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10-14-2013, 07:41 AM #902
more head heavy than the VT70? oh my
10-14-2013, 08:56 AM #903
10-14-2013, 10:45 AM #904
10-14-2013, 11:07 AM #905
10-14-2013, 05:56 PM #906
seem like black string
10-14-2013, 08:32 PM #907
I have all three of my Ryoga rackets (Shiden, Ougi, and Issen) clashed several times in the past year or so, and aside from a few paint chips, none of them have been broken....
I suspect the carbon used in the Ryoga rackets are dense and high quality. Gosen claims all Ryoga rackets uses M40 carbon from Toray and Zylon fabric (bulletproof vest) on the Shiden and Ougi...
Also, from what I know, the Ryoga rackets all have a Metal T-joint, (Yonex recently been using plastic resin T-joints/T-archors). To those who have reported that your Z-Speed is broken at the T-joint, maybe look for a metal T-joint racket next time...
Also the carbon handle on all the Ryoga series really dampens the vibration compared to my wood handle on my Yonex VT-ZF, VT-80, NR-700RP, Arc11, Ti-10... I can feel quite a bit more vibration on the handle when I mishit the shuttle from time to time.
Gosen makes good strings?????? Really????? From all the strings I have used from Gosen, (R4x 100, 200, 400, Momone, Tsuyoshi), All of them felt bit slippery. This is probably due to the outer Multilade braiding... But I do not like that slippery feel...
For strings I will still stick with the trustworthy BG-66 Ultimax ^_^
10-14-2013, 09:18 PM #908
So I had a chance to try the NRZS for a few minutes yesterday. Coming from a trio of 9900s, I was expecting a lot of mishits and timing issues.
Surprisingly, everything just felt effortless! Maybe it was because I subconsciously took longer swings to test its power, but it certainly didn't feel head heavy at all mid-stroke. It felt very much like my old (RIP) MP99s, but faster!
Now I'm debating whether to switch to NRZS or BS12..........
10-14-2013, 09:44 PM #909
Last edited by jediwannabe; 10-14-2013 at 09:55 PM.
10-14-2013, 10:33 PM #910
Thanks for the pics! ^_^
10-15-2013, 04:24 AM #911
As in Speed category, what is the speed compare to bravesword 10 or other bs? And other performance(smash, etc)....kindly share.
10-15-2013, 04:30 AM #912
Wait, you can get Ultimax in black?
10-15-2013, 04:35 AM #913
What's everyones NR-ZSP weighing in at, both dry and strung with/without grip?
I weighed a demo racquet strung with NBG95 26lbs and one yonex supergrip @ 97g (plastic still on handle)
So far I've weighted two dry ZSP, both hovering around 89-90g (3U)
10-15-2013, 05:02 AM #914
10-15-2013, 06:27 AM #915
10-15-2013, 08:56 AM #916
Had a 2 hour session with the Z Speed today. It smashes harder than both my NS9900 3UG4 and VT70 4UG4. This I believe is mainly due to the stiffer shaft compared to the VT70 and head heavy balance compared to the NS9900 and compact frame which allows it to cut through the air more efficiently. It felt like a more aerodynamic "hammering" racquet. I didn't suffer much from timing issue but more effort and awareness was needed to compensate for the smaller sweetspot.
Pushing aside all the marketing and advertising jargon by Yonex, I personally feel it's a great racquet and I'm impressed with the power it produces. It's by not means going to increase one's smash as advertise, one is better off hitting the gym and perfecting smash technique, but it does help in complimenting a more offensive play. Also, it's not going to replace my primary racquet NS9900 as an upgrade simply because it plays almost entirely different. It is just another unique racquet of its own.
10-15-2013, 09:12 AM #917
omg of course a head-heavy 3U racket will smash harder then 4U vt70 or head-light nanospeed.
10-15-2013, 09:40 AM #918