This Yasaka Ma Lin Carbon blade with Chinese penhold style handle is assembled with Stiga Mantra H 2.1 red and Nittaku Hurricane Pro 3 Turbo Orange 2.0 black rubbers.
The blade:Used by 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Ma Lin! (in previous competitions). Chinese-style penhold blade. Ma Lin appreciates the ease of powerful blocking and looping of this offensive blade. Very little vibration due to high quality wood and the process of joining wood and carbon.
Red rubber: GOLDARC 5 from DHS integrates the intensive pimple-structure and BIOS technology to provide stable control and excellent hand feel. The balance of friction and tension can be controlled with minimal effort. The performance of rubber will be comprehensively raised by increasing the playing strength. GOLDARC 5, the highly elastic non-sticky rubber, was developed by the DHS R&D center and German rubber-making experts under the consultation of World Champion Wang Liqin.
Black rubber: Collaboration of Japanese and Chinese technology has produced the outstanding Nittaku Hurricane Pro III Turbo Orange rubber! The tacky/sticky topsheet made in China is combined with the high-quality high elasticity sponge made in Japan. Also includes Nittaku's active charge (AC) technology which improves speed performance.