Yasaka Ma Lin Extra Offensive
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See also: Adidas Avenger 5 for similar construction.
Also available in Chinese Penhold Version
MA LIN EXTRA OFFENSIVE is developed from the succesful Yasaka OFFENSIVE blade, but even faster, keeping light weight with good speed and a large sweet spot.
The center veneer is a little bit thicker and harder, which gives additional power.
The surface is lacquered by the factory to improve speed and durability.
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Reviews of Yasaka Ma Lin Extra Offensive (31)
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nice powerfull offensive blade. its a little bit stiffer for my taste but i'll adjust to it for sure. you really need to have proper technics of loop strokes to produce good topspin and lift chopped balls. where this blade really shines is fast smash/drive/counterloop close to the table! it might be your weapon of mass destruction if you can handle it .)
Nice blade. Perfect for blocking because of tis stiffness and hardness but, amazingly, it's very very good for topspin. Speed is comparable to TB Spirit but the all-wood feeling of YEO is much better. Overall is a very good blade, stable and predictable, good for every kind of strokes. It's not hard to understand why it's one of the all time best all wood blades. Highly recommended!
I give this blade a 10/10 because i like it a lot. My YEO weights about 85 grams and i pair it with a Rakza 7 (max) and M2 (max).
It's kinda heavy for the first sessions, but i got used to it and i feel it benefits my looping/driving techniques.
I used to make a poor drive style, making the whole movement very wrong (finishing the drive with my arm close to my shoulder). A lot of mess. With YEO i got a more right style.
The sweetspot is huge, lots of power. Great feeling. Short game and blocking is Ok, but it's a blade to mainly loop/drive! A great 5ply from yasaka!
As everyone mention, the feeling. The feeling with this blade is amazing, i cant describe.
Sweetspot is almost entire blade. Mine is 87g.
Fast, medium/hard bit of flexure.
Control is the best ive tested. 9.5 for sure.
I use with Rakza7 max both sides.
I can produce monstruous spin in both slow loop or loop drive shots.My serve is very damaging. The only problem i have is flat hits but i think its more due technic/rubber than this beautiful blade.
I recommend to anyone who like to play until 2m of table, more than that i think will lack some power.
One of best 5ply allwood off blade ever. This blade is a spin moster with very very good feeling. More powerfull than my Innerforce AL/ALC with better touch. Only the sweet spot is a bit smaller than composite blade but its still pretty decent thanks to Walnut top ply and 6mm tickness.
Chose this blade around 88-90gr, the lighter ones around 82-85gr may feel hollow.
I don't see any lose of power compared to my 869gr viscaria but the 5ply allwood feeling is just the best in table tennis. Dwell time is long, the blade vibes so nicely on every single shot, its a plessure to play with.
I paired it with M1 turbo/M1/M2 and every time it was very good.
On of the best blade I ever played for blocks also.
But once again, the main feature of this blade is the feel/touch.
I own 12+ butterfly composite blades and since I've tried the YEO, I stick with it. Power + dwell time + great feel, YEO offers all of this while being a spin monster.
I ordered a JTTAA one around 88-90gr to see if it can be even better and to get a backup. I'm looking forward to Nexy Zealot also which seems to be the Nexy version of YEO.
The blade balance is great also, thats also why I prefer the YEO to Stiga Rosewwod V, Ebenholz 5 and Emerald VPS and the YEO is more powerfull also (haven't tried rosewood xo) while being more "easy" to use in short game.
And the other best thing about this blade : a fair price for a premium quality finish.
I still can't believe the price, around 45 in Europe, and you can find the JTTAA version for around 60. A professionnal version for chinese market also exists, usuall price is about 350 but I can get them for around 130 and I might consider it.
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