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Badminton Racquet Review – Yonex Arcsaber 11

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

YONEX-ARCSABER-11.
(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: Yonex ArcSaber 11

Arc saber 11. (Image Courtesy: www.yonex.com.pl).

Arc saber 11.
(Image Courtesy: www.yonex.com.pl).

Arcsaber 11 is really agood all rounder racquet with a high degree of power, balanced with the ability to turn on the speed of the shuttle to cope with defending, with fast hands mid-court exchanges and a very good net play.

Arcsaber 11 is a perfect predecessor for Arcsaber 10.

Actually in 2013, Yonex launched two additional and new racquets in the Arcsaber range, namely Arcsaber 11 and the Flashboost.

The Arcsaber 11 is an even balance racket and suggests there is a little weight in the head. The advantage of the even balance and lighter headed racquets is that they are little bit faster when playing drop shots. Slice and reverse slice shots tend to move a little faster and take less effort.

Playing clears will comfortably sail to the rear court with relative ease and this racquet packs a lot of punch interna of smash and hits slightly harder than Arcsaber 10.

Accuracy of the shots, be it clear, drops, blocks or net plays are good.

Flat rallies were easy to control and there is enough power from the racquet to reply to all round the corners. There’s plenty of control and the short racquet movements allowed easy blocks and changes in pace and direction along with speed.

Graphics are similar to its predecessor the Arcsaber 10 with flashes of white and yellow. It’s a striking racquet and apart from looks, has a similar feel to Arcsaber 10.

One of the main difference between the 10 and 11 is with the introduction of “sonic metal” in the head and the noticeably thinner and stiffer shaft.