Yasaka Mark V 2mm vs 2.2 mm

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Abhinav Upadhyay

Abhinav Upadhyay Asked 8 years ago

Hi,

I have been unable to find the 2mm version of the Yasaka Mark V rubber in India. All the stores seem to be selling the Max thinkness version (which I believe is 2.2 mm). I am wondering if I should spend extra money and order it from an international store, or go for the 2.2 mm version? What is the major difference between the two? I will be using the rubber on the blade that comes with PingSkills Rook.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Abhinav,

There is not a lot of difference between the two.  The 2.2 is a bit faster and spinner.  I would just get it locally.


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Abhinav Upadhyay

Abhinav Upadhyay Posted 8 years ago

Thanks Alois, I will go for 2.2 mm then. I am thinking of just replacing the rubber on the forehand side and keeping the old rubber on the backhand side intact (I will eventually replace the backhand rubber as well, but after having tried it on forehand). Do you think there will be any problem because of this while replacing the rubber? 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

There shouldn’t be any problem.


Abhinav Upadhyay

Abhinav Upadhyay Posted 8 years ago

Hi Alois,

After replacing the rubber, for how long should I wait before starting to use the bat again? 

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

You can use it almost straight away.


Abhinav Upadhyay

Abhinav Upadhyay Posted 8 years ago

Thanks for your patience Alois. Today I replaced the forehand side rubber on the PingSkiils Rook with Mark V. Since this was my first time ever replacing the rubber, I made quite a few mistakes. 

When removing the old rubber from the bat, somehow, there were bits of sponge left on the blade, the sponge seemed to have cracked on the rubber while taking off. I had to spend quite a bit of time removing those bits of sponge from the blade and cleaning the glue residue. 

After sticking the rubber to the bat, I started cutting it. I think I cut the rubber a bit too much at some places. The edges are not as smooth as they were with the old rubber. There are places around the edges where the sponge extends the rubber because I cut the rubber a bit extra (such patches are probably less than half mm wide). I don't think it affects the performance of the bat but it doesn't look good :(

Also, after sticking the rubber and cutting it, I realized that the rubber wasn't stuck properly. There were places around the bottom and middle area of the bat, where I could press the rubber and it wasn't stuck to the wood. I had to peel off the rubber again, and reglue it. 

Anyway, I hope I won't make these mistakes next time. Now I am waiting to try out the new rubber :)

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Hi Abhinav,

Don't worry too much.  All that won't effect tbe performance of the bat.



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