msilhanek on 4/10/2012
EDIT (mid 2011): It is not that soft actually. I was using hard carbons before that one and this blade feels really soft comparing to carbons. But I've tryed more wooden blades and I've changed my mind - this is a medium-hard blade with low flex. After more time with Rakza on it I must say it works really good. Ok, you feel some vibrations when hit a ball but it works great except this (I actually like it more and more day by day). Tenergy works good as well so it is not suitable for chinese rubbers only. I haven't tryed it with a soft rubber yet but I guess it's flex + soft rubber is not a good combination. I recommend it with rubbers. Great blade.
EDIT (April 2012): After many many hours with this blade I can say much more about it. I have a non jttaa regular version. It is softer in comparation with most of carbon OFF blades but in the range of all wood blades it belongs to the group of harder ones. It works very well with Rakza (I must say that after all), Tenergy or Coppa X1. These rubbers are medium and make a good harmony together. DHS Neo rubbers work good as well (I don't recommend rubbers harder than 40°). I paired this blade with Palio Thor's recently and it wasn't that good for me. Thor's is a tacky, hard rubber. It is playable but hard rubbers like Thor's require more flex. I've heard the jttaa version is diffferent, don't know how it plays. Conclusion: all wood, stiif blade, low flex. Works great with medium-hard euro/jap rubbers and DHS Neo up to 40 degree sponge. If you use harder rubber, look after a mor flexible blade.
13eWa12N 6 months ago
Blade: Yasaka Ma Lin Extra Offensive (J.T.T.A.A ver) CS
FH: Xiom Omega V Tour DF (max)
BH: Butterfly Solcion (1.9)
From all of my experience with TT blades, I used to used both carbon and all wood blades from many famous brand (DHS, Yasaka, Stiga, Xiom and Butterfly), yet I still find this blade is one of the most controlable blade yet powerful enough to finish point on close-medium distance to table plays. Im not sure how much weight mine is but it is surely lighter than Stiga Clipper WRB and it is more thinner. It is a bit thicker than Stiga Ebenholz V. However, it is more solid and has more touch. With my expereinced with this blades more than 6 months. I can safely say that it is very consistant blade that you can easily control ball placement on the table with any stroke (assuming that you got enough training). My BH rpb and FH opening loop rarely miss and it packs a lot of punch to finish point. Smashing is good but not good as those 7 plys or carbon but better than average 5 plys. It offers solid touch on push and service. Blocking is very consistant. However I never plays chop stroke as Cpen user, so I cannot really comment on that. To sum up, I think this blade is suitable on close to middle distance to table plays for offensive to control loopers. In addition, I think the price tags on this blade is reasonable to that now I buy 2 more blades for replacement.
s4ints 8 months ago
Very nice blade. It allows you to have a good feel! No regrets buying this! The weight isn't very consistent but i took one which was 88g. Heavy but powerful. I could still respond to RPB fairly quickly. Blade vibrates a little but overall the perfect setup for me. Paired it with the new Yasaka Rising Dragon Max as FH and Yasaka Raksa 7 soft Max as BH. The only issue is the workmanship isn't as great as Nittaku blades.
CornelTT 10 months ago
Nice blade. Perfect for blocking because of tis stiffness and hardness but, amazingly, it's very very good for topspin. Speed is comparable to TB Spirit but the all-wood feeling of YEO is much better. Overall is a very good blade, stable and predictable, good for every kind of strokes. It's not hard to understand why it's one of the all time best all wood blades. Highly recommended!
AlanGP 4 months ago
Great Blade. Very consistent, with a very good feeling of it's speed and Block in your hand.