iDambi74 on 6/1/2016
Good speed, control, spin. My rubber Rakza 7 Soft is backhand. Super spin and control for backhand. Forehand Rakza 7 is cool speed and spin. Full Control is back table. :) I would recommend it not for beginners. Blade provides experience for professional players. I play as a Chinese player Zhang Jike. Backhand and forehand is play no problem. It is absolutely cheap and very good racket. Try you with the racket. I am a deaf person. We apologize for the English language. ;) Bye for table tennis players :)))))
Killerspint on 5/7/2015
Same composition and quality as barwell for much much cheaper price. Its more than great value for money, it is getting a priemium blade for a fair price.
This short review is the same for Barwell and Extra Special.
Certainly on of the best clipper based blade. The Walnut outer gives amazing control and power, the touch is great. Throw is medium high, speed is off+. The blade is topspin monster close and mid-range, short game is very good thx to amazing touch, speed/spin/control ratio is amazing. The solid feel is amazing for blocks. Tested both Barwell and Extra Special with bluefire M2 both side. Sold my barewell, bought two other Extra Special (91gr each, blade has good balance, feels much lighter than my Butterfly IF ZLC of 89gr with same rubbers).
I commend this blade for those how wants a premium clipper based blade, with hardwood outer. If you liked Ebenholz VII, Rosewood VII, Barwell, Timo Boll W7, Stiga CRW VII.........you will also like the Yasaka Extra Special and you will love its price compared to the previously listed blades.
If you liked Yasaka YEO and wants somehow even more power, you can consider the Extra Special as a great choice, but you can also think about the Extra Offensive 7 Power.
For those who love their Barwell, give a try to the Extra Special, its the same but much cheaper......same quality.
amgad on 5/2/2014
It's very light and had comfortable hand. :D
ogondia on 8/16/2012
Muy buen control para la velocidad que maneja, 187 grs. con Yasaka Rakza 9 y Stiga Neos Sound
superspin 4 months ago
This blade is very good . Good at every department especially loops and topspining, Control is very high. This blade is comparable with nittaku barwell . Yasaka xs is slightly harder in feel and maybe a little stiffer . I would say 95% characteristics of famous nitaku barwell . The barwell is always lighter in weight and softer feeling than yasaka es but still medium hardness. The dwell and spin is ever slightly high on nitaku barwell aswell. Yasaka es is faster than barwell that may be due weight which most are around 90g-93. And Barwell is 85-89g. Overall yasaka extra special is a top end performance blade that cost under £55.