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      Posted 08-01-2015
      4.00 Good quality soft rubber
      • Good control
      • Good spin and speed
      • Price
      • Fragile sponge
      This is a review of the Yasaka Rakza 7 Soft rubber in the color red, max sponge.


      Blade: Stiga Hybrid Wood penhold


      Initial observations:
      Top quality topsheet.
      Soft springy sponge in the color white.
      Weight is avarage. Not as heavy as chinese rubbers.


      Throw:
      The Rakza 7 Soft I would say has a medium to low throw. Lower than chinese rubbers like the H3 Neo and TG2 Neo, lower than the Rakza 7 but slightly higher than Stiga Boost XT.
      Compared to Rakza 7 the sponge is "bouncy" and the throw gets a boost. The throw length is perfect for my forehand game, feels really "safe". The springy feel does not suit my bachand game, but I will try to give it more time.


      Speed:
      Not a fast rubber, however the sponge provides bounce enough to balance the spin and is a big part of the rubbers exelent control.
      This rubber is about as fast as the H3 neo was on my blade, but for different reasons. The H3's tacky topsheet needs a huge effort from you to generate speed, so does this rubber.
      As a forehand rubber, the speed and bounce could be better. Perhaps the R7Soft would benefit from a softer blade, just like the H3 Neo did. Will update the review once this is tested. (Not hapening soon! )

      [edit] After a few weeks I glued this rubber on an old Banda JO Waldner blade and this blade suits the Rakza rubbers much better. The speed was increased noticably! [/edit]

      Spin:
      Good amount of spin thanks to the top quality of the topsheet. The topsheet is a little tacky, it picks up a small amout of dust but not much. Easy to clean.


      Control:
      I love the control of this rubber.
      The balance between speed and spin is really good.
      Way more control than Stiga Boost XT making my game slower but more consistant.


      Value:
      Great value for your money.

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      Posted 08-01-2015
      5.00 Top value rubber
      • Super control
      • Good spin and speed
      • Price
      • Fragile sponge
      This is my review of the Yasaka Rakza 7 rubber in the color black, max sponge.



      Blade: Stiga Hybrid Wood penhold

      Initial observations:
      Top quality topsheet.
      Medium soft sponge in the color white.
      Weight is avarage. Not as heavy as chinese rubbers.

      Throw:
      The Rakza 7 I would say has a medium throw. Lower than chinese rubbers like the H3 Neo and TG2 Neo but higher than both Rakza 7 Soft and Stiga Boost XT.
      Compared to Rakza 7 soft and Stiga Boost XT the sponge is not "bouncy" at all so the throw is therefore really direct. Great throw length. For me it is perfect for my backhand. Also works well on forehand.

      Speed:
      Not the fastest rubber on the market, however it provides enough speed to blance the rubbers spin and is a big part of the rubbers exelent control.
      It is faster than the H3 neo and TG2 neo on my blade but not as fast as the Stiga Boost XT. However it makes up for it in both spin and control.

      [edit] After a few weeks I glued this rubber on an old Banda JO Waldner blade and this blade suits the Rakza rubbers much better. The speed was increased noticably! [/edit]

      Spin:
      Good amount of spin thanks to the top quality of the topsheet. The topsheet is a little tacky, it picks up a small amout of dust but not much. Easy to clean.

      Control:
      I love the control of this rubber.
      The balance between speed and spin is exelent.
      Placing the ball is such fun.

      Value:
      Great value for your money.
      Will buy this rubber again.


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      Posted 02-28-2015
      4.00 The catapult!
      • Catapult effect
      • Speed
      • Spin
      • Control
      • Weight
      This is one of Stigas tensor-rubbers.
      The sponge I play is max, the color is red. The blade I use is a Stiga hybrid wood.

      Boost xt is not tacky but generates good spin. A great forhand rubber.
      The speed and catapult effect is really good. Medium throw.
      It's not light, but not as heavy as the chinese rubbers ive tried.

      I picked this rubber to complement a DHS Skyline 2 neo that I was used to, thinking this would be a good backhand rubber but I had real trouble controling it as a backhandrubber. The catapult effect was to big for me. But as a forehand rubber, wow! As soon as I turned the blade over my game started to fall into place.
      really happy with this one.

      Update:
      Seems to be a really nice rubber quality. Looks and feels brand new after 2 weeks and 1 hour practice a day..
      As time goes I find it easier and easier to control on my forehand. Definetly a rubber I will buy again. Super happy with it.


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      Posted 02-20-2015
      4.00 Fast blade with a lot of control
      • Speed
      • Control
      • HUGE sweetspot
      • Durability
      • Hollow grip
      A forgiving blade with lots of speed. Splinters easy so be careful when changing rubbers or modifying it. A bit on the heavy side due to the 9ply. HUGE sweetspot. Great blade.

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      Posted 02-20-2015
      4.00 Good Chinese rubber with spin and medium/high trow
      • Spinny
      • Medium/High trow
      • Cheap
      • Heavy
      • Collects dust
      • A bit slow
      This Chinese rubber has good control and a lot of spin. The throwangle is medium/high. Its not that fast and pretty heavy as most Chinese rubbers. Really tacky! In comparison to the DHS Skyline 2 neo i found this rubber to be slower and the throw higher. Not as direct. Still, a great rubber.
      I used it on a Stiga Hybrid wood blade.

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      Posted 02-20-2015
      4.00 Fast and tacky Chinese rubber
      • Spinny
      • Fast
      • Cheap
      • Heavy
      • Collects dust
      This Chinese rubber is heavy but not as heavy as Hurricane 3 neo. I find it faster then Hurricane 3 neo and it has a lower throw angle. I find it more direct. It suits both FH and BH play. A great rubber for the money. I use it on a Stiga Hybrid Wood blade, love the speed and spin.

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