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Been using Rakza Z on FH and BH for 2 months now together with Ma Lin Extra Offensive blade. Previosly used rubbers: Rakza 7 Soft, Rakza X, Stiga Calibra LT and DHS Hurricane 3.

Pros:
+ The first thing that I need to mention is the spin/tackiness. The spin that you can generate while looping, backspins and serves is crazy. Scooping up a low ball with a loop is really easy, the rubber grips the ball like no other rubber I have tried. My serves have improved a lot because of the additional spin that the rubber provides.
+ Control. My loops have never been this consistent. Even if the rubber is fairly hard it's easy to place the ball where you want it. I would say that Rakza Z is right between really fast rubbers with little control and really slow rubbers with a lot of control. Returning serves and blocking is a lot easier because of the ball placement the rubber offers.

Cons:
- High throw. Doesn't necessarily have to be a con, but you need to be ready to angle your blade more horizontally because of the tackiness, otherwise your loops will be too high or go too far.
- Speed. If you are looking for a fast rubber then you will be slightly dissapointed. I'm not saying that Rakza Z is a slow rubber, combined with the right blade it can generate good speed, but you will need to hit the ball hard to achive speed for killing shots.
- Weight. A bit on the heavy side, especially if you are using a heavy blade too. For me this is actually a + since my strokes are more controlled when using heavier equipment, not sure why Im putting this under "cons"..

Summary:
Considering the price, spin, tackiness and control this is an amazing rubber. If you have a controlled attacking style(not that asian robotic full on attacking style) then this is the rubber for you. Serves, loops, sidespins and underspins are beautifully executed by this rubber. Would recommend combining Rakza Z with an all wood blade, since a carbon blade would take away the control.
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Phenomenal rubber, as it's meant to be the best of both worlds, the tackiness from China and Euro/Japanse springy spong.This rubber makes chiquita really easy and opening on backspin too. Bloks are better if active, smashes are direct with a lot of control and speed. Very sensitive for incoming spin active push will solve this. Easy to change on different blade because this rubber does not shrink. I suggest to use this rubber on a soft and flexible blade, it works really well on my Butterfly Innerforce ZLC. I can hear the carbon is more easily activated from the crispy sound and the power kick. I tried it on a Butterfly Timo Boll ALC and it didn't work well, it was too fast and had bad dwell and feeling etc. Before this I used DHS GoldArc 8 also an ESN rubber, it had similar speed, hardness and control without the tackiness therefore Rakza Z is more grippy. I use the Rakza Z on my backhand, because I attack more with my backhand and use my wrist. As allways if you can't use the wrist on any tacky rubber use non-tacky rubber.
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Played on TB ALC ,black,FH.Very unusual rubber.Fast,ultra spinny.Will update soon.
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The best that has happened to mankind since Apollo 11 landed in Mare Tranquillas
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El mejor caucho que he usado hasta la fecha y a un precio muy razonable, excelente para el juego corto por el nivel de control y para el topspin genera una agarre fantástico en la bola, haciendo el golpe muy efectivo. Lo uso en ambos lados con un madero Amulart ZL (Butterfly), para mí una perfecta combinación.
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Great Rubber for backhand loopers.
Simply the greatest so far for my backhand spin
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I have been using as a forehand, has a nice control and generates good spin.I also tried dignics 09c and compare has different characterics. Dignics is more punchy while rakza Z is more subtle. Both I like. Try Rakza Z in backhand and you will not be disappointed.
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The best rubber right now!
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Best quality for reasonable price.
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Hard rubber with superb spin and control. But the durability isnt that good as the rakza 7
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Probably the best rubber I've ever used! It's actually really fast, but is capable of soft touch shots, as it has almost no bounce on touches. Superb spin, great control. On a fast blade it does require a proper closed angle technique on attacking shots however. This is Hurricane 3 National version 2.0. Little faster on medium/hard power hits, drive technique can be less precise to land on the table. Using on forehand, considering for backhand as well.
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What an amazing rubber. For me the best forehand rubber. Its slower than normal esn rubbers but the quality of the shots is just wow. The shots are loaded with spin and you have long dwell time to aim where you want to play. Very good control through the thickness. It isnt spin sensitive. If you like to brush the ball this rubber is made for you. If you like to hit there are Other better choices.
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Very similar to Dignics 09 c at one third price.
Sponge is hard. Topsheet is tacky.
Not sensitive to spin. Very easy to return serves. Made for fast carbon blades. Chinese + Europe hybrid. Very forgiving. High control. Insane spins. Love it. I bought 4 and will buy few more.
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High spin, beautiful control. I used this with Ma Lin Carbon Soft. It is a terrific combination, and I absolutely love this rubber. While drive power and smash power aren't terrific, that is typical with tackier spinner rubber that require longer strokes. In terms of smashing, I recommend that you use Rakza X, 9, or 7 in order to smash lobs. Loop power is terrific and has many gears, and the quality of the shot is high regardless of long-mid-short distance loop. Serve is brilliant, It is capable of putting out a ridiculous amount of backspin. I don't put out topspin serves too often, but with the right disguise it can also have a deadly topspin service.
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Can hit all my same shots. Everything is just a lot slower than Rakza 7 or Rakza 7 soft. Very dense sponge. Feels more like chinese sponge.
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I have tested this now for only two hours. I have it in my XIOM IceCream AZXi blade in the forehand. The rubber is quite like T09c, but the sponge is much softer. A bit tacky, easy to spin. Still something is missing and I prefer T09c over this. But I will try this more in coming weeks.
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The best that has happened to mankind since Pink Floyd... 52 degrees, feels like 47. The looping is awesome.
You can do all with it, insane spin, serves and shortplay at the net is incredible. This is why i like Yasaka. Donic, for example throws out 12 different Blue that and Blue that a year. Yasaka really tests their materiel instead of mass-outlets
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The best rubber i have ever used. My brother, much better tt-player plays also wiith this rubber.
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The best that has happened to mankind since Apollo 11 landed in Mare Tranquillas
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This is as close to Butterflyproducts you can come, but this is WAYYY better than Any Tenergy. I have tested them all except 09C. And the price...I buyed 4 straight up, both versions, The 57 degree is hard, The 52 version better, for ne that is. But believe me when i say this will be very hyped within a month!
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Been testing this for 2 hours only yet, but what a rubber its ca 47-52 degrees, so it is hard, yet it ir the soft version. The spin beats the most i have tried,. The grades can shift after some pass more. Be sure to check out Rakza Z 55 (!) degrees!
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