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Brand
Yasaka
Price
44
Type
Inverted
Sponge
 
Speed
   9.0
Spin
   8.0
Control
   5.5
Manufacturer stats
Speed
   6.5
Spin
   6.8
Control
   7.8
Durability
   7.8
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One of the very first rubbers that stating blending natural and synthetic rubbers. A traditional attacking rubber since 1970. It has been used in over 2 decades of major championships mixing speed and spin for the strong attacking game.
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    Posted 09-01-2019
    drtapansamanta's Avatar drtapansamanta Reviews(5)
    4.00 Best choice for beginners / intermediate level
    Was my first FH rubber long back. Even now occasionally go back (and really enjoy) to my son's (a beginner) Donic Waldner Allplay having the Mark V max in FH and Butterfly Sriver EL 2.1 mm as BH. A rubber with nostalgia and still reasonably excellent for funplay.

    User stats

    • Speed
         7
    • Spin
         7
    • Control
         8
    • Durability
         7.5
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    Posted 10-06-2017
    ControlledSpin's Avatar ControlledSpin Reviews(20)
    4.00 A classic all around rubber
    • Control
    • Reliable
    • Long lasting
    My favorite classic rubber along with Donic Coppa. This is an all time classic to be sure. I think too many players and especially developing or new players pass up this rubber in favor of the newest tensors to their game's detriment. As a developing players I used this rubber paired with a 5 Ply All+ blade and it really helped me develop my strokes and set a solid foundation to develop further. The control and consistency of this rubber is amazing and it has enough speed and spin for most recreational players. Recommended.

    User stats

    • Speed
         7.9
    • Spin
         8.4
    • Control
         8.8
    • Durability
         9.3
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    Posted 08-07-2015
    Kevin Geraldy's Avatar Kevin Geraldy Reviews(3)
    4.00 one of all time classic
    • Durable
    • Affordable
    • All Round
    Mark V is one of the best all round rubber for all players. It's durable, medium hard sponge, and has many gears. But then it's kinda slow nowadays after post speed glue ban.

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    Posted 04-26-2015
    4.00 A good choice before an average player upgrade to next level
    • Average spec
    • Easy to use
    • Average spec
    I use Yasaka Mark V on Yasaka Musashi racket (JPen). Actually this Yasaka Musashi racket was initially with Yasaka V-Stage but I felt it did not fit me very well and switched to Mark V.

    Overall I find Mark V quite an "average" rubber - not particularly fast/bouncy, reasonable tackiness yet not affected by the opponent's spin too much, therefore generally speaking it suits an all-round player like myself.

    On the other hand, the advantageous "average" spec could also be a disadvantage for more advanced players. Considering that more high performance rubbers have been developed nowadays, this orthodox rubber may not fulfill advanced players' demand. In that case depends on their requirement they'd better upgrade to other faster/spinner rubbers.

    User stats

    • Speed
         6
    • Spin
         6
    • Control
         8.1
    • Durability
         8.2
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    Posted 02-27-2015
    TENERGY13's Avatar TENERGY13 Reviews(7)
    5.00 Good control
    • Durable
    • Great control
    • Easy to use
    • Slightly slow
    Great first rubber, excellent control and very easy to manage. Good for a player who needs control.

    User stats

    • Speed
         8.3
    • Spin
         8.4
    • Control
         9.3
    • Durability
         8.9
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    Posted 02-27-2015
    anchorschmidt's Avatar anchorschmidt Reviews(7)
    4.00 Good, but not great
    • Spin
    • Durability
    • Control
    • Throw angle
    It's a pretty good rubber that goes much better with faster and more flexible blades. My Donic Persson Powerallround paired much better with Mark V then the Stiga Allround NCT (harder and slightly slower)

    Incredibly durable as well. The sheet is still very much playable after 6 months of practicing 2-3 times a week. It still has a very good grip.

    It's a bit hard though and the throw angle is lower. The rubber seems to be more suited for the older Backhand loop (more vertical) than the newer one. Perhaps the regular version of Mark V might be better on Forehand but anyone using an ALL or (ALL+ and hard) rated blade would probably find this a bit too slow after they can loop in match situations.

    You can also generate a very respectable amount of spin, but you need a good touch for it.

    User stats

    • Speed
         5.3
    • Spin
         7.7
    • Control
         10
    • Durability
         10
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    Posted 02-23-2015
    mahomedy13's Avatar mahomedy13 Reviews(12)
    4.00 a classic control beast.
    • excellent control
    • durable
    • good for technique development
    • expensive compared to its age
    This rubber can do it all.From looping,to hitting to flicking,you can rely on good ol mark v.

    It is extremely controllable,very forgiving and durable.1 sheet can last a good six months,with a slight show of wear.

    If you are a beginner and would like to learn stroke technique well,this rubber will assist you in it.
    It is not very fast,not reactive to incoming spin,and can spin the ball decently well.

    The downside to it(the reason I gave it 4 stars)is that the price is a bit high compared to how long this rubber has been in production.

    Also,it is not perfectly suited for the new plastic balls.

    All in all,this rubber has stood the test of time,and is truly an alltime classic!

    User stats

    • Speed
         7
    • Spin
         7
    • Control
         9.5
    • Durability
         9
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    Posted 02-22-2015
    Matt Hetherington's Avatar Matt Hetherington Reviews(12)
    4.00 Most Stable Attacking Rubber Ever?
    • Well Balanced
    • Reasonable Price
    • Long Reputation
    • Outdated
    This is probably the most stable attacking rubber out and was incredibly popular for many years in the sport. It has a strong mix of spin, speed and control all carefully mingled together. This was dubbed as the perfect rubber for developing and intermediate players at one point and is good value for money also. It's a classic!

    User stats

    • Speed
         7.8
    • Spin
         7.4
    • Control
         7.7
    • Durability
         8.3
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    Posted 02-15-2015
    5.00 Very popular during speed glue era!
    • Very durable
    • Good spin
    • Great speed
    • Need speed glue
    I used this rubber during the speed glue era along with Sriver. These two rubbers were extremely popular during the speed glue era. The amount of control you had to ratio of speed and spin was perfect. The only problem is without speed glue you don't have enough speed.

    Nowadays this rubber is very good for beginners and intermediate players wanting to develop their technique. I haven't seen to many players use this rubber any more. It use to be so popular! Those were the days...

    User stats

    • Speed
         9
    • Spin
         9
    • Control
         9
    • Durability
         8.8
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