I tried Yasaka Mark V 2.0 when I was looking for a rubber with the same characteristics of Tibhar Rapid DTecS 2.0 rubber on speed glue. Oddly, I felt the Mark V was too stiff/hard. Then, I tried this rubber. Interestingly, I found the rubber to be more spinnier than Mark V, have low throw than Mark V, and lighter than Mark V. All of this is good as it seems I have better control on my push/chop and my topspin. However, at times, it seems to lack consistency during drives and counter hits; now, it might be I am messing up the shots.
All said, I am happy with this rubber as a good replacement for Tibhar Rapid DTecS.
- Venkatesh Ranganath, KS