First of all, thank you to ants for providing the review template. This will be my first review thread so please feel free to let me know if anything is not right. Quick intro, the Flypower Warriors series is assigned to be used by Hendra Setiawan. At the last AE he used Warriors 7. The company it self was founded by ex-INA players, here the web: http://www.flypower-arbi.com/index.html Oh BTW Im not part of it whatsoever so dont worry im not selling anything Name: Flypower Warriors 8 Specs: 85g equivalent to YY 3U Shaft stiffness: Stiff Balance point: Balance slightly head heavy Strings: YY BG65Ti Tension: 28lbs Grip: YY supergrap Technology: Woven Tech Got this racket a few weeks ago. At first I did not notice anything stand out for the paint work, but when I took a closer look its actually painted 3D. I never seen it on any racket before and I don’t know how to really descript it how it looks like, so I will post photos later on. It looks a bit like snake’s skin. The next thing I noticed while swinging (no birdie) the racket, it does not have that nice whipping feel or sound commonly in attribute with YY. It feels empty. And I’m sure its not because the string. The next day I was eager to try the racket on a session. During warm up, I felt the solidness but somehow it affects my timing so badly and its hard for me to hit the sweet spot. Having said that, I knew at that time it was more of me adjusting and getting to know to the racket than the racket itself. I knew at least it’s a good racket, so I kept trying. During the game, timing was still a problem for me. More or less it was a 3 hrs session and at the end the string snapped. It’s not because of anything else but I miss hit the bird on the top end of the racket. That’s how bad my timing that nite. So got it re-stringed and play with it again yesterday. The second session went surprisingly fine and Im hitting the sweet spot as normally, and the more I play with it the more I feel that the racket is very fast as fast as NS9900. But I thought Warriors 8 is surely not a head light racket like NS9900, I would not expect the speed. Then I realized that my speed expectation has misled me (which led to the bad timing) despite Warriors 8 being balance or slightly head heavy, it’s aerodynamic is so well designed to the level that whipping sound is literally and significantly reduced. I don’t know how they do it (looks like the frame design is different), but it’s the most aerodynamic I ever tried and the most surprising is its not a Yonex Very happy with the overall performance of the racket, it produces great power and speed. Now I can surely say that Flypower is as good as YY, or the other way around It will be for the moment my go to racket. Racket ratings out of 10: Feel: 9/10 Control: 9/10 Power: 9/10 Defense: 8.5/10 Looks and finish: 9.5/10 Value for Money: 10/10 Suitability: Beginner/Intermediate/Advance. Singles/Doubles racket.