Yonex Nanoflare 700

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  1. BadBadmintonPlayer

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    Both rackets are good!
     
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    Both Of Them in terms of speed and power?
     
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    Well they've both got great speed.. Power well.. That depends on you

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    Just checked the new brochure. Not sure why Yonex classified Nanoflare 700 as intermediate and 370 as advanced o_O
     

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    Stiffness rating.
     
  6. BadBadmintonPlayer

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    The Nanoflare700 (medium stiff) is relatively easy to play and forgives a lot.
     
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    ok, just recieved the nf700 4u and without playing I have something to tell you. what the .... the new racket is in stringed with bg66u and original grip and plastic protection. it weights 89 grams and head weight is 39 grams. thirty freaking nine grams and this is headlight racket????? with balance between 296 and 299 mm??.

    somebody here reported 35 grams headweight but I do not see how it is possible.dont believe.
     
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    I've written here several times that the racket isn't headlight. 295 - 300mm is correct. On the other hand, the racket makes a very solid impression and also gives a solid feeling. Ratchanok Intanon is playing singles with this racket!

    Could also be the reason for the 4u and 5u variant. With very light rackets a 3u and 4u version makes more sense. Very light rackets are often head-heavy.
     
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    at least it will be powerfuuuuul :)
     
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    badbadmintonplayer, yes u was right
     
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    I did also say I didn't believe it too :)
     
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    so I replaced original grip with towel and final weight distribution is 41/56, not that bad after all, almost exact same weghts as my main racket, but little faster.
    I the game, the nf700 is quite nice in all aspects. Not as headlight as I wanted, but i sure will play it for some time now.
     
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    Please review it with brief
     
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    this was my brief review actually, if you have questions please ask, otherwise there are aready many reviews in classic format.
     
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    Tell me whether it clears well from third row and defense
     
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    Honestly that's a technique related question more than the racket influencing IMO. I can clear just as well with with a 5U VTFB as I can with a 3U MX80.

    Defence is too subjective however. Logically a lighter racket will afford you faster reflexes. Doesn't mean you defend better though does it?

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    I happened to swing it and got a couple of hits on it too.... Woah... definitely solid! If we are talking about fast, there are tons out there.

    I do not have enough mileage with it to comment further... Cheers!

    NF700...
     
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    Any kind soul has used a duora 7 and is it comparable? Cheers:)
     
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    Anyone gotten the 5u version of this?
     
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    the nanoflare 700 experience
    i made the leap and got myself the nf700 to play with. since we all like measurements, i made sure to take some to start:

    nanoflare 700 (5u g6)
    - total weight 87g
    - head weight 38g (43.68%)
    - t-joint weight 61g (70.11%)
    - bg66um @ 26lbs
    - babolat vs original overgrip (original grip intact)

    astrox 88s (4u g5)
    - total weight 88g
    - head weight 40g (45.45%)
    - t-joint weight 63g (71.59%)
    - bg66um @ 26lbs
    - babolat vs original overgrip (original grip intact)

    arcsaber light 2i (5u g5)
    - total weight 83g
    - head weight 37g (44.58%)
    - t-joint weight 58g (69.88%)
    - bg66um @ 24lbs
    - yonex ac102 (original grip intact)

    the big leap
    i went the extreme from the 4ug5-headheavy-stiff ax88s to the 5ug6-headlight-medium nf700.

    the pick-up feel
    right after stringing and wrapping the nf700, i did not feel the overall lightness of the nf700 as compared to the ax88s. sure enough, my suspicion was confirmed after measuring them and found out that the overall weight of the nf700 is the same as the ax88s. its either i got the heavier version of the nf700 or the lighter version of the ax88s.

    both the ax88s and nf700 feels nice. it has this well balanced feeling to it. it is not heavy/light during side/up/downwards motion

    one plus side of the nf700 is that it comes in a g6 variant. it allows me to have a g5 sized grip after wrapping an overgrip as opposed to my ax88s where it becomes a g4 after an overgrip. i can now play with more grip type options.

    the swing
    both rackets make its own distinctive sound when swung. the ax88s has this solid and heavy swoosh whereas the nf700 is to a sharper and silent swish. both swung as fast for me, just sounded different.

    the hit
    i could hit as far and as hard with the nf700 as the ax88s. the difference to me is the feel. its like getting slapped vs punched with the same force. both are painful but different kind of pain.

    the play
    this is where physical strength and techniques comes to play. i am just a casual weekend warrior and not have any formal training, so i guess this is where racket specs come into play.

    i do not smash a lot as all my smashes are weak and could be defended easily. my play revolves around drops and net.

    net plays for both rackets feel just as nice and nimble. no differences.

    front court play is where i start to feel the difference. the nf700 is a tad faster and lighter to swat oncoming birdie.

    drops with the nf700 has a more direct connection to my input. what i give is what i get. if i were to hit with 70% strength, the birdie will fly at 70% energy as opposed to 80% flight with the ax88s. i do not know if this is the characteristic of a headlight racket but i need not have to compensate/adjust like what i do with the ax88s.

    back court is all good. it is easy to perform baseline clear. i do not need to put so much effort and focus as i do with the ax88s.

    defense wise, nf700 moves a tad faster. however, i could feel the feedback and power of incoming smashes. like some sort of a light recoil. the ax88s has a nicer stopping power feel.

    the end and beginning
    so looks like the nf700 is a keeper. it will be my main racket for now or until i have the proper technique to wield a stiffer racket.
     
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