TTExperience on 9/13/2014
This rubber is probably one of the most talked-about rubbers on the database. Like it or hate it, the debate will continue. After using Tenergy 05 for eight months in 2.1mm, I've made my list of pros and cons. I'll start with the pros: the catapult effect and explosiveness of this rubber are very noticeable and once you learn to control it, you will be dangerous. The short game is made very easy with this rubber. Looping is out of this world, pushing isn't that difficult, and blocking is near automatic. As long as you angle your blade right, 05 will shoot the ball right to your opponent. Now the cons: it is great for looping and blocking, but not much else. Flat hitting and chopping are very unforgiving. When you try driving with it, getting it to stay on the table isn't easy. Having a high spin rating means it will be sensitive to opponents' spin, so serve receive is difficult if you're not sure of what you're doing. If you are player who loops and blocks a lot of the time, go with 05. If you are a looper who also wants the option to push, flat hit, or drive sometimes, I suggest you try Tenergy 64-FX.
Taiwaner on 7/30/2014
Keep improving your control, this wild horse will turn into a lethal weapon. Is it worth for the price? I think it's yes to me, after tried Rakza7/ 7 soft, Fastarc G1/S1, Hurricane 3/ Neo 3, Tenegy 25/ 05FX/ 80...
I will use FH 05/ BH 80 from now on...
Frogger on 1/19/2016
The world standard. Supreme leader among table tennis rubbers. High throw, high speed and very expensive. Best for FH with the FX version for BH unless you are an advanced player. This rubber has a short learning curve as it performs differently from your usual tensor type inverted rubber. Use 1.9mm for close to table play and 2.1mm for mid and away playing styles. Always use a cover film regardless of Butterfly's telling you it's not needed as it will really extend the life of this rubber. Would have rated this one a 10 however price is a factor. Outstanding on Xiom Strad, BTY TBS, Maze or all wood blades in OSP line. Pure looping dream on BTY Korbel or Primorac. Go rob your piggy bank you know you want to try at least one sheet.
mtg6792 on 4/30/2014
Push: The reviews that say short game is difficult with 05 are drunk. This is possibly the best rubber Ive used BH or FH for short pushes; spin and placement were both solid.
Flick: Flicks were impressive.
Banana Flip: Easy to control provided the wrist motion was fast enough. ¦ cant baby hits with this rubber at all.
Counter: I was fairly impressed at close-to-the-table counters with this rubber;
Loop: Possibly the best rubber on the market for looping. Strong mid-distance spin and speed.
Chop: Excellent chop game.
Lift: I didnt even notice backspin.
Serves: Probably the best rubber Ive used for serving as well.
People complain about the price, but it's only about 5 bucks more than any rubber that comes near it on a quality level... lasts a really long time. I doubt I'll switch from this rubber (and I've been a hardcore EJ for about 2.5 years)
Amigo on 11/5/2013
Zillion reviews on this rubber at this point in time.
When it first hit the market (think around 2009 early on...) it had WOW factor to it definitely. It was the best tension rubber by a mile.
Times have changed since those days. Now days we have many rubbers with similar performance and many with better performance.
Most companies can produce high end rubbers now days in there own way and style. Some produce hi speed tensors, some produce hi spin tacky rubbers, mixtures of those two and many other top performers. Today is more of a price question then anything else for me. It is very hard to justify any Tenergy prices at this point. Xiom, Stiga, Tibhar and so on produce just as good or even better rubbers then Tenergy at half of the price. If BTY was not such a huge company i am not sure if those prices would hold at all.
Plz do not get me wrong in regards to Tenergy. This rubber is phenomenal to play with. In a way it is a another classic (Sriver, Mark, Hurricane....).
So to sum it up :
Pros: one of the better performing rubbers on the market (in all aspects).
Cons: you can get better rubber for less money.
I would recommend this rubber to the players that dont have to buy sheets themselves.
I would also recommend this to a time travelers who can go back to 2009 or so and be the first in line to have the playing edge without glue.
Definitely would not recommend this rubber any more to people who actually have to purchase their own sheets.
Enjoy TT and have fun:)