To me this is very solid backhand rubber, my second favourite after XIOM Vega Europe. I have it in black on my STIGA AC and it feels great with a good spin. Very underrated rubber in my opinion. I don't know how this gets rating of 8-something when rubbish rubber like FX-P gets 9-something. IMHO it plays even better than Donic Blue JP-03, Rakza Z, Donic Blue M3, definitely better than Rakza 7. Tested backhand only since I don't consider it a forehand rubber.
Update: It is not that spinny on Forehand, in fact it is tragedy on that side. Dunno why. Backhand seems ok but without much power.
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Its a good rubber, fast with a good control and you can generate much spin. Its not for beginner because it has a strong catapult when you play topspin.. its more for intermediate players that want a medium-soft rubber with good dynamic.
It Is not a bad rubber. It is not designed for power and speed.ppayers who have a good technical skills to place ball around the table can have benefits from it. It is durable. Have a nice sound. Fells softy. Nice for openings and lifting low balls. It not too heavy. Overall nice controlled rubber for technical players
9.4/10 for OFF style. FH: Tibhar Evolution MX-P 50, 2.15mm, 51g (0.252g/cm^2), 50 degrees (ESN), 38.5 degrees (Shore A). BH: Yasaka Rakza X Soft, 2.2mm, 49g (0.242g/cm^2), 42.5 degrees (ESN), 34.5 degrees (Shore A). Blade: TSP Balsa 8.5, 80g, 157mm x 150mm x 10.5mm (Width x Height x Thickness). Plies: 5 (3 Wood + 2 Composite): Ayous - GlassFibre - Balsa - GlassFibre - Ayous.
Another nice rubber from Yasaka not so fast as rakza x but I must say with this rubber I was able to fix a nice and strong rever including blocking. I was able to play or block from my backhand and with this rubber everything found the way.
Good rubber - found the power and spin great - BUT - it is boat anchor heavy - went back to Rakza 7 Soft.
What a heavy rubber! Just glued Rakza X Soft in Max. thickness on my blade - crazy heavy! Heavier than Tinarc 3 in Max., heavier than Tenergy 05, Heavier than DHS Hurricane 3 series, heavier than anything I've ever tried. I believe according to the physics weight of the rubber creates better momentum on ball contact, but... Just can't believe it is SO HEAVY! Insane! My old 5-ply wood blade weights around 71 grams, and with glued Tinarc 3 Max. and Hurricane H3-50 the racket weight was 171 gram. Changed Hurricane to Rakza X Soft Max., and racket weight increased to 178 grams! Just crazy!
I have used Rakza 7 Soft on my BH for a couple of years. The X soft is a few grams heavier, but other than that, I cannot really feel a lot of difference between the two. If I were to blind test both at random, I wouldn't be able to tell which one was which. That being the case, I'll stick with the 7 Soft and save the weight.
I was try this rubber on TBS yesterday . I was surprise how bad can be this rubber. Is really soft and mushy .The throw is very low wich someone can be fond sharp , but for me was not good. The sponge is not so elastic , so you can`t produce alot of gears.The rubber is self is not so speedy.The top sheet is identical like rakza x , which i don`t like, because is not grippy.With the new ball this rubber is not stable.For me this is the wors rubber on the 2015 !
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