** Check Genuinity of your Purchase ** ● I ahve atleast a few people commeting that they doubt whether their purchse is genuine or a counterfiet one. This can be verified at Yonex website using the serial number ● Scratch the hologram label at the bottom of grip to see the serial number. Goto the website 'sunrisetnt' and enter this code there; it's case-sensitive. The site will tell you whether your purchase is genuine or not
** Build Quality ** ● The shaft and frame is made of graphite and is strong & sturdy. The frame is made of aluminium ● The shape is oval and guts are strong ● This is an even balanced racket ● This comes in the standard Yonex racket bag
** Performance ** ● Its for those people who are amateurs but serious about badminton ● The frame is oval; so the sweet spot is small which means the power of the racket is concentrated in a small area. For powerful smashes, you have to have good control over where you are going to hit the shuttle on the racket ● Eventhough this is an even balanced racket, the shaft is medium flexible that helps you to amplify the smashing power to an extent, but at a cost of precision & control. I struggle to control my drops onto the forecourt at times, especially slice shots from my rear court ● The strings give me a good feel of impact of shuttle on the racket and that adds on to the playing experience ● I would recommed this racket for those beginners who are serious about the game ● My palm sweats considerably and I replaced the standard grip with a soft cloth grip to take care of this
** Guideline to choose your racket ** ● There are different types of rackets available to pick from. The differences are in weight, weight distribution, shape, flexibility, etc. and this influences the game in a big way ● Weight Balance + Head Heavy Rackets - These rackets have a heavy head that the shaft & grip. The head will swing down when balanced at the centre - The shaft would generally be more stiff and strong - These are most suited for players who need more power, both for smashes and to send lengthy clears to the back of the court
+ Head Light Rackets - The grip side will go down when these rackets are balanced at the center - These rackets are easy to control and swing. You can quickly react to return incoming smashes. Smashes won't be as powerful as Head Heavy ones, but shots to the front of the court are very effective - These are best suited while playing doubles where the game is very fast
+ Balanced Rackets - These rackets are best suited if you need good power from the back of the court as well as reasonable manoeuvrability. This will help you to build your all-round game.
● Head Shape + Oval Head - This is the traditional racket shape. There is a sweet spot on the head where you will get the most power out of your shots. On oval rackets, the size of this spot is small - Professionals prefer oval rackets since it helps to have better control and play perfect shots. The sweet spot gives brutal power since it is smaller
+ Isometric Head - The shape of the head will be slightly flat at the top. This shape enables manufacturers to build bigger sweet spot - This type of rackets are more suited for amateurs who has got less accuracy and precision. The shuttle catches good power irrespective of where it hits on the racket
● Tension of Strings - The tighter the strings, the more the tension thus providing more control on your shots and can produce precise shots. But, you will struggle to generate power. Professionals generally use higher tension rackets since control is more important for them. Power comes from their well-trained arms - If the string tension is less, strings will be more repulsive and can produce incredible power. The lifespan of racket will also be more for lower tension rackets
● Weight & Grip Specifications of Yonex - Weight is denoted by the letter 'U' and grip is denoted by 'G' - The smaller the 'U' number, the heavier the racket - 2U rackets weigh 90-94g and 5U rackets weigh 75-79g - The smaller the 'G' number, the larger the size of grip - G2 rackets are 4 inches and G5 are 3.25 inches. This is the circumference thickness of handle with the original grip on - This is the Yonex nomenclature which may not be true for other brands
● Yonex Racket Brands - There are various Yonex brand of rackets that you can choose from. I have tried to explain below the prominent feature of a few of them - Voltric is suited for players who seek all-court performance, They are fast and can produce incredible power for smashes. These rackets are slightly head-heavy - Nanoray is the lightest of the rackets which is the most manoeuvrable. The repulsion is more and you can force your opponents to the back of their court with speedy shots. These are head light rackets that helps in quick reaction and movement - Arcsaber provides higher level of control and can deliver precise shots and drops. These are even-balanced rackets - Carbonex can provide player a solid feel from the strings on impact. This may add to the confidence, enjoyment and fun in the shots - MusclePower rackets have got a good balance between powerful shots and manoeuvrability
● Summary - The different Yonex brand of rackets have a prominent feature for which they are built. However, most of these brands come with different head shapes and shaft strength - If you are an amateur, I would suggest to pick the isometric head on whatever brand you choose - For aspiring professionals, oval head would be prescribed by their trainers - However, I gather that MusclePower is the most widely used Yonex rackets - Having said all these, I have to disclaim that this guideline is based on my understanding of various rackets based on my discussion with players as well on various forums. There are people who have disagreement especially on the difference between various Yonex brand of rackets.
It's been more than a year since I started using this racket. No problems with it. An amazing product for players (but would suggest go for MusclePower if you are a Pro). Handle with care an this product won't disappoint you :) I love my racket ♥
A decent racket for beginner players. It is not meant for heavy smash. Here are pros and cons, Pros: 1. It is 2U which means more than 90 gm weight. Now it is not a deal breaker because very light racket is not good to generate power when you are a fresh player. For me 2U to 3U will be best for beginners. 2. It is medium flex racket which is a decent deal. I would prefer a low flex racket because it helps to increase the sweet spot while you hit. A high flex racket can be handled by a semi-pro flawlessly and they can generate good power with it like whiplash effect. But a medium flex is a good deal. 3. grip size is rather small compared to Voltric 7. But it is a decent length and not a deal breaker. 4. I have heard few people are complaining about string tension and for this racket its comfortable range is 18-20 lbs. Now if you are a fresh player don't go above 22 lbs. Higher string tension means hard feedback (vibration during each hit), crisp shuttle contact time, less sweet spot for control and power. It can be easily handled by pros (even 32 lbs). But if you are a beginner then use less string tension for a easier play and protect your elbow because in this time we are mostly pron to develop tennis elbow due to wrong hitting style. 5. Its a balanced racket which means it will be good all rounder. Now head heavy rackets (e.g. Voltric, MusclePower series) are good for strong smash but these are not that good for control and defense. Similarly headlight rackets (Nanoray series) are good for super control and maneuverability and not for strong hitting or smash. If you don't know then better you buy a balanced racket than any extreme end one. Cons: 1. This is a entry level Yonex Carbonex series and not meant for heavy hitting if you are a regular player. So when I started playing with this racket, it was fine. But now it has started to deform (twisted head) due to stronger hitting. So if you are a beginner player who is discovering badminton then it is a good racket for you. If you are a regular player then please avoid this racket for all cost. Now if you are trying to get a budget racket i would suggest to try a similar priced Artengo (cheaper at decathlon India website) racket which is better than Yonex for entry level rackets up to price mark of 5000 and much better in terms of value for money. YES YOU HARD ME RIGHT, IT IS BETTER. CHECK IT ON YOUR OWN FIRST BEFORE PASSING WRONG COMMENTS. I HAVE HEARD FEW OF THEM. Currently I am using Artengo BR920 V (Rs.3990) which is much better than any entry level Yonex ArcSaber in terms of every aspect and I am quite happy with it. It is a much underrated brand and less known. It can hold better string tension than any similarly priced ArcSaber available (Artengo 22-28 lbs against ArcSabers of 24 lbs max or less) which is amazing and it feels really nimble to swing. I would recommend to do check it out in any nearest Decathlon store or website. Most of the times it is more costly in amazon. My Artengo 920V review in amazon: http://www.amazon.in/ARTENGO-BR920-ADULT-BADMINTON-RACKET/dp/B01HTL8EQ4?_encoding=UTF8&ref_=cm_cr-mr-title