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Yasaka Mark V

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

Ratings  (rated 124 times)

There are 120 users using the Yasaka Mark V.
From community:
Speed   8.0
Spin   8.2
Control   8.6
Tackiness   2.9 - Slightly tacky
Throw Angle   4.4 - Medium
Weight   4.0 - Average
Sponge Hardness   4.5 - Medium
Gears   8.2 - 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  6 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. Update. I am an intermediate level player and have used everything in the book from very expensive composition blades to all 4 types of Tenergy's. Want more balls on the table with great control/speed/spin? Get yourself an ALL+ class blade and 2 sheets of Mark V max or 2.0, 3 layers of glue and you will have a racket from the gods. You know your not going to the Olympics so take my advice. Mark V is the absolute best classic rubber in the world.
originalsamson  on 12/7/2014

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.
achand777  on 9/23/2014

When I was younger, I played with a Butterfly Power Drive/Mark V combination. This setup allowed me to win several tournaments in the early 1990s. After a 23 year layoff, I picked the sport back up and joined a league. When choosing a new blade/rubber combination, I was overwhelmed by new technologies such as carbon blades, tensor rubbers, etc. I began by purchasing a hard carbon blade (Xiom Stradivarius) with a fast rubber (Yasaka Rakza 7 soft). This combination was too fast for defensive strokes such a chops. I then decided to go with a slower more controllable rubber (Xiom Vega Europe). This rubber allowed my game to improve, giving me more confidence in strokes such a looping and blocking. Yet, I still wanted more control without sacrificing speed. I then decided to experiment with an all wood blade in order replicate the playing ability of my old Power Drive. I switched to a Nittaku Septear/Vega Europe combo and found my playing ability improve rather quickly. However, I was lacking confidence in my shots when playing against certain styles. After much consideration I purchased a Nittaku Kasumi Basic/Yasaka Mark V combo. This combination was amazing. I could hit all my shots with ease. I even defeated many players in my league that were giving me fits before. This combination provided excellent speed with precise control. I was truly amazed. This goes to show that a "classic" rubber from decades ago along with a simple 5-ply wood blade can be just as formidable a weapon as the newer technologies. As a result, I don't see myself using anything else. This rubber can't be beat when it comes to gears and its ability to play any kind of shot with consistency. Mark V would be perfect for a fast offensive blade in order to slow it down and provide greater control. Conversely, it can also take a slower all around blade and provide good speed with even better control. I highly recommend Mark V for all levels of play from beginner to advanced.
smilethehero  2 weeks ago

This is a great rubber. It is an amazing all around rubber which can do anything. It has a medium throw angle and sponge hardness, with many gears along with a great blend of speed, spin and control. This rubber is for beginners who are upgrading from a pre-made bat. This is comparable to Sriver, but is softer and a little bit spinier. Generally, you pair an all wood blade with Yasaka Mark V and Sriver, with Yasaka Mark V being on the fh because it has more spin so you can get a lot of spin on your serves and loops, and then Sriver on the bh since it's not as spinny. It's easier to counterhit, block and return serves like the pendulum serve. This is also an intermediate standard rubber for modern attacking players, and is usually used on the bh. It won't be nearly as sensitive to spin as tensor rubbers for returning serves, and can do really anything so it's great for intermediate level players to keep developing their game. At the pro level, this isn't used really at all. This is because although it isn't as sensitive to spin, top level players know how to return serves so were just compromising on speed and spin. Now, a lot of people argue that this was used by Ma Lin but god damn, this dude has hit millions of balls and has amazing technique. Give him a pre-made bat and you'll still see ghost serves. Joking aside, this can be used for higher level players if you're a very forehand-orientated players who just wants a rubber that can safely return serves and put the ball back on the table. Is this rubber amazingly fast? No. Is this rubber amazingly spinny? No. Is this rubber anything revolutionary? No. But it does its job and can do anything you ask of it. With a great blend of speed, spin and control, this is a great pick for beginner/intermediate level players and even higher level players if they want a safer rubber that can still offer great performance. A timeless best-seller rubber used by champions and beginners alike. Overall, a 9/10.
Asad3497  2 months ago

I use the Mark V on a 729 Professional Wood L-2 blade as the front and back rubber. The blade is an OFF- and these rubbers are just perfect! You can do almost anything with these. If u specialize in some thing like loops and are weak in somethings like lobs then get rubbers that help you increase your strength and cover weaknesses. BUT if you are like me and are all rounded and can be defensive offensive on will then this is the perfect rubber for you. It has helped me win at times I have even surprised my self. Only thing you need to be careful about is that try using blades that are ALL+ or above. Works best with them in my opinion.


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