Yasaka Goiabao 5 - Chinese Penhold
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After the introduction in China market during the winter 2015 the blade GOIABAO 5 is now ready also for the European and the US market.
The word GOIABAO has the meaning "nice wood" - a very suitable name for this elegant blade with top level play-ing characteristics.
GOIABAO 5 is a fast 5-ply blade with a hard outer veneer and a relatively thick middle veneer. The second veneer is hand selected Scandinavian pine.
GOIABAO 5 has a sealer from the factory for easy rubber removal when needed.
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Reviews of Yasaka Goiabao 5 - Chinese Penhold (8)
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This blade is fast ! I got megaspin combo with Rakza X on both and I couldn't be more happier. It is extra offensive and since in am beginner-intermidiate level it might be overkill for my skill level. But I am enjoying it lot more than my early combination of Mark V and Ma Lin Swede. Extra. Somehow I am able to hit very hard, chop is nicely, drop the ball with ease with very little effort. I am able to respond to any shots and somehow putting them bank more consistently now.
Setup-Goiabao 5 + yasaka rakza 9(backhand) + dhs hurricane 3 neo(forehand).Fast all wood blade.Dwell time is amazing.The throw angle is a bit low but the dwell time is enough to compensate and adjust to it.Short and touch game-average,ball bounces sometimes a bit.Plus Point-Counter attacks!! and Counter Topspins!!Mid and far distance game is appreciated with this ply.A dense sound produced on contact.
Excellent blade ! I was in war inside my brain to decide between GOIABAO 5 or MA Lin EO and Goiabao didn't disappointed ! It's fast and has great control ! And the look is elegant ! I did screw it up putting dhs skyline 3-60 in both F and B ! Those are good rubbers but not to put on this blade. Rakza 7 or rakza 9 pair with this pice of art ! Now i'll have to order rakza 9 on both sides. Overall excellent blade and totally worth the price ! I'm very happy with this purchase and I'm pretty sure I'll use GOIABAO for a long time !
Before this blade I'd only prefered playing with off- blades like Avalox BT555 (which I love, awesome and underrated blade) but now I wanted try something really fast and harder kind of blade and decided to order Goiabao 5. Before i've also tried Clipper Oversize which i didnt like, too difficult to loop with, blocking was great though. I was scared that the Goiabao would be kind of the same cuz of the hard outer ply, but to my surprise it has been a delight and looping is easy (rakza 7, pairs really well with goiabao) and control is relative good...feeling is nice, just had to adjust my touch because the blade is a bit more bouncy than BT555. Fast, easy to loop with (medium low arc), good blocking and pretty large sweet spot. Probably the best blade i've played with.
One of th nicest and fastest blade I purchased so far. I have this racket with rakza 9 on forehand and mark v hps on the backhand and I am very satisfied. I have this racket for the last 10 days and even is very early to tell yet this is some observations. Racket was a lot faster than my previous and the first 2-3 days I was struggling not to keep the ball as I was able to do it but I wasn't able to hold the blade as this time from straight I went to anatomic bell type. After the 4-5 day I was able to get used to hold it but also to play better. It would take me a few days or weeks to get used to it but I believe with this blade and with this rubbers I ll be able also to move forward faster.
I have owned Nittaku Septear, Yasaka Extra Offensive JTTAA and Joola Rossi Emotion blades in the past, and have played with couple others but this blade is my favourite. Goiabao can be flexible when you're looping and can turn stiff and hard when you're hitting/driving. I don't know why it feels this way but I love this property of Goiabao. There is nothing negative about this blade. It is bouncy so my short game needed adjusting but after only a day of playing this started to feel like the most controlled blade I've ever come across. It is way superior to YEO. More people should play with this blade
This blade was a pleasant surprise to me as it had very nice wood for the price. Sweet spot was medium-large. Fast with very good feel for the ball and some flex. Great for looping at any distance. Made in Sweden blade that rivals much higher priced blades with the same wood composition. Slightly head heavy with thick rubbers. A powerful and elegant blade for players seeking a bit more speed. Works well with short pips on BH or inverted. Speed to control ratio is nice on this one as most blades in this speed range can be difficult to control. Better than Clipper wood in all areas except perhaps blocking. For advanced or seasoned intermediate players who love more speed. Excellent buy.
FH: Neo DFS Huriccane 3
BH: Neo DFS Skyline 3
Beautiful piece of racket. Very good control and speed. Works really well with Hurricane 3 on the forehand.
Huricane 3 seems a better fit for this blade than skyline. Skyline feels a little bit lack of power using this blade. May be its less bouncy compare to hurricane?
Recommend buyer to purchase a bouncy rubber for this blade.
The wood texture itself is also really nice.
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