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Friendship 729 Dr. Evil

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Rubber type : short pips
The perfect for chopping, this short pips rubber will completely eliminate your opponent's spin, and send it back to him completely inert.

Customer Reviews

All reviews listed are from verified customers who have purchased this product.

22/05/2019 Build your hardbat with these Review by David Cabrera
Quality
They do neutralize any spin. Good rubbers for the hard-bat purpose.
14/08/2018 Cheap and not playable rubber Review by Igors Peskovs
Quality
I don’t like this rubber,bad quality and game charasteristics
09/07/2018 Good chopping Short pip Review by Yap Chun
Quality
Very versatile rubber. Used 0.5mm sponge on bkhand. I like the chop feeling. Dr Evil simply the easiest short pip to play with.
16/02/2018 интересная Review by Igor Golovlev
Quality
короткие шипы без губки. Резина немного напоминает мягкий линолиум , но тянется, довольно медленная , интересно играть на мягких основаниях в защите, но при возможности можно и хорошо пробить
16/05/2017 High control short pip rubber Review by Todd Guay
Quality
I've been playing with short pips on my backhand for many years. My playing style is a close to the table, hitting game, and short pips gives me the control I need to both hit and throw in a bit of deception when warranted. I bought my first sheet of Dr. Evil as a joke. Many of the players at my club were using anti-spin or long pips to up their game on the deception side, and I was using boring old short pips. When I saw the rubber was named Dr. Evil, and was not very expensive, I thought I'd throw it on my old blade and pick on the anti-spin and long pip players a bit.

One interesting thing about Dr. Evil is that it has no sponge. When the rubber arrived and I put it on my blade, I quickly realized this rubber was quite different from other short pips I'd used. First of all, I normally use a fairly thick glue. With Dr. Evil, this caused lines in the rubber from where I'd applied it. After a re-do with a thinner glue, I was good to go.

At the time, my back up blade was a Xiom Strato with Gewo Nanoflex Ft48 2.1 on the forehand. With the Dr. Evil on my backhand, I found that I could hit the ball quite hard, with good consistency and control. I seemed to have better control than my earlier short pip rubbers that had sponge, and as a bonus, I found that Dr. Evil was very evil when blocking the ball. I was able to return the ball with either no spin or side spin with ease. Blocking strong loops sends the ball back like a knuckle ball in baseball. Counter loop that!

What I've lost with the switch to Dr. Evil is my ability to spin the racket during game play. With a fast, spinney inverted rubber on the forehand, Dr. Evil is just too different to spin the racket - it messes up my shot more than it impacts the other player if I manage to get it over the net. I consider this a fair trade given the higher level of control, flat hitting, and deception I've gained.

I'm a big fan of this rubber.
Friendship 729 Dr. Evil