YONEX NANORAY i-SPEED BADMINTON RACKET

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  • $169.95
  • Regular price $184.99


Specifications

Flex: Medium
Frame: H.M. Graphite, SUPER HMG
Shaft: H.M. Graphite, X-FULLERENE
Weight / Grip Size: 3U (Ave.88g) G4,5
Stringing Advice: 3U 19-24lbs
Manufactured in: Japan



Description:
The world's fastest racquet.

The latest head-light series from YONEX, NANORAY provides a fast and controlled swing with enhanced repulsion via the New Aero Frame. NANORAY is designed for players who force their opponents into the back of the court with extreme speed. The thinner top of the frame sides minimize air resistance for greater head speed, while the thicker sides at the bottom of the head generate maximum repulsion through greater frame stiffness.

Technology

SBZ (SNAP BACK ZONE)

The unique frame design of the NANORAY Z-SPEED means that the frame is thinner at the midway point at either side of the racquet head. At this point, EX-HMG, the most elastic and powerful material ever, is used within the frame, allowing it to flex on impact and repel the shuttle with explosive acceleration and devastating power.

 

Swing Speed increased by 10%

Every element of this racquet has been designed to increase swing speed. A new frame cross section and ULTRA SLIM LONG SHAFT, together with cutting edge materials NANOMETRIC* and X-FULLERENE, make the NANORAY Z-SPEED the most aerodynamic racquet that YONEX has ever produced.

*NANOMETRIC is the new material which applies the NANOALLOYTM Technology of Toray Industries, Inc.

Frame construction provides fast swing and head-heavy balance

To balance the heavy racquet head, the frame has been made smaller to maintain the fast swing demanded by advanced players.

By reducing the drag caused by air resistance, the head-heavy feeling is reduced and racquet handling speed is increased.

 

The new generation X-Fullerene has 4 radial ribs which unite carbon atoms to form a football-like structure. The X-Fullerene is used in the resin which bonds the carbon fibres and creates the cross-link construction. The tenfold increase in binding force makes it possible to create 5% higher repulsion power and 15% greater stability.

SONIC METAL is an exceptionally strong, lightweight and flexible new titanium alloy which YONEX positions at the top of the frame. This has two advantages. Firstly, it gives you a higher repulsion  power, especially in attack. Secondly, it creates a clear strong sound when the shuttlecock is hit.
 
This acoustic, combined with the dramatic increase in repulsion, will put your opponent under immediate pressure.

The square-shaped ISOMETRIC frame shape is designed to keep vertical strings at a similar length, as well as the horizontal strings to produce an expanded sweet spot in all directions.

The single-pass grommet hole construction provides more grommet holes for a more high-performance stringing pattern.


YONEX has designed a new grommet pattern called the HORIZONTAL-A CONCEPT that has helped us create the smallest frame in our history. The pattern anchors 4 strings horizontally to allow greater flex in the string bed and to create an enlarged sweet spot at the top of the frame. So even off-centre shots can be powerful.


The built-in solid feel core cuts harmful miscellaneous vibration at impact. Solid feel core is carried in all racquets manufactured in Japan.
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Combines solid hitting feel and quick swing.

‘NEW’ Built-in T-Joint is manufactured from a special lightweight plastic combined with epoxy resin and foaming agent that enhances quality and performance by increasing the stability of the shuttle on the string bed and through the air.

The Thinnest Ever with More Power

Inserting NANOPREME into the racquet shaft ensures greater stability compared to conventional racquets. When bending and releasing two racquets under the same force, the Ultra Slim Long Shaft rebounds almost twice as far as a conventional racquet does in the same length of time (0.018 seconds). This equates to 10% greater stability compared with conventional racquets.

The control support cap provides an 88% wider flat surface compared with an ordinary racquet for easier gripping, fast follow-through and the sharpest maneuverability.