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12-23-2013, 10:51 PM #1
Yonex ArcSaber 008DX vs. 8DX vs. 008
Hi, I had just purchased the Yonex ArcSaber 008DX but when I went online to check other people's reviews to see if it is a good racquet or not, the information that turned up was very confusing!
I had come across three different racquets of a very similar name and everyone had very mixed reviews on the racquet. The one I bought was rated extra stiff in the shaft flexibility whereas other people had medium flex racquets.
First of all I would like to ask why Yonex would do such a thing!!!! I would like for this thread to be the definitive guide to show the differences between these three racquets so could you guys please provide your expert input?
Is the racquet I bought any good? (008DX) I am a very aggressive attacking and power player so does this racquet possess the quality of a high end racquet for me?
Please share your experience with this racquet to help me and anyone else considering this racquet. Thanks!
12-23-2013, 11:39 PM #2
12-24-2013, 12:34 AM #3
I think you may have misunderstood my question but thank you for your reply! Okay let me try to reword it and explain it differently. I know and realise that racquet choice is very personal but I was just trying to discover the differences between the three versions of the racquet by seeing if anyone else has tried them so they can shed some light to this confusion.
I play with the Apacs Lethal 70 and Tantrum 300, having five of each so I am very familiar with each knowing them inside and out giving me the confidence to continue my power play with high tension of 26x28lbs by knowing the strength and quality of the materials in the racquets capable of withstanding and transferring through my power output so I hope the quality of the ArcSaber 008DX is on par. Here in Toronto I bought the racquet from SportChek so demoing is not an option but I am looking to try it out soon and if it is really bad, I will return it.
Again, the main purpose of this thread is to try and decipher the differences between the variations of this "8" racquet. From the reading I have done so far it seems like they are really three completely different racquets with the 8DX as a high-end racquet with a stiff flex, then the 008 as a mid-range racquet with a medium flex, and then the 008DX as seemingly the mid-range equal to the 008 or as a lower-end of the three with an extra stiff shaft.
Has anyone actually tried playing with the ArcSaber 008DX and like it? Can you describe the feel?
The problem I had is that I bought the racquet expecting it to be the high end 8DX which I have read reviews of, but turns out it is a totally different racquet.
Last edited by vctrku; 12-24-2013 at 12:48 AM.
12-24-2013, 12:44 AM #4
12-24-2013, 01:00 AM #5
12-26-2013, 07:19 PM #6
HEYO! I also bought an ARC008DX, but on impulse. It was $48, so I was like, why not?
12-26-2013, 07:56 PM #7
12-26-2013, 08:25 PM #8
I was at the SportChek in Yorkdale, then a man bought the last two. I had to go to another mall to get it :/
12-26-2013, 08:55 PM #9
12-26-2013, 09:22 PM #10
Like factory strings /: they fray fast on me and tension is too low. But low end racquets are as good as high ends as we'll but I prefer high ends ahhaah.
12-26-2013, 09:23 PM #11