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Scorpnox
04-05-2012, 05:58 PM
On the site of Yasaka they posted that they showed their new rubber , Rakza 9 in Dortmund at the Wttc ...
Does anyone knows someting about this rubber?

judah000
04-06-2012, 07:35 AM
Never heard of that rubber.

JustAlt
04-06-2012, 07:48 PM
As far as I know it is fast rather than spinny compared to rakza 7.

kamalmasrun
04-09-2012, 06:05 AM
on the site of yasaka state that Rakza 9 is the fastest of Yasaka's Hybrid Energy rubber..when it will be available in the market? i wanna try it..huhu

P1ngP0ng3r
04-09-2012, 09:54 AM
The Rakza 9 already showed up in The Netherlands. A local shop has just received stock last week. Price: 47,90 euro
According to their rating the speed is just a bit higher and more control compared to Rakza 7.
I know such ratings are subjective, but wanted to share them so you have an idea of the 9.

Rakza 9
Speed: 109
Rotation: 109
Control: 85
Hardness: 45ᵒ

Rakza 7
Speed: 107
Rotation: 109
Control: 80
Hardness: 45ᵒ

Giangt
04-09-2012, 11:25 AM
It arrived in Denmark for some weeks ago at the local table tennis shop. I know the guys from the shop and they are at the moment testing a couple of sheets of Rakza 9. One of the guys told me that it's harder than Rakza 7, but I do not know if it's the top sheet or the sponge.

Scorpnox
04-09-2012, 12:20 PM
faster and more control? that's not logical... :p

P1ngP0ng3r
04-09-2012, 01:01 PM
That was my first impression also :)
And that's why I posted this info.

Giangt
04-10-2012, 04:56 PM
Got some more info about Rakza 9. Price in Denmark 46,87 EUR and have been told that the sponge is the same but top sheet is harder than Rakza 7.

Scorpnox
04-11-2012, 11:10 AM
Damn, that's almost a tenergy... pfff

david.tomas.nilsson
04-12-2012, 12:47 PM
Got some more info about Rakza 9. Price in Denmark 46,87 EUR and have been told that the sponge is the same but top sheet is harder than Rakza 7.

I have the Rakza 9 and its not the same sponge as 7. Rakza 9 has clearly bigger pores then 7, havent played with it yet though. The premier is tonight :)

Giangt
04-12-2012, 05:39 PM
I have the Rakza 9 and its not the same sponge as 7. Rakza 9 has clearly bigger pores then 7, havent played with it yet though. The premier is tonight :)

You're right! They are mentioning about it on their website :-) Thank you.

http://www.yasaka.se/

Guybrush123
05-05-2012, 04:36 PM
Yepp, so would i rate it too, approxamatly. 9 is a bit faster...

yogi_bear
05-27-2012, 01:12 AM
tested and tried both Rakza 7 & 9 when Yasaka Japan sent me the 2 rubbers last week. The Rakza 9 has less spin than the Rakza 7 but R9 is faster by 10-15 percent and is more like a hitting, smashing and counterhitting rubber. its better than R7 far from the table. I find it has above average spin on serves, very good at receiving serves because its not sensitive to incoming spin and also very good in spinny push chops. It is 72 grams uncut so its very heavy which i dont like much. tried it on a medium soft blade and it doesnt fit in there. Better to use stiff blades

Tomeck
11-12-2012, 12:21 PM
I tried the rubber but it was much heavier than rakza 7 soft.
In my personal opinion RAKZA 7 SOFT is better, but that's my personal opinion.

flash
11-12-2012, 02:22 PM
I have played with Rakza 9 for about 8 hrs., and this is my opinion for now, the more I play with it my opinion might change. First on the speed and spin I did not find a big difference. Bouncing on the PG7 it seemed bouncier than Rakza 7. I find that Rakza 7 plays some what like Omega Asia 4, meaning I need to swing more on my strokes. I feel like Rakza 7 is more of a predictable rubber than Rakza 9. I also think Rakza 9 has a higher thro than Rakza 7. It is a good rubber but for now I think I prefer Rakza 7, I'll give it some more time before I go back to my go to rubber Rakza 7.

Tomeck
11-12-2012, 02:36 PM
i have played with rakza 9 for about 8 hrs., and this is my opinion for now, the more i play with it my opinion might change. First on the speed and spin i did not find a big difference. Bouncing on the pg7 it seemed bouncier than rakza 7. I find that rakza 7 plays some what like omega asia 4, meaning i need to swing more on my strokes. I feel like rakza 7 is more of a predictable rubber than rakza 9. I also think rakza 9 has a higher thro than rakza 7. It is a good rubber but for now i think i prefer rakza 7, i'll give it some more time before i go back to my go to rubber rakza 7.

rakza 7 soft - forever !!!!!:d

Scorpnox
11-12-2012, 09:57 PM
I play with it too but I have trouble with creating spin... I play with a clipper wrb wich is a stiff blade and its awesome to block or smash but on chops I miss a lot :s

RIPPER
11-12-2012, 10:51 PM
They have brought in Rakza 9 as it is faster giving and has a higher trajectory.

YosuaYosan
11-13-2012, 04:50 PM
Probably the difference is in the pips structure too other than the topsheet hardness?

sampean02
07-01-2014, 03:42 AM
Tried using Rakza9 on BH and Rakza7 Soft on FH, Blade Victas Firefall AC, a hard blade with soft outer ply.. Since i'm used to Donic Baracuda on either side, these rubbers for sure give lower throw angle and further trajectory than Baracuda. Both rubbers need an emphasize on the using of wrist to do flips, and is not that spinny..

Rakza 9 is awesome for smashing tho, i can smash an incoming topspin ball from under the table (from middle distance). On my blade it doesn't feel as hard as people said, but again it's on my blade.

Tony's Table Tennis
07-01-2014, 11:34 AM
IMO Rakza 9 is not a hard rubber
It is medium only.
To me, it is too soft for my FH (coming from H3 for many years).

R9 is very fast, and difficult to generate a good amount of spin.
Rakza 7 is more spinnier than Rakza 9.

I tested them on Yasaka Extra, Yasaka Ma Lin Extra Offensive, and Yasaka Ma Lin Carbon.
Due to the speed, I put Rakza 9 on YE now

Alfonso Buenconsejo
07-01-2014, 03:07 PM
maybe a little faster than tenergy?

Tony's Table Tennis
07-01-2014, 09:02 PM
maybe a little faster than tenergy?

imo, much faster