Yasaka Xtend HS

Yasaka Xtend HS Rubber
Approx. $ 44 USD
Price $

User Ratings (30)

Speed 9.3
Spin 9.3
Control 9.2
Tackiness 2.3   
Slightly tacky
Weight 3.5   
Sponge Hardness 2.4   
Medium soft
Gears 7.5   
Above average gears
Throw Angle 2.8   
Medium low
Consistency 8.8
Durability 6.7   
Lasts longer than average
Overall 9.4 10
Manufacturer Details
Tensor No
Anti No
There are 4 users using the Yasaka Xtend HS.
Powerful New Generation of STS developed to comply with new Speed glue rules.

STS is well known for giving 2/3 of tension energy to spin and 1/3 to speed.

Xtend HS has been re-designed to deliver even greater power.

To comply with the ban on speed gluing, Yasaka has developed a powerful new tension rubber.

The top sheet and sponge have been completely re-designed by ground breaking new technology.

It delivers high-power speed with easy handling.

Please do not apply speed glue, as it will destroy the rubber.

Reviews (12)

DreiZ  on 7/28/2016

Great rubber for BH. I think best rubber for BH I ever tried. Its fast, but very controllable; spinny but linear. Its soft and light. My BH improved alot with this rubber; attacking, blocking and flipping is simple with Xtend HS. Must try.
prinbark  on 8/12/2014

Speed is fast, spin is poor. Control is average. Sponge feels soft, and durability is not good. Looping is great on a high-flex blade. Really fast on a stiff off+ rated blade. But spin on both blades is the same.
Xiom101  on 5/23/2014

not my favorite, expecting more speed and less spin.
GrayFH  on 4/28/2013

Just replaced Yasaka Fusion with Xtend HS on my backhand. Xtend is noticeably faster, which is what I was after. Blocks ok, although can react to spin and speed, so is more like an attacking rubber when close. Step back one step, and you have really good control. Has good hitting power, and is pretty good at picking the ball up for a backhand topspin, including soft loops. The advertising talks about a special sound it makes, and they are not exaggerating. It actually does make a very satisfying "wok!" sound when you give it some force. This was first day, so perhaps it will change over time, but so far, it was been a nice step up from the defensive style of Fusion, into a more attacking, fun rubber.
Anonymous  on 4/29/2011

Low throw angle and good rebound makes this a true close to the table rubber. Makes a slap sound to a flat hit but needs real work away from the table. Counter hitting needs control but counter looping and early third ball attack is a dream. Ball loads with top spin but again away from the table needs too much work. If you prefer to stay in this is a treat.

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