Donic Ovtcharov True Carbon Blade with Yasaka Rakza 7 Rubber Sheets
The Donic Ovtcharov True Carbon blade, the blade chosen by champion Dima Ovtcharov, presents the perfect combination of speed and feel. As a consequence of the change to plastic balls, the World #1 Champion looked for a solution that would meet his high requirements — a blade to compliment Dima’s powerful strokes while enabling him to play the short service and return game with precision and accuracy.
The combination of five high quality plies and two layers of carbon, plus a specially designed synthetic fiber, has resulted in a top quality blade. This means that Dima Ovtcharov is able to use the hardness of the blade for his power game, yet retain fine touch when reacting to his opponents’ spin.
Yasaka developed Rakza 7 using mainly natural rubber gum for the top sheet. This improves the level of grip and the amount of spin drastically. The top sheet is combined with the new Power Sponge, working in synergy, producing Yasaka’s newest Hybrid Energy rubber.
When the player hits the ball hard, the rubber grips the ball and the stroke can be used to place the ball accurately, both in direction and length. Serve and short returns are very sharp and easy to control. Due to the increased percentage of natural gum the durability is improved. A winning combination!