This rubber is a little bit of a wolf in sheep's clothing. Not crazy fast but plenty fast for most of us mortals. Under rated for spin in my observations and play. This is like regular Mark V but with an attitude with faster speed. Loops well on a medium to fast blade with a medium-low throw. For an allround-offensive game with very good control compared to some tensors I give it 5 stars. 5 stars for overall quality of top sheet and sponge. Fast enough to end the point and very good spin on loops and the short game. Perfect rubber for those disliking crazy bounce tensors with excellent control. Great rubber for drunk players and old slow people like me who just want to get the ball over the net. :)
12 Reviews for Yasaka Mark V M2
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Having tried many tensors I have been playing this rubber on my FH side now for 3 years. For players looking for direct speed with control this rubber shines. I believe this rubber is under rated for spin. In my experience spinier than regular Mark V. Love looping with this rubber on a medium speed blade as it doesn't have the crazy bounciness of a tensor rubber. Great for a strong powerful allround game close to mid distance. Reasonable price to performance ratio. Great for fast counter and the short game. Chopping needs practice with this rubber however has great underspin potential. For a player looking to take one step up from normal classic rubber this is the one depending on your playing style. Hit the ball hard and the ball is very fast. This rubber is suitable for many intermediate level players. Bites the ball well and can produce heavy topspin. With good care and cleaning will last a considerable time.
I use this rubber as my bh with Mark V as my forehand. They're almost identical unless you count the fact that Mark V mk2 is slightly faster/springier, which is good for my backhand. It can do good short flicks on the table with bh and fh but not as great as T05 or H3
A fast rubber but others say that this rubber depends its speed on its blade. You can smash at good speed and you can deliver the ball slow but very spinny. You can feel the ball when spinning. Not good for chopping. Take care of it because it can be chipped off quite easily.
I can see why people love this rubber as its a middle of the road rubber. It is well balanced on all speed, control, and spin. It grows on you in time.
This rubber is a solid rubber on the forehand if you hit the ball with your forehand harder than your backhand. I would choose a rubber thickness between 1.7 and max for forehand. Generates a good amount of spin on the ball. Can handle spin pretty well but don't try to chop. On serves, you need to try to put a lot of spin on the ball, b/c sometimes, you won't get the spin you are looking for. It is consistent with hitting the table and a very good rubber.
At first difficult to control coming from sriver as a Fh,then i found it much better choice for me,keeping sriver as Bh .with Mark v m2 i have much more speed and spin,also i'm very comfortable now in the short game
This rubber has really helped my game. I have textbook strokes and was looking for something to go well on my Butterfly Arylate blade. I used to use the original Mark V and knew it would have plenty of speed, consistency, tackiness, and spin. I plan on sticking with this rubber for awhile.
I did not put any ratings down because the Mark V M2 is basically the regular Mark V with a harder, sponge, so just look at the ratings for my Mark V review and add more speed and less control. But i liked the m2 much better than the regular Mark V. The M2 gives you much more speed and power, making it much better for looping. Unfortunately, it does also require speed glue to be actually really effective in play. This is one of the best speed glue rubers in my opinions. It has a similar feel to a glued sriver or glued stiga Magna. If you are still a play who speed gleus, this ones definitely worth a try.
it's a Mark V with more speed at the cost of one low-end gear. if you've used a Mark V, then you know that it has one to spare.
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