players at the World Championships in 1993 in Gothenburg selected Butterfly Rubbers. The most popular of all was Sriver.
Also known as Butterfly Shriver.
Reviews of the Butterfly Sriver
gatisubbu said this on March 31, 2008:
Very reliable rubber. Cost effective. Easy availability. Wonderful rubber for pros and amateurs
skyline said this on April 9, 2008:
Great rubber. For all types of players. the classic.
Niklas said this on May 31, 2008:
fresh-glue-rubber, but you can play it, without it, too
jkillashark said this on June 26, 2008:
Great rubber to learn with and great rubber to keep playing with. You can glue or choose not to glue, this rubber has all the gears needed for the attacking player.
David said this on October 29, 2008:
I'm using Sriver w/ ~2.1 mm Kawatsuki sponge. Ideal for blocking, hitting, counter drives & pushes. Spin is quite ok. The best thing in my opinion is the excellent durability and the low price.
dimitris said this on October 30, 2008:
In today's market, Sriver may not be the fastest or spinniest rubber, but may be the most versatile. Great, long lasting, and nowadays "cheap" Japanese rubber, that can do it all. This is the reference by which other rubbers are judged.
JonathanJ said this on March 4, 2009:
Very very good rubber. Probably my favorite next to Mark V. My primary blade has Mark V on both sides, but I have Sriver on the backhand side of my back-up blade (which is the same: Boll TriCarbon). Sriver is very very similar to Mark V in most aspects: decent speed, controllable spin, many many gears, and incredible control. On the other hand there are subtle but noticeable differences between the two rubbers. In comparison, Sriver is slightly less tacky. I'm talking about new sheets (with a bit of wear down, they are almost identical in this aspect). Sriver has a very slightly harder topsheet with a comparably soft sponge to Mark V. The one thing that I find Sriver excels Mark V in is its durability. I have a friend that used Sriver waaaaay before I did, and that thing just barely seemed to wear down at all. All in all, I can see why Sriver is the most popular rubber out there. The only thing was, I think the top sheet is just ever so slightly too hard. Mark V seemed to be perfect for me, so maybe I'm just biased LOL
jeff_attc said this on March 12, 2009:
I feel that this rubber is better for countering when unglued/ untuned. A very linear rubber, the amount of speed and spin is proportional to how much you put in. Sponge is medium; low 40's high 30's. Topsheet is non-tacky and has a medium hardness You can loop with it but it takes more effort than say a sheet of Mark V. I've had a sheet on my backhand since January and it still looks good.
kelvlee said this on May 13, 2009:
This is probably one of the better rubbers for beginners. It's not too fast and very controllable. It is a good price too. It lasts pretty long and it certainly worth it for any player who wants to get serious and upgrade from those crappy recreational paddles.
Steboka said this on June 27, 2009:
Good for beginners or mid level. Not for all out looping and attack, too much muscle work. It lasts for ever I have a 20 year old rubber Sriver D13-L Tomasu CO. Tokio and it still spins the ball.
Anonymous said this on June 30, 2009:
I have found a Sriver rubber on one of my old paddles from 20 years ago and it still plays well. Not exactly ideal for my lop and attack game but it may be good for backhand side on my backup paddle. I tested the Tenergy 25 this week. Its a good rubber but way overpriced. I am looking for an alternative.
LEE EADINGTON said this on July 28, 2009:
i've played with sriver for many months now i got the rubber from tees sport at the start of the northumberland summer league and is still in great condition i currently use this on my f/h with 1.9 mm thickness and it is FANTASTIC i play as a allround player and it is great drives,chops,pushes,serves,smashes and much much more i would suggest this rubber to an allround attacking player. the only thing is though it is not very fast thats why i've bought sriver g2 fx.
