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      Vega Pro vs Rozena vs EL-P

      I am currently using Vega Pro on FH and FX-P on the BH. I am close to changing my rubbers as they're close to being "dead". I really like Vega Pro but I am just wondering how it compares to Rozena since here VP is about $46 while Rozena and EL-P cost $50 so there's not much difference. (kind of every tt player's dream to play with a butterfly, right?)

      I'm choosing between these rubbers because I've researched that they are all "tenergy-lite". I've heard that EL-P is close to T05 in feel but not in spin/speed, and that Rozena plays very similar to EL-P. How would you compare these rubbers in terms of speed and spin? Do you agree that they feel similar to T05? Did I already answer my own questions? Is this thread pointless? You tell me!

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      I have been using the Rozena 2.1 on my back hand and I just love the way it plays, I call it a Tenergy 05 junior. the blade I have it mounted on is a Carbonado 145, don't know how it would perform on a all wooden blade.

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      Quite different. Rozena has quite a bit more catapult than VP. Both are excellent for serving.

      Rozena keeps its playing characteristics for a longer time. However, the topspin curve is quite a bit flatter and the rubber is better if your ball contact is less tangential. The Vega pro is better if you brush the ball more.

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      RoEna is faster but i like the vega pro as itnis spinnier. Rozena can be agood backhand rubber. El-p and el-s rubbers are harder.

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      Vega Pro is a class above rozena and el-p. el-p especially has severe durability issues and is bizarrely heavy for what it is, so I don't recommend it at all.
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      Rozena has more catapult and due to this it feels faster over the table and at close distance. But at mid and longer distance Vega Pro is faster especially with well spinned balls and it is more spinny.
      About durability - I don't know, but Vega Pro is more durable than T05. Is Rozena more durable than T05?

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      wow i never thought that vega pro is a class above EL-P. thanks!

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      I'd get EL-S or MX-P if you are looking for something that can be compared to Tenergy 05. I'm happy with my EL-S so far. It's a tad slower than T05 but almost just as spinny. The only difference is that you won't be getting that super easy brush loop that you get from a T05

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      Get Baracuda or Vega Pro if you like something close to T05

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      Quote Originally Posted by laistrogian View Post
      I'd get EL-S or MX-P if you are looking for something that can be compared to Tenergy 05. I'm happy with my EL-S so far. It's a tad slower than T05 but almost just as spinny. The only difference is that you won't be getting that super easy brush loop that you get from a T05
      What im actually looking for is a level lower than T05 as I dont think I'm good enough to handle something that pros use haha

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      Quote Originally Posted by ViscariaIshikawa View Post
      What im actually looking for is a level lower than T05 as I dont think I'm good enough to handle something that pros use haha
      In what sense do you want it to be lower than T05? Speed? Spin? or both?

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      Quote Originally Posted by laistrogian View Post
      In what sense do you want it to be lower than T05? Speed? Spin? or both?
      Just about the same performance of vega pro since it's not as reactive to spin. Maybe a little more spin and speed, that's why Ive asked about Rozena and EL-P

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      Then give a try to Asia DF.

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      Quote Originally Posted by langel View Post
      Then give a try to Asia DF.
      I'm not a fan of softer rubbers but thanks I'll give it a try!

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      No, Asia DF is not softer at all. More precisely it is just a very little bit harder than Pro, more generally speaking - the same hardness. The non DF Asia is harder.

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      I think I misunderstood you. Vega Asia DF is rated 42.5 while both Pro and regular Asia is 47.5 (but different topsheets). Or maybe you were talking about the Omega V Asia DF?

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      The different top sheets make the different feel.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ViscariaIshikawa View Post
      I am currently using Vega Pro on FH and FX-P on the BH. I am close to changing my rubbers as they're close to being "dead". I really like Vega Pro but I am just wondering how it compares to Rozena since here VP is about $46 while Rozena and EL-P cost $50 so there's not much difference. (kind of every tt player's dream to play with a butterfly, right?)

      I'm choosing between these rubbers because I've researched that they are all "tenergy-lite". I've heard that EL-P is close to T05 in feel but not in spin/speed, and that Rozena plays very similar to EL-P. How would you compare these rubbers in terms of speed and spin? Do you agree that they feel similar to T05? Did I already answer my own questions? Is this thread pointless? You tell me!
      I think sticking with VP is smart choice. Both ELP and Rozena have lower throw than VP and Ten05 of course. If you like Ten05 and VP most likely you love high throw rubber (like me)

      Another option if you want something new: Fast arc g1. Tad spinnier and faster. Same throw. Different feeling. Same weight. Same durability.

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      Kruno, I also think that sticking with VP is the smartest choice here. It's kinda sad that though I am able to use an affordable Butterfly rubber, it's performance is not as good as older generation ESN tensors.

      Also I really am quite surprised that EL-P is not as good as I thought (at least compared to Vega Pro). And big props to Xiom for creating such a gem!

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