The Evolution series is Tibhar’s most successful line of professional rubbers, and still the most popular alternative to the Butterfly Tenergy series to date. The Tibhar Evolution MX-P, the fastest in the Evolution series is reviewed here.

Manufacturer’s info:

This version confers the highest dynamic and thus makes MX-P the fastest rubber of the EVOLUTION rubber family.
Thanks to the perfect adjustment of the pimple geometry we managed to produce a rubber with more flexibility conferring to attacking balls extra energy. Thanks to this specificity, MX-P is very well adapted to any player’s game, making no concession in terms of speed and spin.
The ball/bat contact time of the MX-P is longer than the reference time, thus conferring much more sensation. EVOLUTION MX-P: chosen by topspin players willing to feel the necessary pressure of their strokes at the table and at half distance.

OOAK Shop Staff Note (Australian Tibhar Distributor):

Commonly regarded as the closest Tenergy 05 rival, matching (or surpassing) it’s performance is almost every aspect through the latest technology from Germany. This rubber is the most popular alternative to Tenergy 05/80/64, and used by many professional / high level players.



Tibhar Evolution MX-P review:

Paul Langley (18x Australian Champion, 4x Oceania Champion, 1996 Olympian, International representative 1989 – 1999, No 1 and No 2 in Over 40’s in Australia in 2015 & 2016 respectively), current top veteran in SA, Adelaide):

I have tried many different rubbers over the years however when leading into the major competitions I have always reverted back to the Tenergy range of rubbers when push comes to shove.  Having said that, I recently tried out the Tibhar MX-P maximum with my Timo Boll ALC blade and found that this rubber was the most similar in playing properties as the Tenergy 80.

I found MX-P to be a great rubber – it generated good pace and control off the block and was fantastic when looping back from the table as well as off the bounce.

I found the rubber easy to generate high levels of spin off the service whilst still providing good control on the return of service.  The rubber also had a nice ‘throw’ i.e. Low trajectory and combined with good power and drive on the shots allowed deep penetration on the table.  As with all ‘harder’ rubbers that have a low ‘trajectory’ it is important to ensure you get down low and power up and though the ball off of a heavy backspin to lift the ball.

From a defensive perspective MX-P is great for blocking and counter punching – it has good control attributes and enables good power generation from little effort.

In summary, MX-P is a very good rubber with similar attributes to Tenergy 80 however at a lower cost.  I would not hesitate in recommending this rubber as an alternative to Tenergy 80.  Mar 2017