Yasaka Mark V Rubber Review

Yasaka Mark V is arguably the most popular table tennis rubbers in the world. Over 20 years, Mark V has been shining as a solid rubber in world-class championships with its dynamic spin and speed capability.
It helps many professional table tennis players to win numerous championships over the years. It is the prominent leader among rubber profiles and presents the absolute finest quality of rubber. It is one of the first rubber blending natural and synthetic rubbers.

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The great adhesive surface of MARK V rubber makes the rubber generate a lot of spins.
Thanks to the newly developed micro-adhesive surface, coupled with the ability to increase the elasticity and spin (DATSYSTEM), it fully enhances the rubber‘s spin ability and power stability.
Even though it is not the best in speed nor spin, it offers you a very outstanding balance between fine speed, great spin, and fantastic control.
Besides, it is ultimately a forgiving rubber, so this rubber still allows you to return a fine ball even with poor technique or stroke. It is beneficial for intermediate or even high-level players to perform loop, backspin, and block. This Mark V is a very consistent and durable rubber that can last for many years.

yasaka mark v chartYasaka Mark V Performance

Note: The graph reflects the real user’s experience which may not be identical to information from the manufacturer.

Mark V Thickness

When it comes to rubber thickness, many people tend to be confused about choosing the right one for them. With this, the Mark V rubber is existed to solve your problem where it comes with different thickness to offer other players various levels of control, speed, and spin.

I think the thickness of 1.5mm is a decent rubber that can’t give you very fast speed and more control over the ball. While 1.8mm is faster and it can give you the balance between control and speed.

It is instead recommended to put 1.8mm on both sides of your blade if you want the rubber‘s thickness to be. If you want more speed, it will be great for you to go with 2.0mm.

Ideal to Paired with Hard Surface Carbon Blades

Given that Mark V is a little bit soft with excellent controllability, it is commonly paired with a hard surface carbon blade to increase its power.

Regarding the price, this is one of the most cost-effective table tennis rubbers ever (only around $35). It is a little cheaper than its rival, Butterfly Sriver.

After all, Yasaka Mark V is one of the first rubbers blending natural and synthetic rubbers. For more than 2 decades, this rubber has been a strong weapon in world-class championship play with its dynamic speed and spin.

Playing Experience

Mark V is very versatile, where you can play any shot you like. Having this rubber makes blocking easy in which you can perform excellent control for blocking and counter hitting.

The rubber offers you an outstanding balance of control and power on topspin. It can give you an excellent spin, and you will find it is relatively easy for you to place the ball. Besides, you can have versatile to serve with significant control.

When I do a little test on the rubber, I can feel that it is not a very tacky rubber. It won’t pick the ball off the table if you try to stick it with a ping pong ball.

The rubber is pretty durable. I have played with it for 3 months, and the rubber is still in excellent shapes, like brand new.

It is a soft top sheet that is very squishy on the surface. The sponge for the rubber is not smooth nor hard. Even though you may not get a great loop, but it is still okay for me.

You may get a lot of spin from the serve you generate. Also, it is a good rubber for chopping. I can chop the ball exceptionally well when my opponents are developed a lot of speed and spin from their shot. The chop that it gives me is very effective.

It is backhand and forehand compatible. I have tried to play the rubber with my backhand, and I feel it is quite good.

I would recommend you use a medium to a medium-hard blade to unlock this rubber‘s full potential.


  • This rubber is an excellent choice for players of any level. If you are looking for rubber that can offer you excellent performance in speed, spin, and control, then the safest rubber for you to go for would be this Yasaka Mark V.
  • Ideal rubber for both offensive and defensive players.
  • It is relatively light and is a good fit for heavier blades.


  • You may need some time to adjust yourself to get adaptive to the rubber as it is a very fast rubber that can give you a lot of spins.

Product Information

  • Type: All-round
  • Hardness: Medium
  • Speed: 90
  • Spin: 90
  • Control: 78

It is highly recommended for intermediate to high-level players. All in all, Mark V is the first rubber choice for active offensive players who love to play quick shots close to the table.

Best Blades for Yasaka Mark V

Offensive: Butterfly Amultart, Butterfly Sardius, Xiom Alexo

All-round: Nittaku Tenor, Xiom Strato, Yasaka Malin Extra Offensive

It is a review of Yasaka Mark V rubber. If you are looking for a Mark V table tennis paddle, you can refer to this link.

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