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    Quote Originally Posted by gundamzaku View Post
    dang it! i just dyed my hair blonde and got the same haircut he has as well



    touche



    thank you for sharing, just looking at the frame it looks like a nanoray800 in matte color format. to be honest, i like rackets that are either flashy or stealthy, and this as well as my revelation falls under the stealthy category loving it!!!
    Stop shouting!

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    Apparently it has the slimmest shaft but it doesn't look than thin on the pictures

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    seriously? ok i'll stop with the bold face, it's just easier on the eyes, but i'll stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deity View Post
    Apparently it has the slimmest shaft but it doesn't look than thin on the pictures
    Phone camera lenses distort the image on close-ups. That's why most "selfies" look like outer-space creatures

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    LOL cobalt. That's so true hahaha. On the side note, I'll be receiving this racket on the week of Feb 24th according to the store I preordered from

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    [QUOTE=gundamzaku;2194186]
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    I wonder what would you guys guess the price of Z-force 2 would be? I only owned 1 Yonex racket in the last 15 years that I played Badminton, and I think Z-force 2 will surely be on second Yonex racket, because it looks too sexy.[/QUOTE

    I would like to know which racket you have been using for the last 15 years

    It was Ti-3, that's it. I meant I have been playing Badminton for the last 15 years, but I only had one Yonex racket. But I think I am so buying Votric Z-Force ll.

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    Retails price at MYR 849 and available to order for booking.
    i would predict many casual players would suffer due to the stiffness and hammering effect.

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    ^ just think of it as an expensive training racket...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobalt View Post
    Sunrise has a very high-res image of the actual product...
    http://sunriseclick.com/goods.php?id...inton-racquets
    I can't wrap my head around the design. Comparing the high res image to the high res image of the VT80, I can't get them to match up. Either the entire racket is a good degree longer than the VT80, or it's slightly longer but has an overall smaller sized head.

    Does anyone know how long the ZF2 is overall?

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    I wonder if RI use ZFII ,maybe her surpise me in AE.

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    Ok, so I've photoshopped some images together of the last 3 big head heavy type rackets Yonex have released, the Voltric 80 (my current go to racket), the Z-Force and the Z-Force II.

    Now, I realise Paul Stewart and a few others said they didn't have the same timing or sweet spot issues with the ZF as they did the Z-slash, but personally I, and a few others felt the F-Force was less consistent for with sweet spots compared to the VT80, and it could have been because of the smaller head.

    Here's the image I cooked up.



    Few observations (provided my comparison above is accurate).

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    Head size.

    The Z-Force has a smaller head (both height and width) compared to the other two rackets. This might give it a smaller overall sweet spot, but give shots a bit more power and focus. Smaller heads are not however my personal cup of tea (I didn't get along with the Z-slash either, partly for this reason).

    The Z-Force II however now has basically the same head size as the VT80, just with ever so slightly more height, and fractionally less width. This is a great change imo.

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    Shaft length and overall length.

    The Z-Force has a slightly shorter shaft compared to the VT80, which may give it a higher point of flex, and make it seem ever stiffer still. This might explain why it's quite a lot more demanding to use compared to the VT80 for some users like myself, what with the extra stiffness plus a shorter shaft.

    Now here's where it gets interesting. It looks like the Z-Force II not only has a longer and slimmer shaft than both the VT80 and Z-Force (which should compensate somewhat for the extra stiffness, and give it a more forgiving point of flex), it is also longer overall than either of the other rackets.

    The only other longer than normal racket I've used is an MX80 that was 680mm instead of 675mm, and I would say that coupled with the stiffness, this did actually help me in getting sharper angles with smashes. It is possible that Yonex had similar thinking with the Z-Force II.

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    Here's some photo's of the Z-Force vs the VT80 confirming my sizing at least with these two rackets.






    Anyway, just some random observations. Apologies if I've made any mistakes. I personally can't wait to test the Z-Force II to see if these changes will be positive or negative.
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    I still think the ZF2 head looks more like the ZSpeed head than the VT80 though. Especially if you look at 10, 2, 4 and 8 o'clock.

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    Good comparison. With the increased overall length, looks like bp is going to be a monster of 320mm or more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wingu View Post
    I still think the ZF2 head looks more like the ZSpeed head than the VT80 though. Especially if you look at 10, 2, 4 and 8 o'clock.
    I agree, but the important point I was making was about how this time the actual head size is roughly the same as the VT80 and many other rackets, unlike the Z-Slash and Z-Force which are noticeably smaller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naim.F.C View Post
    I agree, but the important point I was making was about how this time the actual head size is roughly the same as the VT80 and many other rackets, unlike the Z-Slash and Z-Force which are noticeably smaller.
    I think it's important to think of it's entire shape, not just length and width. Length wise it looks like the VT80, yes but not the width. And on top of that the narrower lines between 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock, 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock.

    But I really don't know, it's really hard to tell by just images. One can just speculate until the racket has actually been released.

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    ASIDE from the topless Lee Chong Wei as the VT-ZF II spokesperson,

    Nichkhun is now also an official VT-ZF II spokesperson...

    Check the official Yonex Promo pic below.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naim.F.C View Post

    I think u made a mistake. Look at the overall length of the Z force II. the length of each racket should be the same!

    You didn't minimize the image of Z force II to make it the length of the other rackets. But that also Z force II head is way smaller.

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