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Hello, Coach. I am an intermediate level university player and I want to ask something about Yasaka Mark V. My current setup is Donic Ovtcharov True Carbon with Butterfly Tenergy 05 max on my FH and Donic Bluefire JP01 max on my BH. I am able to do FH topspins well with the Tenergy 05 but I find it difficult to feel the ball in some controlled strokes and also in my service. With my BH, I find it difficult to counterhit the ball in a controlled manner as the ball tends to sink towards the net. With these things in mind, I'm thinking about changing both my FH and BH rubbers to Yasaka Mark V but using the same blade (Donic OTC) hoping that I would be able to correct my strokes and develop a better feel on the ball than the tensor rubbers have to offer. I just want to ask if this is a wise thing to do? (Using all-around rubbers on a carbon blade). And if I do switch to Yasaka Mark V on both sides, will I be able to improve my skills and game to go as far as surpassing the intermediate level? Or is Yasaka Mark V only for intermediates and beginners? The playstyle I would like to develop is me being able to finish points with an attack, but still maintaining a good feel on defense and touchplays. Thank you coach.
I think the Mark V may be too slow to progress past the beginner to Intermediate level. It would definitely allow you to control the ball better but it wouldn't allow you enough speed and spin to develop, given you are currently using Tenergy 05 Max.
Go for something in between the two. Others may have suggestions. We use Rakza 7 as an intermediate speed rubber.
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