Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Badminton Racket First Impressions: Yonex Nanospeed 9900

There's almost as much legend about this racket as the ArcSabers 10 and Z-Slash. It's got a very strong player base, and for a very good reason.

I finally got my hands on the Nanospeed 9900 a few days ago, had it restrung with my BG80 Power in orange, and then hit the courts for some singles action!

The racket is known for its hard smashes despite being a head light racket. The extra stiff shaft and the 2U weight for this one definitely added to the attacking power of the racket. I dare say that the Nanospeed 9900 trumps the NR700 in many aspects.

Drives, smashes, blocks and clears, the NS9900 does wonders.

I wonder if the speed will translate into a doubles game victory streak... Only time will tell, and of course, a review.


Vamp said...

looking forward to a review :)

Anonymous said...

Hi there! couldn't find any review on 9900 from u. are u reviewing anytime in future? If not, then could u plz send a brief review on this. Really interested to buy one, thanks. fahad02@ymail.com

Arthur Wong said...

Hey there Fahad, I'm going to assume you asked about the NS9900 on the NR900 review post.

The main reason I don't write reviews after the first impression is simple - the racket wasn't suitable enough for me to want to use it long enough for a review.

There are few sound reasons to buy an old racket (financial opportunity would most certainly be one of them of course), and so I would give it deep thought because if you actually grow keen on it you'll be hard placed to find a replacement should you lose it or the frame gets damaged.

They released two limited editions awhile back (in 2011?), which would make the rackets on the shelves 4-5 years old. That's a long time to be sitting still without a swing. Wonder what compulsive use from a regular player would do to the hardened graphite...