Yasaka Ma Lin Extra Offensive with Mark V

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Last updated 6 years ago

William Do

William Do Asked 6 years ago

Hi,

I've been planning to get a Yasaka Ma Lin Extra Offensive with Mark V rubber, but my question is, can it do chops? I like to occasionally do chops, but I don't quite know if Mark V rubber and this blade can do it that well?

Well, Thanks for answering?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

HI William,

Mark V is a good all round rubber that will allow you to do chops and topspins.

I think it is an ideal rubber for players wanting to learn and establish their strokes.

You could also think about the PingSkills Touch Mark V Bat.


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D K

D K Posted 6 years ago

But that blade for chopping??
Goodluck then...


Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Posted 6 years ago

This combination is also use by Ma Lin. 


Ilia Minkin

Ilia Minkin Posted 6 years ago

This seems to be a good offensive racket. But as D K said, it can be very, very difficult to chop with such a racket.


D K

D K Posted 6 years ago

It truly is.
I have tried it with that blade combined with Acuda,Tenergy and Rakza7
My teammates uses this bat.
He is a bomber.


Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Posted 6 years ago

Its true Ma Lin is the pure offensive player we doesn't seen him chopping.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Ma Lin doesn't actually use Mark V though.


D K

D K Posted 6 years ago

I have seen Ma Lin play a chop only once so far.
He uses Stiga rubbers,doesn't he?


Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Posted 6 years ago

No, He uses Mark V


Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Posted 6 years ago

Actually it is written on Wikipedia and Yasaka's website.


D K

D K Posted 6 years ago

I would not consider Wikipedia too trustworthy source.
English Wiki says he uses DHS NEO Hurricane and bryce speed
TableTennisDaily says also,he uses Hurricane on forehand and bryce,but does not deny a Yasaka option.
But Yasaka truly says that he uses Mark V
But only on his backhand.
I have searched through several additional pages and they agree with Hurricane on forehand.
So yes,he uses Mark V,but he plays about 30% shots with it.


Jean Balthazar

Jean Balthazar Posted 6 years ago

Mark V was popular amongst the elite in the speed glue era. J-P. Gatien used it when he was at his peak. But that was in the 80/90s. Since the ban of speed glue I would be very surprized that any top player would still use Mark V. I'm not saying it's a bad rubber, only that unboosted with speed glue it's much too slow for those top guys, and they have the touch it takes to handle much faster (and less controlled) modern rubbers.


Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Posted 6 years ago

Yes, I agree DK and Jean.

Maybe in earlier days when speed glue was allowed Ma Lin uses it and now he switched to another rubber.


D K

D K Posted 6 years ago

Not necessary.
His partner Wang Hao still plays with old Sriver on his backhand,for example.


Johan B

Johan B Posted 6 years ago

Ma Lin might have the best chop block ever and his occasional out-of-position real chopping isn't bad either. :p



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