ronakvyas86 on 10/10/2016
I have owned Nittaku Septear, Yasaka Extra Offensive JTTAA and Joola Rossi Emotion blades in the past, and have played with couple others but this blade is my favourite. Goiabao can be flexible when you're looping and can turn stiff and hard when you're hitting/driving. I don't know why it feels this way but I love this property of Goiabao. There is nothing negative about this blade. It is bouncy so my short game needed adjusting but after only a day of playing this started to feel like the most controlled blade I've ever come across. It is way superior to YEO. More people should play with this blade
Lavasurfer22 3 months ago
This is a hard and stiff blade. At first I thought I did not like it because it felt so flat. However, when I switched from a hard sponge (Nittaku Flyatt Hard) to a softer sponge (Andro Resanter R42), I realized that I could loop much better. The Flyatt Hard is great, but not for this blade. This isn't my favorite blade but it is still a great buy!
manojprabhu_d 8 months ago
I have purchased Yasaka Goiabao 5 blade from TTMode and got it delivered within a week to India.
I appreciate their service, including packing and lacquering of blade. All are top notch.
I have paired it with Yasaka Mark V HPS 2.0mm on both sides. The racket weight is ~ 181 grams.
It has a hard outer layer, medium second layer and a thick/medium inner layer.
Perfect mix of hard wood & flex.
Counter-hit engages the hardness. The trajectory more linear and precise.
Looping / topspin engages the flex. A beautiful arc loaded with spin.
Cut and push are comfortable and purposeful.
Blocking has to be done with purpose, especially on the backhand.
If done properly, blocking is like kill-block with low bounce and tough to retrieve for the opponent.
You can dictate the pace of the rally, as you have both the hardness & flex at your disposal.
Yasaka rate it at Off+. It is more Off-. Intermediate players can handle it with ease.
Kaishi 9 months ago
this blade is not stiff imo 5/10, but little 7/10 hard. Speed is 8,5/10 but Rotation is 6,5/10. Throw is 4/10 but Control is 9,5/10. I played with rasant grip on backhand and rasant on forhand and I will change my rasant for Tenergy. The best part of the blade is stability and the feeling. My overall is 10/10
BramV on 6/29/2017
Amazing blade which is very controlled in the short game but comes alive on powerloops and hard drives. The throw is on the lower side but with my MX-P and Tinarc 5 I believe I'm playing with my best setup yet. Now I do think the handle is hollow, so take that into account.