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Yonex ArcSaber Z Slash Review

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by ants, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Barca

    Barca Regular Member

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    I was using my ARCS ZS TH (3UG5) yesterday for the first time. To my surprise, it didn't take me long to adapt to it maybe just one game. I was using the 8DX for 3~4 games and then switch to ZS on my 5th game. I was anticipating plenty of mishits due to the smaller sweetspot as mentioned by many forum members. I didn't encounter any mishits at all. IMO this racket is more powerful than the 8DX.

    In fact, I have managed to make a few incredibles net shot. I am really loving it. Will be getting another ARC ZS tonight in 2UG5.
     
  2. Ah_Peng

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    Wanna share ? I'm thinking of ordering 5 or 10 pack... :D
     
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    Thanks bro , it's keeping my other rackets in cold palace :D
     
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    Wrong guy there dude....he is the Mizuno TC700 spokesman aka Green Incredible Hulk for Singapore ....currently owns 6 TC700 and counting ..... :p
     
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    Very good to hear that ......may the Z force be with you ........
     
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    Peng meant the 66M.
     
  7. Ah_Peng

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    Yupp , anyone else interested ?
     
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    many of my friends complaint that the z slash frame is week and observed top frame sink down and deform.
    do you see these happen ?

    however, no doubt the smash is prefect not even NS9900 can come close to it...
    side que , as from new paint for tayufik version do u see the frame much stiffer or any diff feel in compare to old yellow color version??
     
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    I have been playing badminton since 20 years. After going through this thread I decided to go for Z-slash. 2 days after the purchase I wanted my money back. I regretted my decision. But thanks to this thread, I persisted with it for few more days. And after 10-15 days, I realized its a wonderful racquet. It just takes some time for some people to get used to it. I still get some occasional mishits and few shots are better with other racquets. But overall, its a clear winner.

    My advise - Give it some 10-15 days to get fully used to it. Don't dump it in just 2 days if you don't like its initial feel.
     
  10. Ah_Peng

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    Welcome to the Arc Z club......
    :D
     
  11. yurimaster2010

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    wat string and tension u used for ur z slash..
    u felt diff to adjust to ur smash or defend or net play or drop shot?
     
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    I was never too passionate about string tensions and strings. But mine is BG65 and I left the tension thing to the stringer who saw z-slash first time in his life. But I assume it would be 23-24.

    Still facing difficulty in adjustment to net play and drop shot after a long rally.
     
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    I was trying out the z-slash the other week and found its very powerful. More so than my Armotec 70...but with my skill i couldnt execute near the sweet spot every time. So I return it to the shop owner and told him i am not good enough to use it. Honestly, deep down i love it, but not skillful to use it. Shame on me :p
    Than a friend come back from HK and brought a Z-slash for me, wot a surprise!!!!
    Can't wait for my session with it...and thanks for the review by fellow badder. Its really helpful.
     
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    It is mostly due to you proficiency and consistency at hitting the sweetspot everytime! Therefore, the Z does wonders for someone who can dial it in every time! Congratulations!
     
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    wow.all the great comments and experiences,juz make me unable to wait 2 more days to try it out.the racket is thr,waiting to b used.the TH edition has better colours then the original one.hope i dun kill the frame with my mishits...
     
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    I have yet to string my new 2UG5 ARCZS. Do hope it is better than my 3U. I want to use the 3U for little while more before switching to 2U.
     
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    Awaiting ur favorable reply...
     
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    NOBODY is able to hit the perfect spot all the time.. Not even Lin Dan, Taufik etc. That is why ISO-shaped racket pretty much have killed classic oval racket-heads, as it enlarges the sweetspot. The Z is simply a faulted design imop. to small sweetspot in combination with to flexy shaft.. It is all about trying to "help" to get power but sacrificing too much in control and tolerance.

    /T
     
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    This is a good fact. Maybe my good experience with it so far was all fluke.
    I guess time will tell after I have tried the racket longer.
     
  20. yurimaster2010

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    many ppl claimed z slash is very powerful and good in smashing.
    can anyone provide a better justification...

    This racket is not extra stiff why so its powerful?
    This racket have smaller sweet spot so smaller chance to hit yet why so its good in smashing?
    This racket is also not heavy head like AT900P yet why its powerful?
    This racket is claimed to be much longer, yet was its really that long compare to ns9900 and AT900P so why it easier to smash?
    This racket using some sort unique materials yet seems not so much diff compare to other arcsb rackets....

    so conclusion how true behinds all these claims?
     

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