Yonex Duora 10 Badminton Racket

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Check out Badminton Warehouse's First Impressions of the Yonex Duora 10 badminton racket in our "Expert Reviews"

Yonex has long been the most innovative badminton racket manufacturer in the world, constantly researching, looking to develop new technologies and innovations to improve the badminton experience for players at all levels. Never in the history of badminton has there been a badminton racket quite like the Yonex Duora 10. Most rackets on the market have a standard frame, i.e. similar feel for both the backhand and the forehand. Have you ever thought about, or wanted a badminton racket with a different design and feel for each side, the feel for the forehand being different from that for the backhand? The Yonex Duora 10 badminton racket achieves just that with Dual Optimum System

Move your game up, to the next level, with this unique Yonex Duora 10 badminton racket.

Features:

  • Level: Advanced
  • Flex: Stiff
  • Frame Composition: H.M. Graphite, NANOMETRIC DR, and Ni-Ti Fiber
  • Shaft Composition: H.M. Graphite, NANOMETRIC
  • Weight: 3U (85-89.9 gms.)
  • Grip Size: G4
  • Balance: Even
  • Stringing: Custom Stringing Available
  • Recommended string: (16-26 lbs.)
  • Color: Blue/Orange
  • Racket Cover: Full Cover
  • Made in: Japan

Technology Used:

Dual Optimun System

This badminton racket, with Dual Optimum System is solid and provides a different feel for forehand and backhand shot-making. The frame provided standard "box" construction on one side of the head for powerful forehand shots and much sharper “cutting” edge on the reverse with the intent of providing more swing for backhand shots. Top players like Lee Chong Wei & Chou Tien Chen made the Yonex Duora 10 their badminton racket of choice and the Yonex Duora 10 quickly became a favorite among players who sought power and quickness.

Yonex Dual Optimun System image at Badminton Warehouse
NANOMETRIC DR

NANOMETRIC DR is a new carbon material developed by Yonex based on its unique NANOSCIENCE technology. Created from a material originally developed for next-generation space aviation by Toray Industries, Inc., this marks the first time it has been used within the badminton racket industry. By combining firm shuttle hold and high repulsion, NANOMETRIC DR puts the DUORA into a class of its own.

Yonex NANOMETRIC DR image at Badminton Warehouse
Solid Feel core

The built-in solid feel core solid feel core cuts harmful miscellaneous vibration at impact. Solid feel core is carried in all badminton rackets manufactured in Japan.

Yonex Solid Feel core image at Badminton Warehouse
Isometric

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.

Yonex Isomtetric Technology image at Badminton Warehouse
New Grommet Pattern

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

Yonex New Grommet Pattern image at Badminton Warehouse
Aero + Box Frame

AERO + BOX Frame Combination produces a solid hitting feel and quick swing.

Yonex Aero + Box Frame image at Badminton Warehouse
New Built-in T-Joint

‘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.

Yonex Built-in T-Joint image at Badminton Warehouse
Super Slim Long Shaft

One of the slimmest badminton rackets produced by Yonex vastly reduces air resistance while providing maximum feel.

Yonex Super Slim Long Shaft image at Badminton Warehouse
Nanometric

NANOMETRIC improves the bonding strength between the carbon fibers taking racket shaft construction to another level. By reducing the amount of carbon in the shaft to make it 60% thinner than a conventional racket while retaining stiffness, Yonex has created a revolutionary lightweight badminton racket with lightening head speed and control.

NANOMETRIC is the new material that applies the NANOALLOY Technology of Toray Industries, Inc.

Yonex Nanometric image at Badminton Warehouse
Control Support Cap

The Control Support Cap provides an 88% wider flat surface compared with an ordinary badminton racket for easier gripping, fast follow-through, and the sharpest maneuverability.

