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Yasaka Mark V

Yasaka Mark V ping pong rubber
Approx. $ 35 USD
Price $

Ratings  (rated 118 times)

There are 104 users using the Yasaka Mark V.
From community:
Speed   8.1
Spin   8.2
Control   8.6
Tackiness   2.9 - Slightly tacky
Throw Angle   4.3 - Medium
Weight   4.0 - Average
Sponge Hardness   4.5 - Medium
Gears   8.1 - Many gears
Durability   8.8 - Lasts a long time!
Consistency   9.5
Overall   8.8 10
From manufacturer:
Speed 90.0 / 100
Spin 90.0 / 100
Control 78.0 / 100
Tensor   No

Description of Yasaka Mark V

The Yasaka Mark V was one of the first rubbers blending natural and synthetic rubbers. It is more than 2 decades that this rubber has been a strong weapon in world class championship play with its dynamic speed and spin.


Frogger  5 months ago

Used by 0lympic champion Ma Lin. My vote for the finest rubber in the world. Mark V is not slow, it is fast with great spin. It excels at close to table play with great touch for the short game as well as looping, hitting and quick counters. The speed to control ratio is high. No rubber is more consistant from sheet to sheet. Not as fast or spinny as tensors but more controled speed. A great rubber for any player from beginner to pro depending on thickness. Update concerning spin. With Mark V used on blades with limba outer plys the spin is higher than expected. Play it with BTY M. Maze or Primorac and you have a spin machime. Loops have severe topspin. Those that think Mark V is to slow simply do not have the technique or arm speed to get the full potential. Having used most of the tensor rubbers including many Tenergy's I returned to Mark V with better consistency while still maintaining powerful loops and drives. The perfect inverted rubber.
originalsamson  6 months ago

i love this rubber. very consistent. for every person that i know thats getting into the sport, i always recommend the mark v. it is also good for an experienced player that wants a long lasting and very controllable rubber. bottom line, best rubber for all around.
DigitalGrounder  4 months ago

Physical Properties I got my sheet of Mk V in red. When you first get the rubber, the rubber is slightly tacky. The sponge wasn't super hard, but it wasn't super soft either. The sponge hardness was about in between. A medium-hard sponge. The rubber topsheet was super soft. The pips that are attatched to the sponge are visible if you were to look through the top of the topsheet of the rubber, so that looks cool. Speed Since the sponge was medium-hard, the yasaka mk V has some good amount of speed. It's not super fast compared to some of the tenergy line of rubber. It's speed is still pretty good. Spin Whenever you loop or topspin with the yasaka mk V, it produces a good amount of spin with good depth that goes over the net withh a nice arc. Spin is good, its not as good as some chinese rubbers, but the spin is pretty mediocre for todays style of play. Control The overall control of this rubber is defiinately where the rubber shines. Whatever you want to do with this rubber, it'll do it. You want to loop, it'll loop. You wanna topspin, it'll topspin. Literally everything that you can think of doing with this rubber, it'll do it with ease. Control is excellent with this rubber. Looping Loops with this rubber are okay, it produces a decent amount of spin. I don't think that this rubber is the type of style you should be looping with. Theres better rubbers out there you can loop with. Flicks/Flips This is one of the best features about this rubber, flipping bottom spin to topspin is almost effortless. Flicks are nice a fast. Conclusion Overall this rubber is retailed for 38-40 USD, and it is a great rubber. But its just doesn't meet the expectations some players need today for their styles of play. If you're a begginner I reccomend this rubber to get down you're stroke mechanics, and technique. Since this rubber isn't great for looping i reccomend you put this rubber on a stiff blade. But again great rubber, but you can get better equipment for cheaper prices.
HumbleBear  4 months ago

I first had this rubber on my 2nd blade--Galaxy T-11+. For some reasons it did not perform well and made the sweetspot seem smaller. Then when I got my 3rd blade-Bty Primorac Carbon, so I switched Mark V onto the new blade. The slowness of this rubber somehow teamed up pretty good with the very fast characteristic(OFF+) of the blade on the backhand. It's got a nice soft feel that enhanced the dwell time and has pretty good grip that I could produce very good & powerful BH shots while facing down the blade quite much. Opponents thought I have a fast rubber but I told them it's not the rubber but the blade and my technique. It seems to be very durable as I have been using it for 2 months (3-4x/week) hitting very hard. Even though it is more expensive than DHS H3 but it seems a lot more durable that the top sheet stays intact with the sponge unlike the H3 where it separated several times already and I had to glue it back. I highly recommend this rubber on an OFF+ stiff blade, but do not put it on a slow blade.
Kaustubh  5 months ago

Yasaka Mark V is suitable for attacking all-rounders. It has a soft sponge. It is a very good rubber which lasts very very long.


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