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    Default Yonex Arcsaber Z-Slash Taufik Review

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    Written February 16th, 2011


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    3U G4 (87g requested)
    BP: 291mm with supergrap
    Strung w/ BG65 at 25lbs
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    First Impressions:

    Stunning. I must admit, Iím not the biggest fan of super red rackets, kind of think itís overdone now but this thing is beautiful. I can do without the white bits but everything is perfect in my opinion. When I held it in my hand, it felt quite evenly balanced, and light. A few swings through the air created little resistance, nice sharp sound as it cuts through. The stiffness of this thing is very similar to that of my old NS9000-S or maybe even a bit stiffer, but not as stiff as the AT900P or the NS9900.

    Warm Ups:

    Clears were easy although itís been a while since I last used BG65s so it felt a bit different. There was minimal vibration with every hit and contrary to what many people have said, I didnít have any mishit but this was only a warm-up. Drops were excellent and drives were simple although I felt I needed to push a little bit more to get it really going. Net shots were kind of everywhere? I found it really difficult to keep it down and in (with cross court net shots) but this could be due to the strings.

    Game Time:

    Game speed is much faster than warm up! And this racket performs well when the game is fast XD Net shots still remained a bit high and occasionally killable but everything else was easy. Crosscourt drops from the back were simple, and slices were executed with great ease, the lighter weight really helped here. Defensive lifts/ smash returns were surprisingly simple. I expected something really dull but it kind of exploded to the back line. Backhand serves were easy to control as were flick serves, although I did hit it long a few times. Now onto smashes. ďRecovery smashesĒ or half smashes I like to do when scrambling to the back were quite fast and simple to perform. Backhand smashes took some time to get the timing of but the few times I did get it were amazing. Full smashes were simply amazing. So much power for so little effort on my part, this is where the ArcZ excels. Net shots did improve towards the end of the day but I still think it has something to do with me not being used to the strings, might change them very soon.

    Conclusion:

    The ArcZ was a great racket, nice and fast for doubles, but still powerful enough for singles. Iím really interested to see how this racket will perform with more time so it is now my No.1 XD Overall, I didnít seem to have the same timing issues as most people seem to have but I mightíve just been lucky, being able to get one with such favourable characteristics for me =P This thing might not suit everyone so itís best to try it out for yourself before forking out the dough as it is very expensive.

    Ratings:

    Power Ė 9.5/10
    Control Ė 8.5 to 9/10
    Feel Ė 9/10
    Defence Ė 9/10
    Value Ė 6/10 (itís very expensive, just go for the yellow version)

    Wallace

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    Good Review !!
    I really like it !

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    Thanks! I try my best

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    Oh that's why you are selling your old Arcsaber Z Slash right ?
    saw the thread

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    ? I meant I try my best to present Information clearly for others =P I'm selling the yellow one because I just don't like the colour enough and I would rather have some extra money to maybe pick up another th version when I can

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycilver View Post
    ? I meant I try my best to present Information clearly for others =P I'm selling the yellow one because I just don't like the colour enough and I would rather have some extra money to maybe pick up another th version when I can
    haha
    I have an Arcsaber Z Slash but I can't use it Clashed But I love the times playing with the racket especially smashing
    I prefer the Arcsaber Z Slash TH although it is more expensive would you recommend it to me?
    Some people it is slightly heavier the Original. Is it?

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    i think you can get around the weight part by just asking the person to weigh and find you a lighter one. if aesthetics is something really important to you then you can get the TH version since "if you enjoy what you're holding in your hand, you'll prolly enjoy playing more" XD difference wise, i found that the yellow one was stiffer and slightly more head heavy although i never really measured these things. hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycilver View Post
    i think you can get around the weight part by just asking the person to weigh and find you a lighter one. if aesthetics is something really important to you then you can get the TH version since "if you enjoy what you're holding in your hand, you'll prolly enjoy playing more" XD difference wise, i found that the yellow one was stiffer and slightly more head heavy although i never really measured these things. hope this helps
    I really look the paint job but I'll probably still buy the Original one.

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    prolly not a bad choice, you'll save some money and in the long run, the original should be worth more =P

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    I just bought this racket while I was singapore I'll be able to try it out tomorrow can't wait.

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    this ARC-ZS TH vs ARC-ZS, the only differences are colors, signature, & price...am i right? other than that, specifications are just the same as ordinary ARC-ZS.

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    Nop, the rackets are slightly different. I have both with the same specs. I haven't really measured them myself, but i feel that the ZSTH is more head heavy than the ZS. Weight wise, can't really feel much difference. If there is, must be really small. I prefer my older yellow version than the ZSTH. Just my preference i guess.

    But then again, i'm not using the same grips so i can't be sure. Balance point might have changed. But i do grip them to approximately the same size.

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    I have both rackets as well I feel no difference between the two.
    I prefer the colour of the ARCZSTH but price wise the original Z-Slash.

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    Heya guys, i read your posts. I was wondering if the Taufik Edition is still sold? If so, is it possible to buy it from Denmark? Answer asap plz By the way, your posts are very usefull Thanks for reading. Over and out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curious guy View Post
    Heya guys, i read your posts. I was wondering if the Taufik Edition is still sold? If so, is it possible to buy it from Denmark? Answer asap plz By the way, your posts are very usefull Thanks for reading. Over and out.
    most likely it's sold out everywhere

    you can try MBS..
    http://www.mybadmintonstore.com/shop...roducts_id=946

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenger View Post
    most likely it's sold out everywhere

    you can try MBS..
    http://www.mybadmintonstore.com/shop...roducts_id=946
    Thanks, but i think the site looks untrusty Id' rather buy the normal version in Denmark then =P Less delivery time too.

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    If you guys should point out THE best racket, which one would you prefer then?

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