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12-20-2013, 07:24 PM #1191
12-21-2013, 12:24 AM #1192
Well well well.... Sunrise Click is now having a sale on the Z Speed. .. 570 without string, and 605 with. Not just any string though... its the JP version.
12-21-2013, 12:18 PM #1193
the wet weight of my racquets.. you wont wanna know man.. its ridiculous. i needed a g4 but since it was a g5 i had two overgrips over the stock grip to get it to size. as such the wet weight now is 109 grams.
headweight by visor's method is 45.4g
on the other hand, after toying with it for more than a month now (about 7-8 sessions) i figured one thing, you will only benefit from the NRZsP if you can get the upper half of the frame to "flex" or to "snap", that is the reason why they had that interesting flex zone on the frame.
as such for most regular hitting styles, the nrzsp wont work. you know the "feeling" when you try to hit the string bed against the lower part of your palm just to hear the pitch of the string bed? if you can incorporate that when hitting a shuttle, then you will start seeing benefits of the nrZSP.
the overall swing feel of the racquet still feels rather speedy (the only NR trait present) despite the balance and the headweight, but the only avenue where it had failed, was the requirement for one to change and adapt to it. definitely not for everyone, but if you are willing to commit to it for a period of time, there can be possibly good returns.
12-22-2013, 08:14 AM #1194
When u say "commit to it for a period of time", how long r we looking at ?
12-22-2013, 09:48 AM #1195
Why so complicated? For me is a matter to get use to it, just like I got use to Zslash. Just buy and whack it hard...
12-22-2013, 10:32 AM #1196
12-22-2013, 11:51 AM #1197
That's bout 8-10 hrs...time which could have been spent in a better way.
The racket should suit the master not the other way round. If after 1-2 sessions, I don't feel the racket bonding with me then it's just not meant to b...
12-22-2013, 12:44 PM #1198
there's just so many ways a "standard" racquet can be made. if there are no extreme designs, there wont be any "new" achievements.
its like being a good badminton player, you need to combine both training and racquet at 50% contribution each. one cannot expect not to change, and keep doing the same thing all over, making the same moves etc, ahd hope that one day.. bam!, that he will achieve something extraordinary..
one has to go beyond the comfort zone to be able to have the chance to improve, that is if he/she is interested in taking the sport to that level.
12-22-2013, 02:48 PM #1199
Let me get this straight:
. Spent $$$ to get hi-tech racket
. Expect new tech to contribute 50%
. Spent 10 hrs to adapt
Errr...don't believe any of the above : )
12-22-2013, 09:19 PM #1200
and you probably need to brush up on your interpretation skills. the implication of the previous post suggests the necessity to combine both training and racquet choice/preference at equal contributions
simple experiment. there are some of those wierd quirks that tout that "racquet doesnt matter" and all that, and then they seem so selective about what they use and the weight class. when offered a headheavy 3U/2U, they comment in the local form of english : "wah, like this how to play? so heavy how to defend?".. so much so for "racquet doesnt matter".
if you are given a new tool to do something, and if you wish to make the best out of it, dont be lazy and work on it.
Last edited by vajrasattva; 12-22-2013 at 09:21 PM.
12-22-2013, 09:34 PM #1201
- They expect to drive it like racing-car drivers even though they realize the street legal law does not allow them
- They keep driving for hours the machine that could probably kill them
Yet those "expensive toys" are all over the globe, sounds unbelievable
12-22-2013, 10:09 PM #1202
12-22-2013, 10:19 PM #1203
Just my comments:
1) you bought the NRZP knowingly that this is a smaller frame and slightly heavy head... yet you still buy.
2) you bought the racket knowingly that you cannot smash 493km/h
so why buy it in the first place?/
1) buy a light head if you want to play defence.
2) buy a balance and slight heavy head if you want to play attacking double
3) buy a heavy head if you play single
NRZP is not a bad racket... it require certain skill upgrade if you could not handle it in the first place:
1) Accuracy - need more practice on contact of the shuttle ( you will be rewarded with a accurate shot at the opponent)
2) speed - dun expect NRZP to deliver all the speed for you... in contrast, you need to pump in more speed on the wrist reflex to achieve faster smash!
3) Strength - i would encourage you to get a training racket or racket cover to train you wrist power in order to wield this beast.
Lastly.... you will be rewarded with the full potential of this racket with your skill upgrade at the same time! if you are lazy, just stick to the regular racket you are using and don't buy any new racket off the shelf.
12-22-2013, 10:21 PM #1204
(yawn)...what do u think? Lol...
12-23-2013, 03:15 AM #1205
12-23-2013, 03:41 AM #1206
Seems like we have a stalker here...lol
12-23-2013, 03:57 AM #1207
All this says is that TeddyC has tested and found a racket that really suits. He is right that after a number of sessions you know whether a racket suits you or not.
I have the luxury of testing many rackets and there are very few that I really want to play with. Some of the 5 star rackets have been excellent performers but I wouldn't want to play with them. However, at least I'd know they are good at the job if I had no choice.
I've made bad mistakes when choosing rackets in the past, being lured by the marketing and finding out later they were simply not for me.
I do respect I am in a fortunate position that I get to test so many rackets depending on what my retailer contacts provide me or my sponsor. Most of the time I have to test with manufacture string and I've done this for years. It doesn't stop my reviews and I'm used to playing with lower tension. For me the weight, balance and aerodynamics combined tell me whether I like the feel of the racket or not and whether it performs well or not.
I still consider Z Speed a disappointment and hope Yonex introduces some amazing rackets next year. My prediction for Yonex in 2014 is the replacement of Arcsaber range.