Yasaka Rising Dragon
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With the new rubber RISING DRAGON Yasaka has successfully combined not only the advantages of the chinese sticky surface but also the renown qualities of speed and touch from japanese rubber technology.
RISING DRAGON offers a new dimension to your game as it is easy to make both sharp chop returns and power drives with good control.
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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Reviews of Yasaka Rising Dragon (48)
very loose sponge - do not glue
9.8/10 for OFF style. FH: Yasaka Rising Dragon, 2.2mm, 53g (0.26g/cm^2), 52 degrees (ESN), 39.5 degrees (Shore A). BH: Donic Bluefire JP 01 Turbo, 2.1mm, 50g (0.245g/cm^2), 50 degrees (ESN), 38.5 degrees (Shore A). Blade: Galaxy T-11+, 72g, 158mm x 151mm x 7mm (Width x Height x Thickness). Plies: 7 (5 Wood + 2 Composite): Limba - Limba - Carbon - Balsa - Carbon - Limba - Limba.
This is the rubber i love most. With spin like R47, G1, Raksa Z, and other real spimonsters. Many levels, and easy to play.
Best forehand-rubber with Nittaku G1 and Andro Rasanter R53
soft control rubber, very loose sponge - breaks when removed
A great rubber. The best I have played with. A little low on power but more than enough makes up for it with amazing tackiness and spin control.
Performance is above average but the glue used with the rubber and sponge is not that good that's why the rubber separates to the sponge easily... I will never use or buy this rubber again unless it's free. Hehe
Spin (Chinese Style): 9.3
Weight: 47g in 2.2 (0.231g/cm^2)
Hardness (DHS): 37
Fast Loop: 9.1
Slow Loop: 9.3
Counter Loop: 9.4
Available Sponge Thickness: 2.0/2.2
Spin (Chinese Style): 9.5
Weight: 52g in 2.2 (0.255g/cm^2)
Hardness (DHS): 39.5
Fast Loop: 9.3
Slow Loop: 9.4
Counter Loop: 9.4
Available Sponge Thickness: 2.0/2.2
A mix of german, chinese and japan technology. Outstanding spin. The Best i ever have tested spinwise. Many serves and right sideloops just pass by thy opponent. Long durability. Buy now! The black one is spinnier.
I bought this in red color max thickness and have paired it with a hurricane pro 3 turbo orange on a zetro quad blade. Tend to use it on my bh. Majority of the reviews here are pretty accurate. This rubber has great speed and spin without sacrificing control. Serve returns are much easier than a normal esn rubber and stay low when good technique is used. Didn't seem that prone to getting affected by dust and retains it's grip through the course of a game pretty well. I also quite like the texture of the top sheet.
Good rubber, plays like euro jap rubber it is slightly tacky won left the ball. Not a spin monster but yes it's high. Xiom rubbers are much better in spin . Throw of rising Dragon is actually medium -high .
This rubber promises a lot and then delivers a final product that's high priced like a current generation tensor, and plays like 2010 Haifu Blue Whale 2 or Tibhar Grip-S. Except without the speed. Unlike the Hurricanes or Skylines, it lacks a "killing gear" and feels mushy compared to traditional Chinese rubbers.
Sanwei Target National is a much better interpretation of "Chinese Topsheet plus fast sponge"
This rubber is tacky. The control and speed are adequate. Great for producing quality spins and flat hits. I use this in my BH, with the max sponge thickness, on the Yasaka Dynamix 17 and it elavated my game to a new level. The only downside for me is that it collects lots of dirts and dusts easily, so always have your cleaning sponge handy. This rubber is made in China and it kinda feels like a Chinese Rubber in my opinion. Great rubber overall.
Black rubber is 5grams HEAVIER than Red rubber ! Yasaka description is correct for this rubber. China spin, Euro speed and Japan touch. But all the properties are EQUAL in measure ! :-/ :-)
So rubber is not too spinny that you can't play. Rubber is not too fast you can't feel the ball. Rubber not too reactive that you can't block.
Player MUST put all the effort to play very well with this rubber. Rubber will not solve anything by magic.
Those looking for H3N or Chinese rubber replacement, please avoid and instead try Yasaka Shining Dragon or go for the cheaper 729 / Palio/ Haifu / Globe / DHS etc traditional rubbers.
Rubber is very consistent and very durable. But Euro player wont like it, Chinese wont want it, and Japan player wont use it. So this rubber not for all players.
the most perfect rubber I have ever played except for h3 national version.spin is just perfect . not too hard for classical chinese rubbers. speed is enough for attack .really sensitive incoming spin . blocks are very hard to do(not for blockers because of its spin capasity).not too heavy but not light consider this. perfect harmony of japanese and chinese. congratulations yasaka. shining dragon version slower but tackier
I used my rising dragon with ma lin soft carbon and it is amazing. I can serve fast short and spinny serves in one. This rubber is really good at everything. The only thing is that the rubber drags alot of dust to it, so cleaners should be bought too. The tackiness is not too tacky which I is perfect for me. Areally good rubber. Thank you Yasaka!
Never paying $50 for a made in China rubber again. This rubber promises big and falls short. It's a bit squirrelly and doesn't deliver the short game or the massive brush loop spin that classic chinese rubber does. Neither does it deliver the consistent topspin of ESN products. Many different $20 sheets Chinese rubber + a little booster will outplay this product's factory tune. And you'll likely have stronger brush loops, a better shortgame and potentially more predictable performance.
Rubber is a bit slow if you are mid range player. But i like it on backhand for just close to the table blocking and backhand loop.
Very good rubber! Indeed Yasaka finally managed to combine a tension sponge and a chinese style tacky topsheet, and the combination feels really good. Monstruosly aggressive and spinny, yet very well behaved while blocking, serving and playing short pushes over the table. If your training can manage the tricky control and unforgiving throw angle, this is a top choice both for FH and BH.