This writer is a recovering Equipment Junkie who has tried all kinds of expensive high-tech rubbers. My choices have been down to Nimbus and J.O. Waltner Platin until I had a chance to get hold of a T25 1.9mm, which I put through the pace on my Amulart. And it does not disappoint. Im primarily a two winged looper that lives and dies on spin. I play mostly from 3-10 feet away from the table and I do a lot of counter looping/driving. What T25 does best is the very friendly curve and crazy spin on the loops that helps landing the ball on the table. I get instant results with it, both on my forehand and backhand. There is no learning curve required for me either, which is good as most often changing rubber means a period of adoptation is needed.
In a nutshell, its a loopers dream come true. Also, its good for the all rounders that use control and spin variations to win.
Is the Tenergy perfect? No. I find the top end speed isnt as fast as Nimbus/Platin. So it aint good for the fast attacking types who depend on speed and low curved almost flat hitting/blocking. Theyd be better off with the older brethren Bryce family line.
One added bonus for Tenergy line is the incredible resiliant topsheet. I accidentally scraped it on the edge of the table while going after a low ball, thinking itd rip or scratch it. Upon close inspection after cleaning it, I was pleasantly surprised its as good as new. Also the spring sponge should be able to stand up more abuse than any other high-tech tension rubbers, giving you a longer enjoyment. You have to pay more for it initially, but the extra cost is more than justified in improved play and longer service you get for your investment.
Id sold on T25. Ill use it exclusively from now on.
PPMAN from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Ken Szeto, ON