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    #21
    I can recommend Yasaka Rakza 7 soft, just switched to it from Donic JO Coppa Platin Soft and wow, instant felt more secure in my own game
    Not all that "free speed" you get with tensor rubbers, very good controll, very good spin and superb click sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david.tomas.nilsson
    I can recommend Yasaka Rakza 7 soft, just switched to it from Donic JO Coppa Platin Soft and wow, instant felt more secure in my own game
    Not all that "free speed" you get with tensor rubbers, very good controll, very good spin and superb click sound.
    how long did it take to adapt after making the switch?

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    #23
    1 second, I felt that I immediately played better. Before the Donic rubber I used Tenergy 05 which I didn't like at all and before that Stiga Boost TS which was good.

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    #24
    Hurricane 3 from DHS is oso quite good

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    #25
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    Hurricane 3 from DHS is oso quite good
    Yes, hurricane 3 has very good spin but doesn't match the speed that T05 has. IMO, Hexer is the best alternate to T05 among currently available options.
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    #26
    Well, stick to Tenergy, but try to keep them in a good state, so they'll last longer and you wont spend a lot of money as they'll last a lot

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    #27
    I am probably quite a bit older than most the guys who post here, and I am reasonably well paid. I can afford 65 USD for a sheet of T05, but the PRINCIPLE of the thing bugs me. Worse, I just replaced a sheet last week, i've got about 9 or 10 hours on the new one, and it is already chipping around the side.

    So I am tempted to try something like Bryce FX and then boost the crap out of it. Probably cheaper in the long run.

    But I also agree with everyone else who says that it is really hard to give it up once you have started using it. Kind of like heroin or cocaine.

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    #28
    I've tried a bunch of other rubbers looking for an alternative. I am still playing with T05, which tells you how it went. But, among the ones I've tried (Donic Baracuda, Sonic Acuda S1 Stiga Boost TC, Stiga Calibra LT, Stiga Calibra LT SOUnd, Hexer, Joola Phenix, Xiom Vega Asian), the ones that are decent are Hexer and Calibra Lt. The latter is unbelievably fast and would take some getting used to. Boost is playable. So is Phenix (which is not a tensor). Acuda and Baracuda were awful for me. I just ordered one of the Stiga magnas, I am can't remember which one.

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    Juic Air Condle, Juic Couga, or butterfly Bryce.

    Juic are 30% cheaper than butterfly ones, Bryce is a true champ rubber, but it takes a champ to control it
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    #30
    I would recommend xiom vega euro. Its half the price, and has similar properties.

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    #31
    Quote Originally Posted by plons
    The problem with Tenergy is, once you've played with it, there's no way back.
    After trying a few other candidates to replace my Tenergy 05 (Xiom Vega Pro, Europe, Andro Hexer,...) I frankly do think there is no way to replace it.
    So if you don't change your rubber too often may be you could try to save enough money and buy it although it's expensive. However if you're the king that changes his/her Tenergy rubber once every 2 or 3 months then Xiom Vega Pro or the new Xiom Omega IV are worth trying.

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    I don't think there is an alternative yet. The fact that there is so much money out there to be made if someone can come up with a real alternative is evidence. The way BTY pricing has been, the field is way open for anyone to come up with an equal rubber and price it obscenely high and make a pretty margin on their product, but no one has been able to take advantage of this yet.

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    #33
    I've tried T05 for about a month and I actually dont understand the fuzz about it, didn't suit my style at all. And now when the price has rised I'm glad i din't like it
    Yasaka Rakza 7 soft ftw!

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    #34
    Agree nothing like Tenergys. I recently switched from T64 to Yasaka Xtend HS Max and feel it is a superb choice. Plays somewhat like T64 but much more feel with great speed and spin. Just my 2 cent's knowing everyone has their favorites and the selection is vast.

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    #35
    If you are willing to spend 2 or 3 weeks to adapt to Calibra LT from Tenergy, then it is probably the first rubber which can truly compete with it. It drives and blocks better (after a week of putting the rushed ones into the net) and is a far superior rubber off the table. It does take time to get the same spin on that close in opening loop, but it can be done with practice. It lasts longer and doesn't chip away around the edges (though your do have to treat the sponge carefully when cutting). It is a very quick rubber but because it doesn't react so much to spin it probably has similar control to Tenergy.

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    #36
    i like my Hexer. i dont care its not T05. it is fantastic rubber and suits me perfectly. i have won games against tenergy users on my level so its not the rubber what makes you better player. its the practice, experience, selfconfidence and technics.. and if somethig different from tenergy works for you just stick with it
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    #37
    You could try Palio Thor. I hear it's like a mildly speed glued H3 National. Spinny, a little spring, but not as much as T05. Less than half the price though.
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    #38
    I´m using Xiom Vega pro MAX with optimizer. Although its not the same, it´s around 80-85% as good as Tenergy 05.

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    #39
    I really don 't think that there is one yet.Some people say that xiom vega pro, donic acuda s1 and even calibra LT have a somehow similar way of play(maybe a little less spin) and they are all cheaper.As for xiom some reviews say that after the first week of play is a completely different rubber cause it loses a lot of it's spin and speed.So IMHO other than it 's price tenergy is still the best thing there is right now

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    vega pro - but really there is nothing

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