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Yasaka Ma Lin Soft Carbon - Chinese Penhold

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See also: Shakehand version

MA LIN SOFT CARBON has the same outer veneer as the famous EXTRA blade. Its medium soft characteristics is appreciated by players who want increased ball feel.

In SOFT CARBON Yasaka is using a special, very thin Carbon fibre to improve the speed and enlarge the Sweet-spot.

Together with the thicker wooden middle veneer it gives good power.

The combination of the “power part” (carbon+thicker middle veneer) and the softer outer veneer makes Ma Lin SOFT CARBON the perfect choice for power players who need a good ball feel for best performance.

Speed: 92
Control: 83
Ply: 7 (5+2)
Weight: 89 g

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Reviews of Yasaka Ma Lin Soft Carbon - Chinese Penhold (28)

This blade is very suitable for beginners and intermediate players, since this blade is not to fast. This blade does not generate that much speed, but it is really stable especially for developing players. You feel soft and calm while using this blade. The spin it generates is pretty good as well. You can actually develop a nice feeling of putting friction on the ball. My setup is forehand is skyline 2 on forehand and rozena on backhand. Although it gives you so much control, this blade won't give you any special. You can get big hits and spin, but it won't be crazily powerful. That's expected for what you will get for such a low-priced blade. Despite it being a carbon blade, you won't get the stiffness and uncontrollability that usually comes from a carbon blade. However, if you are playing a higher level, I don't recommend this blade. It not powerful enough to make decisive shots in the game. It is only great for normal training. You get control in short table pushing, control in drives and loops. All of it is about the control in the whole game. Despite all of these, this is still a good blade, even it won't give you surprises while playing the game.
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I bought it for the price and fame it got when used by M. falck, I really did not like it very much because it is somewhat slow and has little sensation in the Blows, I configured it with the Dhs goldarc8 in my FH, and the joola Dynaryz acc in the BH, and although they are fast rubbers, I did not find to take advantage of it. I can also say that my coach I bought it for the price and fame it got when used by M. falck, I really did not like it very much because it is somewhat slow and has little sensation in the Blows, I configured it with the Dhs goldarc8 in my FH, and the joola Dynaryz acc in the BH, and although they are fast rubbers, I did not find to take advantage of it. I can also say that my coach took it and loved it, because he got it consistent and controlled, but I lacked more speed. Maybe I can be me, but that's my perception.
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I started with a slower yasaka blade (Sweden Classic) to learn all the strokes, then i wanted to speed up my game so i went for some Butterfly blades, but those lacked that ball feeling i had with my first blade. So i turned to Yasaka again and picked this blade. Excellent control, blocking is awesome, speed is there when you need it, its a bit difficult to put spin but with good technique its managable. I hope its gonna be durable, but as far as i know durability is not a problem with Yasaka blades. Recommended for off players looking for control; and AR players looking for some more speed. (the surface is very smooth and soft so its a bit hard to glue is to the rubbers, might need 2 layers of glue)
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I loved my first one to the end.
It is stiff enough as I wished, but not to the point I would overshoot the ball out the table due to he soft balsa. And does NOT bend down on my defense when the opponent sends me a heave ball. It is everything I wanted. After years of use, I decided to get a new one!!!
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