MAZE. Named after the top world's player Michael Maze from Denmark, MAZE is made
to imitate Butterfly's Tenergy Spring Sponge but with a mixed DHS Hurricane/
Butterfly Bryce Feel. Also it is much lighter than Tenergy. Can be used on the
Forehand or Backhand.
rubber works best when tuned and glued with Haifu
VOC-Free Water Based Glue.
3 National works well with composite blades. Recommended Blades are Timo Boll
Spirit, Stiga CC5, and Stiga Clipper CC.
great rubber that compliments this rubber on the forehand side is: DHS
Hurricane 3 National or Haifu
Blue Whale II Tuned Red Sponge. A good backhand rubber that compliments this
rubber would be another sheet of Sword MAZE or any other rubbers with similar
Cleaner: Use an alcohol-based cleaner such as Kokutaku
/ TULPE Alcohol Based Cleaner
Currently available in on 48 Hardness (equivalent to Butterfly Tenergy Sponge
hardness rating 36) and in MAX thickness (2.20mm)
surprised by the performance of this rubber, although I'm not a huge fan of the
Tenergy rubbers (with the exception of Tenergy 05 FX), I have tried many "Tenergy-like"
rubbers and none of them have come close. Except for this one. It's not the same
feel you would get from a Tenergy 05, but more like a Tenergy 64 with a bit more
tackiness to it. Because the sponge/rubber is lighter, your reaction time will
be faster. The grip feels like a hybrid of Hurricane and Bryce mixed together.
The best thing I love about this rubber is it's ease of use when counter
looping. I could counter loop all day with this rubber. I love the look of the
packaging, although that won't help you one bit when you're playing. Keep in
mind though, Sword rubbers top sheet do have a tendency to look old after just a
few usages, but with basic cleaning, the look won't affect the performance of
the rubber at all. A nice add-on to the rubber is the complimentary high-quality
rubber sheet protector they include with the package.
Spin & Greater Control - Maze
The combination of the high tensioned and tacky topsheet with a medium hard and
flexible sponge makes Maze the perfect answer for players who seek heavy topspin
and superb control. Maze combines new "A" type tacky topsheet with the
new explosive Will Sponge 2. Its innovative design enables a player to
"grip" the ball and "catapult" the return back with heavy
spin and great control.
Free Rubber Sheet Protector description: SWORD special protection film should be
used whenever you store your racket, this way the surface is protected at all
times. SWORD rubber sheets which have an extreme efficiency tend to change
optically when viewing the top surface but this does not affect the playing
characteristics. For use of the protection film, simply apply to the rubber
sheet and cut flush to the racket edge.