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08-24-2013, 08:03 PM #256
You can call the speed record a marketing gimmick and most likely unachievable for most people. But this does show that Yonex continues to put effort on innovation over the years. I really can't say the same with any other company, small or big.
08-24-2013, 10:12 PM #257
cctv tested smash speeds with high speed cameras and found that fu haifeng hit 285 and an elite player hit 260, and a. video's somewhere on youtube.
shows speeds up to 70m/s which is 252
so probably the current radar guns are correct.
Last edited by randomuser; 08-24-2013 at 10:18 PM.
08-24-2013, 10:15 PM #258
08-24-2013, 10:18 PM #259
How they measured the speed was already discussed in this thread somewhere so why waste time arguing about it?
It's not the speed it hits the ground on the opponents side so it's really just a marketing number to sell you something unachievable!
08-24-2013, 10:21 PM #260
08-25-2013, 01:40 AM #261
Regarding that study - they only used a 120fps camera, I'm pretty certain the one used by Yonex has a framerate somewhere in the 1000s which allows for an earlier point of measurement.
Not sure how the study calculated the speeds, my guess is that they counted how many frames it took the shuttle to cross a certain distance, most likely a meter - which would be very close to the measurements of radar guns.
08-25-2013, 05:10 AM #262
Okay okay, I'll revise my BP guess down to 295 but no lower
Especially if you trust the usually completely wrong X-Y product matrix companies insist on doing - it looks in-between the Arc10 and Arc11.
08-25-2013, 05:25 AM #263
However this is measured, the bottom line is whether it will help the likes of you and me hit harder. We may get a fraction increase in power if we're lucky. But when look over the last 30 years of racket development, being truthful there has been very little innovation that was made such an impact on the average player.
Occasionally a racket is released that does something good. I'm not denying that. But, for all the innovation and marketing I should be hitting the shuttle 30% + better than i did years ago and that just isn't happening.
I am looking forward to reviewing this racket when it is released in UK.
08-25-2013, 05:32 AM #264
That's because like me, you're 30% older, Paul.
08-25-2013, 08:37 AM #265
08-25-2013, 11:00 AM #266
it is impossible for them to make large graphene sheets, make a racquet out of it and sell it to you at a cheap price.
marketing as usual, just like yonex. wouldnt call it RND
08-25-2013, 12:18 PM #267
And has anyone else noted that this time Yonex has not introduced any new material technology , only new physical improvements like compact frame, straighter grommet holes, and snap back zone.
08-25-2013, 01:01 PM #268
i'm curious to the straight grommet holes and whether there is a real 11% increase in sweetspot as described...
those snap back zone, and all that is pretty much similar to how resilient some of the gosen racquets feel to me, especially with hard hitting
08-25-2013, 06:59 PM #269
The test ran by Yonex is unlikely to happen on court. Dash & smash.. you can get no chance to do this in real games.
08-25-2013, 07:21 PM #270
Guys, we're all just speculating here...
Whether it will improve your smashes, have a high BP or have a larger sweet spot... truth is, no one knows.
Let's just wait for the reviews!
08-25-2013, 07:31 PM #271
Well, I just watched Koo's XD IBL matches, his max smash speed was 255 kmh, so not much improvement I'd say.
08-25-2013, 08:13 PM #272