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Ask The Experts: Wenting Zha, No. 233

Ask The Experts: Wenting Zha, No. 233

Ask The Experts: Wenting Zha, No. 233
Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer


Hello. My name is Gilberto and I would like to test the D05 in my backhand.
I’m used to use T64 and T05 in my backhand and I wanted to know if the D05 is slower or faster than the T05 in the offensive/active backhand blocks (my main shot).
Best Regards.



This Ask the Experts question was answered by Wenting Zha. She is one of the coaches at the Silicon Valley Table Tennis Club in Milpitas, CA. Coach Zha’s response is as follows:

Hello Gilberto

Thank you for reaching out to us, I am happy to assist with your question.

According to the information you have provided, I made a table to show the comparisons between all the products that you have mentioned earlier. 

   Speed Spin Hardness  
Dignics 05 13.5 12.0 40  
Tenergy 05 Hard 13.0 11.5 43  
Tenergy 05 13.0 11.5 36  
Tenergy 64 13.0 10.5 36  

Dignics 05 is the fastest and could generate the most spin at the same time among all the others. The new technology is the combination of Spring Sponge X, the advanced version of Spring Sponge which has more elasticity; the uniquely composed top sheet, with strengthened abrasion, proves great resistance on the surface, providing the feeling of holding the ball at impact. Adopting pimples code No.05 recognized for its high spin performance, Dignics 05 is recommended for the player who seeks to generate a high level attacking play imparting powerful topspin.

Tenergy 05 is very popular among world-class table tennis players, it has a unique feeling using a combination of Spring Sponge technology, excellent for imparting a great deal of spin on the ball. Tenergy 05 enables a full range of topspin play at or away from the table. It keeps its explosive power throughout the life of the rubber without the use of speed glue or boosting.

Tenergy 05 Hard has adopted a stiffer sponge to add further power to the original Tenergy 05 rubber. While it still maintains the incredible ‘Spring Sponge’ feel, the hard sponge responds to a stronger impact enabling more power.

Tenergy 64 offers more flexibility and a softer touch, enabling powerful and precise attacking strokes from mid distance. With the most speed among the Tenergy rubbers, Tenergy 64 is the ultimate attacking rubber.

I would suggest that try our best product Dignics 05 on your backhand and Tenergy 05 Hard on your forehand, that would be a perfect combination for you. Hope you find the answer is helpful!

Best regards!

Wenting Zha

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