Butch said this on August 24, 2009:
Sriver shares the spotlight with Mark V as being the worlds best selling rubber. Fast, good control, best suited for allround-offense game. Quick counters are great with Sriver. Less affected by your opponents spin due to it's balanced topsheet. Medium hard sponge of 38 deg. For loopers Sriver EL or Sriver FX. Not the fastest or spinniest rubber but still a great choice for a wide range of players from beginner to pro.
a dude said this on October 19, 2009:
A very good rubber for everything you want to do. It is especially good for beginners who are learning new strokes and strategies. Literally does everything you can think of except for chopping. Also a great value for your money. It lasts FOREVER!!
Andrew said this on December 7, 2009:
tenergy is much more powerful and spinny. you should think about changing to tenergy unless you are a beginner. sriver is a great rubber for beginners.
tato said this on January 5, 2010:
After having played with Flextra, I moved on with Sriver on my backhand. I love the rubber 10 years after I started playing with it. It lasted a long time and became one of my favorites. It is very consistent at every aspect, spin, speed and control. It is a perfect rubber for the intermediate player wanting to move up through the ranks.
If you're a beginner and are moving up to the intermediate level don't hesitate, this rubber is very forgiving and will help you continue your growth. Even though the difference was slightly noticeable when moving away from Flextra, the transition was very smooth. A classic!
Anonymous said this on January 14, 2010:
i like it as an all around rubber i think it is faster but a little less control than mark v
The_Coach said this on February 26, 2010:
A classic that everyone can play with from beginner to professional. Very durable. Today there is lots of faster alternatives. But this is a real do-it-all rubber. Fantastic!
SriverPlayer said this on April 1, 2010:
A rubber introduced in 1967 and still well liked. Sriver is a classic allround offensive rubber that blocks too. It has decent spin and speed with good control for beginners to advanced players. Sriver forces you to put effort to execute strokes correctly to unleash its power. A decisive forehand rubber. Great value for money rubber that is durable.
Anonymous said this on August 31, 2010:
I like this rubber,--- when its on my opponents blade that is! never causes me a problem coz it may do most things ok but does nothing in the speed, spin, and excitement departm-
jmluat said this on September 6, 2010:
This is a very, very good rubber if you are a beginner and do not have consistency in form, during basic strokes (FH & BH loops, drives, and chops). It is not as expensive as higher-end rubbers (like the Tenergy rubbers) but it is a pretty good rubber for a controlled game. Pair this with the Butterfly Primorac paddle and you have one of the best quality beginner setups you can buy.
Forest Han said this on September 29, 2010:
It is the most popular rubber use here in Brunei Darussalam. Very good performance when use in the FH or the BH. My students won a lot of match here in Brunei with it. Overall it's an excellent rubber if you are looking for a great game. Personally i use it on my BH when coaching my students.
TT_Larry said this on October 16, 2010:
I recently bought sriver (1 mth ago), as my coach recommended them. I find that it is a great rubber that does not need you to adapt to it, it naturally adapts to the user. It gives great control, and the price is very cheap of all the butterfly rubbers yet it has great chracteristics. I am not sure why, but my rubbers rots very easily, i play around 10 hours a week, i guess i may have gotten a bad batch. Well, i still recommend this rubber for any players seeking to learn, improve their stroke, without sacrificing anything to adapt to this rubber, and for allround players which does not mind the rubber to not produce major spins or great speeds, note that the rubber still has relatively high spin and speed.
wen_huang said this on November 12, 2010:
a truely average work horse. i have played with this over years to develop my techniques. As I advanced from beginner to intermediate, I started looking for new rubber that offers more spin and spin. Check my review on Friendship 729 Cream Transcend which is slightly better than Sriver in most areas at lower prices.
wind_comm said this on December 5, 2010:
one of the all-time greats, along with the MarkV. fantastic all-rounder and even today, is a great rubber.
I tried a paddle with an old (and I mean old) Butterfly D13-soft, and a modern Sriver. the sponges are different (because the old style was banned I believe), but the play was still exactly the same.
great rubber. it'll never let you down.
