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Yonex Isometric TR1 - Yonex's first training racket

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by kwun, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. kwun

    kwun Administrator

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    Yonex is jumping into the training racket bandwagon with the release of the TR1. it's first ever training racket that is supposed to weigh 118g.

    supposed to stay closer to a regular racket than most other iterations of training racket out there.

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    gonna be getting one when it arrives at a local shop end of the month.
     
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    kwun Administrator

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    looks like a mid/low end price racket. some Japanese outlets has listed it at around 7000 yen.
     
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    that's roughly in the range of the list price the shop has ($70 cdn). Even if they don't throw in free stringing as per their usual practice, it'll only cost me 80 total to string it. For me it beats ordering from mbs + shipping.
     
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    it looks like metal frame + graphite shaft, am I right?
     
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    Graphite head + graphite shaft + built-in t-joint.

    20-30lbs tension

    674mm long
    Made in China
     
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    As used by Taufik in an exhibition match for his new centre and ID'd in the player's rackets thread last month ;)
     
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    yup, and right after someone ID'd it as a trainer was when i fired off an inquiry to the local shop that supposedly could get anything that yonex canada distributes. you guys are awesome :D
     
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    gonna get one so i can backhand smash like TH!!! jk :)
     
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    perhaps this model has the highest recommended tension ever by yy... 30 Lbs :D

    wonder if we compare yy iso tr1 against victor wrist enhancer 120 ... (both shares the same weight)
     
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    Hmm, I rather stay with my Kason training racket.
     
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    And i would stay with my faithfully APACS TRAINING W160.. LOL

    Yeahhh... this is the most highest ever recommended tensions by Yonex..
     
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    Racket in hand. Gonna try it sat and sun during training.
     
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    please post pics!!
     
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    LOL, seriously kwun? It looks no different than the stuff you posted! :p
     
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    haha. we won't be satisfied unless we see different angles and closeups... :)
     
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    here are the pics.

    FTR, the racket isn't that heavy IMO. Granted I haven't started hitting with it, but the dry weight is only 5 grams heavier than an OLLDDDDDDD Carlton steel frame I have sitting at home. The cover however is a nice touch. Meshy enough to not have that much wind resistance if one decides to hit with the cover on, but light enough to add only a minimal amount of weight.

    Caveat: In the total weight, the plastic wrap is off, OEM grip on, one layer of rkep G16 grip.

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    I like the cover, you can use that one for even more air resitence to strengthen your fingers/forearm
     
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    What is the grip size available?
     
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    I don't see any grip size choice on the price list. However, the two I have received are g5.

    The racket does feel quite heavy and weights 122.88g on the scale with the plastic wrap on the grip (the other one weights 124.88g). With the cover it weights 154.69g.

    Just playing around with it, it feels SOLID, and it looks quite good as opposed to most training rackets out there. I love the matte finish.

    I also like that they tried to innovate with the cover, having small holes in it for less air resistance. But I'm not sure if that's really good or not since usually people use their cover for the extra air resistance.
     

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