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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.

Badminton Racquet Review – Yonex Arcsaber 11

YONEX-ARCSABER-11.(Image Courtesy: racquetnetwork.com).

(Image Courtesy: racquetnetwork.com).

The Arcsaber 11 uses a new Yonex developed alloy called “Sonic Metal”, which is first debuted in the Yonex five star range and has a thin and stiff shaft aiding to its aerodynamic fast swing to obtain power.

With the stiff shaft and more balanced than the voltric racuqets, the Arcsaber 11 relies on your arm swing and muscular strength if you want to get a good hard smash. While the slightly head is slightly heavy and add the extra power to your smashes.

Clears to the back of the court are effortless and more importantly accurate so that one can hit the shuttle to any corner he wants with relative accuracy to the line.

Net drops are sweetly placed and also adventurous.

The Arcsaber 11 is in the top range of the Arcsaber range. i.e. a racquet that is meant to do everything well. The Arcsaber 11 does exactly this and also supports the player looking for extra power.

Badminton Racquet Review: Victor Meteor X80

MeteorX80. (ImageCourtesy: my.victorsport.com).

(ImageCourtesy: my.victorsport.com).

Another incredible racquet master piece from victor! Your first look at the Victor Meteor X80, suspects it with a Voltric 80, since the design of these two racquets are comparitively one and the same except for the design on the shaft with its thing for cell-shaded graphics, and the Meteor 80 fits right in.

This racquet is built for more of a defense than for attack play. It has a heavy head with very stiff shaft. Technologies like Octablade, Peakwaves, Nano Tec, Carbon XT and Eighty-80 are embedded in it. The racquet is very gentle on the arms despite being very stiff.

The weight in the head can hardly be felt when you swing it, but the moment the strings come into contact with the shuttle you can feel the power from the shaft transfering to the shuttle and with a quick flick of the wrist is all you need to make the shuttle travel to the far ends of the court.

The light weight allowed quicker response from the wrist and the weight transfer upon hitting will take care of the distance. Thanks for the weight transfer, clearing to the backcourts were also easy, even if I ‘m out of position and had to force a clear from a lower angle. This is superb!

Head Heavy and very stiff shaft is for very good for smashing. Quick drops, fast smashes, check smashes and drives, all comes good with the Meteor X80. the smashes were of good speed, which were reasonably hard to return.

This racquet is slightly slow responsive while playing to the sides when the weight is 4U because of its light weight.

Red, black, white and Gold in a combination of ferocity and swiftness. Quick, sharp edges dominate the primary markings on the racquet shaft and head with the grand touch of gold shade.

Badminton Racquet Overview – Li-Ning Woods N90

LiNing Woods N-90.(Image Courtesy: racquetforce.com).

LiNing Woods N-90.
(Image Courtesy: racquetforce.com).

This racquet is basically used for singles play.

This racquet is basically built with a heavy head and you can feel the gravity pull of the racquet towards the ground while holding it. This racquet best suits to those who has additional skills to use this racquet.

This racquet is less a defensive than an offensive one. In other words, this racquet can be sued to redirect the smashes hit to you to varous positions if you have the skill to use this racquet and more comfortable only if you know exactly how to use this racquet for an offense. this is beacuse this racquet has a stiff shaft and those going for power can opt for a lighter and less stiff racket that will no doubt increase your game play better than the Li-Ning Woods N90

Since, this racquet has a heavy head and dtiff shaft, the power is more and delivers maximum power to the shots.

One specific disadvantage it that this racquet is not recommended for wrist players as the stiffness of the racket runs down to the handle, and this in turn will pull your wrist down much more than the other attacking racquets.

The Li-Ning Woods N90 will injure your wrist if you don’t practice caution.

The extreme weight distribution of the racket is also not one to be disregarded. After a few long rallies you can feel the acid build up in your arms and making the next shot that little bit harder. By the end of the session, you’ll notice a loss in shot power and distance.

The N90 racquet has enormous control and a high level of precision that is very much desirable can dictate the pace of the game.

Alternative clears, drop shots, pushes and  were all very well-executed as I used all four corners of the court to my whim. The Li-Ning N90 accords me a level of control comparable to my even balanced rackets like the Yonex ArcSaber.

One thing to notice is that while playing backhands, the stiffness of the racquet works against you here requiring almost perfect technique to execute.

This racquet works extremely well for pushes to the corner after the defensive game and turning the game to a offensive one with a block.

The N90 is with a simple design. The paint work is definitely not tactical to its potential.

The N90 can take down its user as fast as it worries its opponents!