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Yonex ArcSaber Flash Boost ( ARC FB )

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

  1. cschun86

    cschun86 Regular Member

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    I am wondering, how stiff the racket feel,
    does the feather light racket feel easier to excute smashes even tho it is stiff rated compare to 3U stiffness racket?
     
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    Felt pretty stiff to me, slighty more than N80 or BS LYD.
     
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    Today was my second session with the Arcsaber FB (F, G6 with an over-grip over the stock grip). I certainly agree with the comments so far on its maneuverability. It feels like the Arcsaber 9FL just more maneuverable due to its light weight and crisper due mainly to its stiffness. It also plays well at the net as well as from mid-court. Clears from the back court can also easily reach the end of the opponents' court. So I will agree with Yonex's claim of turning defense into offense. I've not fully tested its smashing capability as I am mostly opportunistic in that department as placement and moving my opponents around game play is my bread and butter. Overall, I like this racket a lot.
     
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    Similar play style :) second session already, still trying to fix up my timing issue and some slice shots.
    The ArcFB really excel in drives, defend and quick control.
    Smashing i wouldnt say is superior or on par with other head heavy rackets out there.
    But it delivers for me when going for some quick short smashes.
    Back court smashes is rewarding enough when hit right on the sweet spot.
    Honestly i find ArcFB plays more lively compared to BS LYD and FUN too :)
     
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    Ah too bad. If the smashing was better, might contemplate to get one.
     
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    yup i like it a lot too the more i play with it.. interestingly it is the only yonex racquet that i feel i'm in total control of, due to the ease of handling, you get added confidence in all strokes, and the racquet does exactly what you want to do with it. if i had a z-force i would be worried whether i could recover in time to receive another quick return after dealing a heavy blow etc, but the FB is just the opposite of this
     
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    just measured an ungripped unstrung arc fb, total wt 72.8g, head wt 32.6g! :eek:
    that is head light!

    in comparison, arc 11, 86.5g, 38.1g
    also bs 12, 86.7g, 37.8g

    you can check out head wts of various other rackets here:
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/for...imation-of-swing-weight?p=2045620#post2045620
     
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    another measurement for the FB. measure by.... haha. cannot say. ;)

    weight: 74.9g, BP 298mm.

    measured without plastic grip wrap.
     
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    unstrung weight and BP?
     
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    that's unstrung.
     
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    This unstrung BP is quite surprising for me. Is it head heavy? (can you make a comparison with other Yonex and non Yonex rackets?)
     
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    Someone have told me that the frame sounds hollow when you misshit,
    does it really sounds like that,
    every miss hit sounds like going to snap the racket at the frame...
     
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    Yep, I was knocking the frame and handle with my knuckles... both were noticeably hollower sounding than other rackets.
     
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    Seems like yonex removes the weight not only at shaft,
    they remove for the head too.
    Seems like 6-7g each from head and shaft.

    Wonder 5U version will add back weight in head only or head+shaft.
    If head only, that would be interesting, should be able to generate more omph!

    If assuming head weight and swing speed is the only variable for smashes,
    momentum transfer during smashes base on calculation do drop on by 14% for Arc FB.

    Head weight (from visor) x smash velocity = momentum transfered

    38g (head heavy racket) x 200km/h = 7600 g.km/h
    32.6 (Arc FB) x 200km/h (doubt on yonex claimed 30km/h faster) = 6520 g.km/h
     
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    Hmmm dont think ArcFB is meant to excel in powerful smashes and definitely not suitable for players who like to play big smashes mostly hahaha. Take note that Yonex market it as :

    "Use the ARC-FB’s quick handling to step in towards the net and be more attacking in your style of play. Take control of the game by turning defence into attack."

    :D
     
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    based on your calculation, of 7600g.km/h, if a 5 grams shuttle receives the full momentum transfer, that would mean the shuttle will be travelling over 1000 km/h!!.....!!!


    i would think if the flash boost allows you to swing 15% faster, it compensates for 15% of mass.. since its all M*V... 32.6*115% = 37.49 grams...
     
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    FB Ahsan.jpg

    Another FB Power Fans....
     
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    I think you've made mistake here. Should be head speed or angular speed here and not the resulting smash (shuttlecock) speed.
     

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