Saturday, August 24, 2013

New Badminton Racket Launch: Yonex Nanoray Z-Speed

As most of you would have heard by now, Yonex's latest racket has set another world record for fastest badminton hit of 493 km/h. That means at the moment of contact, the shuttle moved at that speed.

We've seen the malaysian men's doubles pair use it in the 2013 BWF World Championship, and here it is, finally unveiled.

Slated for release 13 Sept slightly before the Yonex Japan Open, this stunned in deep orange looks set to top the sales chart and give Li-Ning a run for its money.

This one comes with a whole array of new technologies that Yonex claims can increase swing speed by 10%, hence increasing your smash speed.

One of the more interesting techs is the snap back zone, which means they've made the 3 and 9 o'clock of the head frame a little thinner to allow a sudden snapping motion from your smash, translating that into greater force.

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The racket comes in 2U and 3U, and can take up to a recommended tension of 28lbs for the 2U and 27lbs for the 3U. That means you probably can string it to the low 30lbs range if you're the tension crazy sort.

They've even got a nice video to tell you about their new achievement. Watch the video and learn about the technologies behind the Yonex Nanoray Z-Speed.

Looking forward to this? More to come.


Anonymous said...

Hello Arthur

How much is the price for this z-speed ?

Are u going try this racquet ?

Arthur Wong said...

I don't know about the price, but it's an interesting enough racket to try out.

Stay tuned!