Yasaka Mark V too slow and hard for me

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 9 years ago

Tim Shinde

Tim Shinde Asked 9 years ago

Hi Coach,

I would describe myself as an upper intermediate level player with all round developing technique and have been playing for leisure on and off for many years.  Every year I play in a competition.

Based upon your recommendation for a first proper racket, I purchased a Stiga All Round Classic blade with Yasaka Mark V 2mm on both sides.  I have been playing with this combo for a week and am really disappointed that this combo lacks the padded type touch, tackiness, spin and speed of my pre-made Stiga Sirius, which has now been discontinued.

Would you recommend that I keep the Stiga All Round blade and try one of your other faster recommended rubbers or is it time to move up to a faster blade as well?

Many thanks,



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Tim,

I would just move up in the rubber range.  Try something a little faster.

The Mark V is a lot faster rubber than the Premium rubber which is on the Sirius.  Try the next step.

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Tim Shinde

Tim Shinde Posted 9 years ago

Thanks, I will try the Xiom Vega Pro.

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