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    Quote Originally Posted by pcll99 View Post
    F actually means 73g (on average). 5U means 78g on average. 4U means 83 on average.

    http://www.yonex.co.jp/news/2013/01/1301181500.html/
    In the catalogue here, the only average value is 73g for F, other rating values are all a weight range (eg: 3U = 85g-89.9g)

    My theory is that they weren't able to make sure every single flash boost was under 75g in weight so 70g-74.9g would be false. Just a theory though :P

    Here's the chart in the catalogue:
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    Kwun Tong Olym Sports, $1280 with nbg99, I guess its around $12xx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazzaman View Post
    Kwun Tong Olym Sports, $1280 with nbg99, I guess its around $12xx.
    thanks. It's about the same price at CYF

    http://cyfbadminton.com/set_cyf.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcll99 View Post
    F actually means 73g (on average). 5U means 78g on average. 4U means 83 on average.

    http://www.yonex.co.jp/news/2013/01/1301181500.html/
    We already know that...

    6U = 72.5g +/- 2.5
    5U = 77.5g +/- 2.5
    4U = 82.5g +/- 2.5
    3U = 87.5g +/- 2.5

    Written that way, it means X average wt with a distribution of +/- 2.5g.
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    My review for this racket will be launched on Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasJE View Post
    Excellent review from Paul as always. I think the FB is the nicest looking racket Yonex have in their line-up. In a funny way the colour scheme reminds me a little of the Nanospeed 9000.

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    Can someone tell me how much is this racket selling for in Hong Kong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt_Strider View Post
    Can someone tell me how much is this racket selling for in Hong Kong?
    HK$1200 to $1280.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcll99 View Post
    HK$1200 to $1280.
    Is that for a HK coded racket and does it come with string?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yan.v View Post
    Got to test this racket along with the Arc11 tonight.

    Here's my short review for the ArcFB strung with ZM70 @ 23x25 lbs. The string is neon yellow, and I must admit that the combination looks AMAZING.

    I've never been a fan of the ArcSaber series, mainly because I could never get the power I wanted out of them and because I somehow find them hard to get used to and get the advertised precision. This racket, with the much lower weight, corrected all these issues for me, and don't let yourself think that because it's lightweight it's cheaply made and feels soft. This racket feels solid! And it is as stiff as advertised (stiff rated).

    One would think that with a 73g, it'd be nearly impossible to have an effective hard smash that would leave your opponents destabilized. Well, one would be wrong! This racket, despite its low weight, delivers! I was able to produce impressive smashes consistently and found clears to be effortless. Again, I don't think that this racket is as powerful as the VT-ZF, but it's close for me!

    The sound it produced was not as good as the Arc11. Does Sonic Metal really make the difference ? I'm not so sure, but the feeling I had goes along those lines.

    While power was good, repulsion was even better! There is definitely a difference in the speed that the shuttle leaves the racket. Drives were so fun, they were fast, offensive and it seemed like the racket would just position itself in front of the shuttle. It is the first time that I find it so easy and fun to drive.

    Defense wise, well this racket is so maneuverable that it just seems easy to return anything. I think the light weight makes it one of the most maneuverable racket on the market.

    It was also very easy to just control the shuttle and put it where I wanted. It just seemed like all my shots were going exactly where I wanted to, and were never too much above the net. However, for some reason, I could not get the good slice shots that I am used to do. Maybe it'll take more time adjusting, but for now, it just doesn't work.

    The direct competition of this racket is, I think, Black Knight's Photon racket. With a 75g average weight, the Photon was one of the most popular BK rackets ever made because of it's nice compromise of light weight and power. To compare both of these rackets, I would say that the Photon feels more powerful (probably due to the flexier shaft), however the Flash Boost is better at everything else, mainly due to how solid it feels and how maneuverable it is.

    This racket is surprisingly one of the best Yonex rackets I've tried. I loved it! I will need to spend more time with this racket to put it even near the MP99 in my top racket rankings, but so far I think this racket will be in my main rackets.

    My ratings:

    Power: 8.5/10
    Repulsion: 9.5/10
    Control: 8.5/10
    Defense: 9/10

    Overall: 9/10
    Is it possible for you to show a picture with the neon yellow string? I want to see how it looks like!

    Thx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcll99 View Post
    thanks. It's about the same price at CYF

    http://cyfbadminton.com/set_cyf.htm
    i have no connection with the store, but last time i went back to HK at the end of Jan 2013, i visited at least 4-5 stores and i can tell you that CYF has the best customer service. the people there are really really nice to begin with, and not jerks who think they know the stuff and treat you like you know nothing about badminton. also, both guys i've talked to took their time to explain in detail in response to my questions about rackets as well as the Hong Kong Sunrise Open. lastly, their pricing is very competitive. they priced their Li Ning N80 at $1700HKD compared to e78 at $2500HKD. (but i wonder if LN forced each store t negotiate the prices or it's uniform, i'm not sure)

    anyway, if you speak cantonese and know your way around kowloon and jordan, take a looksie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt_Strider View Post
    Is that for a HK coded racket and does it come with string?
    SP coded. They will string for you with BG65. You can ask for more expensive string, they will charge a bit more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcll99 View Post
    SP coded. They will string for you with BG65. You can ask for more expensive string, they will charge a bit more.
    SP as in Singapore? So there are no HK coded rackets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt_Strider View Post
    SP as in Singapore? So there are no HK coded rackets?
    I think SP stands for South Pacific, which is the area it is distributed in. There are no HK coded rackets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justheretoplay View Post
    I think SP stands for South Pacific, which is the area it is distributed in. There are no HK coded rackets.
    There is HK coded rackets, just that, it is not so easy to be spotted as compared to SP.

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