Yasaka Rakza 7 Soft

Yasaka Rakza 7 Soft Rubber
Approx. $ 50 USD
Price $

User Ratings (83)

Speed 8.5
Spin 9.3
Control 9.0
Tackiness 2.7   
Slightly tacky
Weight 3.8   
Sponge Hardness 2.5   
Medium soft
Gears 8.3   
Above average gears
Throw Angle 5.6   
Medium high
Consistency 9.7
Durability 7.5   
Lasts longer than average
Overall 9.3 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 20
Spin 23
Control 17
Tensor Yes
Anti No
There are 79 users using the Yasaka Rakza 7 Soft.
In RAKZA 7 Soft the top sheet is the same as for RAKZA 7. The sponge is softer which gives the rubber more sound and bulit-in speed glue effect.

With RAKZA 7 Soft the control characteristics are improved. After hitting the ball with top spin the curve of the ball is slightly higher, giving little bit bigger margins in the game. In the short return play, the ball feel is better.

Thicknesses: 1,8 2,0 max

Reviews (52)

superspin  on 2/26/2016

I have fh and bh max on nitaku acoustic blade, the combo is the best I found so far. Extremely spinny high throw and arc with excellent control. Suitable for strong looping game. Not that great if you want to smash all the time .but still does it well. I tryed rakza 7 but throw is much lower than rakza7 soft. R7 soft sponge is much livelier with nice sound. By the way new polyball seems to have not effect R7 soft performance, think due to the softness of sponge is in favour of the new balls which wraps around the hard polyball better.
anti  on 8/11/2016

Red 1,8 mm placed on Stiga Defensive NCT. Love the spin and feeling this rubber gives. Enough power to give your opponent something to think about. Also great to chop and deliver deadly underspin.
Frogger  on 3/8/2014

A very high quality rubber suitable for intermediate and advanced players. Nice speed, great spin with high throw. Perfect on Butterfly TBS or M. Maze with regular Rakza on FH and Rakza soft on BH. Reactive to incoming spin so not recommended for beginners. Great for double wing loopers who play mid/away.
katekarin  1 days ago

I am a beginner/intermediate looper. I was using Rakza on my forehand and Mark V on my backhand on a Timo Boll Spirit blade. Beginners should focus on feeling and brushing the ball. Rakza is too fast and too soft for this. It increases the dwell time massively. That’s good and bad. When hitting the ball hard the ball is going too deep into the rubber and is then spat out at without letting me add spin or place the ball where I want. In the short game, you have to be careful not to activate its springiness. On the positive side, its durability and spin are very good. For beginners harder rubbers are better as they give you better feel and one less thing to worry about (the soft sponge’s behaviour). My forehand has improved a lot since I moved to a slower, hard Chinese rubber (Galaxy Mercury II, cost me 3.7£). Mark V is equally good, if not better in some areas, but with lower throw angle and much higher price. I cannot recommend Rakza to beginners/intermediates I am afraid. My forehand wasn’t improving and now, 2 months with the new rubber, I can see that Rakza was the problem. Conclusion: don’t buy fast and expensive equipment. It is only for experienced players with good technique
jsespinozas  4 days ago

The best rubber for BH, fast but with a lot of control, soft, good quality construction, excellent to block and attack, pleasant sensations, great spin, only excellent qualifications for this yasaka product.

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