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The inside of Yonex rackets

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by yan.v, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. yan.v

    yan.v Regular Member

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    I promised in another thread that I'd post pictures of cut open rackets to show the difference between Yonex rackets, other brands' rackets and fake rackets. I could take some pictures on the fly this week, which means that I couldn't take pics of everything I wanted and that pic quality is going to be pretty bad like usual :p

    Enjoy!

    VT80-TJoint (Custom).jpg
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    OtherBrand-TJoint5 (Custom).jpg
    FakeTJoint (Custom).jpg
    OtherBrand-TJoint7 (Custom).jpg
    MP99-TJoint (Custom).jpg
    FakeInsideFrame (Custom).jpg
    FakeHandle (Custom).jpg
    Otherbrand-TJoint3 (Custom).jpg
    VT80-TJoint2 (Custom).jpg
    MP100-InsideShaft2 (Custom).jpg
    OtherBrand-InsideFrame2 (Custom).jpg
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    MP100-Shaft (Custom).jpg
    OtherBrand-TJoint6 (Custom).jpg
    NS8000-InsideFrame (Custom).jpg
    NS8000-TJoint (Custom).jpg
    Otherbrand-Tjoint4 (Custom).jpg
    FakePaint (Custom).jpg
    OtherBrand-TJoint1 (Custom).jpg
     
  2. yan.v

    yan.v Regular Member

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    Took too long to edit my post, so here it is again with descriptions <.<

    I promised in another thread that I'd post pictures of cut open rackets to show the difference between Yonex rackets, other brands' rackets and fake rackets. I could take some pictures on the fly this week, which means that I couldn't take pics of everything I wanted and that pic quality is going to be pretty bad like usual :p

    Enjoy!

    New T-Joint (VT80):
    View attachment 137399

    Other Brand T-Joint:
    View attachment 137385

    Fake Yonex T-Joint:
    View attachment 137397

    Other Brand T-Joint:
    View attachment 137398

    Old T-Joint (MP99):
    View attachment 137404

    Inside the frame of a fake NS9900
    View attachment 137405

    Fake Yonex racket's handle:
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    Other Brand's T-Joint:
    View attachment 137407

    New Yonex T-Joint (VT80):
    View attachment 137396

    Inside of Yonex Shaft:
    View attachment 137395

    Other brand's frame:
    View attachment 137384

    Other brand's frame:
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    Other brand's frame:
    View attachment 137386

    Inside of Yonex shaft (MP100):
    View attachment 137387

    Other brand's T-Joint:
    View attachment 137388

    Inside Yonex Frame (NS8000):
    View attachment 137389

    Old Yonex T-Joint (NS8000):
    View attachment 137390

    Other brand's T-Joint:
    View attachment 137393

    Fake racket's paint (NS9900):
    View attachment 137394

    Other brand's T-Joint:
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  3. mzheng168

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    yan.v

    it's great to see these insides it would be even better if you can post some Li-ning and Victor insides to compare with yonex!
     
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    Would love to! Unfortunately, there was none of them to compare with :( Maybe they were too well made for Yonex to try to compare with them.

    The "Other brand" rackets are of course just 2 different brands that are being sold here, it doesn't mean that all competitors' rackets are made like that at all.

    I will try to cut the Victor rackets myself if I ever break one or find a broken one, but I'm not sure I'll be able to get any Li-Ning rackets.
     
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    some very good pictures in this link, thanks Sketchy.
    some say those foams inside the yonex frame has vibration dampening effect and that's why yonex racket always give you that unique feel but other brands tend to use hollow frame. Or this is just another great myth?
     
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    wow!!!

    a thank and a like!!

    thanks for the all the work. pretty cool.

    Yonex has the patent on the t-joint. simple and straight forward as it is, other manufacturers are not supposed to copy it.
     
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    I think the foam is the Solid Feel Core (SFC) technology in some Yonex rackets. The AT700 for example didn't have it yet but I read in the description that the current Made in Japan models all should have it. If I had some tools I could slice and dice that AT700 open even further :D.

    Thanks to Sketchy as well for digging this one up, is one of the threads I meant in another thread here that can be found on badmintoncn about the inners ...
     
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    Wow, really nice and detailed dissection!

    I LOVE the NS9900 pen idea!!
     
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    Thanks Sketchy.
    Wondering if somebody can translate it to English. :(
     
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    so which one was the black knight one :D
     
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    The shiny blue and neon yellow ones.

    Other brand was RSL.

    But like kwun says, these pics mainly show the t-joint, which other brands can't use because Yonex has a patent on it.
     
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    I'm interested that Yonex haven't lied about someone of the materials in their rackets
     
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    The other manufacturers use other means like woven carbon ti, cnt, etc to strengthen and provide torsion stiffness in the joint.. So i do not think the missing t joint is an issue with todays material advances.
     

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