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Author:  Red Atlas [ 02 Feb 2019, 13:58 ]
Post subject:  Step up from Mark V?

So I've been having some lessons, and have been playing seriously for about a year now. I think my forehand is probably getting to the point where I'd benefit from a bit more power and spin. I'm currently using Mark V in 2mm. Having said that, I don't want to go too far and lose control. Do you have any recommendations for something I could move to? Like Mark V but with a tad more power and spin? Many thanks.

Author:  alphapong [ 02 Feb 2019, 15:13 ]
Post subject:  Re: Step up from Mark V?

The latest generation of rubbers have quite a lot of pop, so to minimize the adjustment you can go with a rubber a couple generations old, or a little harder rubber as they have less "boing".

From the Joola line you could try Rhyzm 425 or Maxxx 450. If you want to go a little harder than Mark V, try regular Rhyzm or Maxxx 500. The Maxxx rubbers have a softer topsheet and I think they work better for players that do not have strong technique. Samba 27 is a good value and made in Japan like Mark V. It is not super springy since it is 47 degrees.

Author:  Red Atlas [ 02 Feb 2019, 15:25 ]
Post subject:  Re: Step up from Mark V?

Thanks Alpha. I'll have a look at those.

Author:  ootbs [ 02 Feb 2019, 17:36 ]
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Hi,

Check-out 729 Focus III Snipe (Softer 36°-38° sponge) ... There're also some rubbers by LKT (Pro XP, I think), and Yinhe (some planet ...), that play like slightly upgraded versions of Mark V

Author:  0x556c69 [ 02 Feb 2019, 19:22 ]
Post subject:  Re: Step up from Mark V?

You might have a look at this thread: When to switch rubbers - moving on from Mark V?
There are even pro's using this rubber, i.e. Satoshi Aida. My recommendation: no need to change rubber. If you absolutely have the urge to do so, then H3 offers all any player would want to get - spin, speed, control.

Author:  haggisv [ 02 Feb 2019, 19:27 ]
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I've been asked this question a few times, because a lot of people still use Mark V. I recommend Acuda S2.

Author:  ChasFox [ 02 Feb 2019, 20:00 ]
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Xiom Intro 2mm would be a safe option. Said to play like a speed glued Mark V

Author:  Red Atlas [ 04 Feb 2019, 17:02 ]
Post subject:  Re: Step up from Mark V?

Thanks for all the replies.
Maybe I'll stick with the mark V for now then.
To be honest, I also wanted something with more spin to serve with. But maybe this is just technique? People seem to have no issues returning my serve.

Author:  darucla [ 04 Feb 2019, 20:37 ]
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Maybe I missed it, but which blade are you using? It might give some context.

Author:  iskandar taib [ 05 Feb 2019, 03:14 ]
Post subject:  Re: Step up from Mark V?

Red Atlas wrote:
So I've been having some lessons, and have been playing seriously for about a year now. I think my forehand is probably getting to the point where I'd benefit from a bit more power and spin. I'm currently using Mark V in 2mm. Having said that, I don't want to go too far and lose control. Do you have any recommendations for something I could move to? Like Mark V but with a tad more power and spin? Many thanks.


You'll probably find that Mark V in 2.2mm/Max will have all the pop you want.. :lol: Otherwise, one of the softer Tensors perhaps? Baracuda or Rakza 7? And no pussyfooting with 2.0mm sponge either. To be honest - you'll probably find even the faster Tensors - Rasant, Evolution MX-P - perfectly usable. Those warnings that they're "too fast for beginners" are overblown, in my experience. You'll also find that these rubbers are all more expensive.. :lol: I suppose you COULD go all the way to Tenergy 05... (but talk about expensive...)

Iskandar

Author:  man_iii [ 06 Feb 2019, 02:24 ]
Post subject:  Re: Step up from Mark V?

Red Atlas wrote:
Thanks for all the replies.
Maybe I'll stick with the mark V for now then.
To be honest, I also wanted something with more spin to serve with. But maybe this is just technique? People seem to have no issues returning my serve.


There is a lot of technique in service than perhaps a lot of people think. Sometimes serves win matches! So do lucky points!

I just watched a Hou YingChao match in the Japanese league, last point was a serve, push return, and then a push-net-point ! NOBODY could return that point and since it is 10- match point, no way to replay or fight back in the next game. He served anything else, it might not have got that particular result. :lol: :rofl:

Might be worth it to get a bucket of 20 - 30 balls and just do rapid serves with attempted zero errors, placement serves, heavy-/slight-/no- spin variations, disguised, tricky hand gestures, etc :D :rofl: :lol:

Author:  Cobalt [ 08 Feb 2019, 17:57 ]
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I'm also thinking what blade.

Author:  Red Atlas [ 10 Feb 2019, 09:01 ]
Post subject:  Re: Step up from Mark V?

Sorry, should have mentioned the blade. I'm using an Applegren AllPlay.

Author:  Joo Se Kev [ 11 Feb 2019, 05:30 ]
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I'll second the recommendation for Rakza 7. It's a great modern, all arounder. Used it for several years. I've heard quite a few people say it feels like an upgraded Mark V (though I've never used Mark V myself).

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