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Yonex Niigata Factory Official Visit Report

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

  1. raksasa.gorgon

    raksasa.gorgon Regular Member

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    It is true that the 3u FB doesn't exists. They were whispering because they were worried that you blew their cover. If you had mogensen or ahsans racket in hand, you would know those are not FBs.... You could've blackmailed them and created a hoohah at the scene....but the secret lives for another day....
     
  2. fiq_axis

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    both Mogensen and Ahsan used Arcsaber FB 3U. Because my friend owns Mogensen's FB. Plus, the officer said they will make any specs that the player wanted, as long as he/she meets the requirements that Yonex wanted.
     
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    mogensen - 3u vtzf painted as arcfb
    ahsan - 3u arcfb
    ratchanok - 3u arcfb
     
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    Isn't ratchanok and BoMo all using VTZFII now?
     
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    before they used vtzf2
     
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    Hey!!
    Thanks for your experience at the factory!! :D
     
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    Wh won't yonex ever make 3u arcfb? The racket was received good response almost everywhere (except being too fragile). I wonder if they "hope" richer players keep buying arcfb.
     
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    Wasn't the whole point of the FB just to be as light as possible? What other benefit does it have over other racket?
     
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    Appearantly yonex didn't factor "durability" when their R&D came up with "lightest" racket. They shouldn't have easily tag $150/pcs for this racket since customers might be buying in wholesale. Could come up with $500/6pcs of arcfb or $900/dozen.
     
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    Hi TS: In the first page you mention ZF2LD, when will it be fully launched in the market lin dan racket ?
     
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    Any idea which color belongs to SP/JP and etc? :eek:
     
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    I wished i know that. When I went to there, the material was in sealed box but printed "VTZF2/VTZF2LD".. they weren't even in production yet. As for other newly released such as ARC9FL N and VT70ETN , they were produced two or three months earlier before the release date. Maybe they just starting making VTZF2LD right now? Who knows.. its still clouded with mystery...
     
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    Nah, no idea. As the workers were really focused on that time, and we weren't allowed to speak and stay closer to them..
     
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    They are just highlighting the so called feather weight series..nevertheless, the arcfb still awesome racket!
     
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    Looks - the FB is probably Yonex's most distinctive and easily-recognizable racket in five years.

    Well, until the orange Nanoray came along;).
     
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    Would like to add "until Apacs's and Fleet's clones came along"... I got fooled a couple of times in halls thinking wow, this player knows something and then seeing a red/silver butt cap.... then I went, ah well....
     
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    yes , yes.. me too.. when i saw a man holding the fluoro orange color, i thought ZSPD, but in the end, Z Smash. haha
     
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    Or was it the Z Ziggler or something... LOL. Fleet really went wild with their clone of the ZSP.... the horizontal grommet line didnt line up with the grommet hole, got orange/black, purple/green, red/green combo also... like christmas man!
     
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    I thought somebody was having me on, but there really is an APACS Z Ziggler (Force (II)).

    What did they do? Throw some Scrabble tiles into a washing machine and see what came out?
     
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    Me lowly being does not dare to have you on, dear sir :D

    I heard of this racquet from my friend and I quote her "quite playable and easy to use". Never seen one in person though.

    I'm not surprised since I had a Nano 9900 before and while the flex to me was insane, it may be good for ladies since its really really flexy...

    Speaking of which, why not the lotto machine with multiple sets of A-Z alphabets printed on balls to see what goes? LOL
     

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