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Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by ruffdog64, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. ruffdog64

    ruffdog64 Regular Member

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    i've recently brought a yonex z slash in the hope it would give me extra power compared to my arc sabre 8 i had the new racket restrung to 24 lb but found it horrible for General control can anyone give me some suggestions ,would lower string tension help many thanks Harvey
     
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    Z-slash has a small sweet spot so you have to put a lot of practice in to be able to use it. It is basically an oval frame. If you aren't getting on with it I would consider selling it and buying an new isometric. They have larger sweet spots.
     
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    Agree. The Z-Slash is an un-forgiving racket due to smaller sweet spot. Give it some time (practice, drill, etc) you should feel the situation gets improved. However, depends on your skill level, whether it will meet your expectation, I am not sure.
     
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    i must admit i did have some improvement from the first time out but keep going back to my arc 8 maybe i should keep trying for a few weeks longer before i consider selling
     
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    Personally, I consider drill practice is a better way (compare to game play) to adjust to a racket, as you can repeat the same stroke, and make adjustment accordingly. There are way too many other variables for game plan, usually not an accurate way to evaluate a new racket.
     
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    z slash...r abit harder..to get used to than..normal...

    u can try to switch to other model...if u wan..
     
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    i'll give it a few more games if no improvement you might see it for sale here:crying:
     
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    ruffdog64,

    Don't give up on her. Yes, she has a smaller sweet spot BUT once you hit it square on you'll be amaze of the shuttle speed! I've 2 of her and use them regularly amongst others.

    My Z's are strung at 21ilbs and have no issue on power or speed.
     
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    Thanks, was 21lb the factory tension or your choice?
     
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    My choice. Factory reccomendation as on the racket is 24lbs.
     
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    that is a warranty limit, not a 'factory recommendation'.
     

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