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Yonex ArcSaber Flash Boost ( ARC FB )

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by yan.v, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Mark A

    Mark A Regular Member

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    Having tried this and other feather-weight rackets, I've come to think that there may be such a thing as being too responsive - if there isn't enough head weight, defence turns into something a crapshoot because I don't know where the racket face is or which way it's pointing.

    The Victor Light Fighter 7000 is like this as well - I was doing a few karate-style "edge on" shots with that thing...
     
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    So true, I returned smashes from hard hitters in a doubles game (which I normally would have never got) with ease. Defense with this racket is absolutely flawless and fun!
     
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    In the catalogue here, the only average value is 73g for F, other rating values are all a weight range (eg: 3U = 85g-89.9g)

    My theory is that they weren't able to make sure every single flash boost was under 75g in weight so 70g-74.9g would be false. Just a theory though :p

    Here's the chart in the catalogue:
    Scan0002.jpg

    High Resolution link: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2943512/Scan0002.jpg
     
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    Kwun Tong Olym Sports, $1280 with nbg99, I guess its around $12xx.
     
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    We already know that... ;)

    6U = 72.5g +/- 2.5
    5U = 77.5g +/- 2.5
    4U = 82.5g +/- 2.5
    3U = 87.5g +/- 2.5

    Written that way, it means X average wt with a distribution of +/- 2.5g.
     
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    Can someone tell me how much is this racket selling for in Hong Kong?
     
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    HK$1200 to $1280.
     
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    Is that for a HK coded racket and does it come with string?
     
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    Is it possible for you to show a picture with the neon yellow string? I want to see how it looks like!

    Thx!
     
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    i have no connection with the store, but last time i went back to HK at the end of Jan 2013, i visited at least 4-5 stores and i can tell you that CYF has the best customer service. the people there are really really nice to begin with, and not jerks who think they know the stuff and treat you like you know nothing about badminton. also, both guys i've talked to took their time to explain in detail in response to my questions about rackets as well as the Hong Kong Sunrise Open. lastly, their pricing is very competitive. they priced their Li Ning N80 at $1700HKD compared to e78 at $2500HKD. (but i wonder if LN forced each store t negotiate the prices or it's uniform, i'm not sure)

    anyway, if you speak cantonese and know your way around kowloon and jordan, take a looksie :)
     
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    SP coded. They will string for you with BG65. You can ask for more expensive string, they will charge a bit more.
     
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    SP as in Singapore? So there are no HK coded rackets?
     
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    I think SP stands for South Pacific, which is the area it is distributed in. There are no HK coded rackets.
     
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    There is HK coded rackets, just that, it is not so easy to be spotted as compared to SP.
     

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