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February 28, 2014
Forehand Rubber: Tenergy 05
Backhand Rubber: Tenergy 05
Question: Hi, my question is about Roundell rubber and Tenergy Series. I want to choose better equipment. I want to choose one of these rubbers: Tenergy 64, Tenergy 80 or Roundell; and I'm a striker! Please help me with my equipment. Thank you a lot
Answer: Hi Alex,
"Striker" is a very broad term and doesn't give me a good sense for your style of play. Do you loop more? Do you prefer to hit flat? Do you incorporate any finesse? etc..
Having said that, if you're like most attackers these days and want more spin/speed (especially on the forehand), I would definitely recommend the Tenergy 05. If you're looking for a softer alternative with more controlled blocking to compliment your attacks, the 64 is a good way to go (popular choice for backhands). The Tenergy 80 is somewhere between the 05 and 64 in terms of speed, spin, and control, and plays nicely for the mid-distance looper. As for the Roundell, I haven't tried it yet and can't give you an opinion on that but there are lots of options with Tenergy, so you can't really go wrong there.
I personally play with Tenergy 05 on both sides but you should first evaluate your own game. Once you've determined that, the choice will be much clearer. Best of luck!