Yasaka Rakza 7 Soft

Yasaka Rakza 7 Soft Rubber
Approx. $ 50 USD
Price $

User Ratings (103)

Speed 8.6
Spin 9.3
Control 9.1
Tackiness 2.6   
Slightly tacky
Weight 3.7   
Average
Sponge Hardness 2.6   
Medium soft
Gears 8.1   
Above average gears
Throw Angle 5.6   
Medium high
Consistency 9.7
Durability 7.7   
Lasts longer than average
Overall 9.3 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 20
Spin 23
Control 17
Tensor Yes
Anti No
There are 94 users using the Yasaka Rakza 7 Soft.
In RAKZA 7 Soft the top sheet is the same as for RAKZA 7. The sponge is softer which gives the rubber more sound and bulit-in speed glue effect.

With RAKZA 7 Soft the control characteristics are improved. After hitting the ball with top spin the curve of the ball is slightly higher, giving little bit bigger margins in the game. In the short return play, the ball feel is better.

Thicknesses: 1,8 2,0 max

Reviews (65)

superspin  on 11/16/2017

I have fh and bh max on nitaku acoustic blade, the combo is the best I found so far. Extremely spinny high throw and arc with excellent control. Suitable for strong looping game. Not that great if you want to smash all the time .but still does it well. I tryed rakza 7 but throw is much lower than rakza7 soft. R7 soft sponge is much livelier with nice sound. By the way new polyball seems to have not effect R7 soft performance, think due to the softness of sponge is in favour of the new balls which wraps around the hard polyball better.
+5
HumbleBear  on 9/29/2017

This is my favorite BH ribber on fast blades now. I 1st tried it on my Xion Zetro Quad FH and it created enormous side spin that my opponent kept missing it wide. It was so easy to play with excellent control due to slower speed(not slow though). I flip to the BH side and also got great results. My flicks are so easy to do and the service return was very easy and secure. Even the speed was slower than my other rubber but the spin & control more than made up for that. I highly recommend this rubber on faster blades. My ratings: Speed=8.5; Spin=9.5; Control=9.5; Weight=43.5g(cut to 159x152 bigger than the blade so the actual weight should be around 42g on 157x150); Sponge Hardness=4(med soft); Throw Angle=med high; Consistency=10; Overall=9.5
+2
igszoctan  on 5/14/2015

You can generate spinny controlled shots. Great rubber.
+2
ujjvalverma  on 1/8/2015

Can there be a better rubber... DO NOT AGREE WITH SPIN SPEED CONTROL RATINGS GIVEN HERE... my take is: Speed 8.9 Spin 9.4 Control 9.7 (There is probably no other rubber matching to control offered by this rubber) Through angle is medium-high Durability of top surface is exceptional. 7 months old rubber acts like new. Wonderful looping... I start using it on FH for its precision. WIll soon have both sides with the same rubber. I played with Rakza 7 Soft on BH for two years until recently when I realized its wonderful grace on the forehand as well. This is the rubber which would overtake every other rubber in past and future. Very good for top spin play, blocks, chops or what you want to hear... this is a truly great rubber from Yasaka. I have played with Rakza 7, Rakza 9, Tibhar Evo MXP, Mark V and many other rubbers... but trust me, Rakza 7 soft is one thing which cannot be compared with any other rubber. Its just so unique and awesome.
+2
man_iii  on 11/12/2013

Rakza 7 soft Max Black Colour. It is a Tensor rubber. Very lightweight, grippy almost not at all tacky. This rubber is slightly slower than the Rakza 7 but generates even more spin than that ! You notice the effect of the tensor when playing the 2nd or 3rd ball, when your return gets noticeably spinnier and faster off the table. And it is huge! Your opponent better be prepared to go "Fetch" that ball because its going to bounce away from him at the speed of light. You can put your opponent in deep unrecoverable places with the speed and spin. One thing though, the rubber reacts to spin/serves just like Mark V, meaning you have to exert quite a bit of control and push/chop the spin balls correctly, else you will see the ball bounce off your racket at crazy angles. You can still block top spins and watch your ball land on the other side. You can push/block and have your opponent run all over the place, but beware of the spinnier returns, and try to play aggressively, which is the real beauty of this rubber !!! Balls with curve into the table and chops are sharp, even a slow chopping motion can make a return ball very hard to catch ! Ever increasing speed, spin while still in control makes this rubber really good for the constant rally player. Korean choppers, flippers and pushers will do very well with this rubber as their weapon. They might need to open up their blade slightly and stroke play to get this ( this is a soft sponge rubber ) but no need to add power ! Thats the thing, this rubber reacts if you even slightly brush the ball !!! Blocking and hitting is probably not a strong suite with this rubber, I think it might be due to the tensor, it requires activation through stroke play where brushing the ball makes the tensor active and the rubber alive. If you block try korean chopping ( even a little bit helps) the resulting ball definitely returns spinnier and the speed might be like as if you hit the ball !!!
+2

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