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Yonex ArcSaber Flash Boost ( ARC FB )

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

  1. HHXIONG

    HHXIONG Regular Member

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    For your info, all the lining N- series are able to withstand 30lbs. Was told by a friend that he has been stringing his n90 at 32 lbs the day he bought it a year ago, so far nothing happens to his racket.
     
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    The stringer for Yonex at the 2013 World Championship has confirmed Mogensen and Ahsan are indeed using the Arc FB lightweight. He also mentioned that Mogensen are testing the stringer to their limit. Lightest racket>Arc FB, thinnest string>BG66UM and highest tension>34-36lbs. Not those 3U or paint job as speculated. Boe using the 4U VT80. He also attached some Yonex players' racket, string and tension at thread 246.

    http://bbs.badmintoncn.com/forum.php...C0%BD%F5%C8%FC

    If u understand Chinese.
     
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    I bought FB / F in April and used for less than 2 months and damaged by a light clash from a partner. The clash was the least impact I had with all my play in the past and all my other rackets shown paint chip but this FB did not survive. The frame broke off at 2 o'clock position. Warranty claim was submitted and refused to replace after 2 months of wait of the claim. I like the racket but it is so fragile that I would not recommend to anyone for double play. The worst part is that Yonex US did not stand behind their quality on F rated FB on its warranty claim knowing FB racket was so fragile and 5U rated released afterward. I am certain Yonex should seriously consider a better warranty coverage on this racket which does not have similar structural impact integrity as any other existing Yonex racket.
     
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    What is your racket's string tension?
     
  5. ya4dang1

    ya4dang1 Regular Member

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    It could be.

    Even though I tend to believe they hardly mishit and clash their racket. And having dozen of ArcFB(s) sponsored by Yonex.
     
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    25 / 24 lbs. FB is being promoted as lightest racket in Yonex history. Releasing 5U version does not make sense as a complement to F rated unless the frame in 5U is slightly better in impact resistance.
     
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    I was telling my stringer that I saw from some posting that Carsten Mogensen was using 34-36lbs on his Arc FB and he find it incredible. He said that even at 27lbs tension, he find the frame unstable. Maybe the rumours might have some truth !
     
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    I strung one at 13kg (28.6lbs) and it was okay. Not Voltric or N-series stable, but I wasn't afraid to break it. Would be very afraid to attempt a CM stringjob though!
     
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    I have read that post too.

    See http://bbs.badmintoncn.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=375931&extra=&highlight=%CA%C0%BD%F5%C8%FC&page=1

    Search for ARCFB
    It is all depend on the skill of stringer to string high tension on this "fragile" racket.
     
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    MA for players. SP they sell to us. why segregate? many theories, depends which one u believe.
     
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    repost....................
     
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    Dang... after seeing Ahsan smash like a madman in his and Setiawan's matches to victory, now I want to pick up one of these puppies ... :D
     
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    Just had my first session with Arc FB (F, either G5 or G6, not sure). Coming from AT900T, I fell in love with this racket instantly. Very suitable for fast paced double games. Smashing still need a bit of improvement, but the overall feeling is there. Sayonara my AT900T!
     
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    because there's so little material the shaft is very flexible, which is what i love. it is a lot of fun to play with this racket and if i had unlimited funds, then i would love to play with this racket everyday all day, too bad i don't, so it's just hanging on my rack now :(
     
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    I agree. This is probably the most flexible Yonex racquet I have ever used. Considering that it's a high end racquet, I thought it was going to be extra stiff (I think Yonex classifies it as extra stiff), but it's not. It's my favourite Yonex racquet.
     
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    I agree. This is probably the most flexible Yonex racquet I have ever used. Considering that it's a high end racquet, I thought it was going to be extra stiff (I think Yonex classifies it as extra stiff), but it's not. It's my favourite Yonex racquet.
     
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    Idk why your rackets are so flexible, but mine is definitely stiff. I can see it when bending it and I can feel it when playing. It's stiffer than my vt80...
     
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    Just got my Flash Boost today, gonna test it out in 30 mins or so.

    Can't wait to give a short review about this fella :D
     
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