10-17-2011, 01:28 PM #205
I have had two weeks with FX now, at first I absolutely hated it, found the flex in the racket really off putting, felt like my smashes were spongy and didn't sound right, I couldn't workout how to generate power or how to do drop shots, but honestly the more time I spend with it the more confident I am with its just a matter of adapting to your equipment and not so much the other way around, atleast not for someone who plays only as a hobby.
I don't have much to compare it with I have played with a few cheaper yonex rackets that we have at our club, compared to those its miles better. I still sometimes get confused with grip positioning because of the different overall dimensions to my old faithful cab 16, but its all about adapting, learning and improving and thats what makes the game fun for me.
Its expensive and from what I see from other players in my club using APACS, Victors other Yonex rackets that are much cheaper and I have had a hit or two with them honestly I prefer my FX but that could be just because its my own racket.
10-17-2011, 07:33 PM #206
I gotta say I had a look at these recently, and the graphic design is brilliant - especially the RP.
10-18-2011, 02:12 AM #207
Finaly some reviews! But I would like to hear from someone that are used to play with yonex head light rackets. How does Nanoray 700 compare to Nanospeed 7000 for instance? On paper it seems pretty much the same. What are the main differences?
10-18-2011, 04:20 AM #208
come on guys... more review please...
10-20-2011, 11:49 PM #209
is there any nanoray serial replace for NS9900? I'm using NS9900 and hope that it will not be replace, because it's too expensive !!!
10-21-2011, 04:58 PM #210
I hit around a little with the RP and I can't stand it. I'll borrow it on saturday for the whole day and give my review of it but I don't have high hopes for it.
10-21-2011, 05:09 PM #211
10-21-2011, 05:55 PM #212
10-23-2011, 09:53 AM #213
So I played a few matches with the RP now.
700RP US code 4u with a pretty thick grip (not my racket).
26lbs BG66 ultimax. I would call myself a intermediate player.
After the warm-up the racket felt REALLY good. Initially I thought that it would have no power on it but I just had to adjust my swing a little and it had plenty of pop. I usually play with a 3u Ti-10 3rd gen or a Trinity Pro. The 700RP swung MUCH faster than both these rackets and initially I couldn't get any power from it but after changing my swing and timing it all came around.
I think they were pretty effortless. I just had to remember to swing fast and let the racket do the work. If you swing a little slower it will seriously drop in at 1/2 court. Backhand clears were really easy for some reason (and i'm really not that good at it). Very good accuracy left-right. Still had to get used to depth accuracy.
Initially couldn't get any power but after just focusing on swing speed and timing it hit with enough pop. Placement was pin-point. I don't know if I would be tired at the end of the session but I really couldn't back off much from the shot unless you wanted it to just float over the net. Maybe some more time with it would help with power control.
Maybe it wasn't my night, but I couldn't get many net drops over. Came up a little short all the time. Probably not used to the headlight racket. From the back it was the same thing. Need to give it a little more push to get it over. Direction wise it was great.
Drop/drive return was very easy. Clear smash returns took a little more effort than with my other rackets. Placement was very precise. I believe with more use I could probably get the clear returns better, probably has to do with timing since i does swing pretty fast.
Very precise on the drives, but it did take a little more effort to drive it down with some umph. Not a big issue and with more use could definitely be very effective.
I was very impressed in this session with the racket. I do feel that if you have a strong wrist and decent technique you can get a lot of pop from it and will like it. I also think you might get tired because you need the extra wrist to put any power behind it. Not an effortless racket to use, but if you can handle it you will like it. Very pin-point in accuracy. I probably wouldn't buy one for myself given the price, but if it were in the $150-160 range I would.
Last edited by dimcorner; 10-23-2011 at 09:57 AM.
10-26-2011, 01:14 PM #214
Tried the RP the first time on Monday night ... love it. Have been using the Voltric 80 for the last 8 weeks. Kept switching between the 2 racquets that evening. The RP seems to be a bit faster and sharper in smashing, but otherwise I love both. Will try again tonight. Was using the RP in 3UG4 strung at 26/28 #s with BG85.
11-03-2011, 10:51 PM #215
i'm confuse..fx mean flexible, generate pwer smash but rp, repulsion not for power smash it for control..
11-03-2011, 11:54 PM #216
When you said you had to adjust your swing and timing, could you elaborate? Do you have to reduce swing, increase speed...?
What about the sweet spot? Do you think there is any difference in the size and position of the sweet spot compared to the other racquets yu have used?
11-04-2011, 11:42 AM #217
just got n700fx today. spec 3u and G5. strung with bg80@30lbs and played 2 hours at night.
11-04-2011, 09:55 PM #218
just to share my new n700fx. After I compare the lenght of this racket shaft between ti10-3rd gen, vt80, sw35 and vt70, this has the shortest shaft. But spec of this racket is long. Which one is Long I still confuse.
11-04-2011, 10:45 PM #219
11-05-2011, 05:49 AM #220
after played 2 hours with n700fx last night, i feel that the shaft is stiffer than vt80. fx is not mean flexible on shaft,but it is flex on frame. grommet system is same with arc 8dx which i dont like because eventhough you string with high tension you will fell soft when the shuttle hit at the sweep spot area...lol
11-07-2011, 09:39 PM #221
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