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Badminton Racquet Review – Yonex Carbonex 21 SP

Carbonex 21 SP. (Image Courtesy: www.youbeli.com).

Carbonex 21 SP.
(Image Courtesy: www.youbeli.com).

A classic oval and basic racquet with H.M. graphite and around 20 years old. Moreover, this racquet is a proven commodity in international competition. Excellent singles racquet and has hard hitting power. This racquet has small sweetspot, suitable for Intermediate, Advance and professional Singles players.

The racquet is head heavy and has high swing speed, and has a slim shaft. This racquet feels solid and well constructed. It is fantastic when clearing and smashing as the racquet cuts through the air efficiently. The control is good at the net. Driving is a bit challenging with this racquet, that is why it’s less used in doubles unless you have very high skill. Drops and sliced drops are accurate with this racquet. Sometimes the heaviness of this racquet maybe challenging to move around quickly.

This racquet is built with a H.M (High Modulus) Graphite with a built in.

Badminton Racquet Review – Yonex Nanospeed 9900

Yonex Nanospeed 9900.  (Image Courtesy: www.yonexusa.com).

Yonex Nanospeed 9900.
(Image Courtesy: www.yonexusa.com).

All Yonex top of the range racquets have a stiff shaft. This racquet is certainly no lightweight when delivering power from the back of the court. the Yonex Nanospeed 9900 is a very good racquet. The technology behind this racquet has created a very strong but light head delivering tremendous speed and power.

The composition of the head as well as the shaft is the same i.e., H.M (High Modulus Graphite) and X-Fullerene. The technologies applied to this racquet is X-Fullerene, Isometric, Built in T-joint, Nanoscale Fullerene, C.S. Cap. The strings are Yonex Nanogy98 with Tension 26lbs. The racquet has a dominant color, black. Red is present at 10 and 2 o’clock positions.

The flex of the racquet is rated extra stiff which is accurate. The racquet has a solid feel. The speed at which the head swings is extremely fast. For less advance players, this can cause some pain in your wrist and shoulders. The racquet has an aerodynamic slim head which translates into superfast reaction and swing speed. Baseline to baseline hits is comfortable and the placement, accurate.

This racquet has a combination of the power of a head heavy racquet and speed of a headlight racquet.

Backhand serves, Drives, both offensive and defensive drives are excellent due to headlight balance. Forehand high serve goes high and far. Has an excellent backhand defense. This racquet is like a wall to repel steep smashes and easy to backhand lift all the way to the backcourt. The new CS cap and the long handle allows thumb grip for faster reaction time and easier for netkills. Moreover the the clear and smashes are excellent.

Definitely this racquet has the fastest racquet head swing when compared with the rest of the NanoSpeed Series. Combined with the extra stiffness of the shaft, this racquet can really sting with smashes and drives.