Frogger on 12/19/2014
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.
Update: Having tried some high performance tensors I tried Sriver MAX on a Donic OFF carbon blade. I am a 1600 level player with hundreds of tournaments under my belt. Don't believe Sriver is outdated..it performs brilliantly. It has very good speed and spin but the main factor is it's outstanding control at high speed exchanges. Loops are like an eagle coming in for the kill. Low throw with lots of spin. My opponents ask if I'm using T05! When I show them my racket they can't believe it. Don't buy high priced tensors unless you are a pro. It's still the number 1 selling rubber in the world for a reason even in this age of tensors or glue effect rubbers. For some that think unglued Sriver is to slow put it on an OFF+ carbon blade and experience a lot of speed with control, something that is lacking in many tensor or glue effect rubbers.
Axel123 8 months ago
Very good beginners rubber (someone who has just got started, is confident at rallying and wants to start looking at flicks and loops ect.) great control, but strong players will find it too slow
Wing on 2/22/2016
I can't believe all the glowing review this rubber got. Reading the reviews and due to the fact it is supposed to be a classic I got a sheet of Sriver and Mark V MAX from ttnpp.com just to try out the "classics". I was quite disappointed in the Sriver. Compared directly to the Mark V, I find Sriver had almost no throw and had a plastic feeling. Dwell time was low compared to the Mark V and loops would end up in the net or out. I had no confidence my attacks could land. This rubber is not made for looping, especially brush looping. It suits the close to the table "control" style of playing of pushing, blocking and smashing/driving pop ups.
Bealesy1992 on 1/21/2016
A very good rubber for players who are starting to develop topspin shots and want to branch out into the world of rubbers. I used this myself at the same stage on my FH and one thing I noticed was the control was very good. The Spin and Speed were nothing special but you could keep the ball on the table consistently. I got it because it was fairly cheap and because of the review of it being the top rubber for many professional players. The are many rubbers that are faster and more spinny however for players starting off you can't go too far wrong with this.
michael99 3 months ago
I am a developing player. I usually play intermediate players with an occasional advanced player. There is a good variety of players at my club. Used 2.1 mm sriver on FH and BH. This was my first custom rubber and I wanted something that had a lot of control. I can get good spin on serves with good control. Returning serves are overall pretty good. Going against more advanced players I found it more difficult to return serves but that is probably just my technique. Close to table hitting, this is a very good rubber especially with FH or BH drives. It has many gears to it but at a slow pace you have to put a lot of effort into it to get it over the net. When I drop a ball onto it, the rubber seems dead as the ball doesn't bounce much. This was an adjustment to my previous premade racket. I love using BH flicks against backspin and this rubber is decent at that. Sometimes it is hard to control it but it takes a lot of focus to get it right. FH flicks close to table are same way. I found the throw angle to be medium-low so this is probably the reason for this. Blocking is difficult but this is probably just my technique. Looping away from table is very tricky to stay consistent. This rubber is a beast close to table but away from table it is very hard to control. Overall I am satisfied with this rubber. I am looking to upgrade to something faster but I recommend this rubber to players who are looking for their first custom rubber.