Yasaka Rakza 7

Product information

Brand
Yasaka
Category
Rubbers
Reviews
13
Rating
4.54 star(s) 13 ratings
Price
$50

User stats

Speed
8.6
Spin
8.2
Durability
8.5
Control
8
Pros
  • Price
  • Blade compatibility
  • Lack of character
Cons
  • Lack of character
One of the best rubber in terms of price to durability ratio. Medium to medium-high throw. Very linear output with low upper limit. From observation, good BH choice for developing players although it is also a FH choice for some. It lacks an obvious character but the overall feeling is comfortable. Can be a good or bad aspect, depending on what a player demands. If one does not know what to choose, this rubber may be a good one to start with.

Speed:
Blades with a hard veneer is preferred if one wants to have medium fast speed, otherwise it lands around medium. For perspective, a competitive player would call it a slow rubber but an average amateur may find it controllably fast.

Spin:
Super easy to create spin but not very spinny in actual performance. The clear feeling on gripping and spinning the ball creates an illusion of generating huge spin, while in reality the effect is average at best.

Durability:
Very playable for a long time if you do not mind the sides chipping a little over time. Not too affected by humidity and temperature overall.

Control:
Best suited for developing players who started on slower rubbers. It is just about controllable enough for a complete beginner but on the speedy side. Very controllable from intermediate level.
Speed
8
Spin
6.5
Durability
9.5
Control
9
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Reactions: Learning
Pros
  • lots of control
  • fast
  • Great price
Cons
  • not enough spin
This rubber is very fast and has super amount of control. I use it on my backhand as i think that it is a cheaper alternative to tenergy 05. I just wish that is had more spin
Speed
9
Spin
7
Durability
8.2
Control
8
Pros
  • very spinny
  • little tacky
  • very durable
Cons
  • tensor effect
I play very often with the Rakza 7, and I don't understand why so few people play with it.
It's a very spinny rubber : enough for good serves, efficient topspins.
It's a little tacky : I like this especially for playing short game
It has quite a high throw : Not as high as a T05, but enough for feeling very safe in first attack on backspin for example, or playing away from the table.
It's not a linear rubber, you can feel a tensor effect.. especially with thick sponge. That's why I like to play with only 1.8mmm on my backhand.
I think that Rakza7 might be considered as the successor of the Mak V.
Speed
8
Spin
8
Durability
8
Control
7
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Reactions: FrenchFrog33
Pros
  • Very fast
  • Fair spin
Cons
  • Control
  • Durable???
This rubber seemed very fast when I used it, but that could be partially due to the blade that the rubbers were on. Sometimes I struggled with control when I used this rubber, but it had plenty of power and speed.
Speed
9.3
Spin
8.6
Durability
7.5
Control
7.6
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