Yasaka Rakza 7 Soft

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

User Ratings (88)

Speed 8.5
Spin 9.3
Control 9.0
Tackiness 2.7   
Slightly tacky
Weight 3.8   
Sponge Hardness 2.5   
Medium soft
Gears 8.3   
Above average gears
Throw Angle 5.5   
Medium high
Consistency 9.6
Durability 7.5   
Lasts longer than average
Overall 9.3 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 20
Spin 23
Control 17
Tensor Yes
Anti No
There are 82 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 (57)

superspin  4 months ago

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.
HumbleBear  6 months ago

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
anti  on 8/11/2016

Red 1,8 mm placed on Stiga Defensive NCT. Love the spin and feeling this rubber gives. Enough power to give your opponent something to think about. Also great to chop and deliver deadly underspin.
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.
Frogger  on 3/8/2014

A very high quality rubber suitable for intermediate and advanced players. Nice speed, great spin with high throw. Perfect on Butterfly TBS or M. Maze with regular Rakza on FH and Rakza soft on BH. Reactive to incoming spin so not recommended for beginners. Great for double wing loopers who play mid/away.

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