Nanoray 900?

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by jonny_mcc, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. ZeroSOFInfinity

    ZeroSOFInfinity Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2012
    Messages:
    597
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Malaysia
    Uh, it doesn't seem to be the case for Ahsan... he's using the FB (or a repainted version again?)
     
  2. Rob3rt

    Rob3rt Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Messages:
    7,124
    Likes Received:
    1,346
    Location:
    Germany
    Yeah, saw that too. Ahsan doesn't seem to like the NR900 too much... :p
     
  3. demolidor

    demolidor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2003
    Messages:
    5,495
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    @Hollanti
  4. visor

    visor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    16,144
    Likes Received:
    1,745
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
  5. demolidor

    demolidor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2003
    Messages:
    5,495
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    @Hollanti
    * Only "experts" can tell it's a repainted FB ;):p

    [before this* further confuses some people in a few months time, :rolleyes: :D: I am assuming from the comments above he did actually use a FB colourway racket later on in the tournament but clearly used the Nanoray 900 earlier on, hence "back to"]
     
    #65 demolidor, May 23, 2014
    Last edited: May 23, 2014
  6. Rob3rt

    Rob3rt Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Messages:
    7,124
    Likes Received:
    1,346
    Location:
    Germany
    He used the Arc FB in the match against Hoon Thien How and Tan Boon Heong.
     
  7. Ch1k0

    Ch1k0 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2012
    Messages:
    5,749
    Likes Received:
    1,346
    Occupation:
    N/A
    Location:
    Singapore
    10390032_809443159066874_8824498633215627856_n.jpg
    [MENTION=57143]visor[/MENTION] Tadaa the Fake Boost XD
     
  8. samsudds

    samsudds Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    Malacca
    Is it FB or NR900 in disguise? Enlighten please [MENTION=1495]demolidor[/MENTION] [MENTION=57143]visor[/MENTION]
     
  9. Rob3rt

    Rob3rt Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Messages:
    7,124
    Likes Received:
    1,346
    Location:
    Germany
    Why would they disguise the new NR900 as a FB?! They (Yonex) surely want to promote and sell their new racket?
     
  10. demolidor

    demolidor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2003
    Messages:
    5,495
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    @Hollanti
    [MENTION=45635]samsudds[/MENTION] My reply to visor was of course a joking one. Visor's respons to my link was made with a wink as well ;);), after all I wrote "back to fb" and linked to a pic of him using the NR900 (only to illustrate he did use it like maklike mentioned in the beginning of the tournament before later switching "back to fb")

    As for the "fake boost" comment, it is quite possible he is using a custom 3U FlashBoost rather than the F or 5U consumer models ... (as a Yonex advisory staff contract player directly in contact with Yonex Japan; not that every pro is using custom made rackets which I'm glad coach paul stewart for example finally experienced himself when stringing for Victor contract players at this year's All England so we won't have to read that anymore in future reviews or responses to advice request ;))
     
    #70 demolidor, May 24, 2014
    Last edited: May 24, 2014
  11. samsudds

    samsudds Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    Malacca
    Lol....noted [MENTION=1495]demolidor[/MENTION]
     
  12. Mark A

    Mark A Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Messages:
    7,098
    Likes Received:
    623
    Location:
    St Helens, UK
    "We are Nanoray... until the semi-finals."
     
  13. paulstewart64

    paulstewart64 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,759
    Likes Received:
    188
    Occupation:
    Marketing Consultant
    Location:
    Cheshire UK
    Yes I noticed that. In earlier rounds I noticed FB came out of the bag and sat on the top of the box ready to be grabbed. Perhaps there's a lack of confidence in this racket and why on earth test a new racket on such an important occasion?

    We also know Ahsan's FB must be a custom version as a 5U version cannot withstand the high tensions.

    Paul
    www.badminton-coach.co.uk
     
  14. Mark A

    Mark A Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Messages:
    7,098
    Likes Received:
    623
    Location:
    St Helens, UK
    A similar thing happened with Taufik and the Arc ZS - he changed back to the Arc 10 when things got real, and a statement appeared on the Yonex website explaining why:).

    Setiawan should be perfectly happy, though - same spec as his old blue NR.

    If only this thing were x-stiff... I'd probably get one!
     
  15. esppy

    esppy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2013
    Messages:
    1,703
    Likes Received:
    774
    Location:
    Singapore
    Sayaka Takahashi also started the match using NR900, subsequently jumping back to the old color scheme NR700FX, in two matches.
     

Share This Page