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Thread: Broken Yonex Boron 200
11-10-2010, 05:49 AM #1
Broken Yonex Boron 200
A while ago I broke my beloved Boron 200 in play. I have tried to buy / trade another Boron 200 but with no success so far.
What readily available racket comes closest to the Yonex Boron 200? Has anyone an opinion on this?
11-10-2010, 06:05 AM #2
Give the Aerotus series a try. The current in production model is the Aerotus 110 although you should still be able to find some of the older AR models around in especially the older badminton stores in your area.
The Boron 200 is of the carbonex head shape, aerodynamic frame design (don't remember the shaft flex though) which most if not all of the Aerotus models resemble.
11-10-2010, 07:02 AM #3
Thanks. I saw an Aerotus 110 on Ebay recently, but I let it go. I will have a look-out for one.
11-10-2010, 07:35 AM #4
Aerotus 110 is about the most headlight racket in the Yonex lineup. I can't imagine it being close to Boron 200, although if I remember correctly Boron 200 did have an Aerotus frameshape and Boron 2 was based upon a Cab frame but balancepoint wise I really don't have a clue what they were ...
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11-10-2010, 08:26 AM #5
Boron 200 is (slightly) head heavy and stiff shaft. First I couldn't play with it because of that. But after a few months training it really suited my game. Boron 200 did indeed have Aerotus frame shape. Picture of the Boron 200 is in this thread:
It has a kind of woven look paint job.
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11-10-2010, 11:14 AM #6
Okay, that's what I thought but it has been yeeeears since I had the opportunity to hit with one (when I was still on CAB21). Seemed to remember (but very vaguely) it was somewhat alike ...
Tried AT900 Technique yet? Or maybe one of the Mizuno ovals GP-77 (or 88) although I'm not too sure about the balance ... perhaps the Victor Bravesword series (10).
11-10-2010, 11:27 AM #7
AT900T I own and have tried but until now not much to my liking. Mizuno rackets I have yet to see in Holland. Victor bravesword could be an option but have not tried yet.
11-10-2010, 01:49 PM #8
Got confused about the current Aerotus model by the above comment ... The current one is Aerotus 100, which is the extremely headlight one. The 110 is a discontinued one already and sounds like it could be a close match ...
As for Mizuno: import only; GP-80 (or 88) might be something http://bbs.at700.com/viewthread.php?...extra=page%3D1
Last edited by demolidor; 11-10-2010 at 01:55 PM.
11-10-2010, 02:16 PM #9
11-11-2010, 06:48 AM #10
Thanks demolidor. Looks like the 3U version of the GP88 could be a match. A pretty expensive one though.
11-11-2010, 08:02 AM #11
Yes quite pricey, especially with the current exchange rate. Either hope it will pop-up in Hong Kong or the currency measures take effect. GP-77 might even be closer balancewise but also a bit more flexible and cheaper by ~20 euro. But in the end 665mm 2U's do have a special feel .
11-12-2010, 10:15 AM #12
Errm disregard that GP-77 comment ... was reading the specs for GP-80 instead.
11-13-2010, 05:32 AM #13
11-14-2010, 11:13 PM #14
The Boron 200 was the first Yonex branded badminton racquet I ever bought. I thought the paint job on that racquet was one of the best ever from Yonex but I always hated the purple bag it came with.
The racquet, as I recall, was quite stiff. I ended up breaking it on a smash about 14yrs ago. Since then, I've owned an Isometric 800 Tour, Nanospeed 9900 and an Arcsaber 8DX. Of the three, I would say that the Arcsaber 8DX was the closest to what I remember of the Boron 200.
11-15-2010, 04:30 AM #15
Thanks. When I see someone at my club or a tournament with an Arcsaber 8DX I will ask if I can give it a try.
12-16-2010, 03:10 AM #16
I've played with the Winex Boron 3 (red limited edition) a few times now and I'm very pleased with it. Although the shaft is little bit more flexible (not much though), it's feel quite resembles the Yonex Boron 200. It is just as head heavy, almost as stiff and has a relatively small but powerful sweet-spot.
09-15-2011, 04:42 AM #17
Thanks a very nice gentleman from Brunei I have been able to obtain a brand new unstrung Boron 200
And from Ebay UK I have also been able to buy an used one which I can use to play with
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