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Yonex ArcSaber Flash Boost ( ARC FB )

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

  1. kwun

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    given it is 6U i am not sure if you want it to hit the ground.

    (gosh you so baited me on that one..)
     
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    drew tze en Regular Member

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    The paint job looks really eye catching :)
    I love the new paint scheme Yonex has done with the Arcsaber series :)
     
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    I was able to get my hands on the new rackets again last week, and the balance point for both ArcS FB and ArcS 11 was dead middle. Without strings or additional grip though.
     
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    LOL! Maybe you'd never know until you find ZYL handing you another one... :D
     
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    drew tze en Regular Member

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    Is the Arcsaber 11 and FB available in Canada now? Retailing?
     
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    yan.v Regular Member

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    Nope, we should receive the new rackets for retail at the end of the month.
     
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    drew tze en Regular Member

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    Thanks for making that clearer :)
     
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    The arcsaber 11 is available as of now in the Netherlands
     
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    What would someone like kwun suggest would be a 'safe' tension to use on the Arc-FB?
     
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    Yonex's recommended tension is up to 24lbs. i wouldn't go much higher than that.
     
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    Would that mean 24 mains and 26 crosses, or would 22 mains and 24 crosses be the maximum you would recommed?
     
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    interesting that you would recommend not going any higher since after talking to a few seasoned badminton players as well as reading on the forum, many have claimed that it is safe to string close to at least 28 for most rackets. but it could be because those rackets in question have a higher limit, i didn't keep track.

    by the way, Kwun, i was at bintang wednesday night from around 9-930 but wasn't able to spot anyone with adidas equipment. maybe i didn't look hard enough i did watched some very high level badminton games, maybe that's what distracted me. anyway, thank you for the invite, maybe i'll run into you sometimes and we can talk MORE badminton :)
     
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    2U-4U rackets it is definitely ok. i have strung Yonex 2U rackets up to 30+lbs myself. but 6U... i am not so sure.

    eh? i think i arrive a bit late. around 9.20pm. must have missed you again! :(
     
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    I've strung 5U-6U rackets (made in china) up to 25lbs before and those rackets' material were probably not as good as the ones Yonex put in this racket and they held fine.

    Not sure this racket will take 30lbs tensions, but I think somewhere between 24 and 27-28 should be fine.

    Of course, this is speculations :p
     
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    mogensen is currently using this racket in the european mixed championships
     
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    Yes, and i wonder how hard can he smash with this racket..:rolleyes:
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    I'm not sure why some of you guys are giving this racket such a cool reception. I'm currently using a 4U AT800 DE and I much prefer the 4U version than the other version. I've never used anything lighter than 4U before. So I'm curious why some of you guys aren't so receptive to this racket and what's the downside to a 6U racket?
     
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    You need weight to transfer force on the shuttle (f=ma) (I think that's right....) so unless the racket is really that fast then you won't get a lot of power.
     
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    Agreed about the head wt... but I think Yonex uses the kinetic energy equation instead, ie. KE=(mv^2)/2. So accordingly speed has a larger impact than mass, at least theoretically according to Yonex.

    However from experience, my hand and arm is already near my maximal swing speed, so lighter faster rackets don't help me much. Now heavier rackets at least can be used for strength and training purposes, even if they slow you down initially. :p
     
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    Well, think of your racket being stripped 1/2 the power for smashing, and you need more strength to hit a shot back. That's the reason why - I have used a 4U Voltric 80 before, and it is already very hard to do a powerful smash.... Imagine a 6U?

    Unless Yonex have something up in the sleeve which we don't know about yet in the design of the racket..... Who knows until someone gives a review about it.
     

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