This turned out to be quite a lucky find. I was rummaging through the box of on-offer rackets that the stringer has and chanced upon this "Made in Japan" ArcSaber.
So I got it and put a yellow grip around it to make it pretty. My buddy (who beat me three straight games in singles tonight, kudos!) made a remark that the racket seems a bit light.
And he was proven right when I brought it to the court for testing. The clears weren't coming across during stroking, and the backhands were terrible.
The whole thing just seemed to lack strength.
So the time came for me to take this to the court. Oh how the ArcSaber 2 Tour redeemed itself!
I wasn't able to use much backhand clears (I substituted them with the tight drop shot), but the control that this racket has is amazing.
Anywhere on the court, I could place the shuttle reasonably well. The smashes from this also came off very sharply.
Overall a nice tight racket. I may not recommend a long clearing game with this, but for those players hungry for control this will be a blast.
Of course I'll wait about 6-hours before commiting to a review. We all know how some rackets have a habit of losing their charm after the first impression.