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    Posted: 03/20/2017 at 11:03am
I'm looking for a softer alternative to T05, somewhere between T05 and T05FX, with similar characteristics (speed, spin, high throw angle). Is there such rubber? Donic Baracuda would be right, if it wasn't so spin sensitive...

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maybe T80
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I played with T80 last season and yes, it is softer than T05, but it's still far from T05FX. 
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ELS maybe. It's not as high throw as T05 though, more like medium to medium-high.

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El-s might still as hard as t05. T05fx is your best bet
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EL-S!
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Originally posted by carbon136 carbon136 wrote:

I'm looking for a softer alternative to T05, somewhere between T05 and T05FX, with similar characteristics (speed, spin, high throw angle). Is there such rubber? Donic Baracuda would be right, if it wasn't so spin sensitive...

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T05 is great, change to a softer blade. Perhaps arylate carbon.
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Originally posted by jt99sf jt99sf wrote:

Originally posted by carbon136 carbon136 wrote:

I'm looking for a softer alternative to T05, somewhere between T05 and T05FX, with similar characteristics (speed, spin, high throw angle). Is there such rubber? Donic Baracuda would be right, if it wasn't so spin sensitive...

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T05 is great, change to a softer blade. Perhaps arylate carbon.

That might be an option for me, I'll try to ask my teammate to borrow me his TB ALC with T05s (I'd have to buy some cheaper blade than that, possibly Vega Pro). Also, another teammate plays with EL-S and FX-S, so I will try it out, too. But still, I'm open to other alternatives :)
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Definitely try ELS and FXS before buying something, you might like it.
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T80.  The sponge is the same but the pip structure in the topsheet makes it feel a little softer.
 
You could try Evolution EL-P but a step further away.
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T05-FX
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Originally posted by carbon136 carbon136 wrote:

Originally posted by jt99sf jt99sf wrote:

Originally posted by carbon136 carbon136 wrote:

I'm looking for a softer alternative to T05, somewhere between T05 and T05FX, with similar characteristics (speed, spin, high throw angle). Is there such rubber? Donic Baracuda would be right, if it wasn't so spin sensitive...

Thanks.



T05 is great, change to a softer blade. Perhaps arylate carbon.


That might be an option for me, I'll try to ask my teammate to borrow me his TB ALC with T05s (I'd have to buy some cheaper blade than that, possibly Vega Pro). Also, another teammate plays with EL-S and FX-S, so I will try it out, too. But still, I'm open to other alternatives :)


Everyone here has been touting the Donic ovtcharov true carbon as a cheaper alternative to tb-alc/viscaria, so may be look in to that if you decide to buy
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Gewo flexxon, kinda similar to baracuda /genius etc, so high throw with lots of spin, but a lot more forgiving and easier to use. Rubbers like el-p, el-s and most of the newer gen esn have a slightly muted lower gear which you may not like if you are used to tenergy. Won't have this issue with flexxon, and it's overall my fav rubber from the bara/genius /hexes gen thus far, espeically since its topsheet works pretty well with the p-ball.
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just tune the sponge with one generous layer of boosting oil and the 05 will become a bit faster and a bit softer sponge...problem solved...o yes i forgot you can't do it...but ask butterfly to do it for you and then it will be legalWink
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Yes Emi, but you gotta get that sucka back to the factory for them to do that, someone has to pay for shipping both ways and the inevitable "Certificate of Authenticity" (Or Bologna depending on viewpoint)

At the end of the day, such a factory "restoration" isn't worth it, but man, would it do wonders for some older blades. 
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