Dear all, Although I have owned a few clone racquets (yonex), i would like to write a review on my Z-slash and Arc Saber 8 DX. Overall okay. It is for beginners to intermediate. Furthest it gets. The handle is made of cheap soft wood (solid wood delivers a good power along the shaft to the frame.) Great paintwork for showing off but just friction can partially get the paintwork gone. Graphite frame- not bad honestly but the shaft is like plastic. High repulsion which is horrible for smashing. Strings came along was fake which is horrible. Incomplete resonance while hitting the shuttles. Pitch are less sharp than my genuine AT700. But the frame is sure not bad as it doesnt break with a few clashes. My clone is pretty even-balance but that depends on the grip. Grommets regarding clones are horrible. My ARcsaber 8DX came with off-spacing grommets where the spacing is not even. I hope to hear from some of you who owns CLASS A+++ clones where they have proven to have T-joints. My suggestion for alternative? VICTOR or pay a little more for mid lvl racquets like VT 5. It will definitely be an investment. If you read this forum meaning you have some interest in badminton so definitely mean you will improve. LETS NOT HINDER OUR POTENTIALS.