Yonex new racket is coming: Nanoray Z speed!!

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by kumache, May 29, 2013.

  1. supersmasher24

    supersmasher24 Regular Member

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    Just wanted to let any Z-Speed fans know that they can grab it from SunriseClick Christmas Sale (only if you're in Asia sorry) at SGD179 if you're in Singapore or MYR399!!!! if you're in Malaysia
     
  2. ezish

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    Anyone know for the Guinness Record what racket they used? 3U or 2U? G4 or G5? I couldn't find the official information somewhere.
     
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    Probably 2u. There was someone selling 2u z speed on another thread saying they were ex Malaysian pro players racquets.
     
  4. ezish

    ezish Regular Member

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    I was thinking the same thing. I don't seem to get more power compare to my VT 80 3U. For the record they must have used a more heavier racket. Can anyone confirm this assumption please? There must be an official record for Guinness Record. I am REALLY curious about this.
     
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    Does anyone know if Yonex will release a revision of this racquet in a different colour? I like the racquet but not the colour.
     
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    Seriously doubt it to be honest.
     
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    No news about this racquet in new colour
     
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    Did this racket have a legit top speed of 493 km h by Tan Boon Heong?
     
  10. Rob3rt

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    There will be a yellow version.
     
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    Depends on your own definition of legit. The speed was reached by yonex in lab conditions. It could/would have had a different result if measured in a real game.
     
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    The problem with speed measurement use by Yonex is that Yonex DID NOT measure the speed of the smashes from the backline, but rather from mid-court (and please note that TBH had to smash countless time for the promo video, UNTIL Yonex satisfied with the result -- no way Yonex would publish the first to tenth smash speeds). Which obviously the hitting momentum vs distance to travel to hit the ground was at its fastest. I'd say of TBH or FHF smashes from the backline of the court using ANY RACKET (Z-Speed included) was probably within 310~370Kph top! Occasional/recreational players would probably make it 140~180Kph. Club players able to smash upto 240Kph...and that already considered a WOW by audiences. So, forget about all marketing gimmick by Yonex or others in regard to fastest smashes. Any hi-end rackets could do the trick if hit by pros from mid-court.
     
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    I think only Carlo Marin plays Nanoray Z Speed only
     
  14. jctai

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    Carolina Marin, Busanan Ongbumrungpan, Lindaweni Fanetri, Kirsty Gilmour, Kenichi Tago, Ihsan Mustofa just to name a few.
    It's an old racket, it's only natural to be outlived by newer rackets.
     
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    If Yonex made this thing without the flex points at 3 and 9 o'clock, it would take this racket from an experiment that missed its mark to a new classic. They should totally do a mkII.
     
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    Just to add on the list, our 14 y.o. junior player, Naraoka who won the U-15 BWF Junior title also using NRZS

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C66go6_aBIg
     
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    Help me, this racket is driving me insane! I'm serious, I'm losing my mind...
     
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    The problem with it is that they tried too many new things at once, IMO.

    At that it's a head-heavy Nanoray.
     
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    Why are you using it again? :D
     
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    Maybe he's a masochist?

    But seriously, I don't know how Marin can do what she does with it... :0
     

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