Yonex Control Support Cap image at Badminton Warehouse


Customer Reviews

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  • The delivery time varies. Here are typical deliver times (ground service) to different regions across continental USA:
  • Midwest: 2 - 3 business days
  • East Coast: 3 – 4 business days
  • Southwest: 4 – 5 business days
  • West Coast: 4 – 5 business days
  • We also have expedited (2-day & 3-day) shipping options available for guaranteed delivery.
  • First impressions
    The Yonex Duora 10 badminton racket is a unique racket featuring the Dual Optimum System- two unique frame shapes into one revolutionary racquet combining alternating box and aero-shaped structures which delivers the power of a box frame on the forehand side and, swift and quick repulsion of an aerodynamic frame on the backhand side. Yonex has color-coded the forehand and backhand side with distinct graphics – black/blue on the forehand and black/pink on the backhand. Only available in a 3U/G4, the Duora 10 was introduced as a singles racket, which our experts tested over a 2 week period. Among the top players using this racket is the legend Lee Chong Wei. Yonex even introduced a special edition LCW version of this racket in Jewel Blue representing Lee Chong Wei’s inimitable playing style. Although it is a 3U, the Duora 10 badminton racket felt light in the hand with good momentum and energy. The experts at BW tested the Duora 10 for shots that are most important to the everyday player.

    Smash - 9.0
    The stiff shaft with the combination of the box frame helped generate powerful and steep angled smashes. Its even balance allowed for reasonably quick racket swings generating significant power on smashes. While it took a little time to get used to the feel of hitting with the box frame, smashes were easy to execute after the first week. A four-corner test conducted by our experts demonstrated increased accuracy from week 1 to week 2. The BW experts unanimously agreed that the smash was one of the best attributes of the Duora 10 badminton racket.
    Drop – 8
    Consistent drops are incredibly important to a player’s success. Our BW experts tested several variations of the drop including the cross drop, slice drop, reverse drop and even the backhand drop. For the most part, they felt the Duora 10 held up nicely. The racket felt easy and maneuverable except it took a bit to get adjusted to backhand cross drops, perhaps because of the unconventional design of the aero frame. An overall score of 8/10
    Clear - 8.0
    Clears may be the simplest shot but quite hard to execute with the improper badminton racket. Once you get used to the overall weight of the racket, clears were easy to execute. Backhand clears were surprisingly easy to execute proving that the aero design in the dual optimum system works well. The BW experts felt there was ease in clearing with the aero frame side of the racket. Also clearing from backcourt to backcourt with the box frame side was often difficult. The clears sometimes fell short of backcourt because of the stiffer shaft. Overall, there needs a little bit of effort with Yonex Duora 10 for clears. Our BW team of experts gave 8.0/10.
    Drive – 10
    The aerodynamic frame of the Yonex Duora 10 really helped in cutting through the air for a flat and attacking drive. The BW experts felt that dual frame - box for forehands and aero for backhands, combined with a stiff shaft made for powerful and consistent drives despite its 3U weight. A perfect 10.
    Defensive Lift - 8
    Defensive lifts are an important shot in a player’s arsenal and is quite often used to extend rallies to win crucial points. The Duora 10 performed really when it came to returning drops and smashes back to the front of the opponent’s court. What was surprising, according to our experts, was the ability to return smashes when playing doubles, for this required additional maneuverability and quickness to return it to the backcourt. The Duora 10 proved that it can perform admirably as a doubles racket. BW experts gave it an 8 out of 10.
    Net Kill - 8.5 The control on the aerodynamic frame side allowed for sharp net kills. Also, BW experts concluded that the Yonex Duora 10 demands higher skill level while dealing in the net area. A quick racket despite its overall 3U weight.Our team gave 8.5/10 for the racket.
    Summary
    Overall impressions for the Duora 10 were positive. There are things it is good for and others where it performs adequately. That said, it may not be the perfect racket for everyone. If you are a beginner or intermediate player, you might want to consider other alternatives like the Duora 33 badminton racket or the Duora 55 badminton racket, cheaper alternatives with the same technology. These rackets will not have the same overall feel and playability as the Duora 10, but they are options to consider. After 2 solid weeks of testing, our team felt that the dual optimum system is good technology and not just a marketing gimmick. The racket is great for advanced singles players who prefer power, speed, and maneuverability. Along with the ZForce 2, it could be the perfect singles badminton racket. In fact, in some ways, our experts felt Duora 10 is more maneuverable and playable than the ZForce2 especially when it comes to lifts and clears. The Duora 10 is a great badminton racket and should be on the list of rackets to consider.
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