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Yonex Niigata Factory Official Visit Report

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by fiq_axis, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. nemrod

    nemrod Regular Member

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    Translation of the news article:
    Title: Arcsaber 9FL, badminton racket aimed at female players, gets a new design (pearl pink) that will go on sale in the middle of July.

    Arcsaber 9FL is a racket with characteristics female players look for: a soft hitting feel, operability and lightness, good repulsion and a design focus. Thanks to the soft hitting feel and the repulsion characteristics from the high-tech materials/toughlex it becomes possible to shoot "attacking clear shots" deep into the opponent's court. The light weight is another forte of the racket. (4U weight)

    The design is a base of pink and pearl and seasoned with black, being feminine and cute but also giving a tightened impression.

    No idea what they mean by tightened impression (hikishimatta inshou) though.
     
  2. fiq_axis

    fiq_axis Regular Member

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    I am more excited to buy VT70tune. ;) The color soo niceee!
     
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    The chance of a lifetime to get into the factory. Thanks for the report. Seriously speaking, did they say what happens if a racquet doesn't pass the qc?

    I wonder what is the percentage of racquets that don't pass the qc.
     
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    Hi TS/bros... Most international players eg lee chong wei use Z force 2 which code , Japan code ?
     
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    fiq_axis Regular Member

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    No, as they were very confidently told me that they had very little percentage of failures. When I was there, they used some kind of multi colored tapes to determine quality of the racket. They taped it on the lowest section of the shaft and proceed to next step..
     
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    As far as I know, some members posted MA coded of LCW's ZFII, but the production of some special players will gone through discreetly like Ahsan 3U FB. They didn't reveal the players' specs but they were admitted that players used customized one.
     
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    Something like this? :eek:

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    I guess no. It looked like a sticker which indicates the racket belongs to LCW
     
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    fiq_axis Regular Member

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    Actually it's similar like that. The colors are red, yellow, blue, green. If i'm not mistaken.
     
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    So the one which fails QC stage will go directly to the sponsored athlete :) (just kdding)
     
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    fiq_axis Regular Member

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    Haha, maybe. Tested for customer like us.
     
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    So, there:

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    So it seems like a more "configurable" racket with different colors to define different specs I guess
     
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    Translation pls...
     
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    I can translate but the chart doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Anyway.."Speed" for the purple color, "Control" for Orange....said "Need to buy Purple Color ones", "Orange color rackets are original...config??"
     
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    Interesting... could it be as simple as separating them as 4U for "speed" and 3U for "control"? :p
     
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    Lin Dan is getting sponsored by everybody :p
     
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    see the VT70, interesting.

    photo: Atallah Hamanaka, Hamanaka Sports Shop.
     
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    Interesting. It says "World first. Tune for 7 abilities with one racket." Left (red) is control, right (blue) is speed, and weight at the top (obviously, in English :p). The holes on both sides say "all parts" at the top, "upper parts", "lower parts" and the one at the bottom middle is "no parts".

    The way I understand it is that you can add little pieces of material to a few specific places on the frame of the racket and then string through those parts. This will alter the balance etc. and how the racket plays, I'm assuming, and doesn't break the rule about a racket not being modifiable during play, since you have to apply these parts before stringing. Would love to see how this works in more detail and how large the effect really is.
     
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    Like the WPS system in RSL Diamond X7 series
     

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