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Yasaka Ma Lin Extra Offensive

Yasaka Ma Lin Extra Offensive ping pong blade
Approx. $ 61 USD
Price $

Ratings  (rated 37 times)

There are 23 users using the Yasaka Ma Lin Extra Offensive.
From community:
Speed   8.4
Control   8.3
Stiffness   5.9 - Average
Hardness   6.7 - Medium hard
Consistency   8.8 - Always identical
Overall   8.9 10
Plies   5
From manufacturer:
Weight 86g

Description of Yasaka Ma Lin Extra Offensive

MA LIN EXTRA OFFENSIVE is developed from the succesful Yasaka OFFENSIVE blade, but even faster, keeping light weight with good speed and a large sweet spot.

The center veneer is a little bit thicker and harder, which gives additional power.

The surface is lacquered by the factory to improve speed and durability.

Reviews of the Yasaka Ma Lin Extra Offensive

Review Calvin Lam said this on December 3, 2009:

Have quite good controlled feeling. However, it requires so much effort to have a reasonable power, speed and loop.
Review Anonymous said this on February 20, 2010:

Really happy with this blade. Has a perfect blend of speed and control for offense. It does require you do your own work to get the most out of it, but that's how a good blade should be. If you're relying on your blade to get spin and power then you're not developing right. This is definitely a blade to look at if you play a varied offensive attack with loops, flat hits, and smashes mixed in.
Review laredoutte said this on February 22, 2010:

nice powerfull offensive blade. its a little bit stiffer for my taste but i'll adjust to it for sure. you really need to have proper technics of loop strokes to produce good topspin and lift chopped balls. where this blade really shines is fast smash/drive/counterloop close to the table! it might be your weapon of mass destruction if you can handle it ;)
Review Anonymous said this on March 14, 2010:

I think this blade is fast and not easy to control compared to my innerforce ZLC. faster than innerforce....
Review AspitDemon said this on April 15, 2010:

Cons - Control is really hard to capture if you do not know how to.

Pros - Very good blade for a price. I would say this would be the best blade for a rating around - 1300 to 1900 (USATT). Fast blade, this is a baby beast. Add it with any kind of rubber and this will still be a beast. Looping gives a strong powerful feel if used properly. Smashing.... wow.... amazing. Smashes anything.
Review DreiZ said this on April 25, 2010:

Great all wood blade. Its fast but not too fast, has great control and stiffness and hardness are good for the attacking style. Cheap and good quality. Comfortable FL handle. Coming from korbel/primorac this is an upgrade (a better upgrade).
Review Anonymous said this on September 15, 2010:

Fast but good for close table only; stable but strength-less while play mid-distance rallying. Make a control racket with classic rubbers. Good for beginners or close-to-table fast attacker.
Review Anonymous said this on April 30, 2011:

I have this blade since a month,and it's a very good blade!I recomend it for everyone!It's very fast with a lot of control.The looping is very good you can feel the ball
Review bballgeniusyml said this on December 9, 2011:

This review is for the JATTA Version ONLY! regular version has alot of vibrations & not as solid as JATTA ones.
Made for spinny shots & power looping just like Ma! Great at blocking as well & has very good feel. I highly recommend this one!
Review msilhanek said this on April 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.
Review Anonymous said this on May 9, 2012:

Absolutely great weapon. I had this with two sheets of LKT rubbers. Very very light, those LKT are mushy rubbers, but when I paired with this blade, I have an excellent power. I feel like using a tensor, but also has a decent spin.
Review Abhijith said this on May 14, 2012:

I have been using this blade with srivers on both sides for about half an year. I just cant believe as to how much my game has improved. It just pushes you go harder and harder and eventually end up hitting the best shots you have. The loophole here is that it needs a bit of control from the player. And thats how i like it. Otherwise you would hardly feel like playing your game once reach a level with the blade. It can loop as much as you want and can block rather quick on the shorter play. The long block or blocking farther from the table is a bit of a headache as the ball doesnot take off too as you would wish. But a gentle nudge forward will see the ball go back to your opponent rather swiftly. It does give me a feel thats really satisfying. Onl complaint is that this doesnot come in straight handle model. That would be a great addition to its credentials. The grip, even now, is heartwarming with the blade jus transforming intoan extension of your hand! Overall, it is bomb not a blade, If you master it, you can just leap into higher levels of the game!
Review bmasterr said this on November 3, 2012:

This blade is fast between off- and off (Bty's rates) and blade is lighter than other wood blade.
I found its feeling not firm because type of wood which make its.
Summary,Good speed and control (Not great but it's OK)and light!!
Review haniabdoon said this on December 16, 2012:

I have this blade for 7 months now, playing 2 to 3 times a week, and for FH I use DHS Neo Skyline TG2 & BH I use 729 Focuse III Snipe. Well the light weight of the blade definetly increases it's control, but thats not it!! this blade is a beast!! it acts upon the rubbers attached to it, so if the rubber with low control the blade increases it & if the rubber with high control the blade stabilizes it. a very good choice if your thinking of buying the "Yasaka Ma Lin Extra Offensive Blade".
Review Benigma said this on February 22, 2013:

Was a bit disappointed with the quality of this blade. The wood grain looks like its going in 2 different directions!

Besides that, the handle is very nice.

Playing wise, I put on 2 Joola Mambo H for forehand and backhand. This rubber is a fairly slow rubber so it will influence my assessment of this blade.

This has a good solid feeling to it but it also possesses the flexibility and light-weight that a good looping blade has.
5 plies, 2 of them being hard outer plies of walnut have given this blade its attributes.

Speed-wise, I would rate the blade as being offensive, maybe slightly on the lower end of Off. Out of a scale of 10, I have rated it as 8.7 so its got more than enough power for most players. While the blade is moderately fast, the control factor is still noticeably present.

I have been able to chop quite well with this setup because Mambo H is quite a slow rubber, probably equivalent to Sriver. The blade itself is slightly flexible which also helps, but I would not recommend this blade for a defensive game.

The Extra Offensive would work well with all rubbers- whether it is soft, medium or hard like Chinese rubbers.

If you're looking for a good quality, not-so-pricey and offensive blade, I would recommend the Extra Offensive.
Review xtremetawsan said this on June 8, 2013:

For me; fast enough and have good control, ST handle fit my game i like total weight (2.0 Bluefire M2 FH - 2.0 Rakza7 Soft BH) my racket, balanced offensive weapon.
Review raijin said this on August 29, 2013:

great for close to the table play, i played it about 3 weeks ago, i think the speed is off, control is very good, it also has an excellent feeling when hitting the ball, i used dhs neo skyline 3 in the fh and bryce speed on bh on this blade
Review Sebu said this on October 2, 2013:

Hard blade, needs very good touch to play. Suitable for high level play. Fast for a 5-ply wood.
Review tovvex said this on December 1, 2013:

YEO good combination for me with Tenergy 05 on FH and Boost TS on BH. Spin is delicious like eat a cake hehehe.. about the control absolutely good for me..not to fast like a carbon but you will got feeling during your game. Very Recommended Blade. and very important is the price not too expensive :)
Review tova said this on May 8, 2014:

Ottimo telaio. Non proprio facilissimo da utilizzare. Parabola media con Donic Acuda S2 max fh e Baracuda BigSlam 1,9 bh. Grande scambio e ottimo smash, si blocca anche bene con un buon feeling. Solo un po' leggero (87gr), ottimo il manico flared. Da provare.
Review spinny said this on May 17, 2014:

every thing is perfect about this blade.
Review rabbit said this on May 17, 2014:

good pen hold; bad hand shake
good control; little power
nice close-to-table; bad counter loop


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