Yonex ArcSaber Z Slash Review

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  1. aramistuscany

    aramistuscany Regular Member

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    Thanks Ants for this informative review in spite of your busy work schedule. Good job :).
     
  2. MetalOrange

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    [FONT=&quot]Ants,

    I definitely like the review, headlight to even balance is good since I CONSTRUCT my points rather than power smash my way all-the-way. But it is not hard to fathom based on your review that it will definitely be full of smash power despite the headlight to even balance weighing--just like NS9900.

    I think if one can supply their own power, then a headlight racket will definitely be appreciated (for its maneuverability and SPEED)--so long as one does indeed supply their own power rather than rely more on the 'tilt' equilibrium of a head heavy racket.

    Good thing I waited for the review rather than rush out to buy Arc 10 since I've already playtested it. And since I personally likened it to my Gosen Roots Aermet 8900 blue, I'd rather give Arc 10 a pass.

    Z best I guess amongst your review (got to try it personally though, he he.) Can't wait to hold one. I'll get mine in Japan. I also did with my NS9900. Same with my Gosen. Too bad, Mizuno in Japan aren't made in Japan (so no need to carry extra weight while traveling since they can be purchase most everyhere).

    Metal Orange

    P.S. Did Arc Z at any point in time ever tinker with their colour scheme until they arrive at their final paintjob?[/FONT]
     
  3. foxface

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    Is the Arc Z something like a Ns9000 or a Ns9900 with a lot more power?
     
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    THANKS Ants, I can now trust the racket for any price:p Hope I will get some serious smash power:eek: out of this racket :D
     
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    Here's a list of some of the racquets that Ants have reviewed for those who are comparing racquets. I assume they are by no means side-by-side comparisons but are rather individually independent reviews. I guess only Ants will be able to clarify if this is true.


    YONEX ARCSABER “Z” Slash Review
    Feel: 9.5/10
    Control: 9.5/10
    Power: 10/10
    Defense: 9/10
    Maneuverability: 8.5/10

    Pros : All around racket, Great Power and Repulsion, Good Feel.
    Cons: Price
    Suitability : Advance/Intermediate. Singles/Doubles racket



    YONEX NanoSpeed 9900 Review
    Feel: 9.5/10
    Control: 9.5/10
    Power: 9/10
    Defense: 9/10
    Maneuverability: 9/10


    Pros: Design,Technology, Fast Racket Speed, Durability, Good control and
    Maneuverability
    Cons: Price

    Suitability: Intermediate/Advance. Singles/Doubles Players


    Yonex Arcsaber 10 Review
    Feel: 9.5/10
    Control: 9.5/10
    Power: 9/10
    Defense: 8.5/10
    Maneuverability: 8.5/10

    Pros : All around racket, Good control.
    Cons: Lack of Defense, Price and looks
    Suitability : Intermediate/Advance. Singles/Doubles racket



    Nanospeed 9000 Type S Review
    Feel: 8.5/10
    Control: 8/10
    Power: 9/10
    Defense: 9/10

    Pros : Speed, Power and User friendly.
    Cons: Maybe the color ( don’t blame me if I have bad taste on color ), prefer it slighly head heavy, lack of a little Control.
    Suitability : Intermediate/Advance. Singles/Doubles racket.


    Nanospeed 9000 Type X Review
    Feel: 9/10
    Control: 8.5/10
    Power: 9/10
    Defense: 8/10

    Pros : I love the control and power. Whipping effect.
    Cons: Maybe the color ( don’t blame me if I have bad taste on color ).
    Suitability : Intermediate/Advance. Singles/Doubles racket



    Armortec 900 POWER Review
    Feel: 9/10
    Control: 8.5/10
    Power: 9.5/10
    Defense: 8/10

    Pros : The Feel of its RAW Power
    Cons: Defense a little slow and probably its looks. However it is much better than the other AT Models.

    Suitability : Intermediate/Advance. Singles/Doubles racket


    Yonex Armortec 900 Technique Review
    Feel: 9/10
    Control: 9/10
    Power: 8.5/10
    Defense: 9.5/10

    Pros : Maneuverability is fast, Net drives, Defense and Feel
    Cons: Lacks of Power
    Suitability : Intermediate/Advance. Singles/Doubles racket
     
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    it's time to find my arc10 a new owner....:D
     
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    ahhhh, this is too pricey
     
  8. george@chongwei

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    wow, are u so sure?;):confused: so soon, eh?
    you gotta test the racket 1st before u know what's the something special in this..:D:p
     
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    hahaha... no la, actually it's an excess racket, so still need to find new owner for them.

    ArcSZ will have to wait.... let see what other forumer says once it in their hand...

     
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    Thanks Ants for the review , as always it has been very informative.

    Sounds like the Z , is a good powerful racket.

    The things I am looking forwards to for this year , are the new T-shirts/bags/trainers , and defintly the new BG66 Maxima!
     
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    Thanks !!!!!!!

    thanks ants !!!!!!!!!!

    Just wondering what price the racket will be sold for in the uk ?
    Even though I have the money I will probaly go for a apcs racket or a nanospeed 9900 another one
    Is the name on the shaft a slash or something else e.g arcsaber 12 ?

    Thanks again for the review
     
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    So I guess the racket IS black? Not yellow or whatever that someone else posted?
     
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    whoops !

    someone looks abit stupid now eh ? Lol
     
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    Of course :) we all know Ants have had the luxury of playing with the latest toys for quite some time :D

    But to play the devils advocate, If you read the review it is really NOTHING in the review that is indicating details of the design, technology, color, frame-design etc..
    My assumption is off course that this is not allowed, as the racket has not yet been officially released, so the review is mainly Ants view of how it feels when he plays with it :)

    But for conspiracy theory minded people there are not really any disclosures in the review that could not be "guessed" :) .. If you think about it any new racket could "match" the review, if you find it to have great power for smashing :)

    /Twobeer
     
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  15. paulstewart64

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    From what I've seen so far, expect this new racquet to be the same price as a Nanospeed 9900 in UK.

    I contacted Yonex UK today and they do not have any information on the new racquet. They are due to get one but don't have a delivery date.

    They have no information when the racquet will be available for sale in UK. I tried to get one to review for my blog.

    I'll keep you posted.
     
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    Hey guys, it doesnt matter what technologies and marketing strategies Yonex use, a lightsabre will always be better than an arcsabre
     
  17. SaberTooth

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    does anyone know where i can preorder this racquet? I live in canada aswell, also anyone know when they racquet will be released/announced? It was said by many people to be in september,so it should be fairly soon then.
     
  18. Nuetronist

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    Yes, it will come out in 12 days. As for getting the racket, I usually buy from mybadmintonstore.com but that's because I insist on having my high end rackets strictly jp coded.
     
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    It's going to be out on sept 19, apparently we will get the racket at around launch this time, pretty surprising, I already have mine reserved...
     
  20. weeyeh

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    Interesting thought... If you destroy the shuttle, I wonder who gets awarded the point... :rolleyes::rolleyes:

    Yeah baby, lightsabre Zorro...
     

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