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Yonex Nanospeed 9900 Review

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by ants, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. teoky

    teoky Regular Member

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    Just for your info, the NS9900 I saw in HK are SP coded, so I think Singapore should have it soon.
     
  2. szekt

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    Wowo,$220 does sound like a good price...I just tried Classic sports and checked with Mr Soh, no plans to bring it in yet!:(
     
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    What is the difference between the "SP/IP" coded racquets and the "JP" coded racquets?
     
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    Use the search function..
     
  5. teoky

    teoky Regular Member

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    I think I better clarify, it is HK$11xx but in my original post I said "around HK$1100".

    Don't want people beating down on my door to ask me where to get at exactly HK$1100 :p
     
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    e78.com.hk quoted a price of $1200hkd for the ns9900 w/bg80, its a okay bargain for a new racquet. and a side thing for those who interested in at700 (old), a IP coded for $1600hkd, i just noticed it when i was browsing around.
     
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    I just realized badminton tryouts for my school startled on the same day the 9900 came out. I wonder if I should go look for one just to see how it is.
     
  8. Badmintan

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    Seeking confirmation

    Hi Ants,

    Since you tested the pre-production (or prototype) model, you confirmed that the pre-production model has Elastic-Ti alloy? :confused: I thought the production model has Elastic-Ti, but am dissappointed that that it doesn't after physically examining the racquet.

    Adding to the confusion, the Yonex website: :eek:http://www.yonex.com/swf/ns9900/main.html

    Mention that the frame is made up of HM Graphite + X-Fullerene
    and the Shaft is made up of HM Graphite + Fullerene.

    Anyway, I think Yonex should name it Nanospeed 8800 instead of 9900:p. Thanks for the review btw, I think the performance of the racquet is more important:D.
     
    #168 Badmintan, Feb 26, 2009
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  9. YY_PLAYER

    YY_PLAYER Regular Member

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    I've find a nice pic on the dutch YONEX Forum:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Danstevens

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    Excellent, thanks for that. So it's a little head heavier and a little more repulsive than the NS9KX
     
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    YY_PLAYER Regular Member

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    I've seen in a dutch webshop, belgro.com, that they all ready have the NS9900 on sale. The NS9900 has a price off 130 euro (around US$ 165,=).
    That seems me a nice price for such beautiful NS9900.

    Is there all ready another store in the world that has the NS9900 in the store?
     
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    "Dit artikel is binnenkort leverbaar" (available shortly)
     
  13. szekt

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    Anyone knows where I can get this racket in singapore? :)
     
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    Hey YY! US$165 really a good price. May I know what is the code on this racket?
     
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    I am wondering are these racquets SP coded?
     
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    I got mine today and had a go with it.
    It is SP coded - 210192SP :)

    If you overlook the marketing mumbo-jumbo like X-Fullerene, HMG, etc., the Nanospeed 9900 is simply the Nanospeed 9000X in new colours ;)

    I will post pictures in another thread.
     
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    Did you get the 2U or 3U version?

     
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    It's a 3U G5 :)
    I've posted pictures in another thread.
     
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    how does the racket play? how does it feel compared to arc10?

    is it super stiff like 9000x?

    cheers
     
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    having heard about the fragility of the NS i was quite hesitant but after seeing it first hand, the lollipop started to grow on me and bought it then and there (BG85 at 27lbs). after that, i had to wait for 3 days until i could take it out on a ride. initial impression is that it's an extremely light racquet; similar to that of the Arc7 with that slight hint of head heaviness.

    today was the first outing and it gathered a large population of people because of the lollipop design!!! warm up hits were surprisingly solid; clears were effortless; control is quite excellent - the shuttle goes to your intended target; smashes were powerful (to my surprise better than the Arc10); and i actually did a backhand clear :D - all in par with what Ants mentioned in his review

    the only problem i seem to have is that due to the lightness of the racquet, defense is a problem and something i will have to adjust to. i tend to swing it faster than normal, but during the fast exchanges, i can get my racquet up in position without any problems.

    it's an unbelievably fine racquet for doubles and, in my opinion, on par with the Arc10. now i have to make an executive decision on whether to purchase another one and retire the 10, or leave it at just the one 9900. it'll be a hard decision to make....it'll be even harder if Ants "approves" of the new Arcsaber!!!
     

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