Yonex Arcsaber 11

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  1. malang smurf

    malang smurf New Member

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    my oh my.. 3rd Arc11 from the bottom is what model? never seen it before.
     
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    Thats it the hardest one to find
    its arcsaber 11 Khunying patama and dr somsak version (The president of Badminton Association of Thailand)
     
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    Pretty impressive stuff

    They all play the same?
     
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    God damn, I lusted after that BP back in the day...

    But the OG one with the acid-yellow corners was fine by me :)
     
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    I actually bought one few days ago and my initial impression... was meh? Maybe I need more time with it but atm not seeing the hype about it
     
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    Yeah I love the gen 1 Feeling too.
     
  7. ice man

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    Give it time, it’s worth it
    The first two or three times I played with, it was awful… no power at all but impressive control
    It started to shine after 3 or 4 hours of play even if at first I couldn’t help myself but reach to my bag to take another racquet…
     
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    It's the qunitessential all-rounder - nothing sticks out about it.

    I gave it 7/10 for everything, but that's not everybody's cup of tea.
     
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    I like it due to how linear it is; what you put in you get out of it in every single stroke, but also forgiving where i don't have to actively drive every stroke to get good results.
     
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    Kinda agree but control is just outstanding. Even on control racquets I tend to use BG80 but with this one I can play more safely even with BG66UM and that’s just a miracle for me!
     
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    Yeah linear is the word. Like you said, you’re getting what you’re putting in your stroke. Period. But that’s what I like about it. The little drawback for me is just that it’s not the easiest racquet to play when you’re out of energy / sick
     
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    It was touted by Yonex as having "holding power", which I always read as "control".
    It was no Hypernano 900, IMO, but it was definitely up there.

    But then all rackets were "control" rackets at the mental tension I used to use...
     
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    Yes, I'm wondering too. Please may I have some review of 4U version? Heard this version just released end of last year, right?
     
  14. ice man

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    This thing was released in 2013 and was still at the Olympics.

    It even won bronze in men’s doubles…

    Pretty rare to see sport goods with such longevity
     
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    I really feel maybe because lack of anything better, the duora line was quite lackluster from what people ive heard talk about it. If duora was a good even balanced line with nothing gimmicky perhaps it would’ve replaced arcsaber series already
     
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    Yeah I agree, no more Duora to be seen but arcsaber 11 still going strong…

    Hope Yonex works on the next even balance range

    Astrox 88S to me was not an upgrade from arc11
     
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    You’d like the 100zz l. I feel it’s a suitable successor to 11. It’s a touch head heavy but so was the arcsaber lol
     
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    In my opinion the 100zz is much harder to be accurate with in doubles especially getting power and speed in the flat game. If you are using arc 11 in singles I can somewhat understand the comparison but to me its not really comparable in doubles. However this is based on using 100zz for 3 games in doubles and arc 11 since 2014 so my opinion might change after more 100zz experience :)
     
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    yeah considering the 100zz has a longer handle and shorter shaft for more repulsion, plus a really aerodynamic frame and wide sweet spot - i find it quite easy for particularly fast and flat games. So I urge ya to play some more with it at your preferred string and tension :)
     
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    I'll test it again then! The biggest problem I had in the flats were getting any repulsion from the shaft since its already very stiff and the shaft is shorter (harder to bend).
     

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