Yasaka Rakza 7 Soft


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In Rakza 7 Soft the top sheet is the same as for Rakza 7. The sponge is softer which gives the rubber more sound and built-in speed glue effect. With Rakza 7 Soft the control characteristics are improved. After hitting the ball with top spin the curve of the ball is slightly higher, giving little bit bigger margins in the game. In the short return play, the ball feel is better.

Speed: 93
Spin: 96
Control: 68
Hardness: 37- 42

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Reviews of Yasaka Rakza 7 Soft (42)

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 External Review on May 1, 2015
Soft but very fast. excellent back hand rubber.
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 External Review on October 17, 2014
Good rubber!
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 External Review on May 13, 2013
good rubber, but it depends on a blade, i used to Yasaka Dynamix 17 and it was bad :(
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 External Review on November 25, 2012
Very very good
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Review by jnolan88 on May 25, 2015
2.0 fh and bh on timo boll spirit. Love it. Can't go wrong with this combination.
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 External Review on January 8, 2015
Can there be a better rubber... DO NOT AGREE WITH SPIN SPEED CONTROL RATINGS GIVEN HERE... my take is:
Speed 8.9
Spin 9.4
Control 9.7 (There is probably no other rubber matching to control offered by this rubber)
Through angle is medium-high
Durability of top surface is exceptional. 7 months old rubber acts like new.
Wonderful looping... I start using it on FH for its precision. WIll soon have both sides with the same rubber.

I played with Rakza 7 Soft on BH for two years until recently when I realized its wonderful grace on the forehand as well. This is the rubber which would overtake every other rubber in past and future. Very good for top spin play, blocks, chops or what you want to hear... this is a truly great rubber from Yasaka.

I have played with Rakza 7, Rakza 9, Tibhar Evo MXP, Mark V and many other rubbers... but trust me, Rakza 7 soft is one thing which cannot be compared with any other rubber. Its just so unique and awesome.
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 External Review on December 7, 2014
I played about 4 months with this rubber. I am a defender so I chooce the 1.8 version on my fh. This rubber has the best spin I've ever seen, but its a also fast for defending...Good for loops, topspins and serves, difficult in chops and pushes..Another thing is that after 4 months of using (3 times a week) now its not so spinny and the edges are easily damage. Overall good rubber for allrounder or offensive players.
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 External Review on March 3, 2014
I use this rubber for my forehand. It's a nice rubber if you want to improve your style with a tensor rubber, you can put it in all kind of blades and not feel the difference. Removing the water based glue is almost impossible from the sponge and the speed is below the standard of the other tensor rubber.
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 External Review on November 12, 2013
Rakza 7 soft Max Black Colour.
It is a Tensor rubber. Very lightweight, grippy almost not at all tacky. This rubber is slightly slower than the Rakza 7 but generates even more spin than that ! You notice the effect of the tensor when playing the 2nd or 3rd ball, when your return gets noticeably spinnier and faster off the table. And it is huge! Your opponent better be prepared to go "Fetch" that ball because its going to bounce away from him at the speed of light. You can put your opponent in deep unrecoverable places with the speed and spin.

One thing though, the rubber reacts to spin/serves just like Mark V, meaning you have to exert quite a bit of control and push/chop the spin balls correctly, else you will see the ball bounce off your racket at crazy angles.

You can still block top spins and watch your ball land on the other side. You can push/block and have your opponent run all over the place, but beware of the spinnier returns, and try to play aggressively, which is the real beauty of this rubber !!!

Balls with curve into the table and chops are sharp, even a slow chopping motion can make a return ball very hard to catch !

Ever increasing speed, spin while still in control makes this rubber really good for the constant rally player. Korean choppers, flippers and pushers will do very well with this rubber as their weapon. They might need to open up their blade slightly and stroke play to get this ( this is a soft sponge rubber ) but no need to add power ! Thats the thing, this rubber reacts if you even slightly brush the ball !!!

Blocking and hitting is probably not a strong suite with this rubber, I think it might be due to the tensor, it requires activation through stroke play where brushing the ball makes the tensor active and the rubber alive. If you block try korean chopping ( even a little bit helps) the resulting ball definitely returns spinnier and the speed might be like as if you hit the ball !!!
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 External Review on June 11, 2013
This is the best rubber I have ever used.

It provides the perfect balance of effortless spin, control and placement. I currently play it in Max on my BH and it is absolutely amazing.

It blocks, loops, chops and pushes very very well and is extremely easy to use. I had absolutely zero learning curve with this rubber. I put it on my blade and played great right away.

Pair it with a fast blade for an attacking game or a slower blade for a controlled game.

I have never used a rubber with performance like this that is so easy to use. It really is foolproof!

EDIT: As mentioned by a reviewer above, the sponge on this rubber is VERY fragile. I peeled it off my blade to try it on another blade and large chunks of the sponge came off!! Now it is unusable. A rather expensive experiment!
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