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Yonex ArcSaber 10 Review

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by ants, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. stork

    stork Regular Member

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    HEAT 7900, above is HEAT 8700
     

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  2. CML32

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    kaatt, how much was the arcsaber 10 at the yonex all england as i am goingto the finals on sunday and am thinking of acquiring one but not sure whether to wait as it is always a bit expensive to get it at the all england.:(
     
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    Yonex has already given a face to the Arc Saber 10.

    At the AE 2008, Bao Chunlai is using it... red overgrip and all.
    Obviously, this isn't a power-player's racquet ;)
     
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    Well, BCL was recently using the yellow Ti-10, which does pack quite a bit of power, don't you think? ;)
     
  5. kaatt

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    Hi CML32 :)

    They are not discounting any of the racquets at the All England. The RRP is £160 :eek: so i just closed my eyes and handed over my credit card. I was told that the it wont be easy to get hold of for the next 2 months in the shops/online in the UK. So if you can wait till then you might save £20 or so.

    I played with it for the first time last night and loved it :D (i know I would say that ;)) a friend at my club tried it too and put the experience well, he said 'it feels like you get more power with less effort' (His normal raquet is a NS 9000) It is difficult to describe how it feels, but I dont think you will be dissapointed. I am getting it restrung to 26lbs and am REALLY looking forward to Sunday when I can really try it out!

    Hope you enjoy the All England :)
     
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    That's not the Recommended Retail Price.
    That's a Really Ridiculous Price or a Really Rip-off Price :eek:

    You should be getting it for around £100 to £120 :mad:
     
  7. Athelete1234

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    And before that he was using the At700... and before that the NS8000 (which Chen Hong turned into a very offensive racquet when he was using it)

    But obviously BCL doesn't play a super offensive game anyways.
     
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    Unfortunately I am in 'rip off Britain' the RRP is £160. The NS9000 still costs £130ish in the UK from good stores. I am sure the price will fall, but it will take a bit of time:(
     
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    Well Katt,

    We are waiting for your review. Please enjoy the game and try all fancy shot.:D:D
     
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    Had my first session with my newly arrived arc 10

    hiya folks

    I just had my arc10 arrvied from mybadmintonstore in hk this morning, just came back from a 3 hour session from my local club. I just thought i d like to share my opinions and experience with it so far;

    I am just your bog standard intermediate club player with lanky fingers if i may add. :D I usually play with mp99 or at900p before i broke my at 900t. :crying: anyway here i go.

    Arc 10 jp strung 24lbs with bg98. 3ug4 with pu super grip

    Not that it is important but this is definately one of the 'redest' if not the 'redest' racquet yonex has to offer :cool:. the warming up felt very weird at first ( i have not played with its brother arc7 before) less stiff compare to the at900p, sweetspot was noticabley bigger than at900p. Clears and back to back shots were as easy as at900p however the shuttle placement seems to be more accurate.

    I also noticed the shuttle was less 'sticky' with the arc10. Shuttles felt just like an arrow being released by a streched bow :p the frame of the raquet is about 30% slimmer than the armortech.

    Now gametime, I love serving with this racquet, my low serves were more accurate and consistant compared to the at900p. Now I dont have a fast swing nor a very powerful wrist but smashing with this raquet felt wonderful, they were very accurate to say the least when I aimed for the sidelines but i didnt felt the 'bang' as i have had with the at900, however I needed not to insert as much power for smashes as with the at900p. and I felt less strains after constant smashes. ( i smashed for like 8 times vs this bloke before he finally broke, perhaps I would have done it fewer with at900p but I definately cannot smash as consistant with it)
    The bigger sweetspot defo made this racquet easier for me. (perhaps i just wasnt good enough for the stifness of the at900p).



    The more I played with this racquet the more comfortable I got playing with it. The feel of this raquet is definately top notch. My drop shots and net blocks were way better and accurate, I used overhit ALOT when playing drops with the at900p and totally sucked at netplay but tonight this raquet made me see my netplay potential. :cool:

    I think this is definately a good all round raquet just like ants said, its main strengths are the solid feel and accuracy. Powerwise: it is there for the pros but I wouldnt think it is on par with at700. I retrived smashes better tonight than the at900p perhaps due to the slimmer frame structure it has but I couldnt really lift that high against smashes, I need to insert more power whilst defending with it but it is nevertheless more agile than at900p.

    That was my Personal experience from tonight folks, overall i m very satisfied with this raquet, if you ever thought u are not using ur at900p to its potential or want to try something else for your net games I strongly recommended the arc10.

    + Solid feel and amazing net accuracy. VEry good controls.

    - defensive lifts needs more effort; the weird red colour, PRICE!

    (sorry its late i didnt bother doing spellcheck :D)
     
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    The basic difference between any AT vs ArcSaber 10 or any slim X-section racquet is that the latter has less air resistance. Reduced air resistance means faster, speedier (shades of effortlesss), and more maneuverable. The distinguishing feature of At series of racquets is their wide X-section at the top, which gives raw power but at the expense of speed.
     
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    hmm i'm told i can get an Arc10 in hong kong for $1200, is that cheap? I recall AT900 and NS9000 being released around $1800
     
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    U can get rm650 with grip and string at puchong.
     
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    i got it and it is sooooo powerful, i love it.
     
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    Anyone wanna share a picture of their Arc10 ?
     
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    The current price of the ARC10 is $1,280 w/ string, it is actually around the same price of the AT900 and NS9000 when it was first released.:)

    They are selling really fast, at Rose Sports, they had like 6 of them waiting for stringing.
     
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    So far, it seems that there's really only a few positive opinions.
     
  18. PhoenixStyle

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    When is this racket going to come out in the U.S.
     
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    last time I heard, it is 20th in Canada... doh...
     
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    Nobody have used the 2ug5 one either. It might be very powerful. :p
     

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