Anonymous said this on December 28, 2010:
in indonesia, it is no.1 serious beginner rubber. i have use a mark v and i'd said that mark v have a better speed but sriver's spin better than mark v's spin
Bruno said this on February 12, 2011:
The best rubber I ever played with speedglue. Great speed and spin without high throw angle. There is not any rubber that can play like glued Sriver, even Tenergy.
BeGo said this on July 14, 2011:
Don't like this rubber, too fast and unspinny for me.
My chop and block tend to over the table
Anonymous said this on August 11, 2011:
Love this rubber ! its a classic ! prefer it to any other rubber with a 2 exceptions! only whiles top spinning it goes a bit off but other wise its great !
ABHAYIP said this on August 29, 2011:
In today's market, Sriver may not be the fastest or spinniest rubber, but may be the most versatile. Great, long lasting, and nowadays "cheap" Japanese rubber, that can do it all. This is the reference by which other rubbers are judged
Nagatito said this on September 18, 2011:
This was my first rubber and its pretty good for start. U can loop easily and with good effect. Actually I use a bryce and I think that the sriver is slower but its more easy too use.
powerlefty said this on October 10, 2011:
This is just a steady control rubber that has the density to put balls away with enough effort. It does not excell at anything but it also does not lack in gears and capabilities either. A safe choice for a steady backhand.
bigstem said this on February 7, 2012:
I have been using this on my backhand for 30 years. Love it.
Frogger said this on February 28, 2012:
Butterfly's best selling rubber worldwide. Fast with control. Very balanced top sheet that reacts well to spin. This rubber shines in countering and offers good ball feedback due to the 38deg. sponge. Not the fastest or spinniest by Butterfly but the most balanced for allround-offense. Great for all levels of players. Very easy to change the speed and spin so has many gears. An all time great rubber.
kubelo said this on March 3, 2012:
goma media en todos los aspectos. hay gomas tensor mejores que esta con el mismo precio
Pingpang said this on March 4, 2012:
Butterfly's best selling rubber worldwide after so many years. Medium speed to fast (but not very fast) with good control. This is a very balanced top sheet that reacts well to spin and is best used in countering + blocking and offers good ball feedback due to its medium hard sponge. This rubber may not be the fastest or spinniest by Butterfly standard but IMO it is a balanced rubber for an allround play.
Good for the beginners to intermediate level players. Have this in my back-up paddle as I played penhold.
arielsanchezmora said this on June 9, 2012:
i definitely hate this rubber. i would choose mark v any day over this. it is so "mute". nothing sticks out as impressive or particular. it is probably perfect for control players of a certain level. i know many pro's used it in the 80's, but i could bet no one really uses it now but for their first assembled raquet.
mbianchirj said this on July 10, 2012:
A perfect classic for allround players and begginers. Lacks in power for the ban glue era, but their spin, control and quality are still very good. The main problem is the price! You can get a better rubber from XIOM (Vega Pro/Omega4 Pro) or Stiga almost for the same money. If Butterfly put that rubber to 15 bucks I would recomended for a entry rubber for any begginer or Allround Player. If you are a offensive player this rubber dosen't have the power you need.
invadertim3 said this on August 5, 2012:
Can't go wrong with Sriver! Very versatile and good for practicing.
rreddy said this on November 3, 2012:
This is a very good rubber that has been used by players for ages. It has great spin and speed. I use it 2.1 mm on both sides of my Primorac. Get this rubber, you won't regret it.
prent73 said this on November 11, 2012:
Fast, consistant and reliable rubber! A must have in BH for off players
Singapow said this on May 1, 2013:
I had it as Forehand since i was a kid(sriver s)great for developing topspins variations.then recently used as Bh for 2 years(sriver l),good control also on 2.1 mm thickness.it last for ever.my sriver s red still can generate spin after 15 years!!
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