Yasaka Rakza 7
Yasaka, uses mainly natural rubber for the top sheet. This improves the level of grip and the power of spin drastically. The top sheet is combined with the new Power Sponge. The top sheet and Power Sponge work in perfect synergy, producing the Hybrid Energy rubber Rakza 7. When the player hits the ball hard, the rubber grips the ball and the stroke can be used to place the ball accurately, both in direction and length. The serve and short returns are very sharp and easy to handle. Due to the increased percentage of natural gum the durability is improved. A winning combination!
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Yasaka rubbers are steeped in history dating back all the way to 1926. The flagship rubber for Yasaka has been the Mark V. Mark V burst onto the table tennis world stage in the 1970 and 1971 World Championships taking home victory in both competitions. The Mark V is still going strong today and other versions of the rubber have been produced through the following decades.
More recently Yasaka has developed Rakza rubbers which have taken innovation to another level. The shape of the pimples provides a strong balance between spin and speed. Rakza rubbers use Hybrid Energy to provide synergy between top sheet and sponge providing great elasticity for power and control.
Yasaka has many more rubbers in their product line as well. Yasaka rubbers are used by top professionals as well as players of all levels. Be like 2019 World Championship Silver Medalist Matias Falck and choose Yasaka rubbers.
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Clipper = 7.1x Archer-B price.
Turkish=Benim iin en iyi kauuklardan biri. ou Tenergy serisi kauua tercih ederim. Kauuun etkileyici bir spini ve hz var. Kontrol banza bal. XVT Archer-B ve Clipper Cr WRB ile oynadm. Archer-B hz asndan ok kontroll ve tatminkar. Clipper, Archer-B'den daha hzldr, ancak Clipper = 7.1x Archer-B fiyat nedeniyle ayn kontrole sahip.
UPDATE: after experimenting with a Chinese rubber on the FH (729 Battle 2) I decided there wasn't enough dwell time due to it being super hard, so I put Rakza 7 on both sides of my Stiga All-round-Classic, and boy was it a good decision, execution of drives, loops, counter loops, pushes, flicks feel incredible, the serve needs some getting used to coming from a tacky rubber. This combination feels perfect for my style of play - close to the table attack. Confirmed my belief that Rakza 7 is a top quality rubber for either FH or BH. Will definitely be buying this rubber again.
The Rakza7 has changed that for me. I would often check my shots a little bit with the other faster rubbers but now I strike the ball hard with confidence. If everything that people say about softer sponges is true, then I am engaging the sponge a lot more now and I definitely feel more control in my shots.
The biggest change for me was the throw angle. Both the MX-P and the T05 have a high throw angle so I'd have to close my bat a fair bit on the follow through after doing a backhand flip, and my backhand loops would also have a fairly closed angle, this made it harder for me to control. If my footwork wasn't good, then I'd be off balance and getting the right angle became difficult. With the Rakza7, it's a lot easier to play these strokes and I'm able to hit the ball harder as a result.
I've already purchased the Rakza7 on the max thickness and I'm looking forward to trying that eventually.
I've boosted the Rakza7 with Tempo long once and for the first week, it was just mental. I thought I was still playing with the T05 so that's a good option.
Update(22/may/2019): I've been playing with my current setup for a little over a month, Rakza 7 (1.8mm) on my backhand. The backhand flick attack off the serve is out of this world. I'm finding that as long as the service is slightly bouncy or slightly longish, this thing will let you flick the ball over and immediately go on the attack. Depending on how much you throw your elbow forward, you can generate a really spinny flick or a fast flick. Keep your bat open and the rubber will do the rest. I'm loving how aggressive I can play.
I've changed the control rating from 9 to 9.5
I've changed the gears to from above average to many
Overall 9 to 9.5
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