Yasaka MARK V Carbon Table Tennis Racket

Yasaka MARK V Carbon Champion Line table tennis racket is the top quality tournament racket that being introduced by Yasaka factory in Sweden. It is one of the best quality of pre-assembled rackets you can have to play ping pong.

For most of the fans who know about table tennis equipment must know that Yasaka has been working with Wood House for many years. The company has worked together with China famous table tennis player, Ma Lin, for several rackets. This includes the Yasaka MARK V Carbon racket we going to discuss here as well.

FYI: This is a review of Yasaka Mark V racket. If you are actually looking for the Mark V rubber, you can refer to this link.

Yasaka MARK V Carbon Table Tennis Racket
Yasaka MARK V Carbon Table Tennis Racket

Blade:

It is a Swedish made Yasaka table tennis blade with Sweden Classic. The company constructs the blade with 5 ply wood and 1 ply of carbon. The area of the racket that contacting with the ball which is known as the sweet spot is very huge. You can have a fantastic feel when you use the racket to contact with the ball.

The new carbon material seems to be quite soft, but it is more elastic and can offer the player with more thorough feels.

Rubber:

They equip this ping pong bat with 2 Yasaka Mark V rubbers for its forehand and backhand. The thickness of the sponge is 2.0mm for both rubbers. It is tacky when in contact with the ball. The sponge was harder where you can generate faster ball.

Mark V rubber has been the leading rubber in table tennis for decades. You will never go wrong by having this rubber with you. The rubber is versatile and you can play any shot you like.

Handle:

They equip the blade with a flared handle. There is no penhold type of racket available for this. All you can have is only the shakehand type.

Rating:

  • Speed: 10.0
  • Spin: 10.0
  • Control: 6.5

Specs:

  • Blade: OFF+
  • Ply: 5 Ply wood + carbon
  • Rubber: MARK V (2.0mm)
  • Handle: Flared
  • Weight: 170g

Speed

When you use the racket to play on the table, you can feel it can offer you with great speed. Whether you are doing a topspin shot or side spin shot, you can feel that the speed can be really fast.

This is due to the racket is featured with a harder sponge, which gives you a faster ball when the ball is in contact with the sweet spot of the racket.

However, because of the harder sponge, the blade dwell time will be less. If you been used to have longer dwell time with your other racket, you will need some time to adapt to it.

Spin

The backhand topspin can generate a very good spin which makes it hard for the opponent to hit back. Most of the time, the opponent will return a higher ball which makes it easy for you to do a killing shot and score a point.

It is good for you to play faster loop and drive without sacrificed the spin of the ball.

Control

It is easy for you to have good control with this racket. You can get the right stroke for both the forehand and backhand. You can play really nice game, especially with the forehand strokes. You can easily push the any angle of the table that you want. Besides, doing a flick with the ball is also effortless.

Shifting from forehand to backhand and vice versa can be done pretty fast. So when your opponent and making a shot from one side to the other, you can still manage to save the ball which can be unexpected by your opponent.

My View

I ever helped my friend who been playing table tennis for some time to buy this racket. The craftsmanship of the racket is really beautiful. Most people are rather pleased with the rackets that made of Yasak due to its emphasis on the quality and this racket is also the same which will not be going to disappoint you.

Since I have helped my friend to buy the racket, so I have a chance to borrow from him and do a test myself.

I can feel the racket is great. It can offer me good control and the grip is very nice and comfortable. When I try to use multiball and testing on the spin, it can give me a very nice and fast spinny.

I almost can feel the ball go into the sponge and stay there for half a second. This gives me the time I need to spin the ball. I can have sufficient time to choose either make a topspin or sidespin with the ball. This is not something that other rubbers can offer you with. With the rubber, I can generate more spin when playing the game.

The backhand had really good speed and control when playing with the racket. It can make a better forehand setup and also I can kill the ball with just my backhand.

The sound is fantastic when I click the ball, I can hear a clear and crisp sound. The blade and rubber combination can generate a lot of speed and spin. I tried to play topspin with a higher trajectory and it still can go just nicely close to the end of the table.

After using this Yasaka Mark V racket for some time, all I can say is this is a great racket you can consider buying if you want a quality racket. You will be happy with the purchase of this racket. This racket is just a great weapon for an offensive player.

You can buy this blade at Megaspin where the selling price is about $90.

Pros:

  • The rubber is quality and can give you a lot of spins.
  • Can perform blocking well.

Cons:

  • The handle might get broken after some time. One of our playmates is having the handle broken after playing for about 6 months.

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