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Yonex Nanoray 700RP Racquet Review

Nanoray 700 RP. (Image Courtesy: www.badlab.de).

Nanoray 700 RP.
(Image Courtesy: www.badlab.de).

Yonex Nanoray 700 RP (Repulsion) is a racquet designed for those players who want to encounter the smashes and those fast shots with their quick reflexes and you enough speed to tackle even the hardest smashes.

Nanoray 700 RP is even balance and its basically a all round racquet and has a brilliant defense when waiting for the big smash and then diverting it away where the opponent can’t reach. These are head light racquets and normally have a stiff shaft for better wrist work.

That’s what a Yonex Nanoray 700RP precisily does.

The Nanoray 700 series comes in two variants, RP (repulsion) and FX (flex). The RP-Repulsion model has a stiff shaft for wrist movements and quick swings and the flex model, slightly more flexible for long swingers.

The width of the head frame is thick. This thick frame seems to be lending more power to the shots thus allowing for better shot placement.

This is an excellent racquet for doubles as this counter defend tehose huge smashes and direct them where you want!

Usually Head light rackets are amazing when it comes to defending so is Yonex Nanoray 700 RP.

Going along the lines of the fast lifting speed, the Nanoray 700RP’s quickness also translates to when you’re receiving smashes.

The biggest problems with head light rackets is the lack of weight in the front, and that means that your defense will not usually go as far as you want to without a little more effort. However, the Yonex Nanoray 700RP because of the stiff shaft gives you the added power to push the shuttle higher off a defensive stroke.

This racquet is also good for smashing. But don’t compare it with the Voltrics or Armortec’s or slightly lacks from these models. However, it’s got a similar feel to the N90 when you come for a smash and there’s a solid feel of the smash as each smash from the racquet transmits the power from your stroke onto the attacking shuttle because of the stiff shaft architecture.

This racquet is excellent for those fast overhead shots as well once again because of the stiff shaft which allows for very quick energy transfer from the wrist without losing too much to the flex. This really helpful when you want to whip the head around the shuttle at net height.

The drives (defense and offense) are very fast, and you recover quickly because of the weight of the racket head, ready to intercept any potential counter drive or push that your opponent might have.

Being light around the head also gives you a very good maenurability hence be able to contact the shuttle ahead of your usual height. This usually helps if you’re going up for the net kill.

Last but not least, the most important spec of a racquet is that the Yonex Nanoray 700RP gives you superb control, it’s almost perfect.

The NR700RP speed and accuracy allows for a very tactical play.

PBL: Delhi Acers power past Mumbai Rockets

BENGALURU: Delhi Acers’ Tommy Sugiarto, the 2014 world championships bronze medalist, appeared to struggle in his initial stages, failing to match the aggression of Mumbai Rockets’ H.S. Prannoy in their Premier Badminton League match on Wednesday but, however got to rhythm and won Prannoy 15-8, 15-6 at the Sree Kanteerava stadium.

P. C. Thulasi. (Image Courtesy: www.thehindu.com).

P. C. Thulasi.
(Image Courtesy: www.thehindu.com).

In the day’s opening match, Mumbai’s imposing mixed-doubles duo of Vladimir Ivanov and Kamilla Rytter Juhl were given a tough fight by Akshay Dewalkar and Aparna Balan. The Indian pair was comfortably ahead at 13-9 in the opening game, before the Russian and his Danish partner pulled away for a 15-13, 15-11 win.

Rajiv Ouseph won the trump match against R. M. V. Gurusaidutt comfortably 15-7, 15-10 in the fifth match of the tie, as Delhi Acers pulled off a 4-1 win against Mumbai Rockets

P.C. Thulasi of Delhi Acers beat Ruthvika Shivani 15-11, 8-15, and 15-13 in an exciting encounter. “This is a confidence booster win for our team, it was a Trump match for Mumbai and after winning the first set I lost focus in the 2nd and paid the price. Luckily I held my nerves in the third and managed to win a vital point for our team,” she said.

The Delhi Acers won 5-0 to go top of the table with 20 points ahead of Mumbai Rockets after their final league clash.

Chennai March Past Bengaluru, Book Place in Semi Finals

PBL. (Image Courtesy: sportzwiki.com).

(Image Courtesy: sportzwiki.com).

BENGALURU: Chennai Smashers qualified for the semifinals after beating Bangalore Top Guns 3-2 in the last league match of the Premier Badminton League 2016 at Sri Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, here today.

Chennai opted for the trump match in their very first game of the tie and Bangalore Top Guns then had to win all their matches to gain five points to make it difficult for the hosts.

Chennai’s Sony Dwi Kuncoro defeated Sameer Verma to dash the hopes of Bengaluru Top Guns by winning the match 15-10 10-15 15-8.

After Kuncoro’s triumph, there was no much interest left for the Bangalore side, but played to the delight of the fans by clinching the men’s doubles match 15-7 15-8.

The Bangalore pair of Hoon Thien How and J F Nielse beat Chris Adcock and Pranaav Chopra.

Kidambi Srikanth. (Image Courtesy: sports.ndtv.com).

Kidambi Srikanth.
(Image Courtesy: sports.ndtv.com).

Srikanth Kidambi then got Bangalore race past Chennai with a 2-1 lead when he overwhelmed his rival Brice Leverdez 15-4 15-12. The Indian star was too hot for the French shuttler.





P.V. Sindhu. (Image Courtesy: zeenews.india.com).

P.V. Sindhu.
(Image Courtesy: zeenews.india.com).

P. V. Sindhu, defeated Suo Di 15-12 15-7 in straight games.

Later, Chris Adcock and Pia Zebadiah, of Chennai Smashers defeated Ashwini Ponnappa and Joaquim Fisher Nilesen in the mixed doubles tie 15-14 15-12, thus clinching the tie 3-2.