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Thread: Yonex ArcSaber 10 Review
03-13-2008, 05:13 AM #511
Arc Saber 10
No surprising to get such feedback. Well, different players/different users sure have different comments,correct? Anyway, if u intend to buy, then u r the most important person who should be evaluating AS 10. Yr own assessment and feeling is vital in this case.
Any person who have used Arc Saber 10 2U G5 can provide a feedback, please. Thanks in advanced.
03-13-2008, 05:27 AM #512
03-13-2008, 07:04 AM #513
So in simple words, ArcSaber 10 produces greater power at higher tension. Is that wat u meant???....if that is true, it could be a revolutionary move by Yonex.....cos this might let players not have to compromise between power n control....at the high tension, u get both power and control.........
P.S....my concept is that normally at high tension, u get more control and limited power......at low tension, u get limited control and more power.....do correct me if i'm wrong...
03-13-2008, 08:01 AM #514
At high tension, the repulsion is mainly from the frame and shaft. The only problem is whether if one can wield the 'Tu Long Dao' at high tension.
I got my racket. After swinging it for a while, I found that it is much swifter than AT-700. I really have to bear in mind not to over exert my strength, cause I may over swing. Certainly not as head heavy as AT-700. The shaft is also stiffer compare to AT-700 (when it is new). After smashing for 2 - 3 months, the AT-700 become quite flexible. Just hope that this darn 'Tu Long Dao' will be slightly more flexible after a couple of months.
The feel is good. I am quite certain that the smashes it produces should not be that bad.
I had strung my 'Tu Long Dao' at my usual 28 LBS (instead of 25LBS planned earlier) with BG66, one piece stringing. I really don't like the grip, so I added an overgrip...
Well... looking at this darn 'Tu Long Dao' is like the first impression of a newly known girlfriend. You never know how will she response to your 'advances' and bad habits...
Off course she may be too good for me...
Last edited by HKChua; 03-13-2008 at 08:12 AM.
03-13-2008, 02:09 PM #515
03-13-2008, 03:49 PM #516
So from I read so far, I plan to string it to 27x30 and see if it works well. However, my machine is not that good on the side support since it is the Eagnas Easy-3 with small 4 side support with a hold down screw. So when pulling the main I really need to be careful not to break my new beloved Arc10. Well, I need to ragain my stamina soon to pull out new Arc10 potential
03-13-2008, 04:54 PM #517
it's always the same, year in year out...
5 people say it's the best ever, nothing happens
3 say it's just mediocre, and it's because of "too low tensions" or the wrong weight, or the wrong countrycode, or whatever...
the exact same as last year...everybody who loved a at900, fine.. Everybody who wasn't impressed got 8 questions about the weight, grip, string, stringer, stringingpattern, it never ends...
It amazes me to no end
03-13-2008, 05:12 PM #518
03-13-2008, 07:59 PM #519
anyway, seems like this racket will only work well at high tensions...or maybe everyone who reviewed this racket so far have been using high tensions for their other rackets as well, and as a result can't seem to like the racket at medium level tensions....
03-13-2008, 09:31 PM #520
If you hit it hard enough.. (like a normal power smash)
No matter the string tension, the frame should be pull
hard enough to produce bouncing effect as YY intented
to make us believe!
Besides, the factory spec says max string tention is 25lbs
for a 3U racket!
But I guess different people would hit the birdie at
different velocity and angle so that may effect the feel, and to choose a different rackets.
03-13-2008, 11:23 PM #521
Sorry, it is Arc 10 review page....
Will get one Next week (JP version lal)...
But I read some review @ a Chinese Badminton
forum said not to powerful....
Worth a try though..
03-13-2008, 11:26 PM #522
I believe I'll have my JP Arc 10s plus a bunch of other things and a 200 page Yonex catalog tommorow ^.^
03-14-2008, 01:26 PM #523
Played last night and i think it was probably the best I had played with my new racket. Touch and smashing was really good but whips and hard drives were alot better. However, although I love playing with my new racket i would have to say this was not the highligh as an ex-england badminton player came down to my club night! He hadnt picked up a racket for 2 years due to a knee operation and is now in his early 40's but in all honestly he was bloody amazing. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had playing badminton and it was a complete lesson!! Cant wait till tuesday as he is going to play in a match for us!! It should be quite funny!!
03-15-2008, 08:17 AM #524
My first opinion on ArcSaber 10
Racket Type : Yonex ArcSaber 10 2UG5
Strings: Yonex Nanogy98 at 24/26 lbs
Grip: Two over grip over Original Grip
Shuttle used for the review: RSL Feather and Black Night Plastic
My other racquets: Ti10 Long 2UG4, MP 99 3UG4
Purchased along with the ArcSaber 10, AT 900P 3UG4 and the new colour scheme Ti10 3UG4 (not the yellow or purple, there is a new one out there now) So I feel this review is unique since I used the ArcSaber, AT900P and Ti10 for the first time they are all strung with the same string and tension
First impressing the ArcSaber 10
Compared to my old Ti-10 it certainly had an overall lighter feel, found it easier to swing, wrapped on two layers over grip and took it in to play.
Warm up time the ArcSaber have a solid feel in my hands and the forehand clears were certainly reach far back with less effort that usual, my backhand clear was more or less the same that I achieve with my other racquets. It felt easier swing around on the court
During game time I was surprised to smash sharper and closer to the net which I am sure with my other racquets would have be caught on the net, I noticed the surprised look on the opponents face as well since they failed to return. I was able to move the racquet around from offensive to defensive mode comfortably.
Now for the next game I picked AT900P and noticed the brute force power for the smash and being able to clear forehand and backhand was much better than ArcSaber 10, I feel the same with the new Ti-10 very difficult to choose between the new Ti-10 and AT900P
So to conclude I would say the ArcSaber 10 is a good overall racquet and will continue to use it and hope to get better adapted with it over time.
03-15-2008, 09:58 AM #525
03-15-2008, 10:49 AM #526
What color is it and can i see some pictures. Please.
03-15-2008, 12:55 PM #